Number Sense and Nonsense
Building Math Creativity and Confidence through Number Play
By (author) Claudia Zaslavsky
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Number Sense and Nonsense by Claudia Zaslavsky
Book DescriptionThese 80-plus math activities and number games help kids to think critically about math instead of just memorizing rules. The emphasis is on the underlying relationships between numbers and the process of manipulating them. Kids get together and play games with odd and even numbers, prime and composite numbers, factors, divisors, and multiples of numbers, common and decimal fractions. Children learn the history of numbers--finger counting, number symbols in various cultures, and different ways of calculating. The book is full of riddles, puzzles, number tricks, and calculator games. Kids develop skills in estimation and computation as they become familiar with the characteristics and behavior of numbers. They will gain math confidence and be ready to take chances, find their own errors, and challenge their peers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781556523786
(215mm x 279mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Claudia Zaslavsky
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Math, history, art, and world cultures come together in this delightful activity book for kids. More than 70 games, puzzles, and projects encourage kids to calculate, measure, and solve problems. Illustrations.
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Author Biography - Claudia Zaslavsky
Claudia Zaslavsky has been a maths teacher and maths teacher's teacher since 1959 and was one of the first educators to emphasise multicultural perspectives in math. She is the author of 13 books and lives in New York City.
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