This series gives young readers practical applications for the math concepts they learn in school, making what they learn in the classroom relevant to their lives and expanding their understanding of how math is used every day.
The entire series is not available in hardcover. There are 9 out of 10 volumes available.
2014 10 & up 5th & up 8 1/2 x 11 inches
"These volumes contain some great math practice that can be used for differentiation in the classroom."
"The Math 24/7 series emphasizes how math skills come into play at all times and in all places, from the kitchen to the soccer field."
"Following a brief introduction about the importance of math in everyday life, the book continues with examples of math "problems" that occur in planning meals, grocery shopping, food preparation, time management in the kitchen, nutritional math, and calorie counting. The large format, color photo illustrations and charts will appeal to young students. The chapter about nutrition and calorie counting are especially helpful as learning tools to help young people become adept at wisely selecting what they eat on a daily basis. A glossary, sources for further study and answers to the math problems in each chapter are included at the end of the book. This book, along with some practical cooking activities, should make everyone more comfortable with the subject."
If you've ever gotten a check for your birthday or saved money for something you wanted to buy, you've seen that even a little money can mean a lot of math. Understanding the math behind money and banking can help you save and spend wisely, even if you don't have much. In Banking Math, you'll learn about the numbers and arithmetic that are part of everyday life. Whether you're buying something at the store or saving for a vacation, math is a huge part of everyday life.
Have you ever thought about starting a business? Even if you just babysit...or mow lawns...or sell homemade jewelry at craft fairs, you'll need to know some basic math to help you keep track of your expenses and earnings. Businesses need math. Learn what you'll need to know to make money. Who knows where it might lead you!
From download speeds to the amount of memory left on your hard drive, math is a big part of using computers. Understanding the math that is so important to computers can help you in the classroom and in future jobs. When you're playing computer games, understanding math can even help you have more fun. In Computer Math, you'll learn about how math powers the computers you use every day.
Cooking is a kind of science--you have to get the measurements right to make everything work. It takes math. In Culinary Math, you'll discover how numbers, ratios, and other math help make tasty foods you can cook yourself.
People who make clothes need to get their numbers right. From the length of fabric to the size of a pair of jeans, math plays an important role in the fashion industry. In Fashion Math, you'll learn some of the ways the math you learn in the classroom is important on the catwalk. You may even want to use that math to try your hand at making your own clothes!
Almost any game you play needs math. From poker to computer games, from video games to board games, math has a role to play. Game Math will help you understand your favorite games better. You may even find you're a better player when you understand the math behind the rules!
When you see a sign in your favorite store saying that everything is 30% off, can you do the math to figure out what that means? Are you good at keeping track of how much things cost--while remembering how much money you actually have in your wallet? What about sales tax? Do you remember to add that on to your total costs when you're deciding if you have enough money to buy a pair of jeans? Shopping Math can help you do all this and more!
The speed of a pitch, the number of points scored, the time left on the clock...math is everywhere in the world of sports. Learn about the numbers and statistics behind sports like baseball, basketball, and football--and you'll find you understand the sports you love even better. In Sports Math, you'll discover that the math you learn in the classroom is just as important on the soccer field and basketball court.
We live our lives according to the numbers on a clock. Whether it's getting to school on time, allowing enough time in a day for the things we need to do, or timing an activity, those numbers are an important part of almost everything we do. Time Math will help you understand schedules and timetables. You'll be able to better manage the math that runs our clocks!
When you're traveling, there are all sorts of numbers to keep track of. If you're driving, how many gallons of gas will you need for the distance you have to cover? How much will those gallons cost you at the pump? If you're going by plane, you'll need to juggle flight schedules. If your plane is delayed by 3 hours, will you be able to make your next connection? And what about if you travel to another country where they use a different kind of money? Will you be able to figure out how to change the money you brought with you into the currency of the country? Will you be able to set your clock back the right amount when you travel across time zones? Travel Math will help you do all this and more!
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