These approachable books examine word problems as found in various branches of mathematics. The texts provide general tips and strategies; twenty-eight topics are then reviewed, with one topic per double-page spread. Pages are overcrowded with text and cheesy photographs of smiley math-doing kids, but the definitions, examples, and instructions themselves are clear. Reading list, websites. Ind. [Review covers these Math Busters Word Problems titles: Algebra Word Problems, Fraction and Decimal Word Problems, Geometry Word Problems, Graphing and Probability Word Problems, Math Measurement Word Problems, and Multiplication and Division Word Problems.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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