You need this book! The puzzles in this book are designed to be easily integrated into any curriculum, especially one based on the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. As recommended by the CCSS, the puzzles were created to facilitate “[connecting] the mathematical practices to mathematical content in mathematics instruction.” Gifted elementary students master content more quickly and more effectively when it is embedded within exercises requiring reasoning. Puzzles provide the perfect format in which this mastery can take place. Each of the puzzles in this book provides practice in the content standards.
Warning – These puzzles are tough! They will challenge even the most mathematically gifted fourth-sixth graders. But then, that kind of challenge is just what these students want and need. Puzzles include Kakuro, Buzzippers, Transformers, TriSquares, KenKen, Cross Numbers, Picture Puzzles, Lost Sums, By the Numbers, and Addition Logic.