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Middle School Success


$34.95  

(PN: 46511)
The ultimate middle school pack! 33 Subjects, 400 Activities

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The topics covered and the speed at which they are covered increase dramatically between elementary and middle school. Students can often feel overwhelmed as they attempt to juggle new subjects and larger classrooms with an increased workload and higher standards. Middle School Success Deluxe 2009 is a comprehensive learning program that gives students the individualized attention they deserve. Watch your student gain confidence and climb the educational ladder. Includes 33 subjects, over 400 activities, and over 3000 exercises.

Middle School Success Deluxe 2009 addresses key concepts of core middle school subjects, including English, science, math and social studies. It features self-paced tutorials in an interactive and engaging format, guiding students along the path to success. It has educator-endorsed, award-winning lessons that will improve your child's comprehension.

Skills Learned:

  • English
  • Math Concepts
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • Typing

Subjects Covered:

English Comprehension

Reading comprehension and writing skills are essential to enhancing understanding in every subject. With these activities, learn how to find the main idea and pinpoint important information, establish good writing skills, and use context clues to form ideas and draw conclusions.

Reading Concepts:

  • Note-Taking and Collecting Information
  • Main Idea and Author's Purpose
  • Informational Text
  • Poetry and Imaginative Literature

Listening Concepts:

  • Graphic Organizers
  • Venn Diagram
  • Sequence Chain
  • Cause and Effect Map

Writing Concepts:

  • Proper Format
  • Writing and Speaking: Paragraph, Essay and Presentation
  • Proper Formatting
  • Maintaining Focus
  • Editing
  • Responses to Reading
  • Short Response
  • Extended Response
  • To Inform

The Essentials Concepts:

  • Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences
  • Context Clues
  • Story Elements and Knowledge of Genre
  • Figurative Language
  • Completing Charts
  • Compare and Contrast Passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Sequencing and Classification
  • Analogies

Math Concepts

Math can be a frustrating and difficult subject for many students. Help clear the confusion with these individually tailored lessons. Master everything from whole numbers to fractions, tackle algebraic equations and expressions, work with geometrical shapes, angles and graphs, and grasp units of measurement from volume to money.

Number Systems and Theory

  • Whole Numbers
  • Rate, Ratio and Proportions
  • Percents and Solving Percent Problems
  • Absolute Values and Rational Numbers
  • Scientific Notation, Law of Exponents and Prime Factorization
  • Common Factors and Multiples

Operations and Estimation

  • Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Mixed Numbers and Integers
  • Identifying Reciprocals
  • Converting Fractions to Decimals
  • Exponents
  • Square Roots
  • Multiplying and Dividing Exponents
  • Percents
  • Estimation

Algebra

  • Variables and Expressions
  • Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Monomials, Binomials and Polynomials
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Patterns, Relations and Functions

Geometry

  • Length, Area and Volume of Triangles, Quadrilaterals and Irregular Polygons
  • Circles, Prisms, Cylinders, Cones and Pyramids
  • Angles
  • Coordinates
  • Graphs and Slope
  • Graphs and Equations
  • Constructions
  • Rotation, Reflection, Translation and Dilation

Measurements

  • Units of Measurements
  • Distance, Volume and Mass
  • Unit Prices and Money
  • Estimating Measurement

Statistics and Probability

  • Collection, Organization, Display and Analysis of Data
  • Predictions from Data and Probability

Science

From rocks and minerals to plants and animals, key scientific concepts are explained in these in-depth tutorials. Learn about energy, light, sound, electricity, and weather in the physical world. Explore how plants and animals adapt to an ever-changing planet and how humans influence the environment in the miraculous world of living things.

Living Environment Concepts:

  • Cells
  • Human Body
  • Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
  • Excretory and Digestive Systems
  • Skeletal and Muscular Systems
  • Nervous and Endocrine Systems
  • Ecology
  • Genetics (Heredity)
  • Metabolism
  • Reproduction: Plants and Animals
  • Classification: Plants and Animals
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Living Environment

Physical Setting Concepts:

  • Solar System: Earth/Moon
  • Atmosphere
  • Weathering and Erosion
  • Weather
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Inside Earth
  • Matter
  • Energy
  • Sound
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Static and Current Electricity
  • Forces
  • Measurement: Mass/Volume/Length/Density
  • Physical Setting Vocabulary

Social Studies

There is a lot to learn about the long, varied history of world civilizations. Walk the primitive lands with early man, review the monarchies of the middle ages, meet the first Americans, examine the inner workings of the modern U.S. government and learn about global climates and population with these self-paced lessons.

Prehistoric Man and Ancient Civilizations Concepts:

  • Prehistoric Man (Prehistory - 2500 BC)
  • Mesopotamia (3200-500 BC)
  • Egypt (2700-500 BC)
  • Ancient India (2500-500 BC)
  • Ancient China (1750-200 BC)
  • Ancient Greece (1750-133 BC)
  • Ancient Rome (500 BC - 500 AD)

Influential Time Periods Concepts:

  • Middle Ages (500-1300 AD)
  • Renaissance (1300-1800 AD)
  • French Revolution (1600-1850 AD)
  • Industrial Revolution (1700-1850 AD)
  • World War I and II, Holocaust (1914-1945)
  • Russia, Communism, Fall of Communism (1900-1990)

United States History Concepts:

  • The First Americans (Prehisotry-1492)
  • Exploring the Americas (1400-1625)
  • Colonial America (1587-1770)
  • The Birth of a Nation (1763-1791)
  • The American Revolution (1776-1783)
  • The New Republic (1789-1825)
  • The Growing Nation (1820-1860)
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (1846-1896)
  • Modern America Emerges (1900-Present)
  • The World Wars
  • United States Documents

United States Government Concepts:

  • History of the U.S. Government
  • Legislative Branch
  • Executive Branch
  • Judicial Branch

Geography Concepts:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Latin America
  • World

Foreign Languages

Learn the basis of a new language with these full-color interactive games and lessons.

Subjects:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Portuguese

Typing

Develop strong keyboarding skills and an appreciation for typing with these engaging games and activities.

Activities Include:

  • Safari Park typing game
  • Brick Factory typing game
  • Finger Placement
  • Extra Practice

Publisher:  TOPICS Entertainment

Windows Requirements
  • Windows XP or Vista
  • Pentium III or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 500 MB free Hard Drive space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 1024 x 768 resolution, 16-bit color
  • QuickTime 5.02 or higher
  • Sound Card and speakers recommended
  • Printer recommended
  • Optional: Microphone (not included)
  • Internet access recommended
Macintosh Requirements
  • Mac OS 10.4 or newer
  • Power PC G5 or Intel Core processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 500 MB free Hard Drive space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 1024 x 768 resolution, millions of colors
  • Sound Card and speakers recommended
  • Printer recommended
  • Internet access recommended
  • Optional: Microphone (not included)




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