A Mathematical Mystery Tour: Higher-Thinking Math Tasks

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A Mathematical Mystery Tour Mystery tour guide, a newspaper, is published as a supplement designed to add practice of math skills through hands-on experiences and exercises. Full description

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This classic motivator of math thinking is now updated with a year 2000 insert. You will get more Fibonacci and golden ratio activities related to the stock market, fractals, algebra and more! You will also find helpful web sites related to the book's content! Engage the naturalist intelligence with its fascinating pattern activities and tap several of the other intelligences as well. Let this graphically alive mystery tour integrate math into art, science, philosophy, history, social studies, and language arts. The use of the calculator, geometric construction, metric measurement, problem solving, formulating results, and making inferences is woven throughout the book. Teacher help pages provide answers and useful insights to the material. The additional "Mystery Tour Guide" newspaper integrates with each unit, adding questions, activities, puzzles, and tidbits of fascinating scientific and historical information that build a real life mystery that each student is encouraged to plumb. You'll receive a sample Tour Guide newspaper with the purchase of each book. Order additional newspapers in sets of 10.

Students should have their own newspapers, or if funds are limited, 3 or 4 students may share.

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Mark Wahl is owner and director of Mark Wahl Math Learning Services located near Seattle in Washington State. A mathematics learning specialist since the 70's, he has been a teacher at many grade levels, a writer of three activity books and many articles, a conference presenter, a teacher trainer, and a curriculum design consultant. He develops strategies of creative, multi-intelligence mathematics instruction, both to make “fuzzy math” concepts laser clear and to gently lower math anxiety. Some of his unique approaches include story-telling, "personalizing" numbers, finding tunes in number patterns, making concepts visual, and bringing alive the history behind math ideas.

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