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  • Item #: 018292
    ISBN: 9780965730013
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    A non-technical book that explains math from counting to calculus. Topics build on one another, providing the reader with a complete overview of mathematics. This book is divided into three sections - elementary (numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, negative numbers, exponents, pre-algebra), intermediate (solving one algebraic equation, solving a system of equations, word problems, functions, graphing, geometry, measurement of geometric figures, trigonometry), and advanced (logarithms, complex numbers, finding geometry, using algebra, introducing calculus, the derivative, the integral). This is not a text, but a discussion that includes numerous worked examples. For parents, students, or anyone who wants to understand math. Also useful as a comprehensive math reference.

    It does no good to have a text without practice of the concepts. Students read the content found in the main text "Understanding Mathematics," then complete the corresponding section in the solutions (companion) guide. The first half of the guide offers hints, examples, explanations, exercises, and problems for practice. Each chapter's content builds on the previous chapter, and initial problems incorporate the new concept presented in the main text and more challenging problems with multiple concepts by the end of the chapter. The second half of the book gives the solutions for all of the problems in the book. A 20-question chapter summary concludes each chapter. The text along with the solutions guide provide extra practice in specific skill areas, allow students to work ahead of their curriculum for an added challenge, or can be used for a comprehensive review before taking a standardized test. Sc.~ Anh / Donna

  • Item #: 047522
    ISBN: 9780965730037
    Retail: $24.95
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    A non-technical book that explains math from counting to calculus. Topics build on one another, providing the reader with a complete overview of mathematics. This book is divided into three sections-- elementary (numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, negative numbers, exponents, pre-algebra), intermediate (solving one algebraic equation, solving a system of equations, word problems, functions, graphing, geometry, measurement of geometric figures, trigonometry), and advanced (logarithms, complex numbers, finding geometry, using algebra, introducing calculus, the derivative, the integral). This is not a text, but a discussion that includes numerous worked examples. For parents, students, or anyone who wants to understand math. Also useful as a comprehensive math reference.

    It does no good to have a text without practice of the concepts. Students read the content found in the main text "Understanding Mathematics," then complete the corresponding section in the solutions (companion) guide. The first half of the guide offers hints, examples, explanations, exercises, and problems for practice. Each chapter's content builds on the previous chapter, and initial problems incorporate the new concept presented in the main text and more challenging problems with multiple concepts by the end of the chapter. The second half of the book gives the solutions for all of the problems in the book. A 20-question chapter summary concludes each chapter. The text along with the solutions guide provide extra practice in specific skill areas, allow students to work ahead of their curriculum for an added challenge, or can be used for a comprehensive review before taking a standardized test. sc. ~ Ahn/Donna

  • Item #: 066785
    ISBN: 9781425816445
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    Text-Dependent Questions is another way to say reading comprehension. In the area of math do students understand the word problem they just read enough to solve the problem? This book offers 480 question stems questions that guide students to connect what they are learning to previous knowledge. Question stems in this book cover 12 skill areas: analyzing meaning and making a plan, understanding numbers and relative units, moving from concrete to abstract thinking, identifying and using appropriate tools, applying properties of operations, using problem-solving strategies, forming mathematical conjectures, communicating mathematical thinking, considering ideas of others, justifying strategies/processes/solutions, creating word problems, and discovering mathematics in the real world. Each skill area includes an overview, four levels of question stems (K-1, 2-4, 5-8, 9-12), examples, 10 question stems, and an activity page for each level. Question Stems can be used as written or adapt them to meet your needs. This book may be copied for classroom or family use and is a good comprehension-type of supplement for math, giving clarity to word problems. ~ Donna

  • Item #: MPC6PK
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     This package includes:

