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  • Item #: 031254
    ISBN: 9781619302655
    Retail: $17.95
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      There are so many valuable lessons here for kid-preneurs! Written in a way that kids will understand, the pages are colorful and clear, with illustrations and text boxes making it visually appealing. I liked the timeline at the beginning that goes from early bartering for goods to social media! There are many examples of entrepreneurs’ stories that kids will know like George Washington and Steve Jobs. I really loved how they walk students through the steps to plan their business, starting with a personality quiz and an honest self evaluation of your strengths. This is followed by brainstorming, evaluating your ideas, then writing an overview and summary. Other topics covered include: customers and competition, marketing and communication, and managing the money you make. Each step includes a project for the reader to complete. At the least, this book will be a great education in some basic business principals, and at the best, you groom and watch blossom a possible career for your child or student! Sc, 122pp  ~Sara

  • Item #: 058902
    ISBN: 9780531284650
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
  • Item #: 055583
    ISBN: 9780448444215
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    This charming Eric Carle tale of a determined arachnid is now available as a lift-the-flap book! Each page features a different animal asking to spend time with the spider. Lift the flap with the animal on it, and see what’s keeping the spider busy. With each animal, their sound is written, but you can quiz your child on that animal’s sound or encourage them to make the sound instead of reading it. 22 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 059812
    ISBN: 9780985472528
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.25

    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 #: 061897
    ISBN: 9780975528051
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.25

    Can you come up with a list of 100 things you are good at? This book on CD (PDF files) directs you from coming up with an idea to creating a website for your business. According to the authors, Alexis Mason and Rusty Lee, you need 3 things to create a successful business: online access, self-discipline and imagination & creativity. I liked how this CD starts at the very beginning, with researching to see if your idea has a market, then takes you step by step to build your business. Chapters include discovering your passion; organization; idealization; tools; getting the word out; marketing overview; presenting your business; marketing tools; diving deeper and moving forward. This information has a single user license. The 140 pp include useful links at the end. So find your entrepreneurial style and get started on your list! If you have a student who can make something to sell or has a marketable talent, this guide will make a lovely investment in their future! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 056977
    ISBN: 9781615643165
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

      Now from Idiot’s Guides is an even more streamlined series with the same goal: As Easy as It Gets. Speed Math condenses the information to improve your mental math, on-paper calculations, and your mathematical understanding. Math was not my “native language,” but this book’s quick tips, simple, straight-forward explanations, examples and multiple methods to perform operations will improve even my speed, accuracy and understanding. Quick Tips and Speed Bump insets highlight process steps to watch for and graphical methods and reinforcements are added for those who need visual reinforcement. Part 1 instructs on increasing speed in multiplication, addition, subtraction & division and checking your answers. Part 2 focuses on applying this math to fractions, decimals, percentages, divisibility, squares, cubes, square and cube roots and calculations to the fourth and fifth powers. The appendix provides 20 practice problems (with answers) for each of the 10 chapters. A great, quick-learn way to speed up and improve math computation for students—and teachers too! Written by Gaurav Tekriwal, President of Vedic Math Forum, India. 6x9”, 272 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 056073
    ISBN: 9780763668815
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    My daughter majored in math and physics, my husband is an engineer, and I have always been good at math. But it took this book for me to understand tessalations. A fascinating introduction to various, intriguing aspects of numbers (triangular numbers), statistics (pictograms), geometry (the golden rectangle loved by the ancient Greeks), measurement (the man who measured the earth), transformations (where tessalations come in), probability (lottery chances), and sequences (fibonacci numbers), this book will also acquaint you with some of the historical "biggies" of mathematics. With oversized, heavy cardstock paper, pop-ups, lift-flaps, spinners, colorful cartoon-like illustrations, and a wealth of understandable information, this book intends to "hook" your kids (and you) on the "amazingness" of math. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 049624
    ISBN: 9781880892671
    Retail: $10.00
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    Now this is practical math! Designed as a supplement to be taken along with you to the store, this 38 page book contains a variety of grocery store activities including size and price comparisons, determining the cost of a recipe, finding fat grams, figuring sales tax, and much more. Activities are to be completed at the store and many activities also contain additional questions that analyze the information gathered. The activities increase in difficulty as the student works through the book. Activity sheets are black and white. This inexpensive practical math book is an engaging way to make math "real" to your children. You will need a workbook for each student as the pages are not reproducible. SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 055202
    ISBN: 9781464400100
    Retail: $10.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.67
  • Item #: 061048
    ISBN: 9781465420176
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    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 #: 015729
    ISBN: 9780825138195
    Retail: $24.00
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

