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  • Item #: 068486
    ISBN: 9781530092352
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      Not a traditional comic book, this Thinking Tree journal contains lots of cute and appealing illustrations to color and simple addition/subtraction problems to solve. This journal provides math practice with no instruction. Some pages have a simple grid with the assignment to design “something,” while others ask you to write a story based on a visual prompt. As a fun twist, students “solve math mysteries” instead of problems. Later in the book are several pages with 8 comic book style panels (on a 2 page spread). Two are filled in; you complete the rest. Black & white, 8x8.5”, 170 pp. ~ Sara

  • 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 #: 014127
    ISBN: 9781947484078
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    Right -Brained Math Vocabulary provides parents and teachers interactive, visual and tactile methods for teaching the math vocabulary necessary for math success. Each double-sided page provides a colorfully illustrated vocabulary word with brief explanation, summarized activity and sample sentence on one side, with a story, picture related information or activity, related thinking question and kinesthetic activity. The teaching process is clearly explained: introduce and model the word, get student participation, tell the story, follow with the visual exercise, journal and a kinesthetic activity, and post the word on wall for visual reminder. Use along with the other books in this series or as a companion to your current math curriculum to teach key math concepts. Each page includes 2 vocabulary words with dotted lines to cut between them, the individual vocabulary word card measures 8" x 5 ½". Pages are perforated for easy removal and could easily be laminated. Includes 138 words.

  • Item #: 064923
    ISBN: 9781936266678
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       This set includes 46 Ten-frame Activity Cards (#47349) and 30 Write on/Wipe-off Ten-frame Cards (#52663, individual ten-frame cards). Cards are black printed on white, 4.75” x 7.75” with rounded corners, and are used together to help students understand and reinforce number-bonds, values, and relationships of numbers. The Ten-frame Activity Cards give a visual representation of numbers to help pave the way to abstract thinking. Write-on, Wipe-off Ten-frame Cards can be used with dry erase markers for written number practice or with place value discs.

  • Item #: 060915
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    Moving from 2D to 3D thinking? Have a tactile or visual learner? These geometric shapes are sturdy, 3D, and have a multitude of uses. This set includes 40 pieces: 10 unique shapes, each in 4 colors (blue, yellow, red & green): sphere, hemisphere, cylinder, hexagonal prism, cone, triangular prism, hexagonal prism, tetrahedron, square pyramid and cuboid. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 060838
    ISBN: 9781583246726
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      A number line is one of the simplest teaching tools out there. You can use them for concepts like sequencing, order, skip counting, addition, subtraction, and multiplication with elementary students. Help young learners visualize these ideas and develop their number sense with the 40 games & activities in this book. They can be played in a large group, small group or in pairs and meet several CC standards. There are so many fun ideas in here like making a human number line, creating one on the floor, using a spinner, mingling games, using plastic counters, and lots more to meet all types of learning styles. I think a homeschooler could adapt many of the activities to use with 2-3 children (though some do require a group of 20 or so.) The CD is a digital version of the book with interactive tools for whiteboard presentation. Blackline masters may be reproduced for 1 classroom, co-op, or family. 173pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 058533
    ISBN: 9780761480358
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    The Math Practice the Singapore Way series (available for Grades 1-5) is a fantastic set of supplementary workbooks to help students develop fluency in problem-solving. Grade 3 topics include: numbers to 10,000, time, place value, bar graphs, area & perimeter, multiplication & division, addition & subtraction, length, volume & weight, mental calculations and fractions.

    Math Practice the Singapore Way Grade 3 is part of a workbook series that focuses on problem solving, thinking, and learning strategies that help students review basic concepts through the use of visuals. Based on the Singapore Math syllabus, these exercises will equip students with the essential skills required for today's standardized testing. Math Practice the Singapore Way Grade 3 helps students progress systematically and provides step-by-step answers for improved self-evaluation and learning. The workbook contains tests and an answer key for students to check their work. Grade 3 topics include: numbers to 10,000, time, place value, bar graphs, area & perimeter, multiplication & division, addition & subtraction, length, volume & weight, mental calculations and fractions.

