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

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


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It’s the revolutionary math study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761160960
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Series: Big Fat Notebooks Series
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 7,798
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

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Workman Publishing Company has been producing award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting guides, and children’s titles, as well as gardening, humor, self-help, and business books, since 1968. From our What to Expect® pregnancy and parenting series and Page-A-Day® Calendars to the iconic 1,000 Places to See Before You Die® and Brain Quest® children's products, our wide range of high-quality non-fiction titles and products inspire, educate, and entertain readers around the globe.

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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


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

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

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

51. Introduction to Statistics 356
52. Measures of Central Tendency and Variation 365
53. Displaying Data 375
54. Probability 395

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


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