
Textbooks provide a systematic and wellrounded approach to middle school math. Chapters engage students in a variety of ways, from different levels of problem solving to real world application of math topics. The goal of the textbooks is to facilitate understanding and internalization of concepts, and to instill a curiosity to further explore math.
Features & Components:
 Chapter Opener:Introduces the topic through real world application and identifies learning objectives.
 Example: Helps students understand a concept through a worked problem.
 Try It!: Gives students an opportunity to answer a similar question to check how well they have grasped the concept.
 Basic Practice: Provides simple questions that involve the direct application of concepts.
 Class Activities: Introduce new concepts through cooperative learning methods.
 In a Nutshell: Consolidates important rules and concepts for quick and easy review.
 Further Practice: Provides more challenging questions that involve the direct application of concepts.
 Math@Work: Provides questions that involve the application of integrated concepts to practical situations.
 Brainworks: Provides higherorder thinking questions that involve an openended approach to problem solving.
 Review Exercise: Gives students the opportunity to apply the concepts learned in the chapter through a variety of integrated questions.
 Extend Your Learning Curve: Extends and applies concepts learned to problems that are investigative in nature and engages the students in independent research.
The answer key at the back of the book provides answers to the
Try It! and the problems in the exercises for the Basic Practice, Further Practice, Maths@Work, and Brain Works questions. It does not include answers to the class activities or the Extend Your Learning Curve activities.
Note: Two textbooks (A and B) for each grade correspond to the two halves of the school year. Soft cover.
Take a Look Inside
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Whole Numbers
1.1 Order of Operations
A. Expressions and Equations
B. Exponents
C. Order of Operations without Parentheses
D. Order of Operations with Parentheses
1.2 Factors and Multiples
A. Factors
B. Multiples
1.3 Multiplication
A. Properties of Multiplication
B. Mental Multiplication
1.4 Division
A. Properties of Division
B. Mental Division
In A Nutshell
Write In Your Journal
Extend Your Learning Curve
Problem Solving Corner
Chapter 2: Fractions
2.1 Multiplication of Fractions
A. Multiplication of a Proper Fraction by a Whole Number
B. Multiplication of a Proper Fraction by a Fraction
C. Multiplication of an Improper Fraction or a Mixed Number by a Whole Number
D. Multiplication of an Improper Fraction or a Mixed Number by a Fraction
2.2 Division of Fractions
A. Division of a Whole Number by a Fraction
B. Division of a Fraction by a Whole Number
C. Division of a Fraction by a Fraction
In A Nutshell
Write In Your Journal
Extend Your Learning Curve
Problem Solving Corner
Chapter 3: Decimals
3.1 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
A. Structure of Decimals
B. Adding and Subtracting Decimals
3.2 Multiplication of Decimals
A. Decimal Number System
B. Multiplier and Product
C. Multiplying Decimals
3.3 Division of Decimals
A. Divisor and Quotient
B. Dividing Decimals
3.4 Metric Measurements and Decimals
In A Nutshell
Write In Your Journal
Extend Your Learning Curve
Problem Solving Corner
Chapter 4: Negative Numbers
4.1 Positive and Negative Numbers
4.2 Comparing Positive and Negative Numbers
A. The Number Line
B. Absolute Value
In A Nutshell
Write In Your Journal
Extend Your Learning Curve
Chapter 5: Ratios
5.1 Ratios and Equivalent Ratios
A. Finding Ratio
B. Equivalent Ratios
5.2 Ratios and Fractions
In A Nutshell
Write In Your Journal
Extend Your Learning Curve
Problem Solving Corner
Chapter 6: Rate
6.1 Average and Rate
6.2 Unit Rate
6.3 Speed
In A Nutshell
Write In Your Journal
Extend Your Learning Curve
Problem Solving Corner
Chapter 7: Percent
7.1 Meaning of Percent
7.2 Percentage of a Quantity
In A Nutshell
Write In Your Journal
Extend Your Learning Curve
Problem Solving Corner
Answers
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