Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students - Level 1 Combo

Ages 7-9

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692240076

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Page: 294

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This is a combo volume that incorporates all four volumes for level 1. The interior of the 4 in 1 volume is always updated to contain the latest edition of the individual volumes. About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 1 This level of the series is designed for students who know addition and subtraction with multi-digit numbers as well as simple multiplications of one-digit numbers. Some of the problems, however, involve advanced concepts and may be useful for older students.
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Practice Arithmetic

Level 2 (ages 9 To 11)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692245668

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Page: 114

View: 606

2nd Edition - 2014 About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 2 This level of the series is designed for students who know the multiplication tables, integer division with remainder and basic operations with decimals. Our level 1 books explain concepts that may need review before attempting level 2. Level 2 books are suitable for preparing Math Kangaroo 3-4 and MOEMS-E. Many of the concepts presented, however, reach much farther into the AMC-8 level. Level 2 consists of: Word Problems (volume 5), Operations (volume 6), Arithmetic (volume 7), and Combinatorics (volume 8). About Volume 7 - Arithmetic This volume provides material for the practicing problems with combinations of digits, cryptarithms, repdigits, palindromes, digit sum and digit product, sequences, sums of consecutive numbers, divisibility rules and remainders. Divisibility rules are not proven at this level, only applied (proofs in level 3 books). For some students, it may be necessary to work on our level 1 books before attempting level 2.
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Practice Counting

Level 1 (Ages 7 to 9)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692241158

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Page: 78

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2nd Edition - 2014 About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 1 This level of the series is designed for students who know addition and subtraction with multi-digit numbers as well as simple multiplications of one-digit numbers. Some of the problems, however, involve advanced concepts and may be useful for older students. About Volume 1 - Counting This book starts a foundation for good skills for discrete counting and probability. Age appropriate examples introduce elementary counting concepts and inductive reasoning. We focus on establishing a solid strategy for each problem, even when using a brute force solution, such as listing all possibilities, is an option. Similar problem statements with strikingly different solutions familiarize the student with the subtle details in wording that can make counting problems difficult.
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Practice Tests in Math Kangaroo Style for Students in Grades 1-2

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692235287

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Page: 100

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A companion series to our "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students," the series "Math Challenges for Gifted Students" offers additional material in practice test form. The workbooks are useful for assessment and for development of testing skills. In full color and with fully detailed solutions, the workbooks may be used as a fun introduction to competitive problem solving. However, the problems are a bit more difficult than actual Kangaroo problems, exploring a large number of known 'tips and tricks.' One could say it is much more concentrated in that, unlike actual exams, it has less 'filler' - almost every problem is 'tricky' and embodies a specific strategy. The material is excellent for training purposes and has been used by the authors in seminars with hundreds of the most gifted students in the Bay Area. The workbook contains six 24-question tests. After each test there is an answer key. The tests are followed by detailed solutions. The recommended time limit for each test is of 75 minutes. Students who have not been exposed to competitive problem solving will find this book extremely difficult and will need help from an adult. Without preparation, students who get 'A' in school generally score about 50 points out of 96 possible on Kangaroo level 1-2.
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Practice Tests in Math Kangaroo Style for Students in Grades 3-4

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692369784

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Page: 116

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A companion series to our "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students," the series "Math Challenges for Gifted Students" offers additional material in practice test form. The workbooks are useful for assessment and for development of testing skills. In full color and with fully explained solutions, the workbooks may be used as a fun introduction to problem solving. The workbook contains six 24-question tests. After each test, there is an answer key. The tests are followed by detailed solutions that outline various problem solving strategies appropriate for the respective age. The recommended time limit for each test is of 75 minutes.
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Practice Word Problems

Level 2 (ages 9 To 11)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692245613

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Page: 102

View: 8234

2nd Edition -2014 About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 2 This level of the series is designed for students who know the multiplication tables, integer division with remainder and basic operations with decimals. Our level 1 books explain concepts that may need review before attempting level 2. Level 2 books are suitable for preparing Math Kangaroo 3-4 and MOEMS-E. Many of the concepts presented, however, reach much farther into the AMC-8 level. Level 2 consists of: Word Problems (volume 5), Operations (volume 6), Arithmetic (volume 7), and Combinatorics (volume 8). About Volume 5 - Word Problems The problems train comprehension and critical reading skills. Algebraic methods should not be used when helping students solve these problems. We recommend building concrete models that show the relations among the various quantities. This volume explains how to build concrete models for comparison, the method of reduction to unity, handling problems based on multiples and remainders. A review of problems based on time, rates, and coins concludes the presentation of word problems. Problems avoid the repetition of the same context, thus providing a challenging solving experience.
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200 Challenging Math Problems Every 4th Grader Should Know

