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# Express Review Guides: Math Word Problems (2008)

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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

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