Will Shortz Presents I Can KenKen! Volume 1: 75 Puzzles for Having Fun with Math (Paperback)

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By Tetsuya Miyamoto, LLC KenKen Puzzle, Will Shortz (Foreword by), Marilyn Burns (Introduction by)
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Description


Not only are these puzzles fun but KenKen helps children improve concentration, logic and arithmetic skills. Children ages 9-12 have excelled in math and gained real-life problem solving skills all from playing a puzzle so engaging that it keeps them coming back for more.

This first book of KenKen for Kids features:
• 75 easy all addition puzzles to get kids excited about KenKen
• Introduction and how to solve instructions from Marilyn Burns
• "Home and Classroom Guide for Parents and Teachers" by Ms. Burns
• Foreword by Will Shortz

About the Author


Tetsuya Miyamoto, the creator of KenKen, is a math teacher. He developed KenKen to help his student develop their calculation and logic skills. He runs a unique mathematics class for grade school children in Japan where he practices “The Art of Teaching Without Teaching.” His teaching method and use of KenKen in his classroom have proven extremely successful. His students regularly go on to be accepted at the most prestigious schools in Tokyo.

KenKen was developed in 2004 by acclaimed Japanese mathematics instructor Tetsuya Miyamoto. His goal was to improve his students' math and logic skill, so he developed a puzzle that would be understandable, fun, and challenging for any level of student. Most importantly, he wanted the puzzle to encourage independent thinking, emphasizing trial and error, concentration, and perseverance.

His methods and puzzle were immediately successful. It quickly became a favorite leisure activity for all ages throughout Japan and then for millions of players worldwide. In 2008, KenKen came to the United States. Soon, it was the first daily feature since the crossword puzzle to appear in The New York Times.

Whether in the classroom, on the beach, waiting for a bus, standing atop a mountain—anywhere you might be—KenKen is always stimulating your brain. It's the puzzle that makes you smarter!



Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780312546410
ISBN-10: 0312546416
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: November 25th, 2008
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Will Shortz Presents...