Students who need practice performing subtraction of a single digit can use this short worksheet that provides immediate feedback. It is self-checking. While having fun decoding a secret message (and... More > getting immediate, satisfying feedback) young students will complete ten subtraction problems. (A secondary goal of the worksheet for some students is for them to use inductive reasoning to notice that in all of the problems the second term is half of the first, so the difference will always be equal to the subtracted term.) Similar PUZZLE MATH worksheets and books on subtraction and later math topics are available at www.lulu.com/roxlulu, including, "PUZZLE MATH: Simple Subtraction Practice", "PUZZLE MATH: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions", and "PUZZLE MATH: Trigonometry and Logarithms".< Less

In this free algebra decoder worksheet students solve 2-step equations and then match their answers to parts of a secret message. Students are reinforced by immediate feedback which is excellent for... More > both learning and motivation. If teachers require students to show work, they reduce much grading overhead, because a correctly decoded message with work shown indicates the student has performed the standard. Whether students are working with Core Curriculum State Standards also known as Core Standards or with an individual state or countries' standards, solving equations is definitely a required skill. Finally, students can be taught some of the fundamentals of equation-solving even ahead of the typical prerequisite of performing operations with negative numbers.< Less

In this free algebra decoder worksheet students solve 2-step equations and then match their answers to parts of a secret message. Students are reinforced by immediate feedback which is excellent for... More > both learning and motivation. If teachers require students to show work, they reduce much grading overhead, because a correctly decoded message with work shown indicates the student has performed the standard. Whether students are working with Core Curriculum State Standards also known as Core Standards or with an individual state or countries' standards, solving equations is definitely a required skill. Finally, students can be taught some of the fundamentals of equation-solving even ahead of the typical prerequisite of performing operations with negative numbers.< Less

This short worksheet provides immediate feedback for students as it is self-checking. It is fun and satisfying for students because the answers correspond to letters that decode a secret message.... More > Students write equations of lines in slope intercept form when given two points, a point and the slope, and the slope and the y-intercept. You may also be interested in other PUZZLE MATH worksheet and books including, "PUZZLE MATH: Mixed Derivatives", and "PUZZLE MATH: Trigonometry and Logarithms".< Less

Students who need practice performing subtraction can use this short worksheet that provides immediate feedback as it is self-checking. While having fun decoding a secret message (and getting... More > immediate, satisfying feedback) young students will complete fifteen subtraction problems. Similar PUZZLE MATH worksheets and books on subtraction and later math topics are available at www.lulu.com/roxlulu, including, "PUZZLE MATH: Subtracting a Single Digit", "PUZZLE MATH: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions", "PUZZLE MATH: Trigonometry and Logarithms", and "PUZZLE MATH: Mixed Derivatives".< Less

To aid students with memorizing their math addition facts, author Roxanne Eckenrode has created "PUZZLE MATH: Adding by First Making Ten". When students wish to find a sum like 7 + 5, she... More > guides them through the steps to consider what plus 7 will first result in 10. 'Stealing' 3 from the 5, students make 10 and then add in the remaining 2 for a result of 12. No more adding single digits with their fingers for students using this latest PUZZLE MATH worksheet! Similar PUZZLE MATH worksheets and books on computation and later math topics are available at www.lulu.com/roxlulu.< Less

This worksheet has a general selection of problems to help review 4th Grade math concepts. It provides immediate feedback for students as it is self-checking. It is fun and satisfying for students... More > because the answers correspond to letters that decode a secret message.< 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 letters that decode a secret message. Students... More > simplify fractions such that they will review all multiplication facts (times tables) while factoring the numerators and denominators. They will confirm that they reduced each fraction correctly with the decoder. You may be interested in the PUZZLE MATH worksheets on fractions, "PUZZLE MATH: Mixed Derivatives", and "PUZZLE MATH: Trigonometry and Logarithms".< Less

This 22-page book is a first of its kind, providing a very active introduction to Calculus with discovery-style instruction and nine student centered decoder-style worksheets. Students are motivated... More > both by the instantaneous feedback and their inevitable success! Teachers love the improvement in comprehension as well as the ease of grading self-checking materials!
Students investigate slope and average velocity to form a concept of instantaneous velocity expressed first as limits as x approaches a and then as h approaches 0. Next they derive the power rule, including using expressions with irrational constants, negative powers, roots, etc. Then they build to using the power rule when the base is a linear expression. They informally experience the chain rule and then move to more formal representations. Finally, they are introduced to the product rule, which serves as template for learning additional rules more formally.< Less

This 22-page book is a first of its kind, providing a very active introduction to Calculus with discovery-style instruction and nine student centered decoder-style worksheets. Students are motivated... More > both by the instantaneous feedback and their inevitable success! Teachers love the improvement in comprehension as well as the ease of grading self-checking materials! Students investigate slope and average velocity to form a concept of instantaneous velocity expressed first as limits as x approaches a and then as h approaches 0. Next they derive the power rule, including using expressions with irrational constants, negative powers, roots, etc. Then they build to using the power rule when the base is a linear expression. They informally experience the chain rule and then move to more formal representations. Finally, they are introduced to the product rule, which serves as template for learning additional rules more formally.< Less