5th Edition

Stress-Free Math A Visual Guide to Acing Math in Grades 4-9

By Theresa R. Fitzgerald Copyright 2020
    260 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Equipped with the #1 guide to help kids (and their parents) with math homework, students will be able to quickly find the definitions and illustrated examples that will enable them to solve many of the math challenges they face. Covering everything from "addend" to "zero," Stress-Free Math:

    • Is perfect for both kids and their parents looking for help with math homework and the tools to ace the class!
    • Gives students in grades 4-9 more than 400 definitions, full-color illustrations, and examples.
    • Covers subjects like measurement, algebra, geometry, fractions and decimals, statistics and probability, and problem solving.
    • Helps students solve math problems with confidence.
    • Is a fully updated reimagining of the best-selling Math Dictionary for Kids.

    This well-organized and easy-to-follow quick reference guide includes illustrated, concise explanations of the most common terms used in general math classes. Packed with strategies to help students get better grades and master math concepts without any headaches, this math study guide also discusses how students can use manipulatives and basic math tools to improve their understanding and includes handy measurement conversion tables, guides to geometric shapes, and more. Each concept covered has a concise definition and an example or illustration.

    Grades 4-9

    Introduction Visual Definitions by Topic Whole Numbers and Operations Measurement Algebraic Ideas Geometry Decimals, Fractions, Percents, and Ratios Statistics and Probability Problem Solving Quick Reference Guides Decimals Division Fractions Multiplication Percents Geometry Using Arrays to Decompose Numbers Into Factors Problem Solving Learning With Manipulatives Formulas Tables and Charts Measurement Conversion Tables Index About the Author Standards Alignment


    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.

    Stress-Free Math is the answer to every frustrated parent/caregiver's problem: helping their children with math homework. This handy guide is meant to help with math from grades 4-9. This is a helpful guide to have on hand in any family library. As a parent who can use a refresher in assisting with many mathematical concepts for my children, I'll definitely be pulling this guide out to make sure my children and I both understand how to tackle those tricky math assignments. Thank goodness for this book!,Sarah Perry,Seattle Book Review, 7/7/20