About to start algebra but not sure you’re ready?

Tried to study algebra but struggled?

Still unsure about fractions, decimals, ratios or percents?

Trouble with word problems?

Math Essentials: Finding & Filling the Gaps is a tested and proven, no-frills approach to rapidly

finding and fixing the underlying reasons for trouble with algebra and higher math.

Study it.

Use it.

Get your math on track!

Math Essentials

The Complete Package


This package includes the Math Essentials Finding & Filling the Gaps book, Instructor Manual and Exercise Answers book. All 13 units for all the skills covered in the program are included:

  • place value

  • division

  • word problems-whole numbers

  • fractions-adding & subtracting

  • fractions-multiplying & dividing

  • word problems-fractions

  • decimals

  • metric measurement

  • customary measurement

  • positive & negative numbers

  • simple algebra

  • ratio, proportion & percent

  • simple geometry


Designed for students who have already studied math up to algebra, Math Essentials finds and fills the gaps that hinder algebra studies. The program assumes a student has mastered basic addition, subtraction and multiplication, but it addresses division, if needed, as this was commonly found to be weak. It isn’t designated for use with a specific age or grade, but is addressed to students preparing to study algebra, and has most often been used with teens. It is best suited for Grade 7 through Grade 10 (ages 12-15).

The program includes a variety of tools an instructor can use to tailor the program to a student’s needs. The Comprehensive Diagnostic Test identifies which math skills the student hasn’t already mastered. The individual learning guide for each unit allows the student to study just what is needed. A variety of exercises allow the student to practice as much as needed and to stay sharp on skills learned.


Each of the skills covered in the program are provided in individual books as well as all together in one full book. Learning guides and exams are provided for each skill, and may be used with both the appropriate individual books and the full book.

Here's how it works.

Do this first!

Download the Math Essentials Comprehensive Diagnostic Test and administer it to your student or child. This will help you decide what you need to do next. This diagnostic test is also included in the Instructor Manual as part of the complete package. This part is free!

Your tools for getting the gaps filled!

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Math Essentials Instructor Manual.


This book will tell you how to get your student easily and rapidly through all of the aspects of math that need improvement.


It includes the answers for the all of the Diagnostic Tests and is essential for determining what your student needs to focus on and what they do not need to focus on. 


The Math Essentials program is not designed to have students go through every part if they don't need to. It is designed for students to only do the sections they need!


Included in the Math Essentials Complete Package.

Also available separately.

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Got the right answers?

This book has all the answers for all exercises in the Math Essentials units, including supplemental exercises (answers for the diagnostic tests are found in the Instructor Manual).


Included in the Math Essentials Complete Package. 

Also available separately.

You have choices!

After doing the Comprehensive Diagnostic Test you might find your child doesn't need all 13 units. Maybe they only need one or two.

To help you get exactly what you need, the Math Essentials Textbook has been broken into 13 seperate books covering each subject. These can be purchased individually.

Additionally, each unit comes with it's own diagnostic test, showing you which parts of the subject are already mastered and which parts need further study and practice.

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Place Value



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Word Problems: Whole Numbers

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Fractions: Adding & Subtracting

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Fractions: Multiplying & Dividing

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Word Problems: Fractions

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Metric Measurement

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Customary Measurement

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Positive & Negative Numbers

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Simple Algebra

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Ratio, Proportion & Percent

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Simple Geometry

Math Essentials

The Complete Package