Math Smarts: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Making Math More Fun! (American Girl Library Series)
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Math Smarts: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Making Math More Fun! (American Girl Library Series)

by Lynette Long, Tracy McGuinness
     
 

Big truths, quizzes, games, and secrets from other girls, illustrated in School Smarts style, make Math Smarts a fun read for girls whether they need help with math or just want a fresh way to look at it! Readers learn how math is all around them in girl-friendly applications like figuring out how much a shirt would cost on sale, how much paint to buy to repaint

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Big truths, quizzes, games, and secrets from other girls, illustrated in School Smarts style, make Math Smarts a fun read for girls whether they need help with math or just want a fresh way to look at it! Readers learn how math is all around them in girl-friendly applications like figuring out how much a shirt would cost on sale, how much paint to buy to repaint your bedroom, how to double a recipe, or how long it will take to reach your vacation destination. Plus, lots of tricks and tips for memorizing those multiplication and division facts, and a study style quiz to help girls learn the best ways for them to learn math. Includes test-taking tips, homework helpers, and a handy multiplication memorization tool to get girls geared up for math.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Math Smarts: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Making Math More Fun! by Lynette Long, illus. by Tracy McGuinness, does just that, with clever aids such as a cardboard "Smart Chart" that slides to reveal multiplication and division tables. Paper punches allow girls to tuck it into binders, and the text helps dispel negative attitudes toward math and dispense reasons why it's a worthwhile subject ("Figure out the price of that cool shirt on the 25-percent-off rack"). Practical strategies for successful note-making and test-taking round out the volume. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This small lively book is indeed filled with tips and tricks and fun activities that show why math matters and how to make it a little easier if it's not your best subject. Even math whizzes will find some fun activities, like a color-coded game to figure out how you learn best (do you have language smarts, people smarts, musical smarts or logical smarts?). There are a few mental games to help readers develop a new "mathi'tude": "Instead of thinking 'I don't know anything,' Think 'I am learning a lot'". There are samples of good note-taking, colorful lists of study tips and test strategies, a few tricks to "jump-start" your memory of math facts, and games to practice multiplication. There is also a hand-held sliding chart of multiplication and division facts, with its own little pocket inside the back cover. It is a far more inviting format than any traditional textbook and the examples are perfectly targeted to the audience. Teachers could use single activities for a whole class and recommend the entire book to reluctant learners. 2004, Pleasant Company, Ages 7 to 12.
—Karen Leggett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584858751
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
American Girl Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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