How to Survive Middle School: Math: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide (HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL books) (Paperback)

How to Survive Middle School: Math: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide (HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL books) By Concetta Ortiz, Matt Fazio, Carpenter Collective (Illustrator), Dan Tucker (Editor) Cover Image
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BEWARE—THIS BOOK MIGHT MAKE YOU SMARTER THAN YOUR PARENTS! Navigate the wilderness of middle school Math with this hands-on, comprehensive study guide for 6th-8th graders!

This highly illustrated, handy field guide makes learning an adventure inside and outside of the classroom. Study with helpful illustrations, detailed tables, diagrams, and graphs, essential vocabulary lists, and expert knowledge presented in a fun, bold, and easy-to-understand format.
Explore and master topics like:
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Positive and Negative Integers
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solving Equations and Inequalities
  • Linear Relationships
  • Graphing Systems
  • Functions
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Area and Volume
  • and more!
    The How to Survive Middle School study guides cover essential middle school subjects with interactive texts, useful study techniques, and engaging illustrations that make information stick! The included reflective questions and write-in sections foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills, helping readers become independent learners. Each book is vetted by curriculum experts to perfectly complement middle school lesson plans.
    Other available subjects: World History, English, Science, and U.S. History.

    About the Author

    Matthew Fazio is a mathematics teacher and tutor who integrates his real-world experience into curriculum design and delivery. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida, a Master of Arts in Adolescent Education from the City University of New York's Hunter College and an Early Career Fellowship from Math for America. Prior to his career in education, Matt was a project coordinator in the electrical engineering industry and, prior to that, a financial analyst developing investment models for portfolio management. In addition to mathematics, Matt maintains interests in stand-up comedy, music, and hiking with his dog, Tater.
    Concetta Ortiz is a High School Math Instructional Lead at the New York City Department of Education in Brooklyn, New York. She has been working in public education for a decade, spending eight of those years a middle school math teacher. She has a passion for connecting math content to context and continues that work through her leadership role. 

    Carpenter Collective is a graphic design and branding studio led by partners Jessica and Tad Carpenter. They focus on bringing powerful messages to life through branding, packaging, illustration, and design. They have worked with clients ranging from Target, Coca-Cola, and Macy’s, to Warby Parker, Adobe, and MTV, among many others. They’ve earned a national reputation for creating powerful brand experiences and unique visual storytelling with a whimsical wink. See more of their work at

    Praise For…

    Praise for the HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL series:
    “Lively prose and an unusually broad scope.” Kirkus Reviews

    “The readable text takes a breezy tone and incorporates user-friendly features…chapters are expansively inclusive and represent the viewpoints of those not always heard.” Booklist
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780525571414
    ISBN-10: 0525571418
    Publisher: Bright Matter Books
    Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
    Pages: 544
    Language: English