Addition Adventures (Math Mosaics)
Each page holds a riddle like: "Your pet lizard has escaped and you've got to find him right away because your parents' guests are due to arrive in thirty minutes! Use the clues to draw a path to your lizard's hiding place." The grid holds pictures of possible hiding places and to figure out which item he's hiding behind, you need to solve the addition problems. Each problem has the form 4 + __ = 8 (W). Using the missing number and directional cues (N, E, W, S) found in parentheses as above, you start at the black star in the grid and travel the appropriate number of spaces in the direction given for each problem.
You don't need to be Sherlock Homes to solve the riddles in these books, but you do need to be ready to solve some math problems! Each book contains 30 puzzles to solve, based around a grid and a list of approximately 20 math problems. In the addition and subtraction books, you use the answers you get to plot a course around the grid and locate an object or answer. In the other books, answers to the math problems will provide instructions on coloring blocks of the grid to form the answer to a question or a picture. Either way, suspense builds as you complete the math problems and start to reveal patterns in the grid! Solutions included in each book. Does math practice really get any more fun than this? ~ Steph