Add intrigue to math lessons that cover equations, fractions, percents, geometry, probability, and more! In each of 59 activities, students solve problems to find specific points to plot on graph paper. As they come up with the correct answers, they create pictures ranging from a dragonfly to a gas pump! Includes practice for a wide variety of math skills. Provides engaging activities suitable for independent or partner work. Improves analytical thinking skills and strengthens mathematical reasoning.
Reviewed By: Dee (Oviedo, Fl)
This is a great book for 7th and 8th grades. The instructions are too confusing (IMO) for 5th and 6th grades unless this is for advanced and/or gifted students.
Reviewed By: Steve (Los Angeles)
Best math workbook I've ever had!
Reviewed By: Jacquie Rogers (Holton, Michigan)
The instructions were easy to follow and my students liked the activity.
Reviewed By: Elizabeth (Lafayette, LA)
The concept of this book is wonderful. My students love to be able to draw a picture to go with their problems.
The issue I have is this: on the activity pages with math or algebra (not word problems), the formatting is horrible and like nothing a student would see in a textbook. There is especially an issue with the activities that involve variables. Variables are never written as capital letters, as they are in this book. Also, the way that the multiplication symbols and negative signs are written makes it very hard to read. To prevent that from taking away from the activity, I have to take extra time to type out the activity using MathType on Microsoft Word.
Reviewed By: JMarlowe (NC)