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(166 customer reviews)

Presenter: Ed Zaccaro, Hickory Grove Press
Core Area: 
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1D, 1E; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3B, 3C; Learning Environment 4D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

How can you make math problems engaging and fun for your students? In this 1-hour course from Hickory Grove Press, Ed Zaccaro demonstrates how to challenge your students while creating an enriched learning environment for math. Once you have completed this session, you’ll have a better understanding of how to incorporate real-life math problems into your classroom so students can apply problem-solving skills.

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Problem-solving can be difficult, even for gifted students. This is why it’s important that each student has a “tool belt” of problem-solving strategies. Many of the strategies presented in this session will force students to change their normal thinking patterns and approach each problem in a different way.

You will leave this session with many unique problem-solving techniques that will help all students be more successful in math contests and on tests – including district achievement, SAT, and ACT tests. Each participant will conclude the session with 10 math problems that they can take back and implement immediately in their classroom. These problems will help teachers both interest and challenge their students of all ages.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • How to present challenging and engaging math problems
  • The power of exponents
  • How to solve problems with a function machine
  • About the 2-10 method
  • The language of algebra and how to solve real-life problems
  • Basic probability and counterintuitive problems
  • How to teach probability in younger grades

Other courses in this series:

Pathway to Mathematical Understanding in Early Childhood
The Missing Part in Most Math Instruction – How to Think Algebraically
8 Ways to Spark Intellectual Curiosity and Passion in Mathematically Gifted Students

Ed is a popular presenter at math, homeschool, and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique sense of humor which comes through in his classes and workshops. Ed has taught students of all ages and abilities since graduating from Oberlin College in 1974. He has a Master’s degree in Gifted Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Ed’s work is currently being used around the world and has been translated into several languages including Chinese and Korean.

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166 reviews for 10 Challenging Math Problems and Strategies to Successfully Solve Them

  1. Amy – RIESEL ISD (verified owner)

    very interesting–would love to share methods with my children to aide them as they start facing these questions on test

  2. Paul – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Love these questions and the way it makes you take different angles at solving the problems including some strategies that work every time.

  3. Victor – RIO GRANDE CITY CISD (verified owner)

    Filled with great examples.

  4. Amy – RIESEL ISD (verified owner)

    very interesting–would love to share methods with my children to aide them as they start facing these questions on test

  5. Paul – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Love these questions and the way it makes you take different angles at solving the problems including some strategies that work every time.

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