If a student studies 10 hours a week for 4 weeks, how likely is the student to pass the word problem sections of his or her math exams? Very likely, if Express Review Guides: Math Word Problems is part of the study plan! With fast, targeted lessons that reinforce necessary skills, Express Review Guides: Math Word Problems provides a quick review to solving one of the most difficult of math challenges.
You'll learn the ins and outs of solving word problems, including: - Identifying and decoding key words that reveal the correct math action to take - Breaking seemingly complex scenarios into smaller, simpler steps - Using pictures, tables, and Venn diagrams effectively - When to apply algebra, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, statistics and probability, formulas, and geometry - Overcoming word problem pitfalls that can take down even the most math-savvy student
With Express Review Guides: Math Word Problems, even math-phobic students can quickly learn to solve the most challenging problems involving money, distance, time, and more. In addition, Express Review Guides: Math Word Problems includes: - Fun brainstorming ideas, notes, and trivia - Practice drills that increase understanding and develop effective study habits - Clear and complete explanations of key mathematics concepts - Easy-to understand definitions and a detailed master glossary - Tutorials to enhance specific abilities needed on standardized tests - A pretest that pinpoints where to focus further study - A posttest to assess your progress - and give you the feeling of a job well done!
CONTENTS Introduction Pretest Chapter 1: The Keywords of Word Problems Chapter 2: Breaking Down Word Problems Chapter 3: Using Pictures, Tables, and Venn Diagrams Chapter 4: Word Problem Pitfalls Chapter 5: Multistep Problems Chapter 6: Algebra Chapter 7: Fractions, Percents, and Decimals Chapter 8: Ratios and Proportions Chapter 9: Statistics and Probability Chapter 10: Formulas and Mixtures Chapter 11: Geometry Posttest Glossary