Author: Learn 2 Think Pte Ltd

Publisher: Learn 2 Think Pte.Limited

ISBN: 9789810727659

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 8333

This work book provides practice in all major topics of Grade 4. It will greatly boost child's critical thinking and problem solving skills. It is guaranteed to improve your child's math and success at school. The multi-step problem solving exercises in the book involve several math concepts. Student will learn more from these exercises than doing ten worksheets on the same math concepts. Another valuable resource to enhance your child's thinking skills is the '5- Minute Math Thinkers' series.
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Practice Operations

Level 2 (ages 9 To 11)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692246887

Category:

Page: 118

View: 1681

2nd Edition - 2014 About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 2 This level of the series is designed for students who know the multiplication tables, integer division with remainder and basic operations with decimals. Our level 1 books explain concepts that may need review before attempting level 2. Level 2 books are suitable for preparing Math Kangaroo 3-4 and MOEMS-E. Many of the concepts presented, however, reach much farther into the AMC-8 level. Level 2 consists of: Word Problems (volume 5), Operations (volume 6), Arithmetic (volume 7), and Combinatorics (volume 8). About Volume 6 - Operations This volume assumes a knowledge of fractions. Our goal is to explore the flexibility of the order of operations and to discover efficient and reliable ways to handle numbers. The problems provide a variety of ways to look at irreducible fractions, operations with repdigits, expressions, identities and equations. At this level, we already make a distinction between linear equations (handled by solving backwards or by using simple algebra) and Diophantine equations (handled using number theoretical methods). The study of Diophantine equations will continue at the next levels, but it is started here in the most elementary way. A short review of measurement is provided as a reminder. Problems avoid the repetition of the same context, thus providing a challenging solving experience.
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Leader in Me

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 4384

Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.” Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today’s young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.
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Math Experiment - 300 Word Problems for Second Grade Contests

Author: Udar Nivol

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781492793380

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Page: 172

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-------------------------***New, corrected edition***Thanks everyone who sent me emails and pointed to the typos in the book! They are all corrected now.------------------------- This book has everything a parent or a teacher wound need to have to instill the love for Math in a second grader's heart. It was written by a parent of a second grader, with a long and lasting passion for math, who started to go to math contests when he was at his son's age. He wanted to share with his son everything he knew and loved about Math. This book is also an experiment, a documented approach to Math teaching that goes beyond curriculum, and inspire the imagination and the creativity. The kids can learn about famous Math prodigies like Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught mathematician, or Terence Tao, the youngest participant to date in the International Math Olympiad. They can also learn about astronauts whose determination and math knowledge helped them to survive in critical missions. And they can also solve the hundreds of problems in the book, specially tailored for Math contests for second grade. The problems are arranged in 4 levels of difficulty that can take the child to very high performances in Math. This is an ongoing experiment, so please join us in our journey and see how far along we can go. Drop us a line of encouragement and feel free to praise the kids when the rich milestones. They will appreciate and feel obliged. You can find us at www.facebook.com/mathexperiment.In short, this is what the book is about: 300 word problems for high achievers Tested methods for successfully running a Math Club for 2nd graders Information about math contests and math personalities across the world 4 levels of difficulty that can gradually bring the students to very high math performances Full solutions for all the problems, not just answers
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Practice Tests in Math Kangaroo Style for Students in Grades 5-6

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945755019

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Page: 137

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A companion series to our "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students," the series "Math Challenges for Gifted Students" offers additional material in practice test form. The workbooks are useful for assessment and for development of testing skills. In full color and with fully explained solutions, the workbooks may be used as a fun introduction to problem solving. The workbook contains six 30-question tests. After each test, there is an answer key. The tests are followed by detailed solutions that outline various problem solving strategies appropriate for the respective age. The recommended time limit for each test is of 75 minutes.
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Practice Arithmetic

Level 1 (Ages 7 to 9)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692241141

Category:

