## Math Smart Junior: Math You'll UnderstandA PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARD—WINNING SERIESA hot summers’ day leads Sondra, Jennifer, and Taylor to do strange things, like approximating how many leaves are on the oak tree they’re sitting under or figuring out how to make HUGE quantities of lemonade. As you follow these kids and their feline friend Beauregard around the neighborhood on a hot summer day, you’ll learn ·approximation ·rates and averages ·fractions and decimals ·geometry and algebra You’ll also learn some ingenious ways to beat the heat! Math Smart Junioris one in a series of books that helps kids in grades 6—8 master the basics in many subjects using a fun, relaxed, interactive approach to learning. |

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### Contents

Approximation | 1 |

Order of Operations | 15 |

Fractions | 25 |

Decimals | 55 |

Ratios and Percentages | 77 |

Probability and Averages | 105 |

Graphs and Charts | 135 |

Geometry | 151 |

Review Appendix | 231 |

Addition | 232 |

Subtraction | 238 |

Multiplication | 242 |

Division | 253 |

Glossary | 265 |

Answers and Explanations | 289 |

About the Authors | 355 |

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