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As the parent of a gifted learner you may wish to expose your child to more advanced mathematics without pre-teaching material they'll be exposed to in school in due course. Ed Zaccaro's math books answer the call for material that truly and appropriately challenges mathematically gifted children. Use these titles to expand your child's understanding without simply accelerating them in a standard curriculum.

For the child who is gifted in mathematics their reward is often more of the same with perhaps a few more difficult problems added to the mix to keep them occupied. Math is often taught as all scales and no music. These books add the music. Children will be shown the fascinating connections between mathematics and the real world and be taught that challenge and frustration are part of learning and life. They'll learn to appreciate their gift for mathematics as they advance their skills.

The type of problem solving and thinking around the problem that these math books teach is what is needed to do well in many tests for gifted program entry where quantitative reasoning is tested.
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Primary Grade Challenge Math Primary Grade Challenge Math

Grade(s): 1-4
Pages: 311

Primary Grade Challenge Math offers material that goes beyond calculation skills for those children who enter the primary grades already knowing basic concepts. This book allows parents and teachers to instill a deeper level of mathematical understanding and thinking skills in young children while nurturing a love of mathematics.

Our Price: $24.95
Upper Elementary Challenge Math Upper Elementary Challenge Math

Grade(s): 3-5
Pages: 380

Designed for students who need more challenging material than they typically encounter in most math curricula. Each chapter contains instruction and problems at 4 levels of difficulty. In addition, each chapter includes multiple “problem sets” in which a single problem type is presented in increasingly complex steps, illustrating how a simpler problem can progress from one step to multistep problem solving.

Our Price: $24.95
Challenge Math Challenge Math

Grade(s): 4-9
Pages: 429

Challenge Math provides enrichment math activities and develops student problem solving skills. Over 1000 problems at three levels of difficulty to challenge even the brightest students.

Our Price: $24.95
The 10 Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know The 10 Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know

Grade(s): 4-12
Pages: 244

Mathematicians and scientists have been closely tied to many famous disasters like the Challenger explosion. Discover the ten things our future mathematicians and scientists must know to prevent these kinds of tragedies from occurring and learn about the strong connections between mathematics and science in the real world.

Our Price: $22.95
Becoming a Problem Solving Genius
 
  
 
Becoming a Problem Solving Genius Becoming a Problem Solving Genius

Grade(s): 4-12
Pages: 320

Every math student needs a tool belt of problem solving strategies to call upon when solving word problems. In addition to many traditional strategies, this book includes new techniques such as Think 1, the 2-10 method, and others developed. Each chapter contains problems at five levels of difficulty to meet the needs of not only the average math student, but also the highly gifted.

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25 Real Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students 25 Real Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers & Students

Grade(s): 4-12
Pages: 394

Fascinating math investigations will keep students engaged as they cut through deception and flawed thinking. Problems are presented at four levels of difficulty, and detailed solutions are provided.

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Real World Algebra Real World Algebra

Grade(s): 4-9
Pages: 310

Algebra is often taught in an abstract manner with little or no emphasis on what algebra is or how it can be used to solve real problems. Real World Algebra explains how word problems can be "translated" into the language of Mathematics in an easy to understand format using cartoons and drawings.

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Scammed by Statistics Scammed by Statistics

Grade(s): 6-adult
Pages: 248

How We Are Lied to, Cheated, and Manipulated by Statistics...and Why You Should Care. Get your child thinking about what the math they're learning really means. A great supplement to Middle and High School Math.

Our Price: $17.95
Now You Know! Now You Know! Volume 1

Grade(s): 6-adult
Pages: 224

700 fun and challenging questions (and answers) designed for advanced students in 6th grade and up. Each challenge page contains a question in each of seven curriculum areas including: math, money, science, geography, history/government, facts & factoids, and language of algebra. Questions represent a range of relevant and important knowledge areas that will prompt students into further research and discussion.

Our Price: $19.95
Now You Know! Now You Know! Volume 2

Grade(s): 6-adult
Pages: 224

700 fun and challenging questions (and answers) designed for advanced students in 6th grade and up. Each challenge page contains a question in each of seven curriculum areas including: math, money, science, geography, history/government, facts & analogies, and factoids. Questions represent a range of relevant and important knowledge areas that will prompt students into further research and discussion.

Our Price: $19.95
   
 
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