Number Sense and Nonsense

Number Sense and Nonsense
Number Sense and Nonsense

Number Sense and Nonsense

Games, Puzzles, and Problems for Building Creative Math Confidence
By Claudia Zaslavsky

9-12 4th-7th


144 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

ISBN 9781641602457

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Sep 2019)


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An ideal resource for parents and teachers who want to help their students gain math confidence and be ready to take chances, find their own errors, and challenge their peers
In this updated edition of classic a math resource, more than 80 games and activities help kids ages 8 and older go beyond just memorizing rules! They will instead learn to think critically about math and how numbers work. Group and individual games teach fun, useful ways to manipulate odd and even numbers, prime and composite numbers, common and decimal fractions, and factors, divisors and multiples of numbers. Counting, calculating and writing numbers in languages from other cultures, such as China and Egypt, provide more understanding of basic math systems. Riddles, puzzles, number tricks and calculator games are fun ways to boost estimating and computation skills for every math student. 


"Zaslavsky offers an innovative approach to teaching the properties and relationships of numbers and their relevance in the everyday world." —School Library Journal "This book is fun and refreshing." —Teaching Children Mathematics "Written in an easy style that both entertains and instructs." —Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

"Exceptionally well organized and presented."—Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Claudia Zaslavsky was the author of Math Games and Activities from Around the World, More Math Games and Activities from Around the World, Africa Counts, and many others.