K-8 Guided Student Discovery Math
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Multiplying and Dividing
* The Best Stuff for Multiplying & Dividing
* Sharing Big Numbers
* Teams
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Discover the Basics - Multiplying & Dividing

Adding and Subtracting
* Addition, Subtraction, & Place Value
* The Best Stuff for Adding & Subtracting
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Discover the Basics - Adding & Subtracting

Fractions and Decimals
* Fractions & Decimals

Percents, Ratios, and Rates
* Percents, Ratios, & Rates

Access to Algebra
* Discover the Basics - Equations!
* Discover the Basics - Negative Numbers
* Discover the Basics - Squares, Roots, & Exponents

Organizing and Graphing Data
* Organizing & Graphing Data

Measurement and Geometry
* Measurement & Geometry
* Discover the Basics - Perimeter, Area, & Volume

California Math Supplement
* Grade 3

Math Intervention Strategies

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Perimeter, Area, and Volume

545: Discover the Basics - Perimeter, Area, & Volume
138 pages - $45.95 Teacher Edition, $29.95 Home Edition

For some students, perimeter, area, and volume signal vague, half-remembered rules and formulas. Also, these learners tend not to be aware of the relative size of inches and feet, meters and centimeters. If that isn't enough, it comes as a big surprise to them that there is more than one kind of foot—linear, square and cubic!

This book changes all that. It provides stimulating tactile/visual experiences that take measurement out of mere theory and into understanding—so that every student "gets the picture."

Home Ideal for homeschool instruction, parents wanting to support their child's school work and,
Teacher teachers wanting to introduce or consolidate concepts. The teacher edition includes photocopying rights.
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In this book, the concept of "pi" is presented with visual and conceptual clarity. Students move from the area of a square through the area of hexagons and octagons observing the ratio of a side then the width to the perimeter. The book leads thought incrementally from perimeter to circumference and compares the area of polygons with the area of a circle. They are also given a visual representation of multiplying "pi."

Students are not asked to remember and apply what they do not understand. This same care is given to squares and roots used in calculating the mysterious hypotenuse and to brushing up on other underlying concepts and skills that enable success with measurement.

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Here are some sample pages from the book.

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Watch our podcast on "The Progress Chart" to see how to use the progress chart, used on several pages in this volume, to improve performance, not merely measure it.
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