The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Core Skills: Test Preparation series is designed to help provide your child with the skills he or she needs to succeed on standardized tests by familiarizing them with the format of tests, providing tips to alleviate anxiety, and helping them review grade-appropriate content. Thirteen units cover reading comprehension (including determining word meanings, summarizing main ideas, and recognizing points of view, facts, and opinions), reading vocabulary (using context clues), math problem solving and procedures (using whole numbers, fractions, & decimals; understanding geometry; using computation), listening (listening for word meanings) and language arts (prewriting/composing/editing, identifying misspelled words). Five practice tests are included for each main subject. 133 reproducible pages, softcover. Line-listed answer key included. Grade 3.