vi . Introduction
Get Wise! Mastering Math Skills
include tons of other interesting areas like averages, rates, ratios, proportions,
comparisons, fractions, decimals, and the old stand-bys like addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division.
Now that you think about it, we'll bet you can remember doing some form
of math today. Did you get up late only to look at the alarm clock to calculate
how late you could be before missing the bus? Did you cook dinner and have to
read the line for a fraction of a cup of water or milk? So you see, math is all
Back to the book. You'll see that there are 10 chapters, and each chapter
concentrates on a different concept. Math builds on itself; so if you think you
understand how to add or subtract fractions, don't just jump to Chapter 4. There
is valuable information you will miss in chapters 1 through 3 that you may need
as you progress through the book.
So, you are better off starting at Chapter 1. If it's too easy for you, GOOD.
That's supposed to be the easy chapter. That's why it's at the beginning. Do the
exercises, reward yourself with some candy or a nap, and when you're ready,
continue through the book.
If you are having a specific problem in school with a specific area, feel
free to practice in that chapter only. We're not going to send the Math Police
after you for skipping around. But we do suggest that this book is most helpful
if you digest it all, kind of like cough medicine--a tiny sip won't make the pain
go away, so you have to take a full dose to benefit.
So if you're ready to learn
at least read a few more pages so that the
parental units will feel proud (and feed you tonight)
turn to Chapter 1.
Best of luck, and we hope that you Get Wise!
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