Let’s Talk: High School Math Prep

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

Math Essentials is known for its practice workbooks to enhance math skills. Today, we’ll be reviewing their Mastering Essential Math Skills, Pre-Algebra Concepts book. Each includes access to online video tutorials for every lesson in the book. A DVD version of the tutorials is also available. This book has also been updated along with the rest of the collection, to include additional quizzes, a glossary, and a resource center in the back.

Mastering Essential Math Skills, Pre-Algebra Concepts works best when utilized consistently during the school year. First, allow your child completes the review exercises and explain the importance of showing their work. Then go over each problem and make corrections as needed to ensure they understand the concept. Next, new material is introduced in the “Helpful Hints” section along with examples that can be referred to later. Now, you’ll move on to the sample problems and work through those before allowing your child to do the work independently. Once they are confident, have them complete the remaining problems and check their work. Finally, the “Problem Solving” section is available to complete a math word problem. Solutions to all problems can be found at the back of the book.

Topics Covered:

  • Sets
  • Positive and Negative Fractions
  • Positive and Negative Decimals
  • Exponents
  • Square Roots
  • Order of Operations
  • Properties of Numbers
  • Scientific Notation
  • Ratios & Proportions
  • Percents
  • Number Theory
  • Number Lines
  • Coordinate Planes
  • Slope of a Line
  • Graphing Equations
  • Solving Algebraic Equations
  • Algebraic Word Problems
  • Probability
  • Statistics

We enjoy Math Essentials products and the  Mastering Essential Math Skills, Pre-Algebra Concepts did not disappoint. Our only suggestion is to keep extra paper nearby to work through the problems. This book works as a great supplement but can be adjusted to a complete curriculum if you utilize the videos and follow the aforementioned steps.

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