Math Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Math Terms, Strategies, and Tables

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Prufrock Press Inc., 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 134 pages
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Math Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Math Terms, Strategies, and Tables

A must-have for parents and students alike, this comprehensive resource provides definitions, descriptions, and illustrations in all areas of elementary and middle school mathematics. It is designed to explain the language and concepts of mathematics in easily understood terms for school and home use.

Equipped with this handy reference of more than 400 illustrated definitions, children will be able to quickly find the definitions and illustrated examples that will enable them to solve many of the math challenges they face. Covering everything from "addend" to "zero," this comprehensive resource gives students definitions, illustrations, and examples that can help them solve math problems.

This handbook includes illustrated, concise explanations of the most common terms used in general math classes. The 400 illustrated definitions and examples are categorized by subjects that include:

  • measurement,
  • algebra,
  • geometry,
  • fractions and decimals,
  • statistics and probability, and
  • problem solving.

Each term has a concise definition and an example or illustration. This is a guide that needs to be in every child's desk.

The Math Dictionary is much more than a compilation of words and definitions. This book has been organized to reflect the different areas of mathematics taught in elementary and junior high schools. Within each category are all the terms commonly used in this field of study, concise definitions, and many examples and illustrations. In addition, the last chapter provides instructions for basic operations and tables of commonly-used facts and equivalents.


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User Review  - JanesList - LibraryThing

I was disappointed in this book. While this book may answer many questions kids and their parents might have, as a math educator I cannot recommend it. There are too many places where common ... Read full review

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User Review  - xxixu - LibraryThing

What a great resource! I'm a private tutor and work kids of all ages! I love how everything is put in categories and then in alphabetical order! It's very easy to find what the student needs. I think ... Read full review


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