The layout of the MathWise books makes all the difference!
Most math textbooks and workbooks have a mini-lecture at the beginning of each lesson, and then have pages of problems. Students often get impatient with the explanations and have difficulty knowing how to proceed to work the problems. The format looks dry and boring, and students lose interest.
MathWise books communicate with students as they work through the book. The answer boxes teach good technique, neatness, and organization. Students are guided through the steps in a fun, friendly way, with speech bubbles giving hints and explanations.
MathWise books emphasize deeper level understanding of the material-how and why math works the way it does. The key is: "Understand more, memorize less."
MathWise books all work together to ensure the development of strong number sense and mathematical thinking.
MathWise Fractions, Book 1 teaches fractions as two-step problems, dividing by the denominator and multiplying by the numerator. Book 1 covers topics such as equivalent fractions, fraction addition (with like denominators), mixed number/improper fraction conversion, and fraction multiplication. Fractions Book 1 lays the foundation for MathWise Fractions Book 2 and further studies in mathematics. This book is appropriate for enrichment, pre-teaching, review, or as a refresher for an older student who needs to review fraction basics.
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About the Author
Peter Wise, a veteran teacher of over 30 years, has developed innovative and strategic methods for teaching math and motivating students. He has coached math teams and taught hundreds of students in before- and after-school math clubs. The students he teaches typically make 2-3 years' growth in math in one year. His teaching techniques have been featured in newspaper reports and recognized on tv. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and was nominated for Teacher of the Year in California and Colorado.
His own two children (who helped him with the MathWise books) competed successfully in state and national math competitions.
A resident of Colorado, he also enjoys music, chess, and hiking.