Move over Sudoku, here come Balance Benders! You can use these books as quick, fun logic problems or as stepping stones to success in algebra. Children develop deductive thinking and pre-algebra skills as they solve balance puzzles that are more fun and addictive than Sudoku puzzles! Children must analyze each balance to identify the clues, and then synthesize the information to solve the puzzle. Try one — and then try to stop!
A longtime puzzle fan, Robert Femiano is a Seattle public (government) school elementary educator and has been for most of his 35-year teaching career. For more than a decade of this time, he was also adjunct faculty at Seattle Public University, conducting math methods courses. His publications include Algebraic Problem Solving in the Elementary Grades in the National Councel for Teachers of Mathematics peer-reviewed journal and Balance Benders by the Critical Thinking Co. in 2002, he won the highest honor in education, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
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Category: Logic & Debate
Format: Book (Paperback)
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co.
Date Published: Jun 01, 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 x 11.00 x 0.25 ( )