CliffsNotes Parent's Crash Course Elementary School Math


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...

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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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764598364
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/16/2005
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,279,233
  • 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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Table of Contents

Introduction: Combining and Uncombining.


Terms You Should Know.

Lesson 1: Order and Magnitude.

Lesson 2: Addition Facts.

Lesson 3: Subtraction Facts.

Lesson 4: Multiplication Facts.

Lesson 5: Division Facts.

Lesson 6: Place Value.

Lesson 7: Place Value Addition.

Lesson 8: Place Value Subtraction.

Lesson 9: Place Value Multiplication.

Lesson 10: Place Value Division.

Lesson 11: Adding and Subtracting Larger Numbers.

Lesson 12: Multiplying Larger Numbers.

Lesson 13: Dividing Large Numbers.

Lesson 14: Evens, Primes, and Divisibility.


Terms You Should Know.

Lesson 15: Common Fractions.

Lesson 16: Equivalent Fractions.

Lesson 17: Expressing Fractions in Lowest Terms.

Lesson 18: Adding Fractions.

Lesson 19: Subtracting Fractions.

Lesson 20: Multiplying Fractions.

Lesson 21: Dividing Fractions.

Lesson 22: Canceling.

Lesson 23: Mixed Numbers.

Lesson 24: Adding Mixed Numbers.

Lesson 25: Subtracting Mixed Numbers.

Lesson 26: Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers.

Lesson 27: Decimal Fractions.

Lesson 28: Adding Decimals.

Lesson 29: Subtracting Decimals.

Lesson 30: Multiplying Decimals.

Lesson 31: Dividing Decimals.

Lesson 32: Percent Fractions.

Lesson 33: The Arithmetic of Percents.


Terms You Should Know.

Lesson 34: Averages.

Lesson 35: Integers.

Lesson 36: Adding Integers.

Lesson 37: Subtracting Integers.

Lesson 38: Multiplying and Dividing Integers.

Lesson 39: Introducing Exponents.

Lesson 40: More About Exponents.

Lesson 41: Scientific Notation.

Lesson 42: Roots.


Terms You Should Know.

Lesson 43: Traditional versus SI Units.

Lesson 44: SI Prefixes.0

Lesson 45: Linear Measure.2

Lesson 46: Mass and Weight.

Lesson 47: Temperature.

Lesson 48: Area.

Lesson 49: Circles.

Lesson 50: A Solid Start.

Lesson 51: Prisms.

Lesson 52: Solid Capacity.

Lesson 53: Cylinders.

Lesson 54: Pyramids, Cones, and Spheres.

Lesson 55: Minding One’s Ps and Qs.

Lesson 56: Liter, Not Litter.

Lesson 57: FOO.

Lesson 58: Probability.


Postman Stories.

Avogadro’s Number.

Flash Card Templates for Multiplication and Division.

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