The Art of Problem-solving

Book - 2003
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In his most ground-breaking book since THE BEST OF TIMES (Fall 2002), Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns, will guarantee any child success in math. In MATH-TERPIECES, Tang continues to challenge kids with his innovative approach to math, and uses art history to expand his vision for creative problem-solving.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780439443883
Branch Call Number: 510 TAN
Characteristics: 31 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Paprocki, Greg - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Mathterpieces


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Nov 07, 2012

My 8 year old really enjoyed this book

Aug 03, 2010

intro to multiplication

Nov 25, 2009

Cross-curricular brilliance! A famous work of art (with title, date, style of art, and artist name) is paired with a rhyming poem that bridges the art/artist with the math problem at hand.

Ex. a poem for Edgar Degas' "Ballet Rehearsal on Stage"
Dancing Shoes
A ballerina strikes a pose,
another rests her weary toes.
Edgar Degas liked to portray
the varied scenes of a ballet.
Can you make 7 with these shoes?
Three clever ways earn rave reviews!
And the second page of the lay out has a group of 5 green ballet shoes, a pair of pink shoes, a set of 3 yellow shoes, a group of 4 blue shoes, and a single reddish one.

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