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Adventures in Group Theory
by David Joyner
The author uses mathematical toys (primarily Rubik's cube, the Megaminx, the Pyraminx, etc.) as well as other mathematical examples (e.g. bell ringing) to breathe new life into a time-honored subject. Why should two such different topics, mechanical puzzles and abstract group theory, be related? This book takes the reader on an intellectual trip to answer this curiosity? It will prove to be an excellent supplementary text in any abstract algebra or group theory course.

$22.95


Algebra Unplugged
by Kenn Amdahl, Jim Loats
Education Gr. K-6. This is a remarkable little book by Kenn Amdahl, a poet, a former math-phobe and Jim Loats, a math professor. Be advised that the book does not take the approach that your high school math teacher and textbook took. It certainly answers some basic questions differently. Amdahl and Loats cover pretty much all the topics of first-year algebra and a great deal of earlier math that many kids don't really have a grip on. And they do it all in just 258 pages of remarkably readable and often hilarious text.

$14.95


All the Mathematics You Missed : But Need to Know for Graduate School
by Thomas A. Garrity
The title says it all.

$25.00


Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents
by Lynne Levesque and Andrew J. Kaslow
Levesque writes in plain English about how to recognize and bring out the different types of creativity people have. She describes eight creative talents--four of which are most concerned with data-collecting and four of which are most concerned with decision-making. Each MBTI type possesses a dominant creative talent and an auxiliary talent. For each type, the author outlines the dominant features and how creativity can be maximized or inhibited.

$26.95


Boys and Girls Learn Differently
by Michael Gurian
I am not sure that I agree with his premise, but I do respect him. His book, The Wonder of Boys, is excellent and this will encourage parents and teachers to read more of what he has to say. When it comes to boys, he definitely is on the ball.

$24.95


Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach
by Morris Kane
Prerequisites for calculus are trig and algebra and geometry. But even if you've forgotten it all, this book will get you through to the end. If there's something you need to know, the author tells you exactly what it is. Such as, if you need to know something from trigonometry, he explains it well enough that you will either understand it or know what to look up in another book. No book does a better job of explaining how things work than this one. It is clear and practical. An excellent text for college students who may still be struggling a bit with elementary algebra.

$14.95


Calculus for Cats
by Kenn Amdahl, Jim Loats Ph.D.
These gentlemen are also the authors of Algebra Unplugged. This book is for people about to take calculus, and for survivors of calculus who still wonder what it was all about. It clearly explains the basic concepts and vocabulary without making the reader ever do a single problem. Even if you cringe at math, you'll enjoy the book's irreverent style and vivid imagery. A couple of hours from now, when you're done reading, you may be surprised that calculus no longer seems nearly so frightening. "The witty approach explains the fundamental ideas clearly and simply without "talking down" to the reader." said Stanford professor Keith Devlin.

$14.95


Calculus Made Easy
by Thompson & Gardner
This book is for the mathematically eager who know some algebra. The 1st edition appeared anonymously in 1910 in England, and overall a million copies have been sold. Martin Gardner, himself an American mathematical landmark, says "This is the leanest and liveliest introduction to calculus ever written." He has modernized the language and the methods throughout, adding 3 new chapters, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems.

$9.95


Can You Solve These: Book 1 of 3?
by David Wells
Basically these three books contain all the problems you'll ever have while learning mathematics, K-12. They offer both hints to solution and the solution to each problem. Excellent.

$8.00


Can You Solve These: Book 2 of 3?
by David Wells
Basically these three books contain all the problems you'll ever have while learning mathematics, K-12. They offer both hints to solution and the solution to each problem. Excellent.

$8.00


Can You Solve These: Book 3 of 3?
by David Wells
Basically these three books contain all the problems you'll ever have while learning mathematics, K-12. They offer both hints to solution and the solution to each problem. Excellent.

