Middle School is an often difficult and strange time for kids. There are a so many physical and emotional changes kids go through during that period of time between sixth and eighth grade. I swear, I didn’t recognize my son, once he turned 12. I used to joke that the aliens had done something to him. He just didn’t act like my kid anymore, but I got used to him. Now, the girl child is just a couple years away from middle school. Yikes.
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Those middle school years can also be academically challenging for kids. Something as simple as having to change classrooms for each subject for the first time, or keeping a locker can take down the toughest of pre-teens. Not to mention Algebra and Trigonometry.
Don’t fret, middle school parents. Because just in time for the new school year, Big Fat Notebooks are available. It’s the must-have, revolutionary study guide for middle school students, brought to you by the brains behind Brains Quest, a popular educational games and learning series.
The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all.
The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.
Check all 5 of the Big Fat Notebooks out:
Everything You Need to Ace Math . . . covers everything to get you over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions.
Everything You Need to Ace Science . . . takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more.
Everything You Need to Ace American History . . . covers Native Americans to the war in Iraq. There are units on Colonial America; the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new nation; Jefferson and the expansion west; the Civil War and Reconstruction; and all of the notable events of the 20th century—World Wars, the Depression, the Civil Rights movement, and much more.
Everything You Need to Ace World History . . . kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations—in Egypt, Greece, India, China, Africa, Rome; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialization, revolution and imperialism, and the modern world and the wars and movements that shaped it.
Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . . covers everything to get you your best marks: grammar, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives.
Learn more from the Big Fat Notebook Official Site.
You’re going to love this next part… You can purchase the entire #BigFatNotebooks series (or your child’s favorite individual book) at any of your favorite book sellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Workman.
Enter to win the complete Big Fat Notebook Series.
Giveaway ends on August 31, 2016 att 11:59pm EST. Open to US addresses only; prizing provided by Workman Publishing. Void where prohibited.
One (1) winner will receive:
· Copies of all 5 titles in the Big Fat Notebooks series;
· Branded school supplies including highlighter/pen combos, a notepad, and jigsaw sticky notes.