    Product Details Series: Math Practice the Singapore Way Paperback: 132 pages Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Education; Student Workbook edition (May 1, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0761480358 ISBN-13: 9780761480358 Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Item #: 053122
    ISBN: 9781601444080
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    Algebra can be a very difficult course for many students who don't think abstractly. This book offers step-by-step, visual exercises using a balance scale to help with the understanding of 'balancing equations.' Similar to the format of the rest of the Balance Math series, this book additionally offers explanations and instruction for each step of the equation process. For example, the first page shows a balance scale that is level, having a 20 on the left pan and a square containing an x on the right pan. This would indicate that the two are equal. The next illustration shows a balance scale with the square containing the x on the left pan and a question mark (?) on the right pan. To the right of the illustrations is a box with these words, "From the 1st scale we know: 20 = x. Reversing the sides of an equation does not change its value. Therefore, x = 20 =?" Along with the verbiage is a fill-in box where the student will answer "? = ____." The problems are presented as puzzles that engage and really make a student think, and progress from simple to complex. Some review-type pages are placed intermittently throughout the book just to make sure your student understands and can apply concepts. The back of the book offers tips for working with the balance scale visuals, and answers with explanations. The method used for teaching the steps of equations and solving them reminds me a little of the Hands-On Equations products. This would be a super introduction to algebra for younger children, a great tutorial for someone having difficulty with equations, or helpful practice for anyone wants to keep their skills sharp. - Donna

  • Item #: 038177
    ISBN: 9781559535847
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    Math can be fun?? What?? How can that be?? Mixing it up by stepping out of your textbook to see if your student can do some outside problem solving is one way. Each of the 50 pages in this book holds 3 or 4 problems on geometric topics using word problems, visuals and proofs. Using their critical thinking skills, students decide whether or not the given information is accurate. If it is incorrect, they have to explain why. Creator Michael Serra is known for making math interesting to students. Illustrations are clear, as are the instructions. You could use an exercise as a warm-up to a daily geometry lesson, as an good end-of-the-week challenge, to create some friendly competition in a group of students, or even add one to a geometry test as extra-credit. Students appreciate variety as much as we adults do and a supplement like this one is a nice way to spice things up while ensuring their understanding of geometric theorems. Reproducible for your own classroom or family use. Answers in the back. 60pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 036682
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    Ten-frames are a math manipulative used in the Singapore method to help your child think in tens, but they can be used with any math curriculum. This set has four magnetic frames with forty Unifix magnets making it a good value for co-ops, classrooms or multiple children. Teach with these on a magnetic whiteboard or let children use them on a lapboard (or cookie sheet!) Demonstrate addition, subtraction, and place value to help students learn to visualize numbers. Great for a visual or a hands-on learner! Frames look like flat ice-cube trays made of heavy blue magnetic sheets, two rows of five squares each. Each measures 12.5" x 5" and the Unifix cube inserts are 1.75" squares in orange and green (20 of each). ~ Sara

