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Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun

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Don't Just Learn Decimals and Percents ...Master Them!

Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts as you play with everyday objects such as playing cards, dice, coins, and paper and pencil.

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Overview

Don't Just Learn Decimals and Percents ...Master Them!

Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts as you play with everyday objects such as playing cards, dice, coins, and paper and pencil.

In Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents, you'll learn how to read and write decimals, how to change decimals into fractions and percents, and much more. While you play exciting games like the fast-paced Dynamite Decimal Reduction and Here's a Tip, you'll also learn to estimate percentages in your head and even figure out what tip to leave at a restaurant. And with great games like Zeros Exchange, Multiplication War, and Math Review, you'll practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing both decimals and percents— and have fun while you're doing it!

So why wait? Jump right in and find out how easy it is to become a mathematics master!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
"What good is math going to do me?" kids are known to groan. Plenty, as this book makes clear. Food costs, making change, sports-achievement figures, survey statistics, figuring a tip—all rely on the use of basic math principles. "If you want to...really understand the world you live in, you have to get to know decimals and percents," author Long writes. One of the best ways to make math meaningful is to give it a practical application, of course, and if the application is FUN, so much the better. Teachers can therefore use games like "Dynamite Decimal Reduction," "Overnight Delivery," "Multiplication War" and "Buckets of Change" to reinforce mathematical concepts. Long is the author of several children's math books, has taught math and is a professor whose specialty is mathematics education. This book will be a treasure to elementary school teachers, and to home-schooling parents. 2002, John Wiley & Sons,
— Donna Freedman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471210580
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/9/2002
  • Series: Magical Math Series , #7
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 821,239
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

LYNETTE LONG, PhD, is the author of several children s math books, including Fabulous Fractions, Measurement Mania, Dazzling Division, and Marvelous Multiplication, all from Wiley. She has taught math and was a professor of education, specializing in mathematics education.

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Table of Contents

I. The Magic of Decimals and Percents.

II. The Facts on Decimals.

1. Scavenger Hunt.

2. Name That Place!

3. Decimals on the Line.

4. Roving Decimal Points.

5. Decimal Dot-to-Dot.

6. Dynamite Decimal Reduction.

7. Batting It In.

8. Slap Match.

9. Decimals Forever.

III. Adding and Subtracting Decimals.

10. Dozens of Dollars.

11. Dazzling Decimal Addition.

12. Count Down.

13. Overnight Delivery.

14. Shopping Spree.

15. Zeros Exchange.

IV. Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.

16. Multiplication War.

17. Inflation.

18. Currency Exchange.

19. Crack the Code.

20. 15-Second Division.

21. Buckets of Change.

22. Watch the Trends.

V. The Facts on Percents.

23. Percent Grids.

24. Guessing Game.

25. Scramble.

26. Conversion Wheel.

27. Colored Candy Magic.

28. Juice Labels.

29. Money Sleuth.

VI. Percents in Everyday Life.

30. From State to State.

31. Here's a Tip.

32. Interested in Money?

33. Better Deal.

34. Health Watch.

35. Game of Chance.

36. Commercial Time.

VII. Wrap It Up!

37. Math Review Game.

38. Problem Generator.

39. Number Cross Puzzle.

40. Math Libs.

Decimals and Percents.

Master Certificate.

Index.

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