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.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
I used this book for my four year old son and my three year old daughter. I also just reorder this for my two year old son. My daughter regularly asked to go back and do some of the pages again because, "This one is just so fun!". On a very few, select pages (example page 124) my children had a hard time understanding what the picture was trying to convey. Beside and behind were a bit tricky in the image, but easily understood in person. I also would appreciate perforated pages as the whole book is going to be a bit cumbersome for my two year old. Overall a great educational tool.
The colors and pictures are cute and engaging! We went with the curriculum kit based on age, but I probably should have switched this book to the next level for our preschooler.
This book is a great introduction to math. My 3 year old enjoys it and that's what matters. We got through a lot of pages the first day we opened it. I highly recommend this book.
I really loved this book! My son wanted to do the entire book. I wish I’d have gone up a level as this was a bit too easy for him. It has multiple practice levels to help kids who don’t get a concept the first time (for example, little man was NOT getting patterns. Then yesterday he brings me the book with a pattern page on it and completes every pattern perfectly.) Bright colorful illustrations really catch kids interests!
Helps me know my child’s weaknesses and strengths so I can help them work on concepts they don’t quite understand. Love the illustrations and repetitiveness of concepts that this book offers