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 QMQ Special Selections - Building The Foundation For Excellence In Academics


 Phonics

Green Level - Readiness

Reinforces pre-reading skills: colors, shapes, visual discrimination.  Introduces sequence, word recognition, counting, and time.  Encourages necessary manual dexterity.

Red Level 1

A variety of stimulating tasks introduces initial and final consonants, short vowels, plurals, and rhyming words.  Listening, printing, and visual discrimination skills are developed.

Pink Level 2

Develops listening, word building, and reading skills by review and by the introduction of blends, digraphs and diphthongs, long vowels, contractions, and silent helpers.

Blue Level 3

Language skills are expanded through practice and review of vowels, triple blends, compound words, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, diacritical markings, prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

Yellow Level 4

Phonics skills are consolidated and reinforced, enhancing language arts abilities for independent work-building and reading facility, using the dictionary as a resource.


 

Reading Comprehension  

Grade 1

Includes consonants, vowels, word endings, word categories, synonyms, sentences, punctuation, directions, details, main idea, drawing conclusions, characters, and cause and effect.

Grade 2

Includes consonant blends and digraphs, diphthongs, prefixes, suffixes, base words, compound words, contractions, pronouns, adverbs, details, stories, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes.

Grade 3

Includes consonant blends and digraphs, vowels, noun and verb endings, context clues, multiple-meaning words, subjects, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, paragraphs, story sense, similes, realism and fantasy, and author's purpose.

Grade 4

Includes noun and verb endings, compound words, syllables, word order, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs, paragraphs, fact and opinion, author's purpose, ways of persuading, setting, plot, poetry, and plays.

Grade 5

Includes syllables, prefixes, suffixes, base words and families, word order, pronoun reference, recalling details, fiction and nonfiction, persuasive techniques, reading biography, reading science, reading math, figurative language, mood, and fables and myths.

Grade 6

Includes, prefixes, suffixes, roots, word referents, subordinate clauses, punctuation, summarizing, skimming and scanning, fact and opinion, autobiography and diary, theme, mood and tone, types of literature, and reading poetry.

Grade 7

Includes appositives, word referents, subordinate clauses, inferring the main idea, summarizing, recognizing bias, evaluating assumptions, propaganda techniques, reading history, narrative and dialogue, and types of literature.

Grade 8

Includes prefixes, suffixes, roots, appositives, inferring the main idea, understanding generalizations, using primary sources, reading narrative writing, reading expository writing, reading persuasive writing, reading humor, and reading mystery.  


Composition

Grade 2

Includes nouns, verbs, present and past, synonyms, word order, paragraphs, detail sentences, sentence order, sense words,real stories and make-believe stories.

Grade 3

Includes nouns, verbs, present and past, synonyms, homophones, subjects and predicates, subject-verb agreement, compound sentences, topic sentences, time order, adjectives, comparisons, sense words, true stories, and types of fiction.

Grade 4

Includes nouns, pronouns, verbs, tenses, expanding sentences, adverbs, time order, comparisons, sense words, similes, conversation, plays, loaded words, ways of persuading, and reviews.

Grade 5

Includes nouns, pronouns, verbs, tenses, adverbs, paragraphs, supporting details, summarizing, colorful language, choosing details, dialogue, fiction vs. nonfiction, realism and fantasy, factual paragraphs, opinion paragraphs, persuasive paragraphs, and making your point.

Grade 6

Includes vocabulary building, complete sentences, summaries, essays, sense words, figurative language, point of view, fact and opinion, persuasive techniques, and pro and con.

Grade 7

Includes simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, chronological order, cause and effect, gathering information, asking questions, logical order, theme, dialogue, point of view, and making your point.

Grade 8

Includes simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, summarizing, researching, personal characteristics, defining a term, comparing and contrasting, theme, dialogue, humor, persuasive techniques, and pro and con.  


Writing

Grade 1

Includes writing the main idea, writing a title, choosing naming words, writing picture stories, using order words, writing "how to" directions, using capital letters, comparing pictures, comparing with "like" and "as," using describing words, writing with senses, telling how, when, where, writing cause and effect sentences, and writing story problems and endings.

Grade 2

Includes writing the main idea, writing a title, using order words, writing "how to" directions, using capital letters, comparing pictures, comparing with "like" and "as," using describing words, writing with senses, telling how, when, where, writing cause and effect sentences, and writing story problems and endings.             

Grade 3

Includes writing the main idea of a paragraph, writing paragraphs that make sense, correcting your work, writing sequence words, writing comparisons with "est" and "most," writing about a person, writing about different topics, writing paragraphs that explain, writing to fit the purpose, and writing about your feelings.

Grade 4

Includes writing sentences that keep to the topic, writing a news story, writing a comparison paragraph, writing detailed descriptions, writing a tall tale, writing news stories that tell why, writing for a purpose, and writing a story from a point of view.

