Help your child master problem solving with CTY's innovative math adventures for middle school and early high school students! Created with generous funding from the AT&T Foundation and Toyota USA Foundation, the Cove includes six CD-ROMs, each launching a new island adventure and covering a different area of math.
In a leaky lifeboat, students survive an ocean storm, marooned on a deserted island once inhabited by Rene Descartes. They discover his parchment notebook, map and other gear, and begin their journey through island tunnels, volcanoes, and many more surprises! At each step, they solve increasingly difficult puzzles and math challenges, earn gold coins, and make entries in their own journal. As they master each math concept, they prepare to tackle the final quest to build a means to escape from the island.
In all modules, students explore mathematical concepts and are challenged to extend their knowledge to become more confident in their abilities, develop problem solving skills, learn to reason mathematically, and apply an understanding of mathematics to real-world problems. Descartes' Cove covers a broad range of topics, and mathematical connections between the modules are a prominent feature of the series.
Descartes' Cove Math Series is $150, plus shipping charge ($5 to US addresses, $10 for all others).
Descartes' Cove Solutions Manual is $30, plus shipping charge ($5 to US addresses, $10 for all others).
You can also order the Descartes' Cove Math Series and the complete Solutions Manual by calling the Johns Hopkins University Press, 1-800-537-5487, and ask for:
Special pricing, based on the number of student users, is available for all schools. School orders should not be placed on this website. For information on school pricing and how to obtain a Descartes' Cove Site License for your school or district, contact email@example.com.
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