Something NEW for Big Fat Notebook middle school fans: a write-in workbook for practicing and perfecting the concepts a student is learning in middle school math class.

Practice makes As with a fill-in workbook from the editors of the Big Fat Notebooks!

This hands-on Big Fat Math Workbook equals being tutored by the best teacher in the school, through a recap of every key concept using definitions, examples, and special services like THINK, showing just how to get into the concept, and REMEMBER, summing up critical facts. Plus: Sample problems worked out step by step. 600 exercises and word problems. A solution process instead of an answer key to guide students through each problem they missed or to reinforce how they succeeded.

Workman Publishing is a New York-based publisher of award-winning nonfiction for adults and children.

1) A NEW KIND OF "BIG FAT" BOOK: If the Big Fat Notebook is like borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class, the Big Fat Workbook is like being personally tutored by the best teacher in the school: it's packed with practice worksheets (and explanatory answers!) that help students truly understand math concepts and know exactly how to solve the problems they're presented.

2) A BOOK THAT STANDS ALONE - BUT ALSO WORKS ON THE SHELF NEXT TO BFN MATH: You don't need to know the Big Fat Notebook: Math to benefit from this workbook - it's a great resource all on its own, and each workbook page includes a brief recap of the key concepts being practiced, followed by an example question, all written in the plain, easy-to-understand language that BFN is known for. But students who do use BFN: Math (and that's over 200,000 a year based on Bookscan sales!) will find that this workbook ties closely to the Math notebook: chapter numbers and titles are the same in both books, so students don’t have to hunt to find the workbook pages that match the pages in the notebook. And example questions are solved using the step-by-step process shown in the Big Fat Notebook.

3) LEARNING THROUGH PRACTICE (AND ANSWERS THAT ACTUALLY EXPLAIN WHERE YOU WENT WRONG!): There's a reason why math teachers assign practice questions: because the more you try something, the more it makes sense and the stronger you become in the subject! This workbook is packed with exercises that provide lesson reinforcement, intervention, reteaching, and practice for middle school math students. Questions reflect multiple levels of difficulty—from basic to higher order thinking, as well as real-world application problems. And instead of a plain "answer key," there's a solution process section at the end of the book, with step-by-step guidance on how to solve the problem so students can see how they may have gotten an answer wrong.

UNIT 1 THE NUMBER SYSTEM

- Types of Numbers and the Number Line xx
- Positive and Negative Numbers xx
- Absolute Value xx
- Factors and Greatest Common Factor xx
- Multiples and Least Common Multiple xx
- Fraction Basics: Types of Fractions, and Adding and Subtracting Fractions xx
- Multiplying and Dividing Fractions xx
- Adding and Subtracting Decimals xx
- Multiplying Decimals xx
- Dividing Decimals xx
- Adding Positive and Negative Numbers xx
- Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers xx
- Multiplying and Dividing Positive and Negative Numbers xx
- Inequalities xx

UNIT 2 RATIOS, PROPORTIONS, and PERCENTS

- Ratios xx
- Unit Rate and Unit Price xx
- Proportions xx
- Converting Measurements xx
- Percent xx
- Percent Word Problems xx
- Taxes and Fees xx
- Discounts and Markups xx
- Gratuity and Commission xx
- Simple Interest xx
- Percent Rate of Change xx
- Tables and Ratios xx

UNIT 3 EXPRESSIONS and EQUATIONS

- Expressions xx
- Properties 123
- Like Terms 183
- Exponents 189
- Order of Operations 197
- Scientific Notation 203
- Square and Cube Roots 209
- Comparing Irrational Numbers xx
- Equations xx
- Solving for Variables xx
- Solving Multistep Equations xx
- Solving and Graphing Inequalities xx
- Word Problems with Equations and Inequalities xx

UNIT 4 GEOMETRY

- Introduction to Geometry xx
- Angles xx
- Quadrilaterals and Area xx
- Triangles and Area xx
- The Pythagorean Theorem xx
- Circles, Circumference, and Area xx
- Three-Dimensional Figures xx
- Volume xx
- Surface Area xx
- Angles, Triangles and Transversal Lines xx
- Similar Figures and Scale Drawings xx

UNIT 5 STATISTICS and PROBABILITY

- Introduction to Statistics xx
- Measures of Central Tendency and Variation xx
- Displaying Data xx
- Probability xx

UNIT 6 The COORDINATE PLANE and FUNCTIONS

- The Coordinate Plane xx
- Relations, Lines, and Functions xx
- Slope xx
- Linear Equations and Functions xx
- Simultaneous Linear Equations and Functions xx
- Nonlinear Functions xx
- Polygons and the Coordinate Plane xx
- Transformations xx
- Proportional Relationships and Graphs xx