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Years 6 - 8 Maths for Students : For Dummies - For Dummies

Years 6 - 8 Maths for Students

For Dummies


Published: 5th November 2015
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Help your kids grasp core literacy and numeracy skills with these essentials guides

Release your kids from the pressures of national testing and take a step back to the core skills with this new educational series, from the people who brought you the For Dummies how-to approach. Work with your children to cement their literacy and numeracy foundations, exploring the intricacies of grammar and great writing, as well as the nuts and bolts of number, algebra, geometry and measurement. Answer tricky questions with ease and navigate the fundamentals along the road to high school and beyond so that academic testing becomes less daunting... and your children will be well-placed to develop their academic skills around this strong knowledge base.

This series includes three titles, covering years 6-10:

  • English For Kids (Years 6-10)
  • Maths For Kids (Years 6-8)
  • Maths For Kids (Years 9-10)

Save money on employing tutors to develop these core skills and enjoy the chance to support your children on their way to academic success with this easy-to-use series. By getting closer to the curriculum, you’ll also find it easier to effectively collaborate with teachers so that you can effectively work together to keep track of your child’s progress.

Introduction 1

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

Index 365

ISBN: 9780730326731
ISBN-10: 073032673X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 5th November 2015
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.6  x 2.5
Edition Number: 1