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  • Item #: 032036
    ISBN: 9781433974427
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 032042
    ISBN: 9781433974465
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  • Item #: 032057
    ISBN: 9781433974540
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  • Item #: 032023
    ISBN: 9781433974342
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  • Item #: 032056
    ISBN: 9781433974502
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  • Item #: 032027
    ISBN: 9781433974380
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  • Item #: 032058
    ISBN: 9781433974588
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  • Item #: 039937
    ISBN: 9780531224908
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  • Item #: 044314
    ISBN: 9780892122288
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  • Item #: 066827
    Retail: $19.99
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    Take a step up from learning placemats to a lively and colorfully illustrated math tablecloth! Kids can soak up a lot of knowledge from their surroundings, and they will love to explore all the different concepts featured here. Seasons, months, days and hours, weather, shapes, counting by 1's, 5's, and 10's, counting backwards, comparisons, addition and subtraction, greater and less than, patterns, money, and more are illustrated with cute images of animals and objects. Kids can even use ultra-clean washable markers to answer problems if they wish, and the tablecloth wipes clean with a damp cloth and dish soap. The tablecloth is PVC free, made of PEVA with flannel backing, and measures 52" x 72" (fits table sizes 28"x 46" to 44"x 64"). ~ Megan

  • Item #: 049244
    ISBN: 9781930979147
    Retail: $19.99
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    Miss Jenny awakens a love of math through songs and activities in this music CD-and-book set. She tackles all of the early math strands: geometry, patterns, numbers to 100, addition, subtraction, fractions and even some beginning multiplication. The songs are cute, catchy, and lively with lyrics that kids might actually remember! Your child will enjoy learning the days of the week, meeting the greater-than gator, skip-counting by 2, 5, and 10, telling time, learning the value of money, and using a paperclip to measure – all while singing along with Miss Jenny. The book has all of the lyrics to the songs so you can follow along. The We Love Math Teaching Tips has activity and teaching suggestions correlated to the songs. The book also includes eight mini-books and some reproducible student pages that are used in these activities. An impressive value!

  • Item #: 069719
    ISBN: 9781683440857
    Retail: $39.99
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    This level of Math Lessons for a Living Education has a separate teacher guide, which also includes all quizzes, quiz answers, worksheet answers, a suggested daily schedule, reviews, a final exam and guidelines for an optional end of year student presentation. The end of the book also includes information on transitioning from this level to Book 1 of Principles of Mathematics and even contains the first chapter as an excerpt so you can get a closer look.

  • Item #: 056187
    ISBN: 9780876594513
    Retail: $29.95
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    At the preschool level, life is school. While structure is necessary, much of learning can be done amidst the regular rhythms of life. This is the premise on which the authors, Kathy and Lesli (home educators themselves) base this wonderful resource. Rather than fit home life into school, school should meld into home life. Nine chapters help you focus on your educational priorities and help you visualize and plan what your learning environment (home) will become. These chapters focus on development, learning through play, building a learning environment, organization and special issues that don’t “fit in the box.” Then you’ll find a treasure trove of almost 80 pages of activities encompassing home activities, science, math, language, art, socio-emotional, gross and fine motor skills. Directions are detailed enough and supplies are fairly minimal. Layered with wonderful, full-color pictures of the authors’ preschoolers, directions, and recipes; and accented with personal notes from each author and wonderful educational quotations. Appendices include activity checklists, resources and detailed directions for making a light or sand table. 204 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 037144
    ISBN: 9780890519233
    Retail: $39.99
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      In Book 1, Charlie and Charlotte visit their grandparents farm and learn numbers, shapes, place value, adding and subtracting. Along the way, the children also learn about gardening, baby farm animals, nature, family and love. In the first 30 lessons children will learn about numbers 0-9, place value, rectangles, circles, addition, subtraction, skip counting with 2, 5, and 10, telling time with minutes and hours, and more. The last 6 lessons of the book are review.

  • Item #: 050290
    ISBN: 9780890519240
    Retail: $39.99
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      Book 2 follows the adventures of Charlie and Charlotte once they have returned home from their grandparent’s farm. Using the same format as Book 1, Book 2 content teaches addition and subtraction (including carrying & borrowing), numbers to 100, simple fractions, word problems, skip counting, inches/feet, perimeter, dollars/cents, temperature, graphs, pounds/ounces, liquid measure, and a bit about the seasons, geography, and love of family.

