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Description - Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents by Lynette Long

Everything kids need to know to become masters mathematics Teachers, parents and kids everywhere will love these great practical guides to the basic math subjects. Filled with fun and educational games and activities, Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents and Groovy Geometry provide everything kids need to know about these sometimes challenging subjects. In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her unique style to help kids truly understand mathematical concepts as they play with everyday objects such as playing cards, candies, coins, and paper and pencil. With Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents, kids will learn to decipher the mysteries of decimals and percents. They'll learn how to read and write decimals, how to add and subtract, multiply and divide both decimals and percents, how to change decimals into fractions and percents, and much more! Once they've grasped the basics, they'll be ready to recognize a repeating decimal at a glance, play games like the fast-paced Dynamite Decimal Reduction, estimate percentages in their heads, understand currency exchange, and even figure out the tip after a family meal at a restaurant. In Groovy Geometry, after a tour of the fundamental geometric concepts and definitions, kids will move on to master all of the geometry essentials, including drawing, measuring, and identifying the different kinds of angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals; using the Pythagorean theorem to find a hypotenuse; measuring the diameter, circumference, and area of a circle; and computing the volume of a cylinder. Along the way they'll learn to figure out the height of any object from its shadow, judge distances as the crow flies, estimate the area of any space, and much more. Designed to be fun for kids who are wary of math as well as those who excel at it, these two books can help anyone become a mathematics master.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471210580
ISBN-10: 0471210587
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 192mm x 8mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lynette Long

LYNETTE LONG, PhD, is the author of several children s math books, including Fabulous Fractions, Measurement Mania, Dazzling Division, and Marvelous Multiplication, all from Wiley. She has taught math and was a professor of education, specializing in mathematics education.

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