  • 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 #: 026710
    ISBN: 9780883130094
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    Leroy Shrode has combined a detailed geometry textbook with what would normally be a companion workbook so that all the materials are in one place. A new paradigm to me, the answer key to the chapters and unit tests are located at the very front of the book instead of the end - I don't know why - and perforated for easy removal. Shrode states that the real purpose of this book is to teach the student how to think logically rather than mastering geometry. That said, he packs a whole lot of geometry in the 201 pages of text/workbook and 36 pages of unit tests. I remember geometry fondly from my high school days, especially since it solidified my interest in mathematics in general. I'm a very visual person, and the concepts of geometry brought that to bear in my studies like none of my previous math classes could. Shrode's presentation of the subject is very reminiscent of my experiences way back when, especially in the way he helps the student with some prompting at the beginning to nudge them in the right direction without doing all of the work for them. This is definitely not a "fun" book, nor is it colorful by any stretch of the imagination (the only thing I think it lacks), yet it moves the student fairly quickly but thoroughly through the concepts. A good book for the self-disciplined student with an interest in math. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 021809
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    Kids will think these colorful blocks are toys and not the fun teaching tools that they are. It really provides the perfect way to teach and introduce kids to measurement and adding lengths. Included in the set are 12 solid and colorful wooden blocks. Each block is unique; they are all 1" wide, but each has a different height and animal featured brightly on the block. For example, the cute ladybug block is 1" high, the frog is 2" high, etc., all the way up to the huge giraffe who is 12" high. There are inch measurement markings on the sides of the blocks that the animals aren't featured on, and the length is shown in numbers and dots (like dice) on the top and bottom of the blocks. Even independently the blocks can be used for activities like sequencing, stacking, creative play, and number recognition, but a spiral-bound puzzle book is included to get even more use from the blocks. The book is write-on/wipe-off (a marker is even included) and includes 100 puzzles. Puzzles are fairly simple: A lady bug plus a rabbit equals what? A monkey minus a penguin equals what? Kids can stack the blocks on top of each other to find answers. There are also blank boxes so students can find the inch values on the blocks and write them in to finish the problems numerically as well as visually. The puzzle book gets progressively more difficult, from simple addition and subtraction to problems with multiple numbers to finding equivalent sums to finding multiple ways to create a given number. Whether kids work individually or in groups, they'll enjoy exploring length with these colorful and useful blocks. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 015912
    ISBN: 9781450888479
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    If you like color-by-number puzzles, but want something a little more complex, then these pixelated images of plants, animals, and other scenes are perfect. The small pixels require precision and many of the 101 puzzles feature a color key with nearly 20 different colors, so it’s a good idea to have a large pack of colored pencils ready. Full-color answers are included in the back, along with the original photographs. 160 pgs.

  • Item #: 001341
    ISBN: 9781583243602
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    Dice Activities for Algebraic Thinking will help prepare your students for algebra. Written to align to Common Core Standards, this book presents concept practice with patterns, relationships, functions, and symbols within the realm of algebra and designed to help students meet the challenges of algebra with confidence. Intended as an introduction to algebra, this book incorporates dice and color tiles for a visual and kinesthetic explanation of algebra concepts. The CD offers printable pdf versions of the pages in the book along with virtual dice and color tiles that can be used with some of the activity pages. 128 pages.

  • Item #: 001184
    ISBN: 9781933407074
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  • Item #: 039467
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    Marble run meets logic challenge in this unique puzzle! The game includes 9 colored towers, 1 target piece, gridded game board, 3 marbles, and 60 total challenge cards in 4 different difficulty levels. The challenge cards shows you where to place your initial towers and target piece and then shows you which other towers you will need to complete the challenge. Your job is to figure out where to place the additional towers so that the marble will roll through the maze to the target piece. Great for developing those visual perception and spatial reasoning skills. You're never too old for marble runs!

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
  • Item #: 001186
    ISBN: 9781933407128
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    ISBN: 9781933407111
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  • Item #: 052030
    ISBN: 9781606894101
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    Having a chart like this in your learning center is not cheating for kids. Think of it as a learning poster. They will refer to it often as they are learning fractions and decimals and eventually will memorize it without even trying. Classroom aids like this are helpful to visual learners because they will "see" this chart in their minds when they think of decimals and percents in the future. This graph gives you a fraction, and then tells you eleven equivalent fractions, followed by the percent and the decimal forms. Bright yellow and red at the top with a blue border make this graph attractive to young learners. The numbers alternate gray and white for easy reading. This is a useful learning tool. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 001191
    ISBN: 9781933407081
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    The Lab Sheet Annotations contains the specific instructions for use of the children's lab sheets. It is the daily teaching companion of teachers using the Miquon Math Lab Materials. Each topic is introduced by a discussion of the mathematics underlying the children's work along with teaching suggestions and anecdotes.

    The book contains a complete set of the 650 student lab sheets (reduced in size) that appear in the workbooks. The intervening text indicates the objectives of the sheets and ways in which the students may use them. Included are preliminary activities, teaching suggestions, and follow-up activities for many of the lab sheets. The annotations provide questions that the teacher can ask to reinforce the concepts underlying the problems on the sheets. The text also suggests activities for practice in applying those concepts. Where the procedures and objectives are apparent at a glance, lab sheets are annotated.

