Wacky Word Problems: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun

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Don't Just Learn Word Problems... Master Them!

Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her won unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts with common objects such as playing cards, dice, coins, and every mathematician's basic tools: paper and pencil.

Inside Wacky Word Problems, you'll discover how to decode many different types of word problems-from counting, logic, and percentage problems to distance, algebra, geometry, and graphing problems-in order to solve real-world dilemmas. While you play exciting games like Measurement Jeopardy and Percentage War, you'll learn how to identify word cues, develop reasoning skill,s and spot key formulas that will help you solve any problem with ease. You'll also boost your math skills as you enter into crazy contests with your friends, create mystery word problems, and play word-problem charades-and have a great time doing it!

So why wait? Jump right in and find out how easy it is to become a word-problem master!

Also available in this series: Dazzling Division, Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents, Fabulous Fractions, Groovy Geometry, Marvelous Multiplication, and Measurement Mania, all from Wiley.

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Lynette Long, PhD, is the author of many children's math books, including Fabulous Fractions, Measurement Mania, and Painless Algebra.

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I: The Magic of Word Problems.

II: Computation.

1. Word Clues.

3. All Four.

4. Two Steppers.

III: Measurement.

5. Conversion Cards.

6. Crazy Contests.

7. Vital Statistics.

8. Up and Down.

9. Quart Power.

10. Measurement Jeopardy.

IV: Counting and Logic Problems.

11. Block It Out.

12. Penny math.

13. Venn Diagrams.

14. Who is Older?

V: Percentage Problems.

15. Percentage War.

16. Tipping Wheel.

17. Sales Galore.

18. How Much?

19. Simple Interest.

VI: Distance Problems.

20. How Fast?

21. How Far?

22. How Slow?

23. How Long?

24. Ten-Second Sprints.

25. Racing Cars.

VII: Algebra.

26. Crazy Sentences.

27. Just X.

28. Shoebox Math.

29. X and Y.

30. Guess and Check.

31. Envelope Stuffing.

VIII: Geometry and Graphing.

32. Graph Paper Geometry.

33. Shape Illusions.

34. Tricky Triangles.

35. True Circles.

36. Switch.

IX: Wrap It Up.

37. Mystery Word Problems.