$8.00


Challenging Critical Thinking
by Michael DiSpezio
Readers can see how "in shape" their minds are with some of the most challenging critical thinking questions they'll ever encounter. This book will have them finishing layouts, doing tricky calculations, and solving the complex mysteries of visual design. 20 illustrations.

$6.95


Children's Math Calendar 2003
by Theoni Pappas
A problem a day throughout the year by one of the most entertaining math writers.

$10.95


Conquering Math Phobia
by Calvin C. Clausen
A painless primer. Clausen walks the reader through the basics and provides examples of how math applies to everyday living. Well-illustrated.

$16.95


Creativity Through Design
by Allan Wiltshire
Challenges in Art and Mathematics using the Anglemaster to create your own images. For ages 11 and up.

$12.50


Creativity Through Design
by Allan Wiltshire
Challenges in Art and Mathematics using the Circlemaster to create your own images. For ages 11 and up.

$12.50


Compound Polyhedra
by Jenkins and Bear
Two beautiful models to cut out and glue together. For ages 11 and up.

$8.95


Clever Quicksolve Whodunit Puzzles
by Jim Sukach
35 puzzling scenarios to be solved, all less than two pages in length. Some of the stories will require research to identify the details that are at odds with the facts in order to solve the mystery. For example, readers will need to know when helium was discovered to understand the puzzle of "A Visit to the Zoo." Solutions are included. If you enjoy this one, it's nice to know that this is the 5th book in the series.

$6.95


Cross Numbers
by John Parker
For ages 10 and up. Crossword puzzles with numbers. With each page, the puzzles get harder. Great fun.

$8.50


A Different Kind of Teacher
by John Taylor Gatto
He analyzes the roots of the modern American education system, detailing how it was designed to foster economic interests and facilitate management of the labor force. He then outlines ways to revitalize the system, advocating greater emphasis on critical analysis, creativity, practicality, and real-world exposure in the curriculum. He also calls on educators and administrators to acknowledge young people's need for a spiritual and ethical framework upon which to build a good life. As an award winning teacher from New York City, he is well worth a read.

$23.00


Exploring Mathematics with Number Squares
A book for more able students. Everything from number patterns to introducing algebra with linear and quadratic equations. The book uses hundred squares, multiplication squares, plus derivations of these basic grids. Excellent for introducing students comfortably and easily to algebra.

$13.00


G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book
by David Schwartz, & Marissa Moss
For all ages. A large-format alphabet book. From abacus to zillion, detailed descriptions are combined with fun cartoons and watercolor-washed illustrations that bring math concepts down to earth. The humorous style Schwartz brought to How Much Is a Million? lightens the reading. How many people really know how much a googol is? What comes after a trillion? (Answer: a quadrillion, a quintillion, a sextillion,etc. (This information is filed under z is for zillion). Some other terms that are explained include: Fibonacci; exponent; and probability, as well as the less intimidating jupiter and diamond. While the alphabet format is more conducive to browsing than reference, there is a glossary of math terms in the back of the book.

$15.95


The Joy Of Mathematics - Discovering Mathematics All Around You
by Theoni Pappas
If you think joy and mathematics don't belong in the same sentence, then you haven't met Theoni Pappas." Both of these books (refers to More Joy...) reveal just how math connects to the everyday world. Her books always have breadth, beauty and insight . They contain fascinating and valuable information for the curious student as well as for the seasoned researcher. For teachers, these are a marvelous pair of resource books. For those who teach grammar school, and must teach all subjects, these books give a fresh approach to a subject they are not always comfortable with. For students, they are a great source of interesting math problems.

$10.95


More Joy Of Mathematics - Exploring Mathematics All Around You
by Theoni Pappas
If you think joy and mathematics don't belong in the same sentence, then you haven't met Theoni Pappas." Both of these books (refers to Joy of...) reveal just how math connects to the everyday world. Her books always have breadth, beauty and insight . They contain fascinating and valuable information for the curious student as well as for the seasoned researcher. For teachers, these are a marvelous pair of resource books. For those who teach grammar school, and must teach all subjects, these books give a fresh approach to a subject they are not always comfortable with. For students, they are a great source of interesting math problems.