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

  • Item #: 058551
    ISBN: 9780071778459
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    You've made it to high school and math is still a challenge for you. A little review and practice is all you need for the math basics to click, and now you're ready to move on to the next math level. The Practice makes Perfect: Basic Math offers over 500 exercises in the areas of number sense, calculation, algebraic reasoning, geometric relationships, and statistical thinking. Basic math skills are imperative for passing the GED and/or preparing for community college, and this book reviews the basics – multiplication, division, negative numbers, square roots, fractions, and more. 184 pages of clear explanations, examples, and practice provide help for the struggling student and prep for standardized testing. The book is not reproducible and the answer key is found at the back. pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 019572
    ISBN: 9780071452878
    Retail: $19.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    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 #: 047865
    Retail: $4.75
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    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 #: 040290
    ISBN: 9780978541323
    Retail: $4.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

    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 #: 016351
    ISBN: 9780740336812
    Retail: $56.95
    Rainbow Price: $45.56

    This is a one-semester course that will introduce business management to your budding entrepreneur. Students will learn the ins and outs of creating and developing a small business, organizing a business, and the benefits (and challenges!) of being your own boss. Course now comes on a USB flash drive. System requirements: Windows 7/Windows 8 and 8.1/Windows 10.

  • Item #: 049244
    ISBN: 9781930979147
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.36

    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 #: 055204
    ISBN: 9781464400087
    Retail: $10.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.67
  • Item #: 002869
    Retail: $42.99
    Rainbow Price: $36.95

    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 #: 055201
    ISBN: 9781464400056
    Retail: $10.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.67
  • Item #: 060689
    ISBN: 9781934124208
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $25.00

      Art of Problem Solving is known for their math series catering to gifted students – Beast Academy at the middle grades and Art of Problem Solving for higher levels. These courses are for those students who need additional challenges not provided in regular math courses. Competition Math for Middle School is by the same publisher and is intended for gifted math students, math coaches, and parents or teachers in search of material to challenge accelerated students. The book’s content will really make your math gears turn! You’ll find great, meaty problems in the areas of algebra, counting, probability, number theory, and geometry, along with answer keys and complete solutions and instructions that include examples and the reasoning required. 

      This book assumes that students using this book are competent in pre-algebra concepts. This is definitely a book for the math-minded and can be used for students who are interested in math competitions, such as MathCounts and AMC, or those who just want to add more indepth thinking problems to their math curriculum. 370 pp, p/b. ~ Donna  

  • Item #: 036327
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $25.98

    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 #: 052605
    ISBN: 9780486484051
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    Each one of these 50 unique mazes depends on simple math skills to navigate successfully through. Early mazes involve following patterns, matching objects to number numerals, or simple counting and the book progresses in difficulty until ending mazes require simple addition and subtraction, skip counting, and picking up a certain number of objects along the way. Each colorful maze has a different engaging story such as helping a blackbird pick bunches of cherries, guiding Collie the sheepdog through the pasture to say hello to exactly five sheep on her way, or jumping Bobby bug on toadstools with only odd numbers. - Steph

