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Masterminds Fractions, Ratio, Probability, and Standard Measurement Reproducible Skill Builders and Higher Order Thinking Activities Based on NCTM Standards

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ISBN-10: 0865303029

ISBN-13: 9780865303027

Edition: N/A

Authors: Brenda Opie, Lory Jackson, Douglas McAvinn

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Motivate students to find equivalent fractions; convert mixed numerals; multiply and divide all kinds of fractions; explore probability; work with standard measurements; simplify, multiply, and divide fractions; and use ratios, rates, and proportions to solve problems with the challenging math riddles in this book. All of the skills are based on NCTM standards and each page is an engaging and humorous puzzle.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: Incentive Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introducing Fractions
Where in the World?
The Case of the Numerator and Denominator
Finding Multiples and Least Common Multiples of Composite Numbers
What happens to a thief if he falls into a cement mixer? (He becomes a hardened criminal)
Finding Common and Greatest Common Factors of Composite Numbers
What does the invisible man drink at snack time? (Evaporated Milk)
Who are the slowest talkers in the whole world? (Convicts - They spend 25 years on a single sentence)
Locating Primes, Composites, and Prime Factors
Sieve of Erathosthenes
Prime Search
Prime or Composite?
Factor Trees
Factor Trees
Prime Factorization
Putting it all Together: (Multiples, factors, primes, composites, and prime factors)
Using the Slide
Finding Equivalent Fractions
Chocolate Delight
Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? (Because it didn't have any guts)
What does a worm do in a corn field? (It goes in one ear and out the other)
Simplifying Fractions(Reducing fractions to lowest terms)
Why did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall? (To make up for his miserable summer)
What did Mrs. Claus say to her husband during the rainstorm? (Come and look at the reindeer)
Why did the umpire throw the chicken out of the game? (He suspected foul play)
Converting Mixed Numerals and Improper Fractions
Ghoulish definitions
Daffy Definitions
Phobias! Phobias! Phobias!
Comparing Fractions
How many moths have 28 days? (All of the months do)
Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions
What happens when the frog's car breaks down? (He gets toad away)
Why did the astronaut take a shovel into space? (To dig a black hole)
Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
Why is six afraid of seven? (Because seven ate nine)
Why did the Cyclops have to close his school? (Because he had only one pupil)
What's the only thing to eat on a deserted island? (Only the sand which is there)
Adding Mixed Numerals with No Regrouping
What is the nationality of Santa Claus? (He is North Polish)
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numerals with Regrouping
Where is the only place in the world an elephant can visit the dentist? (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
What is the coldest place in the theater? (In Z row)
What's grey, heavy, and sends people to sleep? (A hypnopotamus)
How do Martian cowboys greet each other? (With communication saddlelights)
What meal did the Revolutionists serve to catch spies? (Chicken catch a Tory)
What did one magnet say to the other magnet? (I find you very attractive)
Solving Word Problems with Adding and Subtracting Fractions
What does an elf do after school? (Gnomework)
What do you get when you cross an Arabian ruler and a cow? (A milksheik)
Multiplying Fractions with of
What did the cashier say when he was caught stealing? (I thought the change would do me good)
Multiplying Simple Fractions
Tickle Your Funny Bone
Mathosaurus: Who Am I?
Multiplying Mixed Numerals
Math Bingo
What's a lazy rooster? (A cock-a-doodle don't)
Dividing Simple Fractions
Why did the spy pull the sheets over his head? (He was an undercover agent)
Why is baseball like a pancake? (Because its success depends on the batter)
Why was the Egyptian girl worried? (Because her daddy was a mummy)
What's beautiful, grey and wears glass slippers? (Cinderelephant)
Dividing Mixed Numerals
Why is Dracula a great artist? (He can draw blood)
Trivia: Who Am I?
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numerals
Why was William Shakespeare able to write so well? (Where there's a Will, there's a way)
Solving Word Problems with Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
What kind of music do ghosts like? (Spiritual music)
Mathosaurus: Who Am I?
Using Standard Measurements: Feet, Pounds, Years, and Time Zones
Why was Cinderella thrown off the baseball team? (She ran away from the ball)
Dozens, Dozens, Dozens
How does a broom act? (With sweeping gestures)
How many kinds of gnus are there? (Only two: good gnus and bad gnus)
What insects were common in the time of King Arthur's Court? (Gnats of the Round Table)
Why is your nose in the middle of your face? (Because it's the scenter)
When do old clocks die? (When their time is up)
What did one candle say to the other? (Let's go out together)
Using Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
Which is more correct to say, 8 + 4 is 11 or 8 + 4 are 11? (Neither, 8 plus 4 is 12)
Ratio Survey
Why doesn't Sweden export cattle? (She wanted to keep her Stockholm)
Why didn't the skeleton kid want to go to school? (His heart was not in it)
Exploring Probability
Marbles and probability
Nickel Toss
What Are the Odds?
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Brain Challengers: Fractions, Ratios, and Probability
Domino Fractions
Domino Fractions II
Combining Fractions
Number Maze
Number Maze II
Photo Album
Fraction Letter Code
Fraction Letter Code II
Fractional Parts
Fraction Box
Fraction Box II
Birthday Party
Symbol Fractions
Matching Ratios to Form Proportions
Using Ratios to Save Money
52 Card Probability
Answer Key