$10.95 each


The Mad Minute
Every grammar school teacher needs a copy of this book . It contains 1-minute copyable quizzes from addition through to fractions and percents, thus eliminating the need for tedious drill. Each page is geared to take exactly one minute. The student works against the clock only until he/she achieves the desired accuracy. Then on to the next subject. It does not interfere with curriculum schedules but it does promote learning essential facts so they can proceed to the next level of mathematical learning. In a society and school system that tends to ignore accuracy, this book is vital to the success of learning the multiplication tables by the end of the 3rd grade. Only then will the middle school and high school teachers have success in teaching algebra and higher mathematics.

$28.50


The Magic of Mathematics: Discovering the Spell of mathematics
by Theoni Pappas
This fascinating book explores mathematics as found in nature, literature and art. It looks at the surprising ways mathematics influences the everyday world. It takes the abstract universe and anchors it to the "real" worlds of science, history and the arts in an intriguing way. Theoni Pappas has caught the pervasiveness of mathematics in her usual joyous fashion.

$12.95


The Magical Maze: Seeing the World Through Mathematics
by Ian Stewart
Seeing the world through mathematical eyes.

$16.95


Math for Kids and Other People Too
by Theoni Pappas
Another great book for grades 6 through 12. Again, by introducing a lighter note and offering math puzzles for extra credit, math class can become more lively.

$10.95


Math Magic for Your Kids : Hundreds of Games and Exercises from the Human Calculator to Make Math Fun and Easy
by Scott Flansburg
The book is designed to make math fun and easy for kids of grammar school age (grades 1-8). With entertaining games and tricks the author helps kids develop a positive attitude about numbers, the necessary foundation on which they will build math skills for the rest of their education. Children will discover hours of independent amusement, while parents will find activities they can do with their children to supplement their schoolwork and to help them get better grades, including:Innovative exercises that reinforce math concepts; shortcut methods that provide tricks that assist learning math skills; riddles and puzzles that activate logic and math basics; games and drills that introduce and perfect multiplication and division.

$15.95


Math Talk
by Theoni Pappas
A handy little dictionary of mathematical terms. If you are insecure in math terminology, this is for you.

$8.95


Math Vocabulary Challenge 1
by William Hartley
These worksheets encourage accurate spelling and recognition of mathematical words in different contexts. They are meant to be photocopied. There are also 16 spelling tests of 10 words each arranged for 2 appropriate target goals.

$13.00


Math Vocabulary Challenge 2
by William Hartley
These worksheets encourage accurate spelling and recognition of mathematical words in different contexts. They are meant to be photocopied. There are also 6 spelling tests of 20 words each arranged for 3 appropriate target goals.

$13.00


The Mathematics Calendar 2004
by Theoni Pappas
Back by popular demand. No kidding! Ms. Pappas skipped 2002 and was deluged by disappointed customers. So here it is! A short problem for every day of the year plus a bonus monthly-page of mathematics history, or a special problem. Suitable and challenging for the mathematically inclined from grade 11 and up and up and up!

$10.95


Mathematical Footprints : Discovering Mathematical Impressions All Around Us
by Theoni Pappas

$10.95


Mathematical Treasure Hunts
by Vivien Lucas
A teacher resource to enhance the curriculum. There are 6 complete treasure hunts, 4 ready to photocopy directly plus suggestions, ideas and templates for many more.

$20.00


Mathematics Cubed
by Rod Bramald, Ian Thompson, Neil Straker
For able students ages 8 to 16. It covers algebra, shape and space, number and data handling. The pages are reproducible.

$15.00


Math Problems for the Gifted and Talented
For teachers and parents of the mathematically able: age 10 and up. (When you see the s on the end of math, you know that it is British.) 55 intriguing problems taken from algebra, geometry, number theory and much more. It also contains a list of ways to help identify the gifted student. An excellent resource for teachers, parents and students.