Page: 78

View: 8929

2nd edition - 2014 About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 1 This level of the series is designed for students who know addition and subtraction with multi-digit numbers as well as simple multiplications of one-digit numbers. Some of the problems, however, involve advanced concepts and may be useful for older students. About "Volume 4 - Arithmetic" In this volume, students will explore: the difference between numbers and digits, cryptarithms, and solving equations using concrete models. Each problem is tailored to bring a new learning experience to the student. Simplified versions of advanced concepts, such as the use of parity in solving problems, are introduced.
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Math Basics 4

Author: Barbara Bando Irvin

Publisher: School Zone Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780887431401

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 635

Math Basics 4 includes the most important elements of the fourth grade math curriculum and the skills that cause children the most difficulty. This workbook may be used to introduce maintain or review skills. Principles and Standards for School Mathematics published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) was used as a guide in writing this book. Ages 8-9
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Hard Math for Elementary School

Author: Glenn Ellison

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781489507174

Category: Mathematics

Page: 238

View: 9831

Competitive mathematics series for mathematically gifted students in grades 1 and 2.
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If You Can Keep It

The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

Author: Eric Metaxas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101980001

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 1581

#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score. If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness—including our role as a "nation of nations"—and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place. Eric Metaxas's latest book, Martin Luther, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.
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Re-forming Gifted Education

Matching the Program to the Child

Author: Karen B. Rogers

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707464

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 3296

Offers parents and teachers advice on how to improve classroom curriculum and experiences for gifted children, discussing how schools can match programs to a student's specific needs, traits, and abilities.
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Practice Operations

Level 1 (Ages 7 to 9)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692245620

Category:

Page: 84

View: 5653

2nd Edition - 2014 About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 1 This level of the series is designed for students who know addition and subtraction with multi-digit numbers as well as simple multiplications of one-digit numbers. Some of the problems, however, involve advanced concepts and may be useful for older students. About "Volume 3 - Operations" This workbook focuses on developing rapid and accurate computational skills as well as a solid number sense. Since most contests do not allow calculators, it is important to learn how to execute strings of operations efficiently. Even more important, however, is a well grounded number sense. This volume emphasizes flexibility in using the order of operations and creativity in designing the optimal solution path. Ultimately, the idea is to build a sense of 'wizardry' in handling numbers. Many exercises are mapped to algebraic models that will be studied in later grades. Students are introduced to the Polish notation as a different way of communicating operations. Our problem sets are designed to avoid mechanical execution of computational algorithms on the student's part.
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Digital Divas

Putting the Wow Into Computing for Girls

Author: Julie Fisher,Catherine Lang,Annemieke Craig,Helen Forgasz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781525230271

Category:

Page: 368

View: 9431

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Practice Observation and Logic

Level 1 (ages 7 To 9)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692245651

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Page: 68

View: 7761

2nd Edition - 2014 About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 1 This level of the series is designed for students who know addition and subtraction with multi-digit numbers as well as simple multiplications of one-digit numbers. Some of the problems, however, involve advanced concepts and may be useful for older students. About Volume 2 - Observation and Logic The problems in this volume are based on contrast, surprise elements, and lateral thinking. They encourage students to give themselves more freedom in exploring the universe of each problem statement. Creative thinking is rewarded, but repetitive thinking is not. Advanced mathematical concepts are introduced in simplified forms. This book includes patterning and an elementary treatment of rates.
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Practice Word Problems

Level 3 (Ages 11-13)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615873862

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Page: 124

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About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, AMC-8, Math Kangaroo in USA, or MATHCOUNTS? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 3 This level of the series is designed for students who can solve linear equations, are fluent with fractions, and can factor into primes. The problem sets are designed to strengthen specific areas where we know students have difficulty on AMC-8 and AMC-10. The level 2 books are a strong preparation for AMC-8 and a partial preparation for AMC-10. Level 2 consists of: Word Problems (volume 9), Operations and Algebra (volume 10), Arithmetic and Number Theory (volume 11), and Combinatorics (volume 12). On the contest list for this level: MATHCOUNTS, Math Kangaroo levels 5-6 and 7-8, MOEMS-M, Purple Comet, AMC-8. The computational complexity makes these problem sets useful for preparing AIME in the long run. About Volume 9 - Word Problems The problem sets offer a variety of applications of fractions, decimals and percentages. Some of the most dreaded categories of problems are thoroughly represented: mixtures, rates, and problems that engage comprehension. Mixture problems are among the problems that are underrepresented in other resources while being some of the more challenging word problems on AMC-10. The computational complexity familiarizes students with AIME level problems, albeit the easier problems on AIME. The full solutions provide insight in the optimal order of operations and a thorough description of the solving strategies.
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