Grade 5

Includes writing a social studies paragraph, writing an outline in sequence, writing with similes and metaphors, using dialogue, writing a myth, writing a story problem and resolution, writing a letter of complaint, and narrating a story.

Grade 6

Includes writing a report,  writing topic sentences, writing an outline in sequence, writing with similes and metaphors, using dialogue, writing a myth, writing an encyclopedia entry, writing news and feature stories,  writing a science fiction story and writing persuasively.             

Grade 7

Includes writing a narrative in sequence, writing with flashbacks, writing a story conflict and resolution, writing a paragraph with comparisons,  writing with similes and metaphors, writing a research report, writing an ad,  writing a persuasive article and writing about an event from different views.  

Grade 8

Includes writing in chronological or logical order, writing and following an outline,  writing topic sentences in cause and effect paragraphs, writing a mystery,  writing about cause and effect in science,  writing with figurative language, writing analogies, writing a news article, writing an editorial, writing a campaign speech and writing a letter of application.  


Math

Orange Level 1

Writing numbers in figures and words to 10; addition and related subtraction facts; counting by 2's, 5's, 10's; metric measurement; time; ordinals; money; fractions.

Blue Level 2

Numbers to 999; 30-digit addition and related subtraction facts; introduction to multiplication, division; metric measurement; time; money; geometry; fractions.

Green Level 3

Numbers to 9999; number patterns; 3-digit addition, subtraction; 30-digit by 1 digit multiplication; decimals - tenths; metric measurement; time; money; geometry; fractions.

Red Level 4

Numbers to 99,999; rounding, number patters; 5-digit addition and subtraction; multiplication, related division facts; 3-digit by 2-digit multiplication; 3-digit by 1-digit division; decimals - tenths; hundredths; metric measurement; time; money; geometry; fractions.

Yellow Level 5

Numbers to 999,999; rounding, operations order; 5-digit addition; 6-digit subtraction; 3-digit by 3-digit multiplication; 5-digit by 2-digit division; decimals; metric measurement; geometry; fractions.

Pink Level 6

Numbers to millions; rounding, operations order; addition, subtraction; 4-digit by 3-digit multiplication; 6-digit by 2-digit division; decimals; metric measurement; geometry; fractions.

Rust Level 7

Whole numbers, decimals; introduction to integers; operations order; open whole number expressions; equations; ratio; percent; metric measurement; geometry.

Purple Level 8

Whole numbers, decimals; signed numbers, integers; operations order; open number expression; equations; metric measurement; circle geometry. 


Complex Math Word Problems (very hard)

Grade 1

Includes numbers to 10, addition and subtraction facts to 9, place value, order numbers, compare numbers, money, time, calendar, add and subtract 2-digit numbers, shapes, solids, fractions, centimeters, inches, temperature, add and subtract facts to 18.

 

Grade 2

Includes add and subtract, place value, order, money, time, calendar, add and subtract 2-digit numbers, solid figures, plane figures, fractions, measurement, kilogram, cup, pint, quart, and temperature.

 

Grade 3

Includes place value, round and order numbers, add and subtract, estimate, time, elapsed time, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, money, metric measurement, polygons, congruence, perimeter, area, solids, and probability.

 

Grade 4

Includes place value, round and compare numbers, add and subtract whole numbers, estimation, multiplication and division facts, equivalent fractions, compare and order fractions, add and subtract like and unlike fractions, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, elapsed time, decimals and fractions, metric and customary measurement, polygons, perimeter, area, solid figures, volume, probability, and coordinate graphs.

 

Grade 5

Includes place value, round, compare, and order numbers, estimation, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, elapsed time, round and order decimals, add and subtract decimals, multiply and divide decimals, factors and multiples, mixed numbers and improper fractions, add and subtract fractions, multiply and divide fractions, decimals and fractions, percent, metric and customary measurement, polygons, lines, angles, similar and congruent figures, perimeter and area, volume, ratio and proportion, solid figures, probability, and ordered pairs.

 

Grade 6

Includes place value, whole number computation, decimal place value, decimal computation, estimation, factors and multiples, primes and composites, fractional computation, relating fractions and decimals, lines and line segments, geometric shapes, metric and customary measurement, area and perimeter, circles and circumference, volume, ratio and proportion, probability, percent, integers, and coordinate geometry. 

 

Vocabulary (very hard)  

We offer grades 1 to 12.  The level is very hard.  A student should start working on a book one level below his or her grade.  Grades 1 to 3 includes 300 vocabulary words total.  Grades 4 to 12 includes 2700 vocabulary words total from literature, textbooks, and SAT prep books.  You learn these vocabulary words through reading, writing, and a variety of exercises.