    Exploring the History of Medicine

    Classical Composition III: Chreia/Maxim DVD

    Memoria Press Geography II Complete Set

    Second Form Latin Complete Set

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level G Student Edition

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level G Teacher Edition

    What's That Bird Set

    Understanding Mathematics Grade 6 Pupil

    Understanding Math Gr.6 Quizzes & Speed Tests

    Understanding Math Gr. 6 Tchr's Manual Part 1

    Understanding Math Gr. 6 Tchr's Manual Part 2

    Understanding Mathematics Grade 6 Test

    Exploring History of Medicine Suppl Std ?s 3E

    Exploring History of Medicine Tchr Ky/Tsts 3E

    Sixth Grade Curriculum Manual

    Core Skills: Language Arts 2014 Grade 6

    Memoria Press Literature Sixth Grade Package

    Christian Studies Book III Student (2nd Edtn)

    Christian Studies Book III Teacher Manual 2ED

    Famous Men of the Middle Ages Set

    Famous Men of the Middle Ages Flashcards

    Classical Compositn III: Chreia/Maxim Stdt Bk

    Classical Compositn III: Chreia/Maxim Tchr Gd

    English Grammar Recitation Wkbk III Stdt Bk

    English Grammar Recitation Wkbk III Tchr Gd

    New Testament Flashcards Set of 113

  • Item #: MPC6CS
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  • Item #: 060818
    ISBN: 9781601448866
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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 #: 031017
    ISBN: 9781601449092
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    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 #: 052042
    ISBN: 9781601444530
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    Geometry isn't treated with the intensity in middle school, in many cases, for high school success in the subject. This book follows the National Math Standards and presents an introduction to the basics of geometry. Students won't just learn the properties of geometry, but will learn the reasoning behind the properties and learn the basics of geometric proofs and coordinate geometry. A glossary is included in this 256-page book that can be used as a text in junior high and it is reproducible for family or classroom use.

  • Item #: 057641
    ISBN: 9781931181976
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    Using a 5 step process, students learn to organize their thinking and understanding of mathematical problems. Every two-page spread is intended for one problem, and provides 1) space to write the question or facts; 2) 1 cm grid space to use one or more strategies to solve the problem; 3) lines to write math terminology; 4) a larger area in which to justify your solution by explaining your reasoning; and 5) space in which to apply your solution to another problem or situation. There are enough pages (80) to do 40 problems and makes a nice companion to your math curriculum. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 054854
    ISBN: 9781931980562
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    This kit includes the Money Card Games Manual (a chapter from the Math Card Games Book) and Money Cards. This set can be used with any math curriculum for a better understanding of money – sorting coins, counting money, money combinations, giving change, and buying and selling – functions with coins only.

  • Item #: 065940
    ISBN: 9780890519073
    Retail: $39.99
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    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 #: 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 #: 068542
    ISBN: 9781593461607
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     Understanding Operations Lessons are for 1st grade students learning early addition and subtraction with a focus on 0-20 and introducing composition and decomposition. Requires the RekenMathLine 100.

  • Item #: 056749
    ISBN: 9780823430499
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    Writer David A. Adler and illustrator Edward Millar's book Millions, Billions, & Trillions provides an imaginative and logical approach to understanding larger numbers. The book provides hands on experiments, pleasing visuals that provide clarity for this abstract idea. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Nick

  • Item #: 068539
    ISBN: 9781593461577
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    Understanding Operations materials focus on early addition and subtraction, introducing tens and ones.Uses either the MathLine or the MathLine+ (for very young or students having fine motor difficulties).

  • Item #: 068544
    ISBN: 9781593461682
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     Understanding Operations Lessons focus on double digit addition and subtraction for numbers 0-100 with composition and decomposition and introduces multiplication. Requires the RekenMathLine 100.

  • Item #: 057284
    ISBN: 9781425812119
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    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 #: 068537
    ISBN: 9781593461704
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    Understanding Operations for ML 5x20 II is for 3rd and 4th grade students who are ready for multiplication and division. Lessons include partial products/quotients, and long division.

    All workbooks use the RekenMathLine 5x20.

