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Math doesn't suck : how to survive middle school math without losing your mind or breaking a nail / Danica McKellar ; [illustrations by Mary Lynn Blasutta].

McKellar, Danica. (Author). Blasutta, Mary Lynn, (illustrator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0452289491
  • ISBN: 9780452289499
  • Physical Description: xxi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Plume, [2008], c2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Hudson Street Press, 2007.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Math Used to Totally Suck xv -- FAQs: How to Use This Book xix -- Part I Factors and Multiples Don't Suck -- Chapter 1 How to Make a Killing on eBay: Prime Numbers and Prime Factorization 1 -- Chapter 2 Do You Still Have a Crush on Him? ON THE COVER!: Finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) 13 -- Chapter 3 You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes: Multiples and the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) 26 -- Quig #1 Are You a Mathophobe? ON THE COVER! 33 -- Part II Fractions Don't Suck -- Chapter 4 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pizza but Were Afraid to Ask: Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers 38 -- Chapter 5 How Many Iced Lattes Can These Actors Drink?: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions... and Reciprocals 51 -- Chapter 6 When to Seriously Stop Raiding the Refrigerator: Equivalent Fractions and Reducing Fractions 61 -- Chapter 7 Is Your Sister Trying to Cheat You Out of Your Fair Share?: Comparing Fractions 74 -- Chapter 8 How Much Do You and Your Best Friend Have in Common?: Common Denominators... and Adding and Subtracting Fractions 85 -- Chapter 9 Choosing the Perfect Necklace: Complex Fractions 95 -- Quig #2 Do You Have Trouble Focusing-Or Are You a "Focus Superstar"? 110 -- Part III Decimals Don't Suck -- Chapter 10 What Every Savvy Shopper Should Know: All About Decimals 115 -- Chapter 11 Why Calculators Would Make Terrible Boyfriends: Converting Fractions and Mixed Numbers to Decimals 136 -- Chapter 12 How to Entertain Yourself While Babysitting a Devil Child: Converting Decimals to Fractions 150 -- What's Your Math Horoscope?: ON THE COVER! See What the Stars Say About You and Math! 157 -- Part IV Percents Join the Party... and They Don't Suck, Either -- Chapter 13 Sale of the Century!: Converting Percents to and from Decimals and Fractions 163 -- Chapter 14 A Choreographed Performance: Mixing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Together 176 -- Part V Word Problems Don't Suck -- Chapter 15 Universal Language of Love... and Math: Introduction to Word Problems and "Percent Of"/"Percent Off" 185 -- Chapter 16 Does She Ever Get Off the Phone?: Ratios 194 -- Chapter 17 Perks of a Southern Drawl: Rates and Unit Rates 202 -- Chapter 18 Filmmaker Extraordinaire!: Proportions 211 -- Chapter 19 Are You Drinking Enough Water?: Unit Conversions 227 -- Quig #3 What's Your Learning Style? 235 -- Part VI Even Algebra Doesn't Suck -- Chapter 20 Who's the Cute New Foreign Exchange Student?: Introduction to "Solving for x" 241 -- Chapter 21 Romeo and Juliet: Introduction to "Solving for x" in Word Problems 257 -- Troubleshooting Guide: Where to Turn When You Don't Know What to Do! 265 -- Smart Girl's Resource Guide 281.
Summary, etc.:
Demystifies middle-school math concepts that are most challenging, sharing step-by-step instructions for developing real-world math skills, providing time-saving tips and tricks, and offering practice problems with detailed answers and explanations.
Target Audience Note:
910L Lexile
Subject: Mathematics > Study and teaching (Middle school) > United States > Juvenile literature.
Mathematics > Juvenile literature.
Mathematics > Study and teaching > Juvenile literature.

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