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  • Item #: 019120
    ISBN: 9780785426974
    Retail: $51.47
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    Designed to prepare students with the business skills necessary to manage a company or to be a perceptive employee who understands the intricacies of running a successful business, this one-semester course covers a wide range of practical concepts.

    Within the textbook are thirteen chapters, each providing anywhere from two to five lessons, an application situation with discussion questions and a chapter review. Also included is a section focused on the review of basic math skills which covers place value, rounding, adding/subtracting whole numbers, multiplying/dividing whole numbers, exponents, order of operations, fractions, common denominators, decimals, and scientific notation. An included retirement planning guide will help students intelligently prepare for their future. Technology connections are sprinkled throughout the lessons. A glossary and various math formula guides complete the text. It is worth noting that there are no answers provided.

    Diverse topics are covered and include wages, computing hours worked, tips, commissions, raises/bonuses, benefits, profit sharing, employee ownership, stock options, various business types (manufacturing, retail, sales, service, and non-profits), the role of human resource departments (including hiring, employee performance and labor issues), business travel and expenses, corporate banking (simple and compound interest, credit lines, cash flow and production payment costs), business operation expenses, casualty insurance, government regulations, risks of business ownership, sales and marketing, and the ins and outs of mail order businesses.

    One thing I really appreciate about this book is the reading and comprehension level. While many business math or consumer math courses are written at the upper high school and college levels, this course has been written at a 3rd-4th grade reading level, allowing nearly all young people to learn these vital skills. While some of the information may be outdated (copyright 2002), the skills taught are timeless, providing students an excellent introduction to real life math applications. HC. 326 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 059785
    ISBN: 9780817263782
    Retail: $25.35
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  • Item #: 055691
    Retail: $174.50
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    Starline Press is a character-based, state standards aligned curriculum that is designed for independent study. This consumer math course is set up in 10 units, one year to complete, for one full high school credit. Topics covered in this series of workbooks are addition of whole numbers/decimals/percents, subtraction with whole numbers/negative numbers/decimals/percents, handling a checking account, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, units of measure, angles/triangles/quadrilaterals, planes & solid shapes, circle concepts, using variables, geometry & formulas, data analysis, mean/median/mode/range, tables & graphs, equations, writing expressions, order of operations, reasoning, relevant/irrelevant & missing information.

  • Item #: 015729
    ISBN: 9780825138195
    Retail: $25.00
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    Leasing a car, buying on credit, planning a budget - these are just a few examples of "survival math skills." This book contains 46 reproducible activities, each of which is categorized by math content and computational skill for easy integration into your math curriculum. Activities are organized into eight main topics: food costs & nutrition, transportation & vacation costs, saving & checking accounts, household budgeting, buying on credit, job benefits & income, taxes, and miscellaneous. Teacher pages and solutions are included. Although no grade level is recommended, I would recommend these activities for middle school to high school students because activities require students to work proficiently with monetary computations, percents, proportions, and decimals. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 067306
    ISBN: 9781622235858
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 013273
    ISBN: 9780740338014
    Retail: $99.95
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    This software, now packaged in a USB flash drive format, contains a year's worth of lessons in consumer mathematics. The Switched-On Schoolhouse program creates an interactive learning environment by combining written instruction with video clips, audio clips, animation, and vocabulary games (that's right, even in math it's important to learn the appropriate vocabulary). Like other Switched-On Schoolhouse subjects, this computer-based course is NOT intended for self-study. Personal instruction is required. This software is not intended to replace the teacher, but to free up some of the teacher's time by taking care of administrative tasks such as grading and writing lesson plans.

    This course consists of the following ten units: basic math review, personal finance, statistics, taxes & insurance, banking & credit goods, purchase & sale of goods, leisure & travel & retirement, job-related services, and consumer math review. Each unit contains approx. twenty lessons, two to five quizzes, and one unit test. Once the teacher sets up the student calendar, lesson plans are automatically generated by evenly spreading the course work over the total number of school days. Up to five students can be registered on this software, and access for each student is password protected.

