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CliffsNotes Parent's Crash Course Elementary School Math
     

CliffsNotes Parent's Crash Course Elementary School Math

by David Alan Herzog
 

Is helping your kids with elementary math homework a problem?
* 6,234 + 5,893 + 475 + 872 =
* What is the greatest common factor for 140 and 175?
* Find the percentage: 25,000 cheering for the home team in an arena holding 40,000 fans
* (8) + (-7) + (12) + (-11) + (15) + (-9) =
* Express 343 in terms of its simplest base and exponent form.

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Overview

Is helping your kids with elementary math homework a problem?
* 6,234 + 5,893 + 475 + 872 =
* What is the greatest common factor for 140 and 175?
* Find the percentage: 25,000 cheering for the home team in an arena holding 40,000 fans
* (8) + (-7) + (12) + (-11) + (15) + (-9) =
* Express 343 in terms of its simplest base and exponent form.

(See answers at bottom of page)

It's probably been awhile since you took math, and math is taught differently today. So when your kids need help with the dreaded math homework, you may be pressed to remember some of the basics in addition to being pressed for time!

CliffsNotes Parent's Crash Course Elementary School Math is the answer! This one-of-a-kind book features:
* Practical organization that helps you get up to speed quickly
* A table of contents that makes it easy to find the specific help you and your child need
* 58 different lessons explained in two- to three-page units
* Quick explanations of essential terms at the beginning of each chapter
* Factoids that get your kids more interested
* Exercises and answers at the end of many lessons
* An appendix containing flashcards for added practice

The book covers math concepts and principles taught in elementary school, including:
* Whole numbers
* Decimals
* Fractions
* Percents
* Integers
* Powers, exponents, and roots
* Powers of ten
* Measurements
* Geometry
* Adding and subtracting
* Multiplying and dividing

Answers:
* 13,474
* 35
* 62.5
* 8
* 73

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The chatty introduction to this teaching aid for parents delivers comforting council to parents with a weakness for mathematics. Nowadays, most modern mathematics textbooks in the elementary school systems have preprinted messages for parents about the concepts being taught each week and most students bring home these weekly mathematics letters to their parents. Nevertheless, there may still be some parents in need of additional mathematical support; this book takes them through the terms they should know and explains the concepts in clear language. The book covers place value calculations of whole numbers, fractions, averages, integers, exponents, scientific notation, roots, geometry, and measurements. The back matter contains templates for division and multiplication flash cards. There is no glossary or index that might have been helpful for finding references quickly. This book is part of Wiley Publishing's "CliffsNotes' Parent's Crash Course" series, which includes the titles Elementary School Science Fair Projects and Elementary School Math. 2005, Wiley Publishers, Ages 7 to 11.
—Sally J. K. Davies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764598364
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/16/2005
Series:
Cliffs Notes Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

David Alan Herzog has written many books on math test preparation and more than 100 educational software programs. He taught math education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and was mathematics coordinator for Rockaway Township Public Schools in New Jersey.

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