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  • Item #: 059812
    ISBN: 9780985472528
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    I love the line on the front cover: “Math is often taught as all scales and no music. This book contains the music!” Our math study is indeed lacking if we don’t see how it can be used to do wonderful things. The book’s first premise is that we learn through being challenged. Students, secondly, should be presented with these challenges in ways that intriguingly connect math and the real world. Each chapter introduces concepts and discusses the real world situation using a charming animal companion and an Einstein-like character drawn in black and white cartoons. The formula and key processes they discuss are highlighted on a drawn chalkboard. The 21 chapters each pull from a wide variety of topics: astronomy, problem solving, algebra, probability, ratios, perimeter and circumference, area, volume, analogies, speed, bases and more. First in each chapter come problem sets. You can easily select the difficulty of problems to specifically challenge your student. All material covers four different levels of difficulty: easy, somewhat challenging, challenging and very challenging. Each problem set has “warm up” exercises with one problem for each of the four different levels. After a few pages of problem sets come extended sets of questions at each level--a good handful (5 or so) of questions per level. Answers are provided in full and comprise 125 pages of the book. Pages are reproducible for classroom use. 398 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 035310
    ISBN: 9780439448550
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    Most kids love playing card games. It seemed like Stephen used to invent new ways to play "War" just about every other week. This teaching resource from Scholastic capitalizes on that interest and uses it to help sharpen math skills. It contains rules and reproducibles for 25 games kids can play using a standard deck of cards. These games, designed for two or more players, practice basic operations, math facts, fractions, decimals, order of operations, and more. Examples of games include "Card Countdown," where players start at 100 and race to 0 by subtracting the value of drawn cards, and "Operation Rules," where players earn points by using drawn cards to make equations. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 056750
    ISBN: 9780823427628
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    Seeing Symmetry, written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy, uses bright and impressive drawings to help teach concepts of horizontal line, vertical line and rotational symmetry. Practically everything under the sun (as well AS the sun, for that matter) conforms to some variant of symmetry, and this book provides excellent examples of the many examples, both manmade and natural! 32 pgs, pb. ~ Nick

  • Item #: PMUS1A
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  • Item #: 033665
    ISBN: 9780967991535
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    This volume has 27 chapters covering sequences, problem-solving, money, fractions, multiplying, exponents, percents, measurement, probability, ratios, proportions, negative numbers, division, distance, algebraic thinking, algebra and equations, using algebra, square roots, circumference, area, logic, and decimals.

  • Item #: 031683
    ISBN: 9780756697969
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    Whether you are a math enthusiastic or math-phobic, this book is sure to engage your brain! Students will read about men and women with great math brains who changed our world, have the big ideas of math explained with clarity, and be given the opportunity to grow their math brain through the diverse activities found within the pages of the book. Each two-page layout is brightly colored and packed with informational tidbits, illustrations, and scattered activities covering topics such as number systems, sequences, calculation tips, 2-D and 3-D dimensions, shapes, magic squares, optical illusions, logic, infinity, and much more. An example from the Seeing Sequence page explains that "Math is the search for patterns - patterns of numbers, of shapes, of anything. Wherever there's any kind of pattern, there is usually something interesting going on, such as a meaning or a structure. A number sequence obeys a rule or pattern - the fun is in figuring out the pattern." Sample sequences are then given, and the activity provides step-by-step instructions for mathematical art, using sequences of squares to create a golden rectangle and spiral. Some additional math tools are required for the activities including a ruler, compass and tape measure. A glossary, index and answers are located in the back of the book. HC. 128 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: PMUS6A
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  • Item #: 066827
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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 #: 049206
    ISBN: 9781580892841
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    This hands-on rhyming book is perfect to use with Teddy Bear Counters. Using catchy rhymes, it gives beginning lessons on ordinal numbers, graphing, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Undoubtedly, this will be a welcome addition to a little one's math lesson. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 061048
    ISBN: 9781465420176
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    Maybe your students wouldn't typically describe math as "amazing," but they will see math differently with this book! Each color-popping page presents pop-outs, sliders, lift-the-flaps and other hands-on methods to illustrate different math concepts. 17 cardboard pages cover addition and subtraction, shapes (2D and 3D), multiplication and division, volume, and fractions, offering concise explanations and helpful tips for figuring. A two-page fun quiz tests students knowledge and a glossary in the back rounds out this DK hardcover book. All learners, but especially visual ones, will benefit from "seeing" math. – Steph

  • Item #: PMUS3A
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  • Item #: PMUS4A
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  • Item #: 019572
    ISBN: 9780071452878
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    This book is designed to teach students tricks and tips on how to produce a better score on the math section of the SAT test. The content of the book is laid out so that concepts are explained in short, easily digestible bits immediately followed by several examples with detailed solutions. Topics covered include but are not limited to fractions, comparisons, roots, averages, number theory, percents, substitution, exponents, factoring, quadrics, perimeter, area, volume, and surface area. The book ends with 3 sets of practice tests that simulate the types of problems you are likely to see the day of the real test. Although the author's claim that the contents of this book will improve your score by 100 points or more may or not be accurate, I do believe mastery of the material presented in this book will certainly work to improve your overall math score. -Enh

  • Item #: PMUS5A
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  • Item #: PMUS2A
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  • Item #: 041962
    ISBN: 9780979252105
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    You have questions; he has answers. Art Reed, who worked for nine years advising and answering parents' questions for Saxon Publishers, has written an entire book to help you navigate the Saxon Ocean. Not only does he include the most frequently asked questions, but has separate sections tailored to every level of the curriculum from grades 4-12 (he does not address the primary levels in this book). He discusses everything from the changes between editions to which levels you can skip to student placement and what type of calculator is best to use, including the underlying philosophy and recommended implementation of the Saxon program. If you use the Saxon math program or are considering it an option, the advice here could save you both time and money.

