Item description for The Princeton Review Math Smart Junior: Math You'll Understand (Grades 6-8) by Marcia Lerner & Doug McMullen Jr....
A PARENTS CHOICE AWARDWINNING SERIES
A hot summers day leads Sondra, Jennifer, and Taylor to do strange things, like approximating how many leaves are on the oak tree theyre sitting under or figuring out how to make HUGE quantities of lemonade. As you follow these kids and their feline friend Beauregard around the neighborhood on a hot summer day, youll learn *approximation *rates and averages *fractions and decimals *geometry and algebra
Youll also learn some ingenious ways to beat the heat!
Math Smart Junior is one in a series of books that helps kids in grades 68 master the basics in many subjects using a fun, relaxed, interactive approach to learning.
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Studio: Random House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2002
Publisher Princeton Review
ISBN 0375762604 ISBN13 9780375762604
Availability 0 units.
More About Marcia Lerner & Doug McMullen Jr.
The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.
Marcia Lerner currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Princeton Review Math Smart Junior: Math You'll Understand (Grades 6-8)?
Important math concepts offered in story form Jul 15, 2005
This book offers a range of middle-school math concepts, explained in story format. The story is age-appropriate, and although it's rather lame and strains in places to be funny (the giant talking animals are a bit much) it is actually fairly effective.
Almost the second half of the book is devoted to elementary school math as a review section, and I appreciated that they put that later in the book than the harder stuff: a student who is not doing so well in math is not going to be greatly cheered by a book that starts with "2+2=4 and why". By putting the review at the end, it can be read and digested at the student's own pace, instead of the pace of the book.
I am using the book for a slightly younger student who is struggling with math, and he is having fun with the scenarios that the story offers. However, I am guiding him through the problems and explanations: grades 6-8 is probably right on target for a student working independently.