Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 3-5 by Terry Stickels
Over 300 Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills

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Number puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school students. In these two new collections, puzzle master Terry Stickels provides puzzles and brain games that range from simple to challenging and are organized by grade level and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content areas. Each book offers over 300 brain games that will help students learn core math concepts and develop critical thinking skills. The books include a wide range of puzzle types and cover a variety of math topics, from fractions and geometry to probability and algebra.

About Terry Stickels

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Terry Stickels is one of the foremost puzzle creators in the world. In addition to his King Features syndicated puzzle, Stickelers [sic], he also creates Frame Games puzzles and Stickdoku puzzles for USA Weekend. He is the author of more than a dozen books including The Little Bathroom Book of Sudoku, The Little Bathroom Book of Kakuro, and The Big Book of Stickelers from Fair Winds Press. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas. Will Shortz, Crossword Editor for The New York Times proclaims that "Terry Stickels' puzzles are perfect brain stimulators for young and old alike and they build problem-solving skills that are useful both academically and in everyday life." Visit his website at
Published August 11, 2009 by Jossey-Bass. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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