Ready, Set, Go! Numbers and Operations Workbook

Overview

Many students continue to struggle in high school math courses because they failed to master the basic mathematical skills. REA’s new Ready, Set, Go! Workbook series takes the confusion out of math, helping students raise their grades and score higher on important exams.

What makes REA’s workbooks different? For starters, students will actually like using them. Here’s why:


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Overview

Many students continue to struggle in high school math courses because they failed to master the basic mathematical skills. REA’s new Ready, Set, Go! Workbook series takes the confusion out of math, helping students raise their grades and score higher on important exams.

What makes REA’s workbooks different? For starters, students will actually like using them. Here’s why:


• Math is explained in simple language, in an easy-to-follow style
• The workbooks allow students to learn at their own pace and master the subject
• More than 20 lessons break down the material into the basics
• Each lesson is fully devoted to a key math concept and includes many step-by-step examples
• Paced instruction with drills and quizzes reinforces learning
• The innovative “Math Flash” feature offers helpful tips and strategies in each lesson—including advice on common mistakes to avoid
• Skill scorecard measures the student’s progress and success
• Every answer to every question, in every test, is explained in full detail
• A final exam is included so students can test what they’ve learned

When students apply the skills they’ve mastered in our workbooks, they can do better in class, raise their grades, and score higher on the all-important end-of-course, graduation, and exit exams.

Some of the math topics covered in the Numbers & Operations Workbook include:


• Place values
• Rounding
• Signed numbers
• Fractions
• Decimals, fractions, and percentages
• Exponents
• Order ofoperations
• Integers and more!

Whether used in a classroom, for home or self study, or with a tutor, this workbook gets students ready for important math tests and exams, set to take on new challenges, and helps them go forward in their studies!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738604510
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 8/25/2008
  • Series: Mathematics Learning and Practice
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 813,810
  • Product dimensions: 10.78 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author
Author Mel Friedman is a former classroom teacher and test-item writer for Educational Testing Service and ACT, Inc.

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About This Book               
 
This book will help high school math students at all learning levels understand basic mathematics. Students will develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge they need to succeed on high school math exams with emphasis on passing high school graduation exams.           
 
More than 20 easy-to-follow lessons break down the material into the basics. In-depth, step-by-step examples and solutions reinforce student learning, while the “Math Flash” feature provides useful tips and strategies, including advice on common mistakes to avoid.            
 
Students can take drills and quizzes to test themselves on the subject matter, then review any areas in which they need improvement or additional reinforcement. The book concludes with a final exam, designed to comprehensively test what students have learned.           
 
The Ready, Set, Go! Numbers & Operations Workbook will help students master the basics of mathematics—and help them face their next math test—with confidence!
 
 

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Table of Contents

 
Introduction              
About This Book              
Icons Explained               
Letters to Students, Parents, and Teachers              
About REA               
Acknowledgments       
 
Lesson 1: Place Value for Whole Numbers and Decimals              
Place value for whole numbers              
Place value for decimals              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 2: Rounding Off Whole Numbers              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 3: Rounding Off Decimal Numbers              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 4: Adding/Subtracting with Signed Numbers              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 5: Multiplying/Dividing with Signed Numbers              
Test Yourself!       
 
QUIZ ONE (Lessons 1–5)       
 
Lesson 6: Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 7: Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Fractions and Vice Versa                Changing an improper fraction to a mixed fraction               
Changing a mixed fraction to an improper fraction              
Test Yourself!        
 
Lesson 8: Adding /Subtracting Fractions               
Addition and subtraction with common denominators               
Addition and subtraction with different denominators              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 9: Multiplying/Dividing Fractions               
Multiplication of fractions               
Division of fractions              
Test Yourself!       
 
QUIZ TWO (Lessons 6–9)       
 
Lesson 10: Converting Percents to Fractions and Decimals              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 11: Converting Decimals to Fractions and Percents              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 12: Converting Fractions to Decimals and Percents              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 13: Percent Increase and Decrease               
Percent increase               
Percent decrease              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 14: Comparing Sizes of Numbers in Decimal/Fraction Form               
Comparing sets of decimals               
Comparing sets of fractions              
Test Yourself!       
 
QUIZ THREE (Lessons 10–14)         
 
Lesson 15: Exponents              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 16: Scientific Notation               
Changing numbers to scientific notation               
Changing scientific notation to an integer or decimal              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 17: Order of Operations               
Examples with no parentheses               
Examples with operations in parentheses              
Test Yourself!       
 
QUIZ FOUR (Lessons 15–17)        
 
Lesson 18: Divisibility Rules for Integers              
Rules for 1 to 4              
Rules for 5 to 8              
Rules for 9 and 10              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 19: Primes and Composites               
Definitions of prime and composite numbers               
Factors of numbers              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 20: Prime Factorization               
Definition of prime factorization               
Writing the prime factorization for a given number              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 21: Greatest Common Factor (GCF)               
Definition of greatest common factor               
Determining the greatest common factor              
Test Yourself!       
 
Lesson 22: Least Common Multiple (LCM)               
Definition of least common multiple               
Determining the least common multiple              
Test Yourself!
 

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