proficient in Math, and by grade 12 only 2 out of 10!
Don't let this happen to your child! "
"Rick has developed a highly functional, successful mathematics teaching system that produces amazing results. Results that he shares in his books, Mastering Essential Math Skills in both elementary and middle grades versions." (Math Essentials)
Math Essentials offers several different levels of workbooks & DVD's, from elementary school through high school. Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were given the opportunity to review various curriculum from Math Essential. Each member of the Crew was given one main curriculum and one math skills book of our choice. We received the No-Nonsense Algebra & Mastering Essential Math Skills Decimals and Percents.
The No-Nonsense Algebra curriculum is 275 pages & includes:
* A “How to Use This Book” Section *
* Chapter reviews *
* Final Exam *
* Solutions for all Problems *
* Glossary *
* Resource Center *
* No Fluff! *
* No Distractions! *
* Short, concise self-contained lessons *
* Topics are explained in a way that students can easily understand *
* Lots of examples with fully explained step-by step solutions *
* Review built into each lesson to ensure mastery *
* Chapter tests and a final exam allow students to measure progress *
* Dramatically Improves Test Scores! *
In the back of the book, you'll find: Important Formulas, Important Symbols, Multiplication Table, Commonly Used Prime Numbers, Squares & Square Roots, Fraction/Decimal Equivalents, & the solutions to all of the problems.
This book is truly comprehensive with lots of extras!
You can purchase No-Nonsense Algebra from Math Essentials for $27.95. Your upper Junior High or High School student could use this to learn or renew their understanding of algebra.
According to Math Essentials website "The key to this program's success is that every lesson is fun and exciting. Each daily 20 minute session is short, concise and self contained. Students don't have time to get bored or discouraged."
These workbooks can be used to supplement any math curriculum and can help build or reinforce your student's math skills. This, in return, will help boost his/her self confidence in math, which can carry through to each math skill encountered.
The Decimals & Percents workbook covers "the four decimal operations and shows the close relationship that exists between decimals, fractions, and percents." To see exactly what this workbook contains, you can view the Table of Contents or Sample Pages.
Each lesson starts with a few review questions, then offers "helpful hints" for the new lesson, followed by the lesson of the day's questions. Lastly, there's a "problem solving" question, a word problem. "Teachers have flexibility in introducing new topics, but the book provides them with the necessary structure and guidance." There's a simple tutorial section, too, "how to use this book", that will help the teacher & student walk through the lessons with ease.
My son (entering 7th grade) likes the simpleness of the page/lessons. There's not an overload of unnecessary things. Again, you can view a whole sample page here and see for yourself. For us, it is important to not have extras on the pages. Both of my kids can be easily distracted with almost anything, so it's nice to have a plain page sometimes.
The Decimals & Percents workbook can be purchased from Math Essentials for $11.95.
I encourage you to look into Math Essentials curriculum and skills books. I believe you will appreciate the short, concise lessons as much as we did : ^ )