This article is in collaboration with Math Essentials.

Most students have struggled with mastering math at some point in their life. Math Essentials offers students fun, concise, and easy-to-understand resources that lead to success for students.

Rick Fisher, known as America’s Math Teacher, has over 31 years of experience teaching math. In addition to teaching, he has devoted his time to developing math materials. Mr. Fisher is a winner of the “Intel Innovations in Teaching Award” and the Glenn W. Hoffmann Exemplary Awards Program. Mr. Fisher developed a highly functional, easy-to-use, and easy-to-understand mathematics teaching system. He presents this teaching strategy in his Math Essentials products.

## Math Skills for Middle and High School

The Homeschool Review Crew received the New 3^{rd} Edition Mastering Essentials Math Skills Book Two for Middle Grades/High School. Every lesson has a corresponding video lesson accessible on the Math Essentials website. In addition, this new edition includes a Math Resource Center located at the back of the book after the Answer Key.

The book begins with a note to parents and teachers, followed by how to use the book. Each lesson starts with a Speed Drill followed by review exercises. Mastering Essential Math Skills Book Two includes a helpful hints section for every lesson, followed by sample problems. The book finishes the lesson with practice problems. The lesson ends with the Problem Solving section, which is a word problem.

The 158-page Mastering Essential Math Skills Book Two Includes:

- Whole Numbers
- Fractions
- Decimals
- Percents
- Geometry
- Integers
- Charts & Graphs
- Word Problems
- Final Review Section
- Answer Key

## Master Math Pre-Algebra Concepts

The Mastering Essential Math Skills – Pre-Algebra Concepts is set up similar to Book 2 with Review Exercises, Helpful Hints, practice problems, and a Problem Solving Section. Also, like Book Two, each lesson has a corresponding video lesson.

Mastering Essential Math Skills, Pre-Algebra Concepts covers

- Sets
- Integers
- Positive and Negative Fractions
- Positive and Negative Decimals
- Exponents
- Square Roots
- Order of Operations
- Properties of Numbers
- Scientific Notation
- Ratios & Proportions
- Percents
- Number Theory
- Number Lines
- Coordinate Systems
- Slope
- Graphing Linear Equations
- Equations
- Algebra Word Problems
- Probability
- Statistics
- Includes Solutions, A Glossary, and a Resource Center

With Math Essentials, everyone can master math; they offer math resources in both English and Spanish, and a Bilingual edition. In the past the Crew has also reviewed Basic Math Skills Rescue and Speed Wheel Drills.

Special thanks to Nikki at My Grace Filled Journal for co-writing this introduction article.

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