Fun pictograms and infographics about the natural and human-made wonders of the world make learning about math topics easy and fun. In this book, readers go on a mission to explore these wonders and use their mathematical skills at such sites as the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, Mount Everest, and the Galapagos Islands. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
A large bakery wants a regular supply of your homemade brownies. What if you could figure out how to do it out of your parents' kitchen using math? This amazing book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who are building their own businesses. Math is an important part of the job of running a pet store or a bakery, or creating a video game. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.
What if you could save a person in danger from rapidly rising floodwaters using math? This amazing book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in jobs that serve the community. Math is an important part of the job for police officers, fire fighters, and commanders in the Coast Guard. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.
Experiments and research challenges help reinforce mathematical concepts in this fascinating book about great math thinkers in history and their discoveries. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each breakthrough in math as well as the mini bios of the math "STEM-gineers" who solved them.
Learn to convert units of measurement as you take a tour of the Eiffel Tower, and see why it is an engineering marvel like no other! This nonfiction title is filled with fun facts and interesting information about the Eiffel Tower that will keep students engaged from start to finish. By integrating math and literacy skills, this math reader makes learning mathematics simple, relevant, and fun, and the real-world examples of problem solving allow students to explore the concepts in meaningful ways. With an accessible glossary, vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, and easy-to-read text, this book will engage readers and show them how to apply mathematics to their daily lives. Additional text features include a table of contents, index, captions, bold print, and an answer key to help build academic vocabulary and increase understanding. The challenging Problem Solving section and Let's Explore Math sidebars provide plenty of opportunities for students to practice their developing mathematics skills. Learning to convert units of measurement is fun and easy with this engaging grade 4 math reader!
Percentages, decimals, and equivalent fractions are all very helpful tools in running a business--even a store in the mall! This informative title introduces readers to percentages, teaching them the basics of the concept of percentage and how to calculate them. Percentages can also be written as decimals or fractions! Children will learn how to use all three and convert them back and forth through helpful mathematical charts, engaging practice problems, STEM themes, an accessible glossary, and easy-to-read text!
Practice multiplication and division at the bake sale! This charming title engages readers with tasty recipes while encouraging them to apply their mathematical, problem-solving, and STEM skills in daily life. Follow the story of a boy and his grandpa baking muffins for a bake sale. Divide 144 muffins into three batches of 48 to make sure they can all fit in the oven! Practice fractions with simple long division! Fun examples, vibrant images, an accessible glossary, clear mathematical diagrams, and easy-to-read text keep these mathematical concepts feeling easy and fun!
Find three-dimensional shapes all over New York City! This exciting title shows young readers where they can find cylinders, cones, prisms, spheres, and pyramids in the city. Vibrant images, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical charts and diagrams help make geometry and STEM themes seem simple and fun! These exercises will encourage children to practice their geometry skills by finding three-dimensional shapes in their own city!
Take a trip to the fire station to learn how firefighters use measurement to put out fires! This engaging title takes young readers through the history of firefighting and the development of fire engines, teaching them how firefighters have measured extinguishing water throughout the years. Firefighters used to carry three-gallon buckets of water to toss on a fire! Some old water tanks held 90 gallons of water! These fun facts, paired with related practice problems, help readers learn more about measurement, volume, perimeter, and STEM topics.
Three-dimensional shapes are everywhere! Learn about the properties of three-dimensional shapes like cylinders, prisms, cubes, and cones with this vibrant book. This title encourages young readers to practice geometry and STEM skills, teaching them how to identify familiar three-dimensional shapes and find bases, faces, vertices, and more! Vibrant images, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical diagrams help readers while encouraging them to find three-dimensional shapes all around them!
T is for a Time Alphabet uses poetry and expository text to explore the concept of time, from explaining basic units of measurement to showcasing important scientific achievements. Topics include famous inventors (Albert Einstein and John Harrison) and important structures and landmarks (Kulkulkan Pyramid and Big Ben). Budding scientists will discover what world-famous stone structure is believed to be an early calendar, follow the voyages of explorer Ferdinand Magellan to better understand the International Date Line, and learn to tell time using the Zulu time system.
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 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.
Introduces bartering and explains what it is, its benefits and challenges, and what makes a good transaction; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further.
Explores how different money is used in different parts of the world.