Worktexts Balance Instruction in Essential Math Skills with Applications to Money-Related Survival Skills
- Money – the unifying theme – appeals to all students; they see how earning and spending money is directly related to mastering math concepts and operations.
- Practical – Money applications help students with real money problems and concerns as workers and consumers.
- Clear, simple instructional format with practical examples.
- Realistic problem solving with mixed word problems– students learn to read carefully to determine which problems may require more than one operation.
- Continuous and extensive review – in addition to periodic cumulative reviews – built into the exercise sets of the lessons, insure students use and re-use what they have learned.
- Built-in chapter pre- and post-tests track student progress.Student Worktexts – Both books share a balanced emphasis on math skill development and money-related applications. In the context of the practical math applications indicated in the chapter titles, the books give instruction and practice with such concepts and operations as place value, rounding, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, operations with fractions, decimals, percentages, measurements, mental math, and graphing.
Teacher’s Guides – One for each book, they provide teaching tips, suggestions for cooperative-learning projects, blackline masters for duplicating forms, and a complete answer key.
Using Money is divided into five chapters:
2. Making a Budget
4. Using Credit
5. Costs of Owning and Renting