    One feature I really enjoyed using was the message posting system. Before each new lesson, the teacher can skim the material and post hints or explanations to potentially confusing sections. During the lesson, the student can read these messages and post his or her own comments and questions (which is really useful if the teacher is not on-hand to answer questions when the lesson is actually completed). The more familiar the teacher is with the course content, the easier it will be to answer student questions, especially since answer keys, but not solutions, are provided. I would consider this elective a high school level course. System requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1 / Windows 10; printer recommended. - Anh

  • Item #: 065940
    ISBN: 9780890519073
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    The Teacher Guide is a very important part of this program. You will find a course schedule, worksheets for each lesson, answer keys (a mix of answers and solutions), quizzes, and tests. Also included in the worksheets are math problems from historical text books, such as Applied Mathematics for Junior High Schools and High Schools and Secondary Arithmetic: Commercial and Industrial for High, Industrial, Commercial, Normal Schools, and Academics and Practical Algebra: First Year Course. These problems help students understand the role of math throughout history, but they are also good thinking math problems. There are two versions of the schedule – two-year and one-year. The two-year schedule is basically one lesson per day using both books to equal two years of junior high math. If you have a student who is really motivated and wants to finish both books in one year, there is a schedule for that. In this option, students complete about 2 to 3 lessons per day – depending on the length. The Student Workbook is consumable (not reproducible); pages are perforated with plenty of space for students to show their work and answer questions.

  • Item #: 067305
    ISBN: 9781622235841
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  • Item #: 067304
    ISBN: 9781622235834
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 001524
    ISBN: 9781565774995
    Retail: $104.15
    Rainbow Price: $68.00

    This Homeschool Kit contains a non-consumable hardcover student text, an answer key to problem sets and tests, and a test booklet. Solution manuals are NOT included.

  • Item #: 000628
    ISBN: 9781565771239
    Retail: $105.25
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    This Homeschool Kit contains a non-consumable hardcover student text, an answer key to problem sets and tests, and a test booklet. Solution manuals are NOT included.

  • Item #: 071141
    ISBN: 9781608263479
    Retail: $0.00
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    Student Packages include student worktext and test booklet.

    Consumable student worktext contains a mix of practice problems and word problems. Space is provided to work out the problems, but some students may prefer having access to "scratch paper" to work problems, especially at the higher levels. The front of the student worktext includes space to record grades for worksheet pages and tests.

    Consumable test booklet is provided to evaluate student progress. Parents are encouraged to reteach previous lessons if the student does not do well. Mastery is the goal, and lessons build upon one another so that future success is dependent on students really knowing the previous concept.

  • Item #: 071143
    ISBN: 9781608263493
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    Includes consumable Student Worktext and Test Booklet.

     

  • Item #: 020297
    ISBN: 9781565771390
    Retail: $17.95
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  • Item #: 020296
    ISBN: 9781591411734
    Retail: $19.05
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  • Item #: 020298
    ISBN: 9781600320149
    Retail: $19.05
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  • Item #: 031017
    ISBN: 9781601449092
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $42.99

    For those using Mathematical Reasoning by Critical Thinking Company, here is the next step after finishing level G. Released in 2018, this course uses the same approach to help students apply reasoning and skill for higher level math. Understanding Pre-Algebra helps lay the foundation that will build confidence before going on to Algebra I.

    This book is standards-based and topics are organized logically. There are 15 chapters Family of Numbers, Working with Integers, Working with Rational Numbers, Ratio/Proportion/Percent, Percent Applications, Algebraic Expressions, Equations and Solving Word Problems, Inequalities and Applications, Understanding Square Roots and Irrational Numbers, Two-Dimensional Geometry, Understanding Volume and Surface Area, Graphing on the Coordinate Plane, Transformations and Congruency, Understanding Functions, and Probability and Statistics. This is a reproducible, consumable workbook with plenty of white space for working problems.