  • Item #: 050299
    ISBN: 9781450785082
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    This course is for your visual learners who need high school credit in Chemistry. Wes Olson, the host of Biology 101, will take you on a journey through the history of chemistry along with what the study of chemistry is all about. This course is divided into nineteen 20-45 minute segments and examines the world of chemistry, the periodic table, important characters in the field of chemistry, the essentials of chemistry such as neutrons, isotopes, ions, compounds, molecules, and balancing chemical equations, an explanation of the elements – non-metals, poor metals, transition metals, rare earth & radioactive metals, and the future of chemistry. This is a 4 DVD set that has a running time of 10 hours, 55 minutes along with PDF files for the guidebook, accreditation booklet, and an extended periodic table.

    To get started with this program, you will want to print off the PDF files for the guidebook, periodic table and accreditation schedule, or take them somewhere to have them printed (the guidebook is over 120 pages). Students will be starting a chemistry notebook for this program in which they will write their research and reports. You will want to read ahead in the guidebook so you can gather and prepare needed items for the next lesson, mini-labs, and reports. The guidebook also allows the student to review information covered in the lessons along with quizzes and discussions questions. Mini-labs are demonstrated in the lessons and are performed with items from around your house or are easily accessible. I think the labs are much better and meatier than those found in Biology 101 and would do a much better job of meeting the high school credit. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 036564
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    This tool is made to be used with standard 1cm base-ten blocks to help children think of whole numbers from 1-199 in terms of hundreds, tens, and ones. The sturdy blue foam frame (11"x 7") comes with 21 number tiles (digits 0-9). Using standard base ten units, rods and flats with the number tiles helps your child picture the numbers more clearly as they place the blocks into the three sections of the frame and attach a number tile to them – a definite plus for a student who is struggling with place value as a concept. A small guide with activities and noting CCSS correlations is included in the set. Number tiles are about an inch square and 10mm thick. Base-ten blocks are not included. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 031045
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    This unique logic game will throw you for a loop, literally! Choose one of 40 challenges (starting with easy and gradually getting harder) and set up the challenge according to the card. Using the pieces shown on the bottom of the card, you must connect the start to the finish by creating a usable track for the roller coaster car. Not only must you get from start to finish, but you must account for track height in 3D space as well. Includes coaster car, 39 tracks, 36 post pieces, base, and 40 challenge cards. Laura

  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
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    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 063932
    ISBN: 9781937032555
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       Learn logic in a day!  That is, a day in the life of Fred.  Here is a complete coverage of logic in a mere 176 pages.  No ancillaries required.  That’s right.  No separate teacher book, no test pack, no workbook needed.  It’s all right here – the whole “Kittens” caboodle.  Fred, now six (and still a professor at Kittens U), is preparing to give a logic lecture.  Ironically, and somewhat conveniently, Duck (first introduced in Life of Fred: Apples) pays Fred a visit and provides ample fodder for some of the first topics covered in the book.  Duck, who always speaks in sentences that are false, helps to illustrate both logic sentence structure and the concept of every sentence being True or False.  As always, Dr. Schmidt manages to both entertain and train.  Along with the levity and random bits of eclectic knowledge provided in chapter 1, Dr. Schmidt gets right down to introducing us to both pure and applied logic and the language of logic (the use of symbols, modeling, and structures) – all in the first few pages of the book.   From there, the course progresses through the topics of truth tables, connectives, the language of logic, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, logic fallacies (covered all in ONE conversation), and predicate logic.  These first six chapters provide a complete high school logic course.  Once logic as a second language is mastered, working through the remaining ten chapters is the equivalent of completing a college-level logic course.   This part of the course is more heavily theoretical.  It uses the structures and models learned in the first part of the course, progressing to proofs, introducing more complex structures and lemmas, and giving much thought to Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.   No prerequisites are required to begin this course, though I think it would help if your student had completed Algebra and Geometry before tackling it.  While the math skills themselves are not needed, the ability to reason well and think logically (and somewhat mathematically) is.  There are no exercises to complete, though there are 99 “puzzles” to solve.  In addition to a very alert and thoughtful mind, familiarity with and understanding of symbolic language, proofs, combinations, set theory, and other topics typically covered in higher-level math would aid solutions.  As far as teaching time, there is none.  The course is totally self-instructional.  Instruction is directed to the student/reader and all answers are included in the back of the book.  Dr. Schmidt goes to great lengths as the book’s narrator to make sure the student does not take the easy road and check the answers before first exercising his/her brain.  He also already anticipates questions and objections the student might have, with many “reader” interjections, shown in distinctive font, at these points.   One quibble I have with the book (and a caution to parents) is Dr. Schmidt’s unnecessary incorporation of drugs (cocaine) and drinking used in one of the early examples in the book.   I can guess the reason for this, but I wish he had considered another option….  This course will appeal most to those who enjoy math, enjoy Fred, and enjoy a good story along with their study.