  • Item #: 006285
    ISBN: 9780890519264
    Retail: $39.99
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       In Book 4 the family travels through the United States. The twins and friends learn about landmarks, Americas heroes, and work in their garden as they review concepts from Book 3 and do further work with larger numbers, metric measurement, decimals, operations with equivalent fractions, and more. Math Fact Reviews are incorporated into the lessons so that students won’t forget foundational math information.

  • Item #: 038674
    ISBN: 9781683440246
    Retail: $39.99
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    Continue the adventure with Charlie and Charlotte as they learn about fractions, decimals, percentages, basic geometry, maps, graphs, charts, units of measure, averaging, rounding, Roman Numerals (only 22 lessons at this level).

  • Item #: 032564
    ISBN: 9781683440918
    Retail: $79.98
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  • Item #: 051791
    ISBN: 9780890519257
    Retail: $39.99
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      In Book 3, join Charlie, Charlotte, their baby sister Ella, and their parents as they prepare and go on a mission trip to Peru. Children will review concepts from Book 2 and learn addition and subtraction up to 4 digits, rounding to 10s, 100s, and 1000s, multiplication and division up to 10s, area of rectangles and squares, place value through millions, more measurement, solving for unknowns, greater/less than, and Roman numerals.

  • Item #: 003719
    ISBN: 9780890519271
    Retail: $39.99
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      Book 5 reviews known concepts and teaches multiplying and dividing with 10/100/1000, 2-digit divisors, division w/ remainders as fractions, factoring, common factors, greatest common factor, reducing fractions, proper & improper fractions, least common multiple, finding a common denominator, adding & subtracting fractions w/ uncommon denominators, working w/ mixed numbers, multiply fractions, dividing fractions, multiplying & dividing decimals, and counting back money.

  • Item #: 020541
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  • Item #: 044312
    ISBN: 9780892122318
    Retail: $17.99
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  • Item #: 044311
    ISBN: 9780892122301
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  • Item #: 044313
    ISBN: 9780892122295
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  • Item #: 005422
    ISBN: 9780471317517
    Retail: $19.95
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    Yes, a book that covers all the math you'll ever NEED. Numbers are everywhere, like it or not, and are a very important part of our lives. A surprising percent of people are mathematically illiterate and have trouble doing even grade school math without using a calculator. But this book makes us use our brains so we can once more solve problems in our heads or on paper, without depending on a calculator! A good refresher course for high schoolers, college graduates, or even adults, the 24 chapters go through math from the multiplication table to personal finances, to business math. Advanced word problems, interest rates, exponents and square roots, and much more are covered. Self-tests are included starting in chapter three, with at least two self-tests in every chapter. If you're inclined to skip some chapters, it's good to take the self-tests anyway, to see how well you really know that area. Don't feel intimidated by numbers any longer! Push aside that calculator dependency and use your head! - Megan

  • Item #: 045023
    ISBN: 9780967991580
    Retail: $24.95
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    This is one book that I can honestly say lives up to its title. These math investigations are fascinating, real-life, and even downright scary. Chapter 1 is entitled: "The Nightmare of Payday Loans." You can see where this is going! So many adults fall into the payday loan trap; this investigation shows students why and how you quickly dig a hole you can't climb out of – just by doing the math. The next chapter is: "Corn-Based Ethanol is the Answer to Our Dependence on Foreign Oil---Or Is It?" This one hits close to home for us Midwesterners. The next three chapters are about Media Math Mistakes (Parts 1, 2, and 3). "Lawmakers Make Math Mistakes," "Be Careful When You 'Rent to Own,'" and "How People Lie with Statistics" are among the other very interesting investigations. Not only is the material sure to grab their attention (and ours), but the presentation is engaging, too. Two characters, an Einstein-looking man and a professorial-looking rat, guide students through each chapter. They dialogue in word balloons, conversing about the unfolding investigation. After completion of the investigation, there are four activities (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Einstein) that apply and expand on the knowledge and skills obtained during that investigation. The book wraps up with, "Prices Were Really Cheap When My Parents Were Young! Or Were They?" It sure seems like it to me, but I'll have to do the math to find out for sure! Complete answers with solutions are provided in the back.

  • Item #: 057284
    ISBN: 9781425812119
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Building a solid foundation with basic math skills is so important; children will continue to build on them for the rest of their math lives. Making sure that the essentials are solid can be done with extra practice and activities and this book provides over 250 suggestions that can help from kindergarten to third grade.

    The book is divided by grade level, so you know which activities will be appropriate. The first page of each grade level offers a list of items to be used with the activities. These are items that you may already have in your home but feel free to substitute. At the Pre-kindergarten level, the book suggests about 30 items: vinyl non-skid spots, beanbags, abacus, ball, buttons, hot glue, index cards, number cubes, counters, paper cups, manipulatives, letter tiles, blocks, plastic containers, erasers, puzzle pieces, string, pencils, ribbons, calendar, stickers, interlocking cubes, pen tops, old keys, two containers, marbles, crackers, pictures of animals, dish, cardboard rectangle and tape or chalk. In the first activity you are asked to put vinyl non-skid spots on the floor and children are asked to follow directions to go ___ steps forward or back. If you don’t have the non-skid spots, for example, you can substitute sidewalk chalk and do the activity outside or use tape to put a pattern on your floor or even cut shapes out of construction paper and tape them on the floor. The idea is that they have a trail to follow and count. The supply list is similar at each level with some variation and additional items needed at the higher grades.

    The front of the book offers instruction for the parent/teacher for incorporating activities into your curriculum and information on standards met. The appendices include reproducible pages that consist of a skills inventory (great for keeping track of your child’s math progress), rubrics and pages needed for some of the activities. These same pages are found in pdf format on the resource cd in the back of the book. The activities in this 168-page book add a multi-sensory aspect to learning the foundational material needed in math and would be a great addition for your kinesthetic learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 003721
    ISBN: 9780742416246
    Retail: $15.99
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    This little kit presents a fun, colorful introduction to numbers. A thin write and wipe book invites students to count their way from one to ten. Each page showcases a different number, although the pages themselves are very similar. They contain a colorful scene with many different objects representing the number (three little frogs, three porcupines, three flowers, three dragonflies, etc.) which students can count. A guided line in the middle offers a place for students to practice writing the number. At the bottom of the page, children are encouraged to place the appropriate number of frogs (using the included frog counters) on the pond or log. Another couple of pages offer more counting activities, and the last spread in the book features a fun counting game. Kit includes the write n' wipe book, a write n' wipe pen, ten frog counters, and a 0-10 spinner housed in a sturdy box complete with a handle. – Melissa

  • Item #: 000211
    ISBN: 9781883937126
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

    Through text and pictures, this novel brings to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched math and all branches of science. The author discusses the man's work, his discoveries, and the knowledge later based upon them.

  • Item #: 054206
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    This is a unique approach to math practice – real world math within the context of the 50 states. Work through each state with place value, rounding, estimation, fractions, and percentages using data taken from the Census Bureau for 2008. We live in Illinois, and one example for our state is, "In 2005, the average cost per day for a hospital stay was $1,637; if you double this number, what digit is in the hundreds place?"

    The cd is full of PDF files (you need Adobe Acrobat Reader) arranged alphabetically by state names. Each section or state is referred to as a 'workbook' and includes basic instruction, objectives, 80 practice problems (20 problems in each area mentioned earlier), answer keys, and "What's the Big Idea" which is a blank page on which the student is to explain what they have learned. All content addresses NCTM standards. The activities can be used to reinforce mathematics and social studies, and is designed for the independent learner. Learn a little more about your state and hone your math skills. ~ Donna

    C10011 As a parent or teacher, you have probably heard the complaints about learning math, "Why do I have to learn this, I'll never use it." These books help you answer that question with real world examples and problems.

    These giant volumes include collections of problems to cover a variety of math topics. Within each volume, there are 11 sections or workbooks and each of them contains 10 real world math activities, and each activity is two pages in length. Those two pages are full of word problems which are related to the same topic such as shipping packages, college housing costs, choosing a cell phone plan, or music downloads. Volume I includes workbooks for arithmetic I, calculus I, exponential and logarithmic functions I, fractions, percents, decimals I & II, linear functions I & II, periodic and piecewise functions I, polynomial, power, logistic, rational functions I, quadratic functions I, and sets, probability, statistics I. Volume II contains workbooks for arithmetic II, fractions, percents, decimals III & IV, geometry I & II, graphing & other algebra skills I & II, linear functions III, periodic & piecewise II, quadratic II, and sets, probability, statistics II. Detailed solutions and explanations are included on the pages that immediately follow each activity.

    The purchaser of these volumes has permission to copy for classroom or family use, and activities are mapped to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. CD-ROMs are also available with printable text. This one book will give you word problem practice, reinforcement and supplementation for curriculum, real world topics that can also be used for discussion, and meets the standards – it's like one stop shopping for math! ~ Donna