  • Item #: 014127
    ISBN: 9781947484078
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    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 #: 043201
    ISBN: 9781587921773
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    Make learning to count fun with the help of this four-in-one game! These four games use an untraditional deck of 48, extremely colorful, triangular shaped cards. Each card has a white fence and features either: one horse, two cows, three goats, four pigs, five sheep, six ducks, or just a field of green grass. There is also a "wild card" with the Farmer Mac on his tractor to keep the game play exciting. If you play "Old Mac's Farmyard" you have to find one of each animal to make a completed hexagon shaped corral. "Terrific Ten" challenges you to make a farmyard with animals that add up to 10 (or any number you choose). "Animal Odd or Even" will challenge you to create a farmyard with only odd or even numbered animals. Finally, "Farmyard Duo" will have you build a farmyard with two of your favorite animal. These educational games will help your child practice beginning math skills, recognize patterns and groups, enhance critical-thinking abilities, and learn to identify farm animals. For 1-4 players. With this game you can "count on animal friends to make math FUN!" - elise

  • Item #: 042363
    ISBN: 9781583242605
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    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

  • Item #: 059497
    ISBN: 9781943122127
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Does your child struggle with retaining math facts or forget how to perform basic math computations? Do they need to use math manipulatives for basic math facts, even into their middle school years? With the majority of math curricula written for the left-brain learners who easily understand the drill-based math facts taught through black and white images, what is a parent to do with a child who learns differently and is not able to grasp math as traditionally taught? This DVD may provide the key to defeating frustration and overcoming forgetfulness! Beginning with a brief overview of right and left-brain learning as it applies to mathematics, Dianne Craft shares effective strategies to help struggling learners retain math facts and processes. While recommendations for math curricula workbooks are offered, these techniques would work with most math programs that you are currently using-with just a bit of tweaking! Strategies to teach addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, Algebra (order of operations), fractions and multiplication by 3 digits are included. This totally different teaching method will retrain the “non-math” brain into a math sponge, giving your child confidence and skills for math success! While not part of the Right Brained Math Series from Child First Publications, this DVD could be a vital forerunner to that series, providing parents and teachers a foundational understanding of right brain leaners and their distinctive needs. Part of the “Struggling Learner Seminar” series. DVD runs approximately 40 minutes. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 031683
    ISBN: 9780756697969
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    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 #: 018033
    ISBN: 9781937032234
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.00

    For the dedicated math student who wants to push the envelope, here you go. Join Fred at Kittens University for the summer session – at least for the first five days – in which he lectures (from 4am-8am) on, respectively, Set Theory, Modern Algebra, Abstract Arithmetic, and Topology. Prerequisites for this course include more than a passing knowledge of algebra as well as a course in Geometry that taught and required proofs. Prior algebra instruction should have included:

    • • Union of sets
    • • Math induction
    • • Associative property
    • • One-to-one functions
    • • Inverse functions
    • • Multiplying matrices

    As you can see, this includes most high school seniors. However, final prerequisites I would add are an appreciation for math, an ability to think outside the book, ability for creative thought, and a willingness to take a peek at "real" math. I got this opportunity when I took some upper-level university math courses. There is truly a "magic" and beauty to math (which Prof. Schmidt alludes to in the introduction to this book) that most people never get to experience. If your student would like to experience the same, I heartily recommend this summer session with Fred.

    Unlike other LOF books, there is no real storyline outside of Fred's lectures. There are fun puzzles (which look suspiciously like proofs, for the most part) to solve - 139 of them that require thought, creativity, and, for some, dedication. Some are easily solved, others are going to take some time. Solutions to all exercises are in the back of the book. If your student loves math or just wants to get a glimpse of higher level math, this course is a great introduction to math beyond calculus.

  • Item #: 059700
    ISBN: 9780794531973
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.69

    This brightly illustrated dictionary clearly defines over 500 key terms and concepts, guiding children through the fifth grade through essential math concepts. But it’s not your typical dictionary! Students are taught how to work out concepts in straight-forward methods. For example, how do you add/subtract when you don’t know the starting number? How do you count by twos, threes, or fives? Terms are organized by theme rather than following an alphabetical order: Understanding Numbers, Using Numbers, Understanding Shapes and Space, Measuring, and Data. This format allows students to read through and build up their knowledge. However, Word Finder (a glossary) allows students to find an exact term they need. Internet links offer math games and practice. 6.875” x 9.75”, reinforced softcover, 136 pp. ~ Ruth