People use money to pay for the things they want and need. But what exactly is money? Where does it come from? Are checks and credit cards money? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about money.
Learn about the connection between math and running.
Do you have a great idea? Do you think customers would pay to buy your product or service? Read this book to learn more about starting your own business and why good math skills are necessary if you want to make your business a success.
This interesting new book provides essential information with plenty of full-color images to help explain the basics of importing and exporting in a global economy. Aspects such as importing and exporting regulations are carefully and easily explained in this latest Crabtree title.
The business of borrowing is the cornerstone of an economy. How do Mortgages, Loans, and Credit Work? explains clearly the different kinds of financial borrowing and their uses.
Do you have time, talent, or money that you can use to help others in need? Have you ever wondered which charities you should support or how much you can afford to give? Read this book to find out more about how your math skills can help you give back to your community.
This book carefully explains how countries around the world engage in trade. Whether it is a detailed description of how countries negotiate trade agreements, how countries use tariffs to make buyers want to buy locally produced goods, or the extremes of using trade embargoes as political tools, this book provides essential information with plenty of full-color images to help explain the basics of trade in a global economy.
Children are consumers, too, though they often do not realize it. This strikingly illustrated book helps youngsters understand the concepts of goods and services so that they recognize their role in the cycle of commerce. Readers will examine various jobs to understand where goods are made or services are provided. The concepts of producers and consumers are also carefully explained in a manner children will understand and enjoy.
This is a volume designed to inform children what taxes are and why they are needed. Emphasis is placed on how taxes provide the funds needed to keep governments running, from local to federal levels. Young readers will understand how taxes are used to dissuade people from buying some items, such as cigarettes and gas-guzzling vehicles. Attractive color images help de-mystify this fascinating and important aspect of government.
This book describes resources to younger readers, including capital resources and natural resources. Emphasis is placed on how most resources are of limited supply, so producers and consumers must make choices when things they want or need become scarce. An impressive array of full-color images enhances the reading experience.
This book uses math and science to help students learn about Islands. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of islands.
This book uses math and science to help students learn about mountains. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of mountains.
Take an in-depth look at mathematics in this science encyclopedia.
Take an in-depth look at physics in this science encyclopedia.
This alphabet book brings the topic of economics down to a child's level, using tangible examples and scenarios to explain complex ideas. M is for Money uses snappy rhymes and expository text to introduce subjects ranging from supply and demand to taxes. Dynamic and witty artwork brings each topic to life.
This book explains how models help us test new designs and to understand living things. The book includes various types of models, such as scale, graphical, conceptual, and computer models, which are used to analyze how we understand different things.
Take an in-depth look at mathematics in science in this science encyclopedia.
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!
We live our lives according to the numbers on a clock. Whether its 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!
Modern life would be very different without the ideas of brilliant Greek scholar Archimedes. From the simple lever to complicated machines, his work in mathematics, physics, engineering, and astronomy helped to shape the world we live in today. Few thinkers of any time period have had as big an impact on math and science as the genius Archimedes. Learn the story of one of the most important mathematical thinkers of all time in Archimedes: Ancient Greek Mathematician.
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!
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.
Have you ever thought about starting a business? Even if you just babysit . . . or mow lawns . . . or sell homemade jewelry at craft fairs, youll need to know some basic math to help you keep track of your expenses and earnings. Businesses need math. Learn what youll 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.