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
Publisher's Recommended Age: 3 Years
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"
Printed In: Malaysia
Reproducible: Yes, for use within your own home or classroom. Not for any commercial entity or organization.
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
review by Flanders Family Homelife
”The books emphasize thinking and reasoning skills and give students an opportunity to practice using the math knowledge they’ve gained in their regular studies.”Read the Review
We love this book! Bright colors, easy for my 3 year old to understand. He never wants to stop once we start. I love the math principles it solidifies for him (pattern recognition, larger/smaller, counting, etc.
At first I thought I'd made a mistake getting this one because it looked too easy. I figured I'd just go through it with my son to build his confidence. I'm glad we did! We were able to see that he hasn't wrapped his mind around patterns and could use extra practice with those. We're doing a preschool/pre k split year and I think it was a good decision.
My preschooler loves to try to keep up with his big brother, especially with math.This is the perfect beginning math book for our school year and complements the book his older brother his doing nicely from the same book series. Love the color pages and exercises. This will be a great resource all year for us.
My son loves this book and wants to do 3-4 pages a day. I surround each page with a picture or a mystery case study that we have to solve --- my own spin. It keeps the pages fun and engaging for him.