Math Wizards Wizard Hat    Math Wizards at Work
Trade Math Puzzles
Trade Based Math
Standards Based Math
Wizard Hat

50 Challenging Classroom Ready Trade Related and Standards Based Math Puzzles and Problems 

To Inspire Your Students!

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Math Wizards at Work are 50 entertaining classroom ready trade math lessons that are trade related cool math and logic puzzles set in the work place. Math has never been so much fun!  The Wizards range from easy to difficult.  Detailed solutions are provided for each Wizard.  They are a great way to add pizzazz to your lessons or as extra credit.   Use them as warm-up exercises or as stepping-off points for class discussion or lesson introductions.

Math Wizards at Work are divided into trade areas that span the entire Career-Technical Education (CTE)  curriculum so there is something here for every trade.    Buy the complete book of all 50 Wizards or buy individual Wizards that are best for your class. You can also buy Wizards grouped by trade.       


For years in my classes, I have had a Wizard contest where the number of Wizards solved by each student were counted and posted on the bulletin board. At the end of the year the top 3 students received hand made wizard candles! Who will be the Math Wizard in your class?

Math Wizards at Work is ideal for CTE vocational teachers, high school math teachers, middle school math teachers, and special education teachers.  Math Wizards at Work is a classroom ready math resource that meets academic standards.

Standards Based

Each of the Math Wizards At Work is Standards based trade related math puzzles and problems. Use them to strengthen word/open-ended problem skills for high stakes tests.  Have students write out how they solved the Wizards, explain and defend each step of the solution in paragraph form, and show all work!


Praise for Math Wizards at Work

"Students found the Wizards challenging and were actively engaged with solving the problem.  I can't wait for more Wizards to use in my class."

                                                                        -Auto Tech Instructor


"We do not often find challenging math problems from the academic world that have a true connection to career and technical - most are obviously contrived, use numbers that make no sense in the real world, or use situations that are not applicable or, sometimes, ridiculous to the tradesmen.  So far, I am receiving only good comments about Math Wizards."

                                                                               -Michelle Bonser

  Math Integration Coach, Monroe Career & Technical Institute


"My class spent almost the entire 2 ½ hour session working on the set. Students drew diagrams, discussed and eventually came to the solutions. I liked it because the students were thinking and working together."

                                                          -Law Enforcement Instructor




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The purchaser agrees to the following terms of use.  The purchase of Math Wizards at Work file(s) entitles the purchaser to their use in all of the purchaser's classes.  Math Wizards at Work are not transferable to other teachers or schools.  Department, school building, and school district pricing are available upon request by email:

Gary Scarpello, Ph. D. Presented "Tips for Teaching Math to CTE Students"

Detroit School Distric Office of College and Career Readiness Professional Development Workshop March 2013

24th Annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference 2010 in Louisville, KY

Vermont Career and Technical Education Conference 2010 in Stowe, VT

Presenter at the ACTE 2009 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo

Presentation: Tips for Teaching Math to CTE Students

© 2009 Gary Scarpello

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Updated 2014