    One of the program's strengths is the abundance of word problems. These are taught using charts and tables, which offer visuals to help students interpret the problem. Chapters are divided into concepts (each is typically 2 pages); cover one concept a day in order to work through the book in one school year. Each concept begins with an explanation or definition; colored sample boxes offer visual instruction or explanation, followed by an exercise or practice. Every chapter is finished out with a Chapter Review, which could be used as a test. Chapter Reviews aren't cumulative but a review of that chapter only.

    Some helpful resources included are a glossary of important math vocabulary, a list of formulas, table of square roots, and answers to the exercises with explanations for some of the more difficult problems. A two-part final exam is also included, which covers all material in the book.

    Prepare your student for high school math and standardized testing with the logical, thorough approach found in Understanding Pre-Algebra. 442 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 071142
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $182.00

    Universal sets include everything necessary for success including manipulatives, the Instructor Manual and DVD, and consumable student worktext and test book. Also included is 12-month access to the digital package for that level. Digital packages include streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson solutions, and other online resources from any browser. You'll also have access to the MUS Digital Manipulatives, using Chrome or Safari browsers.

  • Item #: 065938
    ISBN: 9780890519912
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    The Teacher Guide is a very important part of this program. You will find a course schedule, worksheets for each lesson, answer keys (a mix of answers and solutions), quizzes, and tests. Also included in the worksheets are math problems from historical text books, such as Applied Mathematics for Junior High Schools and High Schools and Secondary Arithmetic: Commercial and Industrial for High, Industrial, Commercial, Normal Schools, and Academics and Practical Algebra: First Year Course. These problems help students understand the role of math throughout history, but they are also good thinking math problems. There are two versions of the schedule – two-year and one-year. The two-year schedule is basically one lesson per day using both books to equal two years of junior high math. If you have a student who is really motivated and wants to finish both books in one year, there is a schedule for that. In this option, students complete about 2 to 3 lessons per day – depending on the length. The Student Workbook is consumable (not reproducible); pages are perforated with plenty of space for students to show their work and answer questions.

  • Item #: 061393
    ISBN: 9780768942491
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    So much can hinge on one SAT that the whole process can seem quite formidable. This hefty, high-quality study aid from Petersons is bound to ease those fears and help you prepare for the SAT. A special section also instructs parents in ways that will best help their student prepare. In-depth subject reviews in Reading, Writing, Language and Math, numerous practice exercises and prep strategies are all especially geared to the SAT newly formatted as of March 2016. Much of test preparation is strategy and practice. This guide helps you diagnose your strengths and weaknesses, provides strategies and reviews and then lots of practice. Also offered are the best of both worlds as far as practice tests: 6 available in the text and access to 3 online tests (Extremely useful if you will be taking the final test via computer.). All tests supply detailed answer explanations. Printed on paper with 10 % post-consumer waste using vegetable-based ink. When test day arrives, you will be well prepared with this volume! 8.5 x 11, 1058 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 060818
    ISBN: 9781601448866
    Retail: $0.00
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    The word 'Algebra' can strike fear into the hearts of many, but Critical Thinking Press has done their part to calm your math nerves and prepare students for higher level math in Understanding Algebra. The newest member of the Mathematical Reasoning line is a full one year algebra course for students at the junior high and high school level in a consumable format.

    The information in this worktext is a user-friendly format and presented in a step-by-step fashion. The text makes a connection between the arithmetic of the elementary years to the algebra they need to succeed in high school math. Twelve chapters begin with the basics and build upon each other Our number system, Evaluating Expressions and Solving Equations, From Words to Algebra/Translating and Solving Word Problems, From Words to Algebra/More Word Problems, Inequalities, Polynomials, Factoring, Working with Radicals, Linear Functions, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Other Types of Functions, and Working with Algebraic Fractions.

