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3rd Edition Anne M. Szczesny  All books by this author
This revised and updated test preparation manual reviews all Grade 8 math topics covered on the new New York State Math Assessment test. They include the number system; measurement; fractions, decimals, and percents; the basics of geometry and trigonometry; transformations; equations; and graphing. This book also presents testtaking advice and two sample tests with solutions to all problems. Helpful diagrams and line illustrations appear throughout the book.
Books in this series introduce students to the assessment exams given by the New York State Board of Regents in schools throughout the state. These manuals offer comprehensive subject reviews to familiarize students with the actual test and prepare them to do their best on exam day.
Table of Contents:
 CHAPTER 1 THE TEST
Scoring
TestTaking Tips Sample Questions
 CHAPTER 2 NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS
Number Sets
Properties of Operations
Absolute Value
Operations on Integers
Order of Operations
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Divisibility Rules
Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple
Prime Numbers, Composite Numbers, and Exponents
Scientific Notation
Test Your Skills
 CHAPTER 3 PATTERNS AND FUNCTIONS
Writing Expressions
Evaluating Expressions
Writing Expressions and Equations from Data
Equations and Inequalities
Solving Equations
Solving and Graphing Inequalities
Writing Equations and Inequalities from Word Problems
Test Your Skills
 CHAPTER 4 RATIO, PROPORTION, AND PERCENT
Ratio and Proportion
Changing Fractions to Decimals
Changing Decimals to Percents
Changing Fractions to Percents
Solving Percent Problems
Interest
Test Your Skills
 CHAPTER 5 MEASUREMENT
Customary System
Metric System
Converting Between Systems
Temperature Conversion
Monetary Conversion
Test Your Skills
 CHAPTER 6 MONOMIALS AND POLYNOMIALS
Adding Polynomials
Subtracting Polynomials
Laws of Exponents
Multiplying a Monomial by a Monomial
Multiplying a Binomial by a Monomial
Squaring a Monomial
Multiplying a Binomial by a Binomial
Squaring a Binomial
Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial
Factoring Algebraic Expressions
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
Test Your Skills
 CHAPTER 7 GEOMETRY
Lines
Angles
Plane Figures
Right Triangles
Quadrilaterals
Other Polygons
Interior Angles of Polygons
Similarity and Congruence
Test Your Skills
 CHAPTER 8 GRAPHING
The Coordinate System
Plotting Points
Slope
Graphing Lines
Writing Equations of Lines
Solving Systems of Equations
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Quadratic Equations
Relations and Functions
Descriptive Graphs
Test Your Skills
 CHAPTER 9 TRANSFORMATIONS
Translation
Symmetry
Reflection
Rotation
Dilation
Test Your Skills
 CHAPTER 10 SOLUTIONS TO PRACTICE PROBLEMS
 CHAPTER 11 SAMPLE TEST 1
Answers to Sample Test 1
 CHAPTER 12 SAMPLE TEST 2
Answers to Sample Test 2
Index
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Paperback / 240 Pages / 7 13/16 x 10 / 2011