Vocabulary book (Grade 1)  65 pages

Includes 80 vocabulary words taught across 8 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 2)  81 pages

Includes 100 vocabulary words taught across 10 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 3)  91 pages

Includes 120 vocabulary words taught across 12 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 4)  173 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 5)  172 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 6)  173 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 7)  174 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 8)  187 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 9)  200 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 10)  192 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 11)  197 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

Vocabulary book (Grade 12)  202 pages

Includes 300 vocabulary words taught across 20 lessons.  Words are taught through exercises, narratives, and puzzles.

High School English Grammar Book  211 pages

This book is very highly recommended.  It is jam packed with lessons on the sentence, the noun, the pronoun, the verb, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions, conjunction, interjections, the verbal, and phrase and clauses.  In one small book, all the basics and intricacies of English grammar are thoroughly explained.  This book also includes numerous exercises to practice your new-found English grammar skills.


Remedial Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry  152 pages

A book that goes back to the basics of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.  Includes lessons and numerous exercises on angles, fundamental operations, fractions, decimals, percents, interest, formulas, plane figures, circle graphs, line graphs, 3-d figures, exponents and powers, right triangles, ratio and proportion, formulas, equations, quadratic equations, and trigonometric ratios.


 

Pre-Algebra 64 pages

 

Includes concepts of integers, fractions, measurements, mixed numbers, decimal numbers, percentages, ratios and proportions, geometry, roots and exponents, equations, inequalities and plotting points.


Algebra 147 pages

 Includes all topics in first year algebra: sets and operations with sets, variables and open sentences, the real number system, the real number line, equations, inequalities, absolute values, processes of polynomials, products and factors, slope intercept graphs, systems of linear equations, fractions, quadratic equations, quadratic sturds, complex numbers, functions, ranges, and domains.


Geometry

Regular problems  61 pages

Includes geometric symbols and definitions, lines, Cartesian coordinates, Pythagorean theorem, right triangles, angles, logic, deductive reasoning, axioms, postulates, theorems, formal and indirect proofs, inequalities, perpendiculars and parallelism, congruence of triangles, polygons, bisectors, circles, conic sections, trigonometric ratios and functions, interpolation, exponents, logarithms, area, volume, ratio, proportion, and similarity.

Complex problems  237 pages

Includes 18 units covering polygons, triangles, proofs, perpendicular and parallel lines, theorems, parallelograms, circles, area and volume, Pythagorean theorem, hero's formula, coordinate geometry, ratio and proportion, regular polygons, and principles of variables.  Also includes 18 unit tests.

  

Math League Contests Books

           Grades 4, 5, 6

                            Volume 1: 10 total regional & national contests, 1979-1986, 91 pages  

                             Volume 2: 11 total regional & national contests, 1986-1991, 100 pages  

                             Volume 3: 15 total regional & national contests, 1991-1996, 152 pages    

                              Volume 4: 15 total regional & national contests, 1996-2001, 152 pages

                              Volume 5: 15 total regional & national contests, 2001-2006, 152 pages

 

                              Volume 6: 15 total regional & national contests, 2006-2011, 152 pages

            Grades 7, 8

                               Volume 1: 10 total regional & national contests, 1977-1982, 91 pages  

                               Volume 2: 18 total regional & national contests, 1982-1991, 163 pages    

                               Volume 3: includes Algebra Course 1 tests, 13 total regional & national contests, 1991-1996, 134 pages    

                               Volume 4: includes Algebra Course 1 tests, 15 total regional & national contests, 1996-2001, 152 pages

                               Volume 5: 15 total regional & national contests, 2001-2006, 152 pages  

 

                               Volume 6: 15 total regional & national contests, 2006-2011, 152 pages

              High School

                               Volume 1: 30 total regional & national contests, 1977-1982, 68 pages  

                               Volume 2: 54 total regional & national contests, 1982-1991, 118 pages  

                               Volume 3: 30 total regional & national contests, 1991-1996, 68 pages    

                               Volume 4: 30 total regional & national contests, 1996-2001, 68 pages

                               Volume 5: 30 total regional & national contests, 2001-2006, 68 pages

 

                               Volume 6: 30 total regional & national contests, 2006-2011, 68 pages


Continental Math League

               Grades 2-3   

                                Volume II: 151 questions, 1996-2000, 52 pages

                                Volume III: 153 questions, 2001-2005, 29 pages

                                Volume IV: 139 questions, 2006-2010, 24 pages

                Grades 4-6   

                                Volume II: 237 questions, 1996-2000, 90 pages

                                Volume III: 270 questions, 2001-2005, 57 pages

                                Volume IV: 386 questions, 2006-2010, 82 pages

                Grades 7-9   

                                Volume II: 286 questions, 1996-2000, 107 pages

                                Volume III: 338 questions, 2001-2005, 72 pages

                                Volume IV: 429 questions, 2006-2010, 96 pages