About the Book
This is the original edition of the popular Math Dictionary for Kids. This edition includes about 20% fewer terms and illustrations than the new edition and all inside pages are printed in black and white. While supplies last, this edition is being sold on the Prufrock Press Web site at the discounted price of $9.95. This special is only available on the Prufrock Web site. Equipped with this handy reference, your students will be able to quickly find the definitions and illustrated examples that will enable them to solve any of the math challenges they face. Covering everything from addend to zero, this comprehensive resource gives students definitions, illustrations, and examples that can help them solve math problems. This handbook includes illustrated, concise explanations of the most common terms used in general math classes. The definitions and examples are categorized by subjects that include:
- numbers and operations,
- fractions and decimals,
- statistics and probability, and
- problem solving.
Each term has a concise definition and an example or an illustration. This is a guide that needs to be in every child's desk.
The Math Dictionary
is much more than a compilation of words and definitions. This book has been organized to reflect the different areas of mathematics taught in elementary and junior high schools. Within each category are all the terms commonly used in this field of study, concise definitions, and many examples and illustrations. In addition, the last chapter provides instructions for basic operations and tables of commonly-used facts and equivalents.
For dictionary-type references on other topics, see The Absolutely Essential Grammar Guide
and The Absolutely Essential Writing Guide
About the Author:
Theresa R. Fitzgerald has been a fourth grade teacher with the Linden Community Schools since 1992, shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree through the University of Michigan-Flint. She earned her Master's degree in Math/Science Elementary Education through Eastern Michigan University.¬+Theresa has presented math and science workshops and staff development locally, and has been involved in the development of science and math curriculum.¬+Her latest ventures involve increasing the use of technology across the curriculum and developing science activities.
Theresa's love of math and her interest in helping children understand its concepts led to the development of the Math Dictionary for Kids
. The need for a math resource to help elementary and middle school children and their parents with terminology and concepts became apparent as Theresa's daughter, Amanda, grew.¬+Developed over a period of about 10 years, its use on a daily basis has helped her students find sustained success in math.