K-8 Guided Student Discovery Math
for small group, whole class, homeschool, and tutoring
Our Books

Multiplying and Dividing
* The Best Stuff for Multiplying & Dividing
* Sharing Big Numbers
* Teams
Discover the Basics - Multiplying & Dividing

Adding and Subtracting
* Addition, Subtraction, & Place Value
* The Best Stuff for Adding & Subtracting
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

How it Works
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Squares, Roots, and Exponents

544: Discover the Basics - Squares, Roots, Exponents, 138 pages - $39.95 Teacher Edition, $24.95 Home Edition

Why do we call a number with a little exponent 2 next to it "squared?" What does a square root look like? To clarify such concepts, a picture is really worth a thousand words. In this case, the picture is the "SquareMaker," a graphic that makes the concepts comprehensible, visible, and establishes a sound basis for fluent recall and calculation. Students learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with squares, roots, and other exponents, and extend these concepts and skills to decimals, fractions, and negative exponents - all of which have pictures and graphics to make the concepts clear.

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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Watch our Podcast, "The SquareMaker" to see how the MLS SquareMaker enables students to visualize, discover, and build a context derived understanding and memory of squares and roots.

Also watch our podcast on "The Progress Chart to see how to use the chart, shown on one of the pages above, to improve performance, not merely measure it.


Here are some sample pages from the book.

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