Basic Math Skills Rescue Part 1
Part 1 covers whole numbers and integers, fractions, decimals and percents. Daily lessons contain three key parts: review exercises, helpful hints, and problem solving. There is a final test for each section. The answer key is in the back of the book. ~Amber
Intel Innovations in Teaching Award-winning math teacher Richard W. Fisher has created an amazing algebra-readiness program to completely turn this around. With 31 years of experience in the classroom, he knows what it takes to ensure student success in math.
The exciting news is that this new math program, Basic Math Skills Rescue, Parts One & Two, is now available to all students.
There are three clusters of essential math skills that all students need to learn and master. These are the foundational skills that will gradually lead children to algebra. Students need to have a strong understanding of these topics. These skills are aptly called the Critical Foundations of Algebra.
Basic Math Skills Rescue, the critical foundations of Algebra, is based on a system of teaching that was developed by a math instructor over a thirty-year period. There are two books in this series – Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 covers whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Part 2 covers geometry, problem solving, and pre-algebra. The easy-to-follow program requires only fifteen or twenty minutes of instruction per day. The daily exercises help students to not only master math skills, but also maintain and reinforce those skills through consistent review. Includes a convenient math resource center and free access to an online video library at www.mathessential.net Solutions are found in the back of the consumable book. 240 pgs, pb. ~Amber
This newly edited version includes a handy glossary, a final review, and a Resource Center (which includes a glossary, reference pages of important symbols, multiplication table, common prime numbers, square roots, and fraction/decimals charts). It is a trusted publication used by tens of thousands of students. Students will master the skills necessary for success in intermediate math classes. Perfect for students who find math challenging and need additional support. Includes access to award-winning online video tutorials (1 per lesson) with an email signup. No Internet? This text is also available with DVD (#045527 Rainbow number), while supply lasts.
Book 1 and Book 2 offer five parts to each single-page lesson: speed drills, review exercises, teacher tips, new material, and a word problem, all of which fits into the 20-minute time frame. Students first complete the review exercises. These are generally only four problems per day that provide reinforcement of previously-learned math skills. Speed drills come next. These are always fact wheels with the center blank. You supply the "wild" addend or factor, based on your child's particular need for practice with certain fact families. New material is introduced next, along with "helpful hints" and examples. You should work the two sample problems with your child. Then, they complete the daily exercises (usually about ten) and word problem. Each book contains a "How to Use This Book" section, which makes it easy to use, and all solutions to exercises are included. Book 1 chapters include whole numbers; fractions; decimals; ratios, proportions and percents; geometry; number theory and algebra; integers; charts and graphs; probability and statistics; word problems and final review, all in 160 pages. Book 2 is divided into sections that cover more advanced aspects of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, geometry, integers, charts and graphs, word problems, and review. An answer key is included in Books 1 and 2. Consumable, approximately 144 pgs.
Topical book lessons have 4 key parts. They begin with a review exercise covering previously learned concepts. Helpful hints introduce the new material, then two sample problems are to be worked by the adult and the student, then students do problems on their own for practice. The last item of each lesson is one word problem for students to solve. There are usually about 10 practice problems except in the problem solving book which may have fewer. Each book ends with a Final Review and a Final Test over the content of that specific book.
The instructional DVDs which accompany these books feature the author, Richard Fisher, "America's Math Teacher," and can be purchased separately or with the books. They include thorough explanations and demonstrations on a white board of the concept or concepts for each lesson. There is over 6 hours of instruction on each of the DVDs, and they are intended to accompany the Mastering Essential Math Skills books. The format of the DVDs remind me a bit of the Saxon DIVE CDS, but these are written on white board using a black marker and Mr. Fisher uses red at times to make it easier to follow his explanations. His instruction consists of the information found in the "Helpful Hints" sections of the book with elaboration. These DVDs are instruction only and you will need the corresponding book for each student. - Linda / Donna
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