    The author begins the book with a simple explanation of "What is Algebra," and then jumps right in. Each chapter is 20 to 30 pages in length and broken into topics. Each topic or lesson offers the student explanations and examples in a very visual fashion. Colored charts, illustrations, and graphs are incorporated for clarity of explanations. Within the lessons, students will be asked questions to assure they know the concept being presented and a 'more practice' section rounds out the lesson. Sets of 'Enrichment Problems' are scattered throughout the chapters to offer additional practice in higher-order thinking using plenty of word problems. There are no chapter tests in this book, so you would need to assess your student's understanding of the concepts by other means grades from the practice sets and exercises might be your best tool for assessment.

    New for the 2017 edition are chapter reviews covering and a final exam.

    A glossary that includes algebra vocabulary and an answer key are found at the back of the book. These are answers and not solutions. A helpful reference page is included. Students will learn about the history of math as they learn math strategies to help them with algebra and beyond. 378 pgs. pb. Reproducible for home and single classroom use. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 045765
    Retail: $299.95
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  • Item #: 042361
    ISBN: 9781933745107
    Retail: $23.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    It's amazing how quickly my math skills surface when faced with a sale! I can figure any percent off at the drop of a hat, if the hat is 30% off. Now that is putting math to good use in real life! How clever to have a game to practice this most-practical application of percents and fractions. The board features spaces such as 1/3 Markdown or 40% Off and the spinner is color-coded with the object cards to make you draw a clothing, appliance, or furniture card. Each card names an item and shows its regular cost. The object is for players to correctly figure the sale price, make wise purchases, and keep accurate records of transactions. Think of all the math being practiced here: fractions, percents, sale terminology, subtraction, making change, calculator skills (for banker, at least), and learning that less % off on more expensive items may mean more savings than a higher percent off on cheaper items. The winner is the person who saves the most money on their items and whose records are 100% accurate. You will need 2-4 players, plus a banker. Recommended for ages 10+, I think your high schoolers may even enjoy this one! Includes board, play money, cards, and game pieces as well as record sheets where players write down their items with regular price, discount %, amount saved and the sale price. Considering we are in the days of debit cards and online banking, learning how to keep records of spending is not something all kids learn in school. Build in some good financial habits now while practicing useful math! ~Sara

  • Item #: 027977
    ISBN: 9781438011059
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    No matter how well a student is performing in high school, there is one aspect of preparation for the ACT that cannot be learned without an ACT prep course: familiarity. Every student will benefit by having a thorough understanding not only of the math, English, reading, writing, and science reasoning skills tested, but also through knowing the format of each section, types of questions, helpful tips and strategies, and other specifics of the test itself. This book prepares students through a review of the necessary school concepts and an in-depth look at the test's nuances. An introduction chapter on preparing for the ACT breaks down the specifics of the test, such as when the ACT is offered, what topics are covered in each section and a breakdown of types of questions, and tips for the test-taking day. Following are detailed chapters on each of the five sections: English, mathematics, reading, science reasoning, and writing. Each of these chapters begins with a description of that portion of the test and specific tips for working through it. The remainder of these chapters is consumed with review of any applicable subject concepts complete with examples and plenty of mock ACT practice questions. The answers to these practice questions clearly explain which answer is correct and why, as well as what makes other answers incorrect when applicable. The last chapter holds two complete ACT practice tests with answer keys, analysis charts, and answer explanations, in order for students to practice what they have learned by simulation. Keep in mind that it is best to know as much as possible about a situation before entering it. Steph

  • Item #: 020310
    ISBN: 9781565770850
    Retail: $17.30
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  • Item #: 020257
    ISBN: 9781600320156
    Retail: $18.70
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  • Item #: 003171
    ISBN: 9781601264664
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.95