  • Item #: 068535
    ISBN: 9781593461615
    Retail: $7.95
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     Understanding Operations for ML 5x20 II is for 3rd and 4th grade students who are ready for multiplication and division. Lessons include partial products/quotients, and long division.

    All workbooks use the RekenMathLine 5x20.

  • Item #: 068543
    ISBN: 9781593461666
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

     Understanding Operations Lessons focus on double digit addition and subtraction for numbers 0-100 with composition and decomposition and introduces multiplication. Requires the RekenMathLine 100.

  • Item #: 068536
    ISBN: 9781593461623
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

     Understanding Operations for ML 5x20 II is for 3rd and 4th grade students who are ready for multiplication and division. Lessons include partial products/quotients, and long division.

    All workbooks use the RekenMathLine 5x20.

  • Item #: 068541
    ISBN: 9781593461593
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

     Understanding Operations Lessons are for 1st grade students learning early addition and subtraction with a focus on 0-20 and introducing composition and decomposition. Requires the RekenMathLine 100.

  • Item #: 066108
    ISBN: 9780987873910
    Retail: $0.00
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      Math is used in every aspect of life and there is no exception for horse lovers. This workbook shows students how to apply math concepts to working with horses daily. Intended as a supplement for 4th or 5th grade, this workbook is full of real-world story problems that will invite the horse lover in your life to also love math.

      This isn’t a systematic presentation of math concepts. Sections are arranged per the horse information, not the math. For example, the first chapter is titled A Day in the Life and is about telling time (timelines) and doing time problems. The student is asked to draw hands on clocks to show specific times and math problems that ask the student how long an event might take or how long it took to complete a task. There is no instruction on how to do the problem; it is assumed that the student will already know this. A Trip to the Tack Store is about money. Horse Science and Stable Management and Sports include addition, multiplication, and measurement. Horse Facts and Math Games and Things to Make and Do, give horse lovers an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the book – work through a math maze, crack the race code, learn some horse history, make your own hay net, make your own fly fringe, make horse cookies, and more. Pages with math problems to work provide work space and answers are found at the back of the book.

      Level 1 is the first in a three-book series that is in progress right now. The book is 175 pages, and spiral bound, for ease of use. For more math activities, students can join the Horse Lovers Math Club at horseloversmath.com. Combine the real-world of horses with math application that is sure to please the horse lover in your family. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 023426
    ISBN: 9781619991163
    Retail: $39.95
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  • Item #: 023427
    ISBN: 9781619991156
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 023428
    ISBN: 9781619991095
    Retail: $119.95
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  • Item #: 068540
    ISBN: 9781593461585
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  • Item #: 068538
    ISBN: 9781593461720
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  • Item #: 052860
    ISBN: 9780764598364
    Retail: $16.99
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    If you feel a little rusty with your math skills and would like to familiarize yourself with the subject again, this resource is a perfect fit. This book is intended to refresh a parent's understanding of elementary school mathematics. Beginning with an overview of arithmetic, this crash course will take you all the way to basic geometry and measurement. The author presents each topic in a straight-forward, simple format, making it easy to follow along. There are 58 lessons in all, with exercises and answers at the end of most lessons. The table of contents is helpful if you just need to find a specific topic quickly. This would also make a great reference if you want to teach your child all of the math concepts without a curriculum textbook. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 042363
    ISBN: 9781583242605
    Retail: $12.95
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    I've never been strong in math but this handy reference book makes things simpler with concise descriptions of terms and clear tables, charts, and diagrams to help students understand. About half the book is an actual dictionary, with over 600 terms (from abacus to zero) that are defined and accompanied by a graphic, diagram, or example. Want to know what standard deviation means? Need to figure out what an isosceles trapezoid looks like? Forget which one's the y-intercept? Just consult this book and all your questions will be answered! The second half of the book includes even more useful information and references such as a multiplication table, conversion tables, clarification of formulas, explanations of symbols, and descriptions of a variety of math concepts. Keep this book in reach during your math studies as a great reference and aid! 130 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel