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

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


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MYSTIFIED BY MATH? Make learning easy with this do-it-yourself study guide that includes everything kids need to know to tackle middle school math!

Learning is an adventure both inside and outside of the classroom with the How to Survive Middle School study guide series!

These colorful, highly visual books cover all the essential info kids need to ace important middle school classes. Large topics are broken down into easy-to-digest chunks, and reflective questions help kids check understanding and become critical thinkers.

Written by middle school teachers and vetted by curriculum experts, this series is the perfect school supplement or homeschool resource—and a great way to help create independent learners.

HTSMS: Math includes key facts and super-helpful illustrations, tables, diagrams, and vocab that explore topics including:
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Positive and Negative Integers
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solving Equations and Inequalities
  • Graphing Systems and Functions
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Area and Volume
  • and more!

Books also available for: World History, English, Science, and U.S. History.
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
Product Details ISBN: 9780525571414
ISBN-10: 0525571418
Publisher: Bright Matter Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 544
Language: English
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