Marcy Cook Math Tiles/Books.. I want them so bad!!
#1
Posted 24 June 2008  02:39 PM
1) knows where you can buy something similar, but less expensive?
2) has some they would like to sell?
I realize they could be selfmade, but not by me. I don't have the mathematical mind for it. I just have to have some though... that much I know!
For those who don't know what I'm talking about... Marcy Cook is a math genius who has produced numerous (rather crude handdrawn) pages of every sort of mathematical problem imaginable. The student uses 10 foam number tiles (09) to solve the problems on each page. Each # can only be used once. Her website is: www.marcycookmath.com/
#2
Posted 24 June 2008  11:45 PM
#3
Posted 25 June 2008  06:53 AM
I have never found anything similar...
#4
Posted 25 June 2008  01:45 PM
#5
Posted 25 June 2008  10:06 PM
We use all the Marcy Cook 100 Ideas and my third graders love doing it!
www.marcycookmath.com
Third Grade Team  Lakeway Elementary
Math with Marcy Cook
Marcy Cook Math resources are handson math materials that engage all levels of learners on a large variety of math topics.
The Learning Center has a tremendous library of Marcy Cook math, which not only makes learning very effective but is also a lot of fun.

I taught fifth and sixth grade for 15 years and absolutely love Marcy Cook and the math ideas she has. You can do a search for her on google.com and I'm sure you'd find her website with no problem. Her books are probably close to $15 by now, but worth every cent. The book "I have..." is great for mental math and covers a huge range of standards. Another great book of hers is Bulletin Boards... in which you put up a variety of numbers in different sizes, shapes and colors and then ask questions regarding them. It's excellent for following directions and math skills as well. Once you start using her books you won't know how you survived without them.

I definitely agree about Marcy Cook. You'll also want to consider her activity cards. They are about $15/packet and the student has to use logic to place digit tiles from 09 in the correct positions to solve all of the problems. They cover virtually every skill you can think of.
My students also like a variety of games including 24 (great for mental math), Yahtzee (multiplication and addition), Mastermind (deductive reasoning), Equate (like Scrabble with numbers and symbols) and Set (set theory). If you have access to computers, 2 great programs are Ice Cream Truck and Math Arena. Ice Cream Truck is a business simulation and Math Arena can be played for mixed practice or used for a specific skill.

http://illuminations...n35/index.html...
Possible Solution Sets This lesson focuses on forming numbers to meet specific requirements. Careful reading of information and understanding of mathematical language are important to finding appropriate solutions. Using the problemsolving strategies of looking for patterns and establishing an organized list will aid students in finding all the possible solution sets. This lesson is taken from "Ideas: Possible Solution Sets" by Marcy Cook

http://illuminations...ail.aspx?id=U75
http://www.wrightgro...3481&longCopy=Y
Here is a Set of 40 UNUSED Math STUDENT Workbooks (only 30 books are pictured below, but this lot will include 40 books)  MathLand ARITHMETWISTS by MARCY COOK © 1995 by Creative Publications ISBN# 1561076260  One side is EQUATIONS and the other side is NUMBER COMBINATIONS  These workbooks say 3 on the back (3rd grade) and are Level D
These books are student practice books. There are 24 pages of "Equations" on one side and when you flip the book over, there are 24 pages of "Number Combinations" on the other side. There isn't a table of contents, but here is a summary of what is written on the inside cover to "Dear Student,..."  This is an arithmetic practice books for a student. The student can work at his/her own pace after finishing class math projects, in free time, or as a homework assignment. The "twist" in these problems is that there are many answers to one problem and the student's job is to figure out a good way to work the problem. The student can possibly use manipulative (Numeral Tiles, dominoes, Pattern Blocks, or a calcalutor) to help solve the problems or work with a partner or on his/her own.

We will continue to use Marcy Cook Math  the students love the challenge. Their problem solving strategies especially guessandcheck are really improving!

http://www.etacuisen...276&prodId=4276
http://homeschool.ed...x?itemid=181618

Wendy Murdoch
A great math resource for various topics is Marcy Cook Math. She has a ton of resources to buy for using tiles that are numbered from 19. The activities require students to arrange the tiles in the appropriate spot. For example, 7 + __ = 1__ (6,3), etc. It is great for students working on problem solving skills. The tile task cards come in sets of 20. It could be a homework assignment, and the students receive a different card each week. For more information go to www.marcycookmath.com

Does this help?
http://www.wrightgro...isbn=0076033481
#6
Posted 28 June 2008  10:01 AM
They seem to be a little cheaper, although probably not as thorough. But you can also get science, phonics, and reading books.
#7
Posted 07 February 2010  02:27 PM
But, at $15 a book... they clearly weren't created for home educators. Before breaking down and just splurging on a few sets, I thought I would at least see if anyone from the hive:
1) knows where you can buy something similar, but less expensive?
2) has some they would like to sell?
I realize they could be selfmade, but not by me. I don't have the mathematical mind for it. I just have to have some though... that much I know!
For those who don't know what I'm talking about... Marcy Cook is a math genius who has produced numerous (rather crude handdrawn) pages of every sort of mathematical problem imaginable. The student uses 10 foam number tiles (09) to solve the problems on each page. Each # can only be used once. Her website is: www.marcycookmath.com/