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This fourth edition of the Math Workbook for Middle School and High School Entrance Exams has been overhauled from the third edition to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge of the private school admissions exams, as well as to incorporate new insights gleaned by our experts as they used the second edition to prepare students for these exams. Here are some new features you will find in the fourth edition: • A more logical progression and classification of concepts, exercises, and questions • Over 20 new practice sets throughout the book • Inclusion of more high value material that is likely to show up on the exams • A more Lower Level-friendly interface, including “8th Grade Only” notations in the table of contents and new basic practice sets to introduce 5th grade students to complex concepts such as percentages, exponents, and geometry • New advanced concepts exclusively for upper level students • Cumulative review benchmark skills tests throughout the book to help students judge their level of mastery in each concept • Stylistic upgrades that increase the navigational functionality of the book • A consolidated reference section at the beginning of the book, featuring a new unit conversion chart The philosophy of this math workbook is rigor and drill. Because this is the first test students take that actively tries to trick them at every turn, those who sit for these exams need reflexive familiarity with computation (math facts), problem types, and strategy. The entrance exams are the first standardized tests for which budgeting time is a significant issue. Students need to spend the majority of time on analysis to avoid getting tricked rather than computation. By building skills, speed, and confidence, we hope to eliminate anxiety and give students a solid foundation on which to build excellent scores. This book is intended as a supplement for our highly trained staff, so it does not include explanations or strategies. However, motivated students can use it successfully with occasional help from a teacher or parent. The book contains 15 chapters with each chapter containing several related units. Each unit is made up of 2 - 4 problem sets with questions arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Students should do as many of the problem sets for each unit as it takes to achieve a 90% accuracy rate. The table of contents in this book denotes certain practice sets as “8th Grade Only.” Fifth grade students preparing for lower level or middle level exams do not need to complete those practice sets. Students preparing for high school entrance exams should go through the entire book. Entrance examinations are not the last word on a student’s intelligence or academic potential, but they are extremely valuable indicators of a student’s current academic strengths and weaknesses. They have tremendous predictive value for a student’s GPA and SAT scores and are much more accurate indicators than state-administered examinations. On a limited basis, we can help you to interpret scores, future ramifications, and what can be done to alter trajectories. While private school entrance exam preparation is the primary purpose of this book, we recognize that it may serve other purposes as well. This book would be useful for anyone looking for a workbook that encompasses all fundamental math concepts up through an 8th grade math program. For further information about the book and our test prep offerings, check out our website at Cardinal Education © 2013