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Gone are the days when you had to borrow notes from the smart kids in class in order to catch up on what you missed. For today’s middle schoolers, homework help commonly comes from group texts, Facetime, or Skyping friends but for those times that your friends aren’t available, the Big Fat Notebooks can help!
From the brains behind Brain Quest comes a revolutionary study guide series just for middle school students that is built on the concept of borrowing notes from the smartest kid in class. The Big Fat Notebooks are a collection of five books that includes everything you need for middle school Math, Science, American History, English/Language Arts, and World History that presents concepts in a variety of ways to appeal to different learning styles to make learning the things you need to know a bit more fun. We’re big fans of the bright colors, sketches, various fonts, and doodles that make these look more like your BFF’s notebook than a study resource.
At an age where eye-rolling is expected at the mention of school and homework, your tween/teen just might surprise you by thinking that Big Fat Notebooks are cool. That’s because every book features a summary of key concepts to ensure they’re easily understood, critical ideas highlighted in neon colors, explanation of definitions, fun doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker, mnemonics for memorable shortcuts, and quizzes to recap what was learned that are presented in a very un-classroom like way.
What Your Middle Schooler Can Learn from Big Fat Notebooks
The format of Big Fat Notebooks make learning more interesting and perhaps a bit more fun as middle schoolers sit down and dive into important subjects. But these 5 books are more than just fun doodles punctuated by bright colors. They also serve as comprehensive study guides for your middle schooler that meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards. They’re also vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. Here’s a peek at the topics each book covers:
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 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 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.
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 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.
With a format that easy to read and highly visual, learning key information for all subjects is more fun with the Big Fat Notebooks. The set is an essential tool for families to have as part of their at-home reference library and one that tweens and teens will reach for as they study.
Win a Set of Big Fat Notebooks!
Workman Publishing is providing one (1) winner with copies of all 5 titles in the Big Fat Notebooks series, school supplies including highlighter/pen combos, a notepad, and jigsaw sticky notes to get your student ready for a new year of middle school!
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