  • Item #: 053428
    ISBN: 9789814736312
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  • Item #: 047865
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    This mini balance provides hands-on instruction in addition and subtraction, and could even be used for equations involving multiplication/division. For addition and subtraction concepts, you can begin by hanging the blue weights in various yellow-peg positions on one side, and balancing the sum on the other side. So, for example, if you hang a blue weight in the 10-position on one side, you can create balance by hanging a blue weight in the 6- and 4-position on the other side (6 + 4 = 10). Students can think through and try all the possible combinations that could work, not limiting themselves to only two weights on the one side. That will keep them busy for a while, and you may want to have them write down their answers in logical order to make sure they haven't overlooked any possibilities. Subtraction follows, as students try to determine where the missing blue weight should go (10 – 4 = ?). Multiplication occurs when multiple weights occupy a certain peg (2 weights at the 2 position is 2 x 2 = 4, so one weight in the 4-position on the other side creates a balanced equation). Your equations can get even more complicated: what if you have a 3 and a 4 on one side and three 2's on the other? What do you need to add to make it balance, and where? The scale is not super precise in its ability to be perfectly calibrated, but little plastic weights are provided so that the calibrated accuracy will be sufficient for your purposes. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 046031
    ISBN: 9780765260581
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    Every level’s Student Edition is a workbook and each lesson is two pages. Graphics are black and white with an accent color and offer a worked example when a new concept is presented. Problem-solving lessons allow an opportunity for students to apply the skills they have learned, and Chapter Challenge pages provide practice of new skills. “It’s Algebra” pages are lessons that will help in preparation for algebra. Chapter tests are found at the end of every chapter; and to help keep skills sharp, cumulative assessments are included at the end of every chapter in grades 1-6. Each two-page lesson covers one main objective or concept and offers a visual model and practice. Both workbook pages are used with direct instruction by the parent/teacher as they explain the model or process and identify symbols to teach the lesson. As the levels progress (1-6), the student editions include more instruction, but there will always be the direct instruction component for use with the first page of each lesson, found in the teacher edition. The second page for levels 1-6 are for practice of the concept.

  • Item #: 046028
    ISBN: 9780765260567
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    Every level’s Student Edition is a workbook and each lesson is two pages. Graphics are black and white with an accent color and offer a worked example when a new concept is presented. Problem-solving lessons allow an opportunity for students to apply the skills they have learned, and Chapter Challenge pages provide practice of new skills. “It’s Algebra” pages are lessons that will help in preparation for algebra. Chapter tests are found at the end of every chapter; and to help keep skills sharp, cumulative assessments are included at the end of every chapter in grades 1-6. Each two-page lesson covers one main objective or concept and offers a visual model and practice. Both workbook pages are used with direct instruction by the parent/teacher as they explain the model or process and identify symbols to teach the lesson. As the levels progress (1-6), the student editions include more instruction, but there will always be the direct instruction component for use with the first page of each lesson, found in the teacher edition. The second page for levels 1-6 are for practice of the concept.