  • Item #: 040290
    ISBN: 9780978541323
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    This book isn't what I expected. I thought I would be spending time looking through a book that offered help in everyday math concepts. A journal of ideas proven to be effective. Not so! This is a spiral bound book of 60 double-sided pieces of graph paper. The graph paper has ¼" squares and is perfect for doing math problems. Number alignment can be a real issue in math, and it's so important for accuracy. Have your student do math problems on the pages in this book and you will have a record of past work and concepts they have covered. This allows you and your student to use the book as a reference. Voila! You have created your own Math Journal! I know this is recommended for grades K-6, but it would be helpful at any age. Use it for working on fractions, place value, graphing, and so much more. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 043223
    ISBN: 9781933407913
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    Math is used every day and all around us, and with this book by Visual Manna you can help your students realize the concept. This book can be used as a supplement to your math program which would allow students to see the connection to cooking, architecture, engineering, and other aspects of everyday life. It touches upon the math concepts of money, time, measurement, geometry, real numbers, whole numbers, integers, fractions, angles, multiples, prime numbers, and factors. Students will see how, through the centuries, famous artists have used math to create great works. Learn about the Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Mean, symmetry, and more as you look at the use of math in art. 83 pgs, pb. – Donna

  • Item #: 010779
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    Manipulatives to use along with the Making Math Meaningful Sets.

  • Item #: 002869
    Retail: $42.99
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    Brush up on those math facts anywhere! Math Shark has a sleek, classy appearance with a shape reminiscent of a shark. This portable device allows you to practice all four basic operations plus fractions, decimals, and percents AND includes a calculator. There are 8 difficulty levels for each basic operation. Timed function helps increase computational speed. The large LCD screen displays problems either horizontally or vertically. The best part, though, is that it's built to go - take it in the car, take it to the store, use it in the summer to keep those skills sharp! Timed drills with the lights and sounds will make practicing math much more fun than typical paper drills. A blinking green light means you've answered correctly, while a red one means you're wrong. 2 AA batteries required but not included.

  • Item #: PMUS6B
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  • 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 #: 036327
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    Grasping foundational math concepts begins early. As children begin to recognize differences in colors and shapes, they are also learning skills necessary for math success in the elementary years. Taking these early skills and further developing them is the goal of this colorful and engaging kit. Containing 12 laminated cards with increasing levels of difficulty and 36 molded rubber vehicles, the included instruction manual provides a variety of activities to get your children on the road to learning.

    Vehicle shapes are planes, cars, trains, tractors and trucks in six vibrant colors (red, blue, green, yellow, purple and orange). The illustrated cards are color-coded to concepts taught: sorting by shape, sorting by color, number representation, and double entry tables for learning color/number positioning. Children will also learn math attributes like grids through the use of the various manipulative activities.

    The instruction manual provides directions for at least 12 activities, but this versatile set may quickly become your favorite math tool for teaching your growing math student. Children will be able to use these quality manipulatives for addition/subtraction as well as beginning multiplication skills. They would also provide a nice exploratory/discovery play opportunity for children during free time. The possibilities are plentiful. The set comes in a sturdy cardboard box with a plastic handle for convenient storage and easy transportability. ~Deanne

  • Item #: PMUS1B
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  • Item #: PMUS4B
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  • Item #: PMUS3B
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  • Item #: 028386
    ISBN: 9780375812569
    Retail: $34.99
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    I'm always shocked when someone tells me they dislike history and find it boring. I've always loved history because it's the magnificent story of our past – triumphs, tragedies, endurance, courage, heartbreak, justice, injustice, adventure, freedom, change – how could that be boring? This treasury of stories shows readers that American history isn't just about dates and facts, it's about the amazing events that have brought our country to where it is today. Starting with the establishment of the first city in 1564 and ending with the election of 2000, it includes 100 stories that show America's character and its history. All kinds of stories are included; well-known and obscure, funny and sad, admirable and disgraceful. The stories are easy-to-read narratives of true events or descriptions remarkable accomplishments. Each story is about 3-4 pages long and pages feature full-color illustrations. Stories are presented chronologically but there are notes following some of them that identify other stories that link together as well as suggestions for further reading. Help students see that history is full of captivating, motivating, heartbreaking, and interesting stories with this great treasury. By Jennifer Armstrong, 358 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: PMUS2B
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  • Item #: 023985
    ISBN: 9789810185107
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  • Item #: 023977
    ISBN: 9789810184940
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