WHAT'S INSIDE EACH VOLUME?
Volume I teaches the student how to master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division before advancing to fractions. Students are given several lessons, worksheets, and timed tests to ensure they have mastered each concept. Whether the student is a beginner or an older student struggling in math, everyone should start with Volume I. We avoid putting a grade level on each book because giving a Seventh Grader a math book that's labeled 'First Grade' is damaging to their self esteem. Instead, we have intelligent looking books that anyone would be proud to carry. Besides, everyone should start with Volume I. Even adults will learn how to add and subtract in their heads, like never before. Volume I is 8 1/2" x 11" with 277 pages. Inside you'll find 49 lessons and worksheets, 4 Chapter Review Tests, a Final Test, and all answers. Other topics included are: place value, greater/less than, rounding, long division, multiplying and dividing with decimal numbers, averages, and US measurement. Comparable to 1st through 3rd grade material.
Volume II starts with fractions. You could call this 4th grade math, but we call it the key to learning the relationship between fractions, percentages, and decimal numbers. Having this insight is the difference between those who understand math and those who are lost. If a young person starts with this system, he will excel in math quickly - because he GETS IT! And if an older person, who has never understood math, reads this system, she too will finally get it. It's not just fourth grade math, it's the insight to understanding basic math. Once the student masters the first two books, he will have all the tools necessary to start learning pre algebra. Volume II has 160 pages which include 23 lessons and worksheets, 3 chapter review tests, and a final test. It can easily be completed in just a month or two. Topics include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and mixed numbers, improper fractions, reducing fractions, cross canceling, reading a ruler, decimal numbers, percentages, replacing words with math symbols, and negative numbers.
Volume III begins by explaining: WHAT IS X? You can't expect a student to try to solve for x when she doesn't even understand why, all the sudden, there are letters in our math. We clear this up right from the beginning, making pre algebra as painless as it should be. Have you ever tried to learn slopes in 7th or 8th grade math? Many people get lost or simply gloss over slopes because it is a weird concept. But it turns out, slopes are the turning point in math where it crosses over from basic math to higher math; algebra, calculus, trigonometry , etc. So it is essential to learn slopes in order to excel in math. Volume III explains slopes with 5 easy steps, taking the mystery out of them. Volume III has 157 full size pages with 25 lessons and worksheets, 3 chapter review tests, a final test, and full solutions (not just x = 10). Topics include solving for x, ratios, proportions, exponents, square roots, terms, expressions, like terms, order of operations, distributive property of multiplication, graphs, linear equations, the y-intercept, and the slope formula. These concepts are typically taught in 6th and 7th grade.
Volume IV comes with a math kit full of manipulatives to help students visualize geometric shapes and tricks. We waited until after pre-algebra to introduce geometry. Many students get discouraged with math when you expect them to learn fractions, circumference, pi, and hypotenuse all in the same year. We wait until they have a basic understanding of pre-algebra, before asking them to use a formula to find the length of a hypotenuse. Fourth grade is just too soon, in my book. Volume IV is summed up in 139 pages. That includes 21 lessons and worksheets, 5 chapter review tests, and a final test. Topics include: angles, lines, the 3 special triangles, area, circumference, diameter, perimeter, radius, hypotenuse, Pythagorean Theorem, volume, pi, (and why pi) and the metric system.
Volume V (formerly Learn Algebra Fast) covers Algebra I with a special focus on quadratic equations and formulas. Students are given a solid foundation in higher math by fully understanding the difference between a linear equation, which draws a straight line, and a quadratic equation, which draws a parabola. Starting algebra with our unique approach prepares students for success in higher math. Volume V has 243 pages full of 36 lessons and worksheets, 7 chapter review tests, a final test, and full solutions. Topics include terminology, absolute value, terms with exponents, simplifying expressions, multiplying and dividing terms with exponents, square roots, cube roots, Laws of Algebra, multiplying polynomials, factoring polynomials, factoring out a common factor, prime factorization, quadratic equations, a perfect square, completing the square, quadratic formula, intro to functions, and the full solutions to every problem. This book will take about 4-5 months to complete.
Volume VI teaches how to BUILD an equation in order to solve advanced story problems. The student will have learned how to SOLVE algebraic equation in Volume 5 and this book will show how to use this knowledge to solve difficult problems similar to the ones found on the SATs. For example, can you solve this problem?
A 100 cubic centimeter solution of acid and water is 26% acid. How many cubic centimeters of pure water should be added
to create a solution that is 13% acid?
Other topics covered are Probability, Inequalities, Mixture Problems, Quadratic equations, Simultaneous Solutions, Distance Formula,
and Similar Triangles. There are 232 pages with some color ink added to create a unique color coded system to help students read algebra.
Volume VII covers high school geometry in 30 lessons. Topics include Supplementary and complementary angles, congruent triangles, Proofs, theorems, postulates, sine, cosine, and tangent trig functions. You'll learn about interior and exterior angles of polygons, how to find the area of a polygon, and what an apothem is. We cover quadrilaterals and circles including arcs, chords, secant and tangent lines. Geometry has never been explained so simply. Read all seven books and then take a practice SAT test on line to see how much you've learned.
Of course, you don't have to buy all 7 books. Each book can be purchased separately. Every Volume is self contained; complete with worksheets, answers, and tests. A teacher's guide is not needed; you just start reading.
Even though I avoid labeling these books with a grade level, let me clarify each volume. Volume I teaches math grades 1-3. Volume II teaches 4th and 5th grade math. Volume III starts with an intro to 6 - 8th grade pre algebra. Volume IV is 3rd - 7th grade geometry. Volumes V and VI teach algebra 1 and 2. Volume VII covers high school geometry.
Bonus: Plan on using these books over and over again? No problem. You can print off the worksheets from this website and write on those instead. Leaving your books clean and ready for the next generation or for resale.
Guarantee: This system is working for those who never thought they could learn math. The language used can be read by most students, allowing them to teach themselves. But of course, we always encourage mom to be involved by reading along and encouraging the student along the way. We are so sure you and your student will learn from these books, we offer a money back guarantee. Just have the student go through as many lessons as he/she can and complete each worksheet. If after 30 days, you don't feel he/she is learning basic math, return the used books and we will refund your money.