    A thoroughly Christian test prep course from Dr. James Stobaugh now in a completely revised and enhanced version. If your child plans to take the SAT test (or the ACT), this combination devotional, literature study, critical reading and thinking tutorial, composition practice, and test prep course is too good to pass up! It not only builds disciplined study skills in your child as he prepares for the SAT and exposes him to “classic” foundational literature, but disciples your child as well with a daily Bible study regimen that prepares him for Christian life on the college campus and beyond. This sends the sure message that daily Christian training should never take a back seat to the training of the intellect. The course consists of 150 lessons that can be completed over the course of one, two, or three years. Using the 3-year plan (which the author highly recommends), students complete one lesson per week the first year, two lessons/week the second year, and three lessons/week the third year. Under the 2-year plan, students complete three lessons per week both years. The one-year “crash course” plan has students work at the rate of one lesson/day. The 3-year plan is preferable, making it possible for your student to consume many more of the referenced literature selections. In case you’re wondering why literature is such as integral part of the course, in Dr. Stobaugh’s words, “Reading good books is the single best preparation for the SAT verbal section.”

    The three main components of the course are: the daily devotion, reading and vocabulary exercises, and math, verbal, and writing exercises. Each lesson begins with a Scripture quotation and reference that can be used as the daily devotional on lesson days. The scripture is followed by the introduction to a book to be read, or a narrative excerpt or a short essay correlated to the basic theme of the lesson, followed by a thought-provoking question. Next is devotional journal time. It is suggested that students using this course spend 30 minutes/day at devotions. A reproducible form, providing an outline for this activity, is included in the appendix. Students who are using the 2- or 3-year plans should choose from one of the targeted scriptures provided in the appendix, or select their own Scripture for meditation on days between lessons. Reading and vocabulary activities come next. It is recommended that students read an average of 30-50 pages per day. Although not mandatory, I would guess that they would want to first read the selections mentioned in the lessons, since their interest in these would probably be piqued. Just looking at the course, it seems that it would be difficult to read all of the selections referred to, especially for students beginning the course in the 10th or 11th grades.

    The author includes a bibliography representing a “comprehensive cross-section of good literature” in the appendix. These were chosen with an eye to selections made by Christian and public colleges in their literature studies and grouped for 9th/10th graders and for 11th graders. You are also free to substitute any titles with ones of your own choosing, though, again, I would guess students would want to read ones referenced in the lessons. Vocabulary words for study are often taken from these works, as well. Students are instructed to make up vocabulary cards for words presented in the lesson as well as unfamiliar words in their reading. A suggested format for these is supplied in the appendix. Lessons continue with Critical Reading passages (and questions) and Critical Thinking questions, usually related to the theme of the lesson. Every fourth lesson includes a writing assignment, again based on the theme of the most recent series of lessons. The writing assignments include all forms of writing. Lessons also contain problems to solve in preparation for the math portion of the SAT test. A kind of “last thought” for the lesson appears in the sidebar. Many of these are test-taking hints and tips for the SAT. Others are meaningful quotations or further literary introductions. These latter are usually tied to the theme of the lesson as established by the Scripture.

    A complete answer key is provided at the end of the lessons. In addition to answers for the objective questions, there are sample essays of each type assigned – very helpful in understanding the nature of the assignment. The useful Appendices include items previously mentioned plus a bibliography of critical thinking skills, test-taking strategies and a meaty section titled “Remedy for College Admission Essays Jitters”. This section includes essential information for the Christian student on surviving and thriving in a secular college setting as well as a collection of 50 sample college admission essays.

    Compared to other SAT preparation courses we carry (Cracking the SAT and Kaplan’s Guide to the SAT), this course has a totally different “feel” emphasizing long-term academic, spiritual, and mental preparation rather than intense test-taking strategy and content review. This course seems more heavily weighted toward the Verbal and Writing part of the SAT, so students might want to supplement with 100 SAT Math Tips and How to Master Them Now! or consult the Cracking the SAT book for additional test-taking strategies and tips. They should also follow Dr. Stobaugh’s advice and take a practice SAT test every two months during this time. A good source for these practice tests is the 10 Real SATs book or those included with other SAT prep books. These tests provide annotated answers (detailed explanations about why a particular answer is the correct choice). That being said, this is a quality, well-designed course that will prepare students both for challenges in college and for their daily walk as Christians. 425 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 000310
    ISBN: 9781565771604
    Retail: $24.93
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