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.
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Hi! These are the notes from my world history class. Oh, who am I? Well, some people said I was the smartest kid in class. I wrote everything you need to ace MATH, from the FRACTIONS to the COORDINATE PLANE, and only the really important stuff in between-you know, the stuff that’s usually on the test! I tried to keep everything organized, so I almost always: • Highlight vocabulary words in YELLOW • Color in definitions in green highlighter • Use BLUE PEN for important people, places, dates, and terms • Doodle a pretty sweet pie chart and whatnot to visually show the big ideas If you’re not loving your textbook and you’re not so great at taking notes in class, this notebook will help. It hits all the major points. (But if your teacher spends a whole class talking about something that’s not covered, go ahead and write that down for yourself.) Now that I’ve aced math, this notebook is YOURS. I’m done with it, so this notebook’s purpose in life is to help YOU learn and remember just what you need to ace YOUR math class.
Table of Contents
CONTENTSUnit 1: The Number System 1 1. Types of Numbers and the Number Line 2 2. Positive and Negative Numbers 11 3. Absolute Value 19 4. Factors and Greatest Common Factor 25 5. Multiples and Least Common Multiple 33 6. Fraction Basics: Types of Fractions, and Adding and Subtracting Fractions 39 7. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions 49 8. Adding and Subtracting Decimals 55 9. Multiplying 57 10. Dividing Decimals 61 11. Adding Positive and Negative Numbers 65 12. Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers 71 13. Multiplying and Dividing Positive and Negative Numbers 75 14. Inequalities 79Unit 2: RATIOS, PROPORTIONS, and PERCENTS 85 15. Ratios 86 16. Unit Rate and Unit Price 91 17. Proportions 95 18. Converting Measurements 103 19. Percent 111 20. Percent Word Problems 117 21. Taxes and Fees 123 22. Discounts and Markups 131 23. Gratuity and Commission 143 24. Simple Interest 147 25. Percent Rate of Change 155 26. Tables and Ratios 159Unit 3: EXPRESSIONS and EQUATIONS 165 27. Expressions 166 28. Properties 173 29. Like Terms 183 30. Exponents 189 31. Order of Operations 197 32. Scientific Notation 203 33. Square and Cube Roots 209 34. Comparing Irrational Numbers 215 35. Equations 219 36. Solving for Variables 225 37. Solving Multistep Equations 231 38. Solving and Graphing Inequalities 237 39. Word Problems with Equations and Inequalities 243Unit 4: GEOMETRY 251 40. Introduction to Geometry 252 41. Angles 267 42. Quadrilaterals and Area 277 43. Triangles and Area 287 44. The Pythagorean Theorem 295 45. Circles, Circumference, and Area 301 46. Three-Dimensional Figures 309 47. Volume 318 48. Surface Area 327 49. Angles, Triangles, and Transversal Lines 337 50. Similar Figures and Scale Drawings 345Unit 5: STATISTICS and PROBABILITY 355 51. Introduction to Statistics 356 52. Measures of Central Tendency and Variation 365 53. Displaying Data 375 54. Probability 395UNIT 6: The COORDINATE PLANE and FUNCTIONS 405 55. The Coordinate Plane 406 56. Relations, Lines, and Functions 417 57. Slope 431 58. Linear Equations and Functions 446 59. Simultaneous Linear Equations and Functions 456 60. Nonlinear Functions 468 61. Polygons and the Coordinate Plane 480 62. Transformations 487 63. Proportional Relationships and Graphs 508