## Strong Foundations in Mathematics: Drills and Problem-Solving

Strong Foundations in Mathematics: Drills and Problem-solving was developed specifically to allow students to gain confidence in their mathematical skills. It does this by allowing them to master the foundation. The eBook is designed to provide ample practice in basic computational skills. Then these skills are carefully applied to word problems. This approach builds mathematical reasoning skills.

### Strong focus on simplicity.

Too often books spend too much time before getting to what the student needs to know. This eBook provides students with a basic step by step method to solve a mathematical problem. The steps are clear and no longer than five steps long. The steps are then demonstrated with a few examples. Then it is time for the student to work. This method provides a basis for the development of the student’s practice.

### Strong focus on practice

This eBook is focused on the student doing problems in order to achieve mastery. Therefore, there are numerous problems throughout the eBook. In fact, the eBook is designed as a workbook so that students can easily organize their practice. The practice allows the student to build speed and confidence which provides them with the foundation for solving word problems.

### Strong focus on problem solving

Students tend to find solving word problems to be difficult. However, this eBook places strong emphasis on problem solving. The student is eased into the word problem solving process. They are introduced to the proper problem solving techniques and continually do word problems throughout. The problems become progressively more complex but the student does not notice. Emphasis is placed on the problem solving method which makes more complex problems extremely simple.

### Strong focus on the basics

Strong Foundations in Mathematics focuses on whole numbers, decimals and fractions. By doing so, the eBook ensures that students gain mastery of these three basic topics which forms the basis of all of mathematics.