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Title:
That can't be right! : using counterintuitive math problems
Author:
Maylone, Nelson John.
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Publication Information:
Lancaster, PA : Technomic Pub. Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
131 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781566766760
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA43 .M367 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Challenge and encourage your students to take a more active role in their mathematics class by utilizing these puzzles, logic problems, and problem-solving exercises. These counterintuitive math problems will allow you to actively breach the wall of negativity surrounding mathematics. Teaching that incorporates students' intuitive solutions can increase learning, especially when combined with opportunities for student interaction, discussion, and interdisciplinary learning. The dissonance that these problems create is part of the fun inherent in these problems and activities. Adolescents tend to be passionate about defending that which they see as right-even students who are usually reticent to participate will find themselves being drawn out by these challenges.


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