The Secret Happiness Book is a creative and inviting piece that appeals directly to children and to adults who wish to purchase it for young people as gifts. Created by an educator to entertain... More > young people and to provide character education, The Secret Happiness Book has the goodwill spirit of the movie "Pay It Forward" and of the theme “Commit Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty”. It has the allure of a secret club and the addictive magnetism of the intrinsic rewards of doing good things. Children will just 'have to have it'. "The Secret Happiness Book" will appeal to educators and religious organizations. A kind of scavenger hunt for the soul, it promotes self-esteem, compassion, and love, with a small dose of responsible, spirited mischief. The author's goal in writing it was to better society as much as it was to entertain her readers.< Less

In this worksheet students increase their understanding of fractional and negative exponents as they encounter equations consisting of bases raised to exponents equal to a number. Sometimes they... More > solve for the base, sometimes they solve for the exponent, and sometimes they evaluate the exponential expression. The worksheet provides instant feedback and fun for the math students because the answers correspond to letters that lead to the decoding of a secret message. It is also self-grading, which makes it ideal for customized treatment of learners. If you like this, you'll probably enjoy "PUZZLE MATH: Trigonometry and Logarithms" or other PUZZLE MATH worksheets and books, also by Roxanne Eckenrode.< Less

This worksheet provides immediate feedback for students as it is self-checking. It is fun and satisfying for students because the answers correspond to images that decode a secret message. Students... More > perform operations with integers. (The perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on signed numbers.) It is good for students in pre-algebra or algebra, as an enrichment for younger students, or a review for older ones. You may also be interested in "PUZZLE MATH: Mixed Derivatives" and "PUZZLE MATH: Trigonometry and Logarithms".< Less

This new set of 20 trigonometry worksheets, created to follow up the popular "PUZZLE MATH: Trigonometry and Logarithms", provides instant feedback and fun to students because the answers... More > correspond to letters/images that decode secret messages/pictures. They are self-checking, ideal for customized treatment of learners. Students identify reference angles and quadrants, evaluate trig functions using special right triangles, find trig functions’ values when given terminal side points, use/prove trig ids, evaluate trig funcs. using calculators, find sinusoid attributes like amplitude, evaluate inverse trig functions, solve equations with trig functions using factoring and Pythagorean Identities for multiple values, and use the Laws of Cosines and Sines and triangle areas. They also find sides/angles using trig definitions, complete the Double & 1/2 Angle Identities, Use Sums and Differences of Angles & 1/2 Angle Identities, differentiate which techniques to use on mixed reviews, and more.< Less

Whether you are trying to learn the times tables yourself or to help someone else, Barrington and the Math Princess will meet and surpass your needs. Entertaining while engaging her audience in a... More > book that can not help but be actively read, Roxanne Eckenrode and her slightly devilish little math princess make multiplication facts both fun and unforgettable. Vivid images of bizarrely clever mnemonics infiltrate brains and reduce math anxiety, while readers play in the creative world of a math turtle and her student Barrington. Readers significantly improve their knowledge of multiplication facts, reinforce their operational and pictorial representations of multiplication, and even receive a small slyly delivered dose of addition fact assistance. Both the popular and entirely original techniques in the text have been successfully used with elementary, middle, high school-aged students, and adults. At last there is a mathematical adventure at this level, so students can learn times tables the fun way!< Less

Students find sums of the measures of interior angles of polygons, sums of the measures of exterior angles of polygons, and measures of single angles in a regular polygon. They consider triangles,... More > quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons, octagons, decagons, and dodecagons. They receive immediate feedback as their answers decode a secret message. The self-checking nature motivates students and reduces overhead for teachers. Teachers, please require the students to show all of their work.< Less

This is a small collection of 3 math worksheets on the Calculus topic of derivatives. The worksheets provide instant feedback and fun for the math students because the answers correspond to letters... More > or images that lead to the decoding of secret messages and pictures. They are also self-grading, which makes them ideal for customized treatment of learners. They are tested by multiple teachers, including the author and her colleagues. If you like these, you'll love "PUZZLE MATH: Trigonometry and Logarithms" also by Roxanne Eckenrode.< Less

These ten decoder-style geometry worksheets will provide students with immediate feedback and fun. They are self-checking, and correct answers reveal secret messages. Topics include identifying... More > vertical angles, linear pairs of angles, and congruence. Students will use midsegments of triangles and trapezoids, find parts of isosceles trapezoids, find angles in kites, fing measures of arcs and angles when chords are congruent, and find arc length from central and inscribed angles. There are four thorough geometry review puzzles where students work on multiple concepts, and there is much more.< Less

To complete the first of these three self-checking decoder-style worksheets, students will identify the slope of a line and a particular point through which it passes when given the equation of the... More > line in point-slope form. On the next algebra worksheet students will write the equation of lines in point-slope form when given the slopes of the lines and a point that each one passes through. On the third worksheet students will change the form of given equations of lines in other forms such as in slope-intercept form and in general linear form to point-slope form. Students enjoy solving the puzzles and discovering the secret messages while they get instant feedback upon each problem.< Less

Using PUZZLE MATH GEOMETRY: Areas of Parts of Circles, students will find areas of an annulus, a segment, and a sector of a circle. They will find exact answers in terms of Pi rather than making... More > approximations in decimal form. Students will receive immediate feedback as they use their answers to decode a secret message. Teachers will enjoy that students will only have correct responses reinforced with the decoder puzzle style too. A correct puzzle with work shown will signify correct responses to all math questions quickly. If you like this geometry worksheet, you will enjoy various other math worksheets found at www.lulu.com/roxlulu. Free math worksheets can also be found there as well. New worksheets and books are continuously being added.< Less