Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) by Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
It’s the revolutionary math study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace Math . . . covers everything to get a student over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.
Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math (The MIT Press) by Alex Berke
Publisher: The MIT Press
"When shapes have the same symmetries, they share a symmetry group. This coloring book explores these these symmetrical groups through patterned illustrations that can be colored in by the reader. Part educational resource, part relaxing entertainment--Beautiful Symmetry offers an accessible introduction to a group theory, a high-level mathematical concept, that will inform as well as delight"--
Social Skills Activities for Kids: 50 Fun Exercises for Making Friends, Talking and Listening, and Understanding Social Rules by Natasha Daniels
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Learn Everyday Social Skills and Have Fun, Too! What are the Dos and Don'ts for making and keeping friends? How can you decode body language clues? What's the best way to keep a conversation going? Just like learning multiplication tables, social skills don't come naturally--every child has to learn them. Luckily, this book makes mastering social skills super fun with 50 awesome activities. Social Skills Activities for Kids gives children the confidence to successfully navigate social situations at home, school, and the world in between. From keeping the conversation ball moving to learning to compromise to practicing good table manners, these engaging activities help kids develop and use their social skills super powers. Inside Social Skills Activities for Kids, you'll find: Life Lessons--Kids learn how to handle everyday social situations like communicating with peers and adults, using and interpreting body language, reading social cues, and more. 50 Interactive Activities--Games, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and reflective entries keep kids learning and engaged. Real Scenarios--Includes up-to-date topics like bullying and using social media. Get the courage to be your very best self with Social Skills Activities for Kids.
Everything You Need to Ace Geometry in One Big Fat Notebook (Big Fat Notebooks) by Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
The Big Fat Notebooks are going to high school! Published just four years ago, the Big Fat Notebooks—with nearly 4.6 million copies in print and sales escalating every year—revolutionized the study guide for middle schoolers. Now this lifesaving series is ready to graduate. Announcing the first two titles for high school students: Everything You Need to Ace Geometry in One Big Fat Notebook and Everything You Need to Ace Chemistry in One Big Fat Notebook. Designed as the natural next step for the savvy students (and stressed parents) who made Math (over 1 million copies in print) and Science (over 1 million copies in print) the bestselling titles in the middle school series, these books offer a world of help for two of the tougher classes facing most high school sophomores, geometry and chemistry. Using the same formula that made the middle school series so successful, these new high school titles tackle difficult subjects in a lively, memorable, intuitive way. Critical ideas are broken down and clearly explained. Doodles illuminate tricky concepts. There are mnemonics for memorable shortcuts, and quizzes to recap it all. Geometry, written by high school math teacher extraordinaire Christy Needham, follows along with a year of geometry class, starting with the basics, like points, lines, planes, and angles, and progressing to the beginning of trigonometry. Big Fat Notebooks are already helping millions of middle school students. Now high schoolers will enjoy and benefit from this kind of brilliant help—a set of notes, as if from the smartest kid in class, to help them study throughout the year, get ready for challenging exams, and know they have a source to turn to when they need to catch up on missed problems or understand the most difficult or confusing concepts.
Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) by Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
From the editors of Brain Quest, America’s #1 educational bestseller! This Big Fat Notebook makes it all “sink in” with key concepts, mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, and doodles to help you understand computer science. Including: Computing systems Binary code Algorithms Computational thinking Loops, events, and procedures Programming in Scratch and Python Boolean Expressions Web development Cybersecurity HTML CSS …and more! The Big Fat Notebook series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. Each book in the series meets Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
Publisher: Penguin Books
The history of a controversial but important number begins with its inventors, the Babylonians, and follows its tumultuous and fascinating story to the present era of supercomputers and quantum physics. Reprint.
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