Item description for Mastering Essential Math Skills PRE-ALGEBRA CONCEPTS by Richard W. Fisher...
Overview Produce motivated and confident math students with this innovative, easy-to-use system of teaching basic math! Each daily lesson contains three key components that can be done in only 15-20 minutes per day: review exercises, helpful hints, and problem solving. Teachers have the flexibility to modify lesson plans, while the program's structure provides a solid framework. Chapters cover sets, integers, positive/negative fractions & decimals, exponents, square roots, order of operations, scientific notation, percents, number theory, number lines, slope, equations, probability and statistics. Help your students really master the essential math skills with enthusiasm and consistency. Answer key, glossary, final review and important symbols and tables are included. 96 pages, softcover. For Grades 4-5. This book is not reproducible.
Publishers Description America's Math Teacher, Richard W. Fisher, introduces Mastering Essentials Math Skills PRE-ALGEBRA. This book is a must for students who are about to start their first algebra class. Exponents, scientific notation, ratios and proportions, number theory, probability and statistics, equations, algebraic word problems, and coordinate systems are just some of the topics that will be covered. Students will learn and master the essential topics that will ensure success in algebra and beyond. Plenty of easy-to-follow instructions and built-in reviews are included to ensure mastery of all topics included. For students who are struggling in algebra, this is an excellent learning tool to bring them up to speed.
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Studio: Math Essentials
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher MATH ESSENTIALS #458
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0966621190 ISBN13 9780966621198
Availability 0 units.
More About Richard W. Fisher
Award-winning teacher and author, Richard W. Fisher, shares his dynamic teaching style with students. Winner of the Intel Innovations in Teaching Award, Fisher knows what it takes for students to master Algebra. The easy-to-follow text combined with the online tutorial videos, make No-Nonsense Algebra a can't miss approach to mastering algebra.
Richard W. Fisher currently resides in Los Gatos, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mastering Essential Math Skills PRE-ALGEBRA CONCEPTS?
Typos Galore - not for the faint of heart Sep 13, 2009
I picked this title up to brush up my pre-algebra skills for a college placement test and it went really fast but I gave it a low rating because the typos in this book are incredible - I can't believe an average level proof reader didn't catch the mistakes in the answers - if I were more faint of heart, I would be totally confused. The mistakes are needless - answer 9 instead of 19, n being referenced in an equation that only involved x, just silly stuff. I would not recommend this if your math skills are not pretty fresh or your confidence level strong enough so that you know the answer you got is right and the answer key has a typo almost every other page. All in all, even with those misgivings, I was pretty impressed that my review went that quickly - knocked off the book in about 5 days of casual test reviews while watching tv. Much credit must be given to the author's simplicity of teaching methodology - putting a simple rule out there, show how it works, then ask the reader to work on several (average 17) problems on that rule. THen check yourself on the answer key and move on. The last time I did math was 40 years ago but it came back lickity split. Though I still have no clue why we needed to know all that stuff but I guess I didnt' go into a science profession but my husband who did, feels the same way. But like a good Jeopardy program, this book can be taken lightly for a quick refresher, warts and all, just to test yourself and get some understanding of where you are on pre-algebra. It doesn't hurt to stay one step ahead of my kid to keep him impressed. And its never too late to go back to college to pursue an in-demand as opposed to esoteric profession of starry eyed youth. Money pays the bills and boring but practical, in demand careers should never be underestimated.
Refining Math Skills Aug 25, 2009
This book is a great help. I used it during the summer months for my son to do some reviews and also to prepare him for the next level for his future math class. This book provided both. It provides an explanation for each topic along with examples that make it quite simply;in addition, it provides an answer sheet to allow one to verify their answers. I know that this book has provided a basis for my son to take on some of the challenges for his new year in 7th grade math. I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to improve in their algebra math skills
Now I get it! Jun 4, 2009
You know what it's like when someone is giving you directions to a destination and you're just not gettin' it? Then suddenly, something in what they say or how they say it makes it click? You get it! The chorus sings and the sun rises on your horizon. Apply this scenario to teaching and learning from Richard W. Fisher's Mastering Essential Math Skills: Pre-Algebra Concepts. Such is the experience my son and I have had as we've made our way through this 72-page math workbook. We get it! Concisely explained lessons, only 10 problems to work, plus 6 review problems--to retain what we've learned--and one word problem, are only a few of the compelling reasons I recommend Mastering Essential Math Skills. We spent 6 months trekking through a popular Pre-Algebra book yet we didn't learn as much, as quickly, or easily as in just 2 months of using Mastering Essential Math Skills. My son actually looks forward to his math lessons now (this is nothing short of miraculous). I purchased the very affordable DVD set and my 13-year-old son is absolutely drawn to Mr. Fisher's friendly, easy-going, and encouraging manner. "20 minutes a day to success" is a subtitle on the cover; it's not just an eye-catching phrase...okay it is...but for those of us beleaguered by paying $100 or more for 300 page math texts consisting of 50+ problems to work--it's a welcome fact. 72 pages in all--that's it. When a teacher presents concepts as effectively as Richard Fisher does--that's all you need.
Excellent Math Concepts Book Mar 1, 2009
This book is great! It covers all of the basic concepts of math! It has helped me a great deal.
Excellent preparation for Algebra I Apr 23, 2008
I reviewed all six of the new Mastering Essential Math Skills titles at the 2008 NCTM conference. As a math consultant, I was impressed by all of them. This particular title addresses a very important need. So many students enter their first algebra class with huge gaps in their foundational skills. This book does an excellent job of introducing the pre-algebra skills which are essential to success in algebra. Just like Fisher's original books, each lesson contains review, new material, with instruction, and problem solving. After having gone through this book, students will have the necessary skills to be successful in algebra and beyond. Excellent also for students who are struggling in their pre-algebra or algebra class. Highly recommended. An excellent summer refresher.