work·​book | \ˈwərk-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of workbook 

1 : a worker's manual

2 : a booklet outlining a course of study

3 : a record of work done

4 : a student's book of problems to be solved directly on the pages

5 : a single computer document that contains multiple associated spreadsheets

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Materials include a teacher's resource book and a workbook for students. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Texas Attorney General demands access to Fort Worth sex ed curriculum," 29 June 2018 Their approach was to break up traditional textbooks into smaller workbooks that require little-to-no teacher instruction. Beth Kassab,, "Who is behind Christian curriculum companies that supply lessons to Florida's voucher-funded private schools?," 31 May 2018 The new middle school Choir workbook will also reflect an increase of $8.25. Brian Lisik/special To,, "Brunswick schools prepare for first strategic plan update in two decades," 17 Apr. 2018 Attend this informative session with author and speaker Kris Miller and receive a workbook. Laura Groch,, "North County Community News, June 9," 9 June 2018 These are not crazy ideas, these are lessons from textbooks and workbooks being taught as facts to hundreds of thousands of children in private and charter schools across Florida. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Slaves, Dinosaurs and White Jesus, Oh My! How Taxpayers Fund Crazy Christian Conservative Education," 12 June 2018 There is a workbook that can be purchased that goes along with this class. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 5 June 2018 Each participant in Bapu’s training program must also complete a theory workbook — the mechanics of the knitting machines, the geometry of cutting patterns, the physics of stitches. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "‘Choose Marriage or Education’," 29 May 2018 The seminars will involve groups of about four employees being guided by an interactive iPad workbook, featuring videos from Mr. Johnson, Mr. Schultz and the rapper Common. Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times, "Why Starbucks’s Bias Training, Despite Skepticism, Is an Important Start," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of workbook

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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English Language Learners Definition of workbook

: a book that contains problems or exercises and that students use to practice what they are learning in a class


work·​book | \ˈwərk-ˌbu̇k \

Kids Definition of workbook

: a book made up of a series of problems or practice examples for a student to use as part of a course of study

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