Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1 (PreK 3)

Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1 (PreK 3)

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Beyond Drill to Real Skills

Most parents know that a child who only memorizes math facts without really understanding math will find progressively complex concepts more and more difficult to understand. But what they erroneously think is that such problems arise about the time a child is memorizing the multiplication table. Not so. Unlike reading, an integral skill that is tightly woven throughout our entire day, math tends to be a more sporadic subject, essential when you need it and then easily set aside. That is why it is imperative that a child is able to reason his way through any mathematical problem.

Award-winning Mathematical Reasoning is a great place to start. With 236 pages of quick, straightforward problems to build mathematical reasoning skills in preschoolers, these highly motivational activities will take your child beyond mere drill work by using step-by-step, discussion-based problem solving. Concepts spiral gradually so that children do not forget as they go. The concepts are written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Non-reproducible.


Table of Contents/Skills include: Addition, Count, Fractions, Language, Manipulative, Match, Order, Pattern, Shape, and Subtraction.

Answers are located in the back of this book.

Publisher's Information
Author: Linda Brumbaugh & Doug Brumbaugh
Pages: 240, color, perforated
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2009
Publisher's Recommended Age: 3 Years
ISBN: 9780894558863
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"
Printed In: Malaysia
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: Yes, for use within your own home or classroom. Not for any commercial entity or organization.
Faith-Based: No

Awards and Endorsements:
Dr. Toy Best Picks
Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted
iParenting Media Award
Mom's Choice Awards Silver Medal for Excellence
Creative Child Magazine 2012 Book of the Year Award
Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence
Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
iParenting Media Best Products
Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
iParenting Media Excellent Products
Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award
Dr. Toy Product of Excellence
Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching
Jenkins Group Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Silver Medal
2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - Honorable Mention, Elementary Math Category
Practical Homeschooling Magazine 3rd Place Reader Award

Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews

This has been a great way for little one to have lessons like brother. When she is into it we do several pages but its not something I will pull out every day. There is very little pen and paper work so its more like we sit down and "read" and "do" together. Its pretty repetitive though so use it in a way that works for you.

Important Concepts

I really like the concepts that are introduced in this book. We use it every single day. We only have to do a couple of pages so it is not too much at once. They lessons build on each other.

Great foundation

I ordered this instead of the Beginning 2 book that normally comes with the Pre-K kit. I’m glad I did! It’s giving my son a really solid foundation, and we are just about ready to order the Beginning 2 book. He really does enjoy using this book.


This is a really thorough and well-made math curriculum. My preschooler enjoys it for the most part, but sometimes just isn't into it. When that's the case, it is super easy to use the same lesson with hands-on materials around the house. This reassures me that she is learning what she needs to know in a systematic way.

Wonderful Book!

This book is awesome!!! Working through this book we got about 1/4 way before my son became extremely bored with the amount of repetition going in order. I decided to pull from the places he doesn't have 100 percent down and we are left with a bit less than half a book. If I had multiple children (littler ones), with knowing that my child becomes agitated once he is skilled in a particular area, I would have pulled apart this book in the beginning and made two separate books from all of the pages. The beginning and first half lays an immeasurable amount of knowledge that is followed by harder topic questions. *When he started to not want to do these sheets anymore -- I taped them underneath the table and we would build a fort to do math "upside down," made all the difference to get through the rest of the materials I wanted him to see.

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