
Search Results for "your math"

Item #: 055202
ISBN: 9781464400100
Retail: $10.95
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Item #: 055201
ISBN: 9781464400056
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Item #: 055204
ISBN: 9781464400087
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Item #: 053105
ISBN: 9781570917806
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Fibonacci Snack Sticks, Fraction Chips, Tessellating TwoColor Brownies…are you thinking with your stomach yet? Even if I disliked math, I would be ready to race to the kitchen to try some of these yummy math recipes. Although less computational in nature than your standard math activity book, the recipe activities provide a memorable, motivating, and tasty exploration of several key math concepts. This book includes 6 recipe activities (Milk and Tangram Cookies, Variable Pizza Pi, and Probability Trail Mix are also included), which to me equals a recipe for math success. 46 pgs, pb, fullcolor. ~ Anh

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 straightforward, 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 #: 054480
Retail: $5.90
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No more running around to gather all the tools you need for your math lessons. This handy allinone 8"x 8 ½", flexible plastic tool has an 18cm ruler on the top edge and a 7inch ruler on the right edge  a protractor with spin technology does a complete 360° circle and is marked with a 10 cm ruler; a triangle with 30, 60, & 90 degrees and a 70mm ruler; a compass with which you can draw 3" to 6" circles in ¼" increments; circle templates from 1/8" to 1" in increments of 1/8" and 1 ¼" to 2" in ¼" increments; templates for square, pentagon, triangle, hexagon, heptagon, and octagon. The transparent plastic tool is durable, flexible, and convenient. ~ Donna

Item #: 045362
ISBN: 9781570912993
Retail: $7.95
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Subtitled, Recipes for Inquiring Minds, this book will unleash the laboratory hiding in your kitchen! Designs of animal scientists (created with pencil and digital collage) overflow this science lab book (Hush! It's our secret!) Each of these 6 recipes (anyone craving Sedimentary Lasagna, Invisible Ink or Black Hole snacks?) begins with clear explanations of the science concepts demonstrated (key vocabulary too!), followed by recipes with prep, ingredients, equipment and method clearly described. Then, a brief section expands on the concept with an activity or further explanation. Please excuse me; I'm heading to make Atomic Popcorn balls! Includes an introduction to the scientific method, kitchen (lab) safety, science concept review, glossary and index. 8"x 10", 47 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

Item #: 040889
ISBN: 9781930818132
Retail: $22.99
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This game is a fun way to practice counting money and to exercise your math skills. Unlike many money games, it includes coins ranging from pennies to half dollars rather than just paper money. One, five, ten, and twenty dollar bills are included. Each player starts the game with $10 and proceeds around the board. The board is the size of a typical game board and has several types of spaces you can land on. There is a spinner in the middle of the board that tells players how many spaces to move. There are pay days (collect $5), library fines (pay $.18) and spaces where you either have to pay or collect money for various reasons (these reasons are more realistic than other games, for example players get $4 for washing the windows and not a million dollars for discovering titanium deposits in their backyard). The board and spinner also have spaces that make players draw a "Take a Chance" card, which offer additional monetary rewards or punishments. Ultimately, the player with the most money wins the game (though there are some variations for playing and ending the game). This is a great game because it is simple to play, has kids make change and add/subtract money in a fun way, and can be very quick to play (or last longer if you want it to). More practical for kids than Monopoly or Payday, this is sure to cause some mathematical fun in your house. Six player markers are included. 26 players. ~ Rachel

Item #: 052276
ISBN: 9780967802008
Retail: $12.95
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Do you have a minute to spare? If so, then you have plenty of time to enjoy a one minute mystery and brush up on your math skills at the same time! These short (no more than one page) mysteries were written by the fatherdaughter duo of Eric and Natalie Yoder. Simply read the mystery, grab a pencil and some scratch paper, and try to solve it before flipping the page to see the solution. Kids will definitely see the realworld application of math with this collection of everyday mysteries. This 176page book also includes a bonus of 5 science mysteries from 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Science! ~ Anh

Item #: 025573
Retail: $24.99
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Defeat the villains of Gotham City with your math skills! Actionpacked games cover skip counting, shapes, addition, subtraction, counting, odd & even numbers, and more.

Item #: 059812
ISBN: 9780985472528
Retail: $24.95
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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 Einsteinlike 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 levela 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 #: 056977
ISBN: 9781615643165
Retail: $14.95
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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, onpaper calculations, and your mathematical understanding. Math was not my “native language,” but this book’s quick tips, simple, straightforward 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, quicklearn 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 #: 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 #: 061048
ISBN: 9781465420176
Retail: $15.99
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Maybe your students wouldn't typically describe math as "amazing," but they will see math differently with this book! Each colorpopping page presents popouts, sliders, lifttheflaps and other handson 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 twopage 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 #: 019572
ISBN: 9780071452878
Retail: $19.00
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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 #: 056073
ISBN: 9780763668815
Retail: $18.99
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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, popups, liftflaps, spinners, colorful cartoonlike illustrations, and a wealth of understandable information, this book intends to "hook" your kids (and you) on the "amazingness" of math. ~ Janice

Item #: 015729
ISBN: 9780825138195
Retail: $24.00
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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
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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 #: 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 #: 049244
ISBN: 9781930979147
Retail: $19.99
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Miss Jenny awakens a love of math through songs and activities in this music CDandbook 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 greaterthan gator, skipcounting 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 minibooks and some reproducible student pages that are used in these activities. An impressive value!

Item #: 040290
ISBN: 9780978541323
Retail: $4.00
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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 doublesided 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 K6, but it would be helpful at any age. Use it for working on fractions, place value, graphing, and so much more. ~ Donna

Item #: 049245
Retail: $18.99
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This inexpensive sturdy plastic bucket balance would be a perfect complement to your math curriculum or a fun exploration tool for children. Easily removable, clear plastic buckets measure up to 500 ml with markings every 100 ml. Side spout makes for easy pouring of liquids allowing scale to be used for liquids or solids. Colorful scale is made from sturdy plastic and contains side calibration. There is no storage drawer with this balance, as compared to our Bucket Balance #18729. Comes preassembled. ~ Deanne

Item #: 060689
ISBN: 9781934124208
Retail: $0.00
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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 prealgebra concepts. This is definitely a book for the mathminded 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 #: 068494
Retail: $7.00
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These brainy word puzzles will get your math gears turningor maybe leave you stumped! The metal tin securely holds all 64 cards and instructionsgreat for traveling. Play it by yourself, or competitively: the player to guess the correct answer keeps the card, and the first player with five cards wins. 3.25” diameter x .75” thick

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 colorcoded 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 #: 014127
ISBN: 9781947484078
Retail: $29.95
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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 doublesided 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 #: 052605
ISBN: 9780486484051
Retail: $9.99
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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 #: 043201
ISBN: 9781587921773
Retail: $9.99
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Make learning to count fun with the help of this fourinone 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 criticalthinking abilities, and learn to identify farm animals. For 14 players. With this game you can "count on animal friends to make math FUN!"  elise

Item #: 042363
ISBN: 9781583242605
Retail: $16.95
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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 yintercept? 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 #: 018033
ISBN: 9781937032234
Retail: $0.00
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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 4am8am) 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
 • Onetoone 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 upperlevel 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.
