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Research & Education Association, 2010 - Study Aids - 368 pages
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REA’s Ready, Set, Go! NJ ASK Grade 8 Mathematics Test Prep with Practice Tests on CD
Gets New Jersey Students Ready for the Math Exam!

Fully aligned with the core curriculum standards of the NJ Department of Education, this fourth edition of our popular test prep provides the up-to-date instruction and practice that eighth grade students need to improve their math skills and pass this important high-stakes exam.

The comprehensive review features student-friendly, easy-to-follow lessons and examples that reinforce the key concepts tested on the NJ ASK8, including:
* Number & Numerical Operations
* Patterns & Algebra
* Geometry
* Data Analysis, Probability & Discrete Mathematics
* Mathematical Processes

Focused lessons explain math concepts in easy-to-understand language that’s suitable for eighth grade students at any learning level. Our tutorials and targeted drills increase comprehension while enhancing math skills. Color icons and graphics throughout the book highlight practice problems, charts, and figures.

The book includes a full-length diagnostic test and a full-length practice test based on official exam questions. Each test comes complete with detailed explanations of answers, allowing you to focus on areas in need of further study.

Our TestWare CD features both of the book’s tests in a timed format with automatic scoring, detailed answer explanations, and diagnostic feedback. Instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you’ll succeed when it counts! REA’s test-taking tips and strategies offer an added boost of confidence and ease anxiety before the exam.

Whether used in a classroom, at home for self-study, or as a textbook supplement, teachers, parents, and students will consider this book a “must-have” prep for the NJ ASK 8 Mathematics exam.

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About the author (2010)

Mel Friedman is Lead Mathematics Editor at REA. After teaching mathematics at the high school level for twelve years, he went on to teach at a number of colleges and universities, the most recent being Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa. and West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. In addition to his work as a math consultant, he served as a test-item writer for Educational Testing Service and ACT, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in math from Rutgers University, and an M.S. in math from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Stephen Hearne is a professor at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, where he teaches Quantitative Reasoning. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Mississippi in 1998, specializing in Quantitative Psychology. For the past twenty years, Dr. Hearne has tutored students of all ages in math, algebra, statistics, and test preparation. He prides himself in being able to make the complex simple.

Penny Luczak received her B.A. in Mathematics from Rutgers University and her M.A. in Mathematics from Villanova University. She is currently a full-time faculty member at Camden County College in New Jersey. She previously worked as an adjunct instructor at Camden County College as well as Burlington County College and Rutgers University.

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