DescriptionYour tutor in a book! Master the essential mathematical skills for success!
'I don't know how to do this' is a refrain heard whilst many a student is doing homework. Parents are increasingly called on for assistance, but are themselves struggling to help their children. Years 6-8 Maths For Students is a reference guide for both students and parents, aiming to fill the gaps in a student's knowledge base, build confidence and reduce stress.
Written with the same friendly, how-to approach of the successful For Dummies books, this new educational reference will empower students and develop their mathematical skills for exams, NAPLAN testing and, most importantly, life beyond secondary school. With worries that students are being taught to pass tests at the expense of understanding — this guide will help students cement their mathematical foundations.
- Grasp the nuts and bolts of numbers, algebra, geometry and measurement
- Helps students with maths as they transition from primary to secondary school
- Complete homework and prepare for tests with confidence
Save money on expensive tutors. Years 6-8 Maths For Students empowers students to improve their educational outcomes.
Part I: Whole Numbers: The Building Blocks of Maths 5
Chapter 1: Ready, Set ... Success! 7
Chapter 2: Getting Bigger and Smaller: Sequences, Addition and Subtractio n27
Chapter 3: Equal Piles: Multiplying and Dividing 53
Chapter 4: Going Backwards with Negative Numbers 89
Chapter 5: Say What? Turning Words into Numbers 97
Part II: Parts of the Whole 109
Chapter 6: Cake or Death: Fractions without Fear 111
Chapter 7: What’s the Point? Dealing with Decimals 153
Chapter 8: It’s All Relative: Ratios, Proportions and Speed 185
Chapter 9: Perfect Percentages, 100% of the Time 201
Chapter 10: Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 219
Part III: Picturing and Measuring: Shapes, Weights and Graphs 231
Chapter 11: Shaping Up 233
Chapter 12: Considering Time, Weights, Temperature and Measurements 247
Chapter 13: Communicating Data with Graphs and Tables 287
Part IV: The x-Files: Introduction to Algebra 303
Chapter 14: Using the Alphabet for Maths 305
Chapter 15: Using Algebra to Solve Equations 319
Chapter 16: Algebra Word Problems 333
Part V: The Part of Tens 345
Chapter 17: Ten Tricks for Remembering Your Number Facts 347
Chapter 18: Ten (Almost!) Pitfalls to Avoid 355
Chapter 19: Ten (or so) Ways to Make Any Test Easier 359