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# Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide

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## Overview

It’s the revolutionary math study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind *Brain Ques*t.

*Everything You Need to Ace Math . . .* covers everything to get a student over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on* Brain Quest*.

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## Product Details

ISBN-13: | 9780761160960 |
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Publisher: | Workman Publishing Company, Inc. |

Publication date: | 08/09/2016 |

Series: | Big Fat Notebooks Series |

Pages: | 528 |

Sales rank: | 12,825 |

Product dimensions: | 6.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d) |

Age Range: | 11 - 14 Years |

## About the Author

## Read an Excerpt

Hi! These are the notes from my world history class. Oh, who am I? Well, some people said I was the smartest kid in class. I wrote everything you need to ace MATH, from the FRACTIONS to the COORDINATE PLANE, and only the really important stuff in between-you know, the stuff that’s usually on the test!

I tried to keep everything organized, so I almost always:

• Highlight vocabulary words in YELLOW

• Color in definitions in green highlighter

• Use BLUE PEN for important people, places, dates, and terms

• Doodle a pretty sweet pie chart and whatnot to visually show the big ideas

If you’re not loving your textbook and you’re not so great at taking notes in class, this notebook will help. It hits all the major points. (But if your teacher spends a whole class talking about something that’s not covered, go ahead and write that down for yourself.)

Now that I’ve aced math, this notebook is YOURS. I’m done with it, so this notebook’s purpose in life is to help YOU learn and remember just what you need to ace YOUR math class.

## Table of Contents

**CONTENTS**

**Unit 1: The Number System 1**

1. Types of Numbers and the Number Line 2

2. Positive and Negative Numbers 11

3. Absolute Value 19

4. Factors and Greatest Common Factor 25

5. Multiples and Least Common Multiple 33

6. Fraction Basics: Types of Fractions, and Adding and Subtracting Fractions 39

7. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions 49

8. Adding and Subtracting Decimals 55

9. Multiplying 57

10. Dividing Decimals 61

11. Adding Positive and Negative Numbers 65

12. Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers 71

13. Multiplying and Dividing Positive and Negative Numbers 75

14. Inequalities 79

**Unit 2: RATIOS, PROPORTIONS, and PERCENTS 85**

15. Ratios 86

16. Unit Rate and Unit Price 91

17. Proportions 95

18. Converting Measurements 103

19. Percent 111

20. Percent Word Problems 117

21. Taxes and Fees 123

22. Discounts and Markups 131

23. Gratuity and Commission 143

24. Simple Interest 147

25. Percent Rate of Change 155

26. Tables and Ratios 159

**Unit 3: EXPRESSIONS and EQUATIONS 165**

27. Expressions 166

28. Properties 173

29. Like Terms 183

30. Exponents 189

31. Order of Operations 197

32. Scientific Notation 203

33. Square and Cube Roots 209

34. Comparing Irrational Numbers 215

35. Equations 219

36. Solving for Variables 225

37. Solving Multistep Equations 231

38. Solving and Graphing Inequalities 237

39. Word Problems with Equations and Inequalities 243

**Unit 4: GEOMETRY 251**

40. Introduction to Geometry 252

41. Angles 267

42. Quadrilaterals and Area 277

43. Triangles and Area 287

44. The Pythagorean Theorem 295

45. Circles, Circumference, and Area 301

46. Three-Dimensional Figures 309

47. Volume 318

48. Surface Area 327

49. Angles, Triangles, and Transversal Lines 337

50. Similar Figures and Scale Drawings 345

**Unit 5: STATISTICS and PROBABILITY 355**

51. Introduction to Statistics 356

52. Measures of Central Tendency and Variation 365

53. Displaying Data 375

54. Probability 395

**UNIT 6: The COORDINATE PLANE and FUNCTIONS 405**

55. The Coordinate Plane 406

56. Relations, Lines, and Functions 417

57. Slope 431

58. Linear Equations and Functions 446

59. Simultaneous Linear Equations and Functions 456

60. Nonlinear Functions 468

61. Polygons and the Coordinate Plane 480

62. Transformations 487

63. Proportional Relationships and Graphs 508