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Number Sense and Nonsense : Building Math Creativity and Confidence Through Number Play.

Author: Lois Daniel
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English
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These 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Daniel, Lois.
Number Sense and Nonsense : Building Math Creativity and Confidence Through Number Play.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Daniel
ISBN: 9781883052782 1883052785
OCLC Number: 714569589
Description: 1 online resource (158 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Odds and Evens; 2 Prime and Not Prime; 3 Zero--Is It Something? Is It Nothing?; 4 Money, Measures, and Other Matters; 5 Riddles, Puzzles, and Other Mind Bogglers; 6 Counting--Fingers, Words, Sticks, Strings, and Symbols; 7 The Calculator and Number Sense; 8 Numbers Grow, and Grow, and Grow; Answers to Selected Questions; Bibliography; Index; For Teachers: Alignment with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2000 Standards.

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These 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 develo.

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