$15.00


Math to Think About
For teachers of the able and gifted, this new and unique book offers students the chance to think for themselves about a variety of tantalizing mathematical problems. There is a problem for every day of the school year with a more difficult problem for the whole week. Ideal for extra-credit rewards. There is a separate supplement of answers for the teacher. Reproducible.

$18.00


Mental Math Grades 4 to 8
by Piccinilli
This book is designed to help students become skilled at computing numbers without calculators! There are "short cuts" for doing mental computation with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and exponents.

$16.95


Mental Math Grades 7 to 9
by George Moore
With almost 200 different types of mental math problems in this reproducible book, Mental Math presents a challenging format that stresses problem solving and the reinforcement of math facts.

$16.95 each


Mental Math Challenges
by Mike Lobosco
The book presents hands-on tasks and do-it-yourself activities using simple materials and inexpensive supplies demonstrating logic and reasoning abilities in mathematics. They present hands-on tasks and do-it-yourself activities using simple materials and inexpensive supplies to demonstrate logic and reasoning abilities in mathematics.

$16.95


Mental Math Workout
by Mike Lobosco
The book presents hands-on tasks and do-it-yourself activities using simple materials and inexpensive supplies demonstrating logic and reasoning abilities in mathematics. They present hands-on tasks and do-it-yourself activities using simple materials and inexpensive supplies to demonstrate logic and reasoning abilities in mathematics.

$16.95


(Anno's) Mysterious Multiplying Jar
by Masaichiro Anno
A superb depiction of factorials (for example: 5x4x3x2x1=120). It is beautifully done. The book moves logically and elegantly from the concrete to the abstract. Once read, it is unforgettable. Highly recommended for the 3rd grade level and up.

$8.99


Newspaper Math
by Don Fraser
For Grades 5-8. The problems based on real-world newspaper articles, want ads, and even cartoons, are written at grades 5-6 reading level. Reproducible exercises encourage thinking and problem solving while offering practice in more than 20 arithmetic skills. Includes "EXTRA! EXTRA!" questions for enrichment.

$12.95


Number Detective
by Jon Millington
Number puzzles to test your logical thinking. Unknown numbers must be identified by a series of cryptic clues These puzzles offer an interesting way to reinforce the meaning of mathematical words.

$15.00


Number Devil
by Hans Magnus Enzenberger
This is a quirky little book for ages 10 to adult. Young Robert's dreams have taken a decided turn for the weird. Instead of falling down holes and such, he visits a bizarre magical land of number tricks with the number devil as his host. The author's dry humor and sense of wonder keep the reader entranced while he/she learns mathematical principles. Prime numbers are prima donnas; irrational numbers are unreasonable; and roots are rutabagas. "This is just the book to give an intelligent child who falls asleep in math class."

$19.00


One Minute Brainteasers: Official American Mensa Puzzle Book
by Alan Stillson

$6.95


One Minute Teacher: How to Teach Others to Teach Themselves
by Spencer and Constance Johnson
This book reveals simple, positive ways to discover and instill a love of learning. practical, wise, and useful in dozens of everyday situations, The One Minute Teacher is essential reading for anyone who teaches and anyone who learns.

$10.95


Pinball Effect
by James Burke
As in – one thing leads to another. He hosted the TV series Connections. Fascinating.

$19.99


Q is for Quark: A Science Alphabet Book
by David Schwartz and Kim Doner
All ages. This book does for science what Schwartz's G Is for Googol did for mathematics. From atom to clones to gravity to kitchen to Occam's razor to xylem to Zzzzzzzzzz, the book is filled with readable and clear explanations for some very complex concepts. You will be introduced to a variety of scientific ideas. An interesting browse.

$15.95


Round Table Geometry
by Neuschwander
This one's for teachers. An excellent addition to the Sir Cumference group.

$16.95


Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
For grades 4 through 7. One of the most creative presentations of mathematics ever written. The book is a very clever, attention-getting way of presenting geometric shapes. When King Arthur and his knights get together, the table they have is so long that everyone has to shout to be heard. A rectangular table is too long and a triangular table is too pointy, but somehow they must sit down and discuss the shape of the future. Join a knight called Sir Cumference, his wife, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius as they use different strategies to solve this quandary. The book ends by tying the definition of circumference, radius and diameter to the names and actions of the main characters in the story.

$7.95


Sir Cumference & the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
For grades 4 through 7. Another clever introduction, this time to Pi, a number constantly used but whose derivation is not often remembered by most adults. The ideas are clear and playfully woven into the plot. Using the dragon as a character, this book is animated, informative, and an effective educational tool.

$7.95


Sir Cumference & the Great Knight of Angleland: A Math Adventure
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
For grades 4 through 7. This third math adventure of Sir Cumference tells of his son, Radius' quest to earn his knighthood by rescuing a king. The circular medallion (a protractor) given to Radius by his father and his mother, Lady Di of Ameter, aid him in examining every angle along the way; and readers get a circular medallion of their own with which to follow along.

$7.95


Solving Problems Kids Care About
by Randall J. Souviney
For students grade 6 and up. You know the students who say & what do I need that for. Well, this book presents math in its "necessary" form. Useful in holding the students' attention. There are more than 30 reproducible problem worksheets, all carefully selected and tested.

$15.95


Teaching Gifted Kids in a Regular Classroom: Strategies and techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented (Revised & Updated Edition)
by Susan Winebrenner & Pamela Espeland
A perennial best seller. Teachers everywhere call it "the orange Bible" and turn to it daily to make sure their gifted students are getting the learning opportunities they need and deserve. This revised, expanded, updated edition reflects her personal experiences and the changes that have taken place in education over the years. Her basic philosophy hasn't changed, and aa of it proven, practical, classroom-tested strategies teachers love are still there. But there's now an entire chapter on identifying gifted students. The step-by-step how-tos for using the strategies are more detailed and user-friendly. There's a new chapter especially for parents. And all of the forms in the book are also on CD-ROM (sold separately) so you can print them out and customize them for your classroom. Since 1992, Teaching Gifted Kids has been the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abillities classroom & without losing control, causing resentment, or spending hours preparing extra materials. This new edition is even better.

$34.95


Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Challenge and Motivate Struggling Students
by Susan Winebrenner & Pamela Espeland
This is a very practical and valuable book for teachers. It has fairly comprehensive coverage, including 8 multiple intelligences, the teaching of reading, writing and math, authentic assessment, improving behavior, conflict resolution, enlisting parents as partners, etc. There are many case examples, and numerous techniques for each topic. Take spelling for example (p111-115). Students are taught to match spelling with their learning styles: visual, auditory, tactile-kinesthetic and multisensory. There are 5 or 6 more techniques for spelling. Susan pays attention to so many useful details. This book should be available in all primary teachers' libraries.

$36.95


Tic-Tac-Toe Math Grades 5-9
by Dave Clark
Now there are more of these fun, reproducible problems in a tic-tac-toe game format. Perfect for warm-ups or extra credit, the problems cover money, time, estimation, fractions, decimals, geometry, statistics, probability, algebra, and more. Students practice problem-solving techniques such as guess-and check, look for a pattern, and work backward. Skills planner and answers are included.

$14.95


More Tic-Tac-Toe Math Grades 5-9
by Dave Clark
Now there are more of these fun, reproducible problems in a tic-tac-toe game format. Perfect for warm-ups or extra credit, the problems cover money, time, estimation, fractions, decimals, geometry, statistics, probability, algebra, and more. Students practice problem-solving techniques such as guess-and check, look for a pattern, and work backward. Skills planner and answers are included.

$14.95