Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Dr. Gareth Moore
Publisher: Hungry Tomato
Imagine you are walking on the Inca Trail on your way to Machu Pichu when you fall and find yourself trapped in a clearing with an ancient temple! Unable to find a way back to the trail, you enter the temple. You have to solve puzzles as you make your way through the temple. After you finally make your way through the temple, you wake up mysteriously back on the Inca Trail.
Each step of the book requires you to solve a puzzle that challenges either your perception, math skill, or logic. This book presents a fun way to develop or practice a child's math skills. It does include division and multiplication, so make sure your child can do simple math problems of those types before introducing this book (fourth- to sixth-grade recommended). The pages are colorful, and if any one puzzle is too difficult there are hints (but NO answers) in the back of the book. There are three progressively more explicit hints so the child is given the best chance to figure it out on their own, no cheating possible!