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Patterns and Puzzles: Mathematical Challenges for Grades 3 & 4 Review by Teri Lucas

Learning Resources, Inc.

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is one fun and challenging mathematics resource. Every Friday my son and I like to take a break from our normal math program to experiment a little, play a little, or just plain apply what we have been learning so far to real life. This 56-page volume from Australia comes jam packed with puzzles, patterns and problems, games for two or more players, investigations of multiple solutions, and even teaching notes!

I particularly liked the math puzzles that were comparable to a word search puzzle, and I found some of them very challenging even though I majored in math at college. There is wide variety of challenges from every area of math. If you tried just one game a week as we do, there would be enough puzzles to take you through the 3rd and 4th grades, in addition to a few weeks for review in the 5th grade. Right now this book is a steal at just $3.58 if ordered on line. Take a look at this tremendous website for some more creative "learning resources" and supplements to your curriculum. There is something for everyone in the elementary grades, no what your learning style.

--Product Review by: Teri Lucas, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine