Mathematical Reasoning B (Grade 1)
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 352 pages of quick, straightforward problems to build mathematical reasoning skills in first-grade students, 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.
Topics/activities include Action, Addition, Bar Graph, Calendar, Capacity, Count, Fractions, Language, Length, Likelihood, Manipulative, Match, Money, Number Line, Odd/Even, Order, Pattern, Probability, Real World Problems, Shapes, Subtraction, Symmetry, Temperature, Time, Weight, and Whole Numbers.
Answers are located in the back of this book.
Author: Linda Brumbaugh & Doug Brumbaugh
Pages: 352, color, perforated
Full Color: Yes
Copyright: 2012, 2009, 2006
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Printed In: China
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 My Life on a Taffy Pull
"What a blessing! Bubble Gum Taffy, who is 5 and in Kindergarten has been working her way through this book designated more for 1st grade/6 year olds. I don’t consider Bubble Gum Taffy to be exceptionally bright, but this book sure is! It’s so gentle, so non-assuming, but completely able to teach concepts that she was having difficulty with prior."Read the Full Review
I’m happy I bought this for my first grader as a supplement to Math U See. More colorful and fun for him and covers bar graphs and fractions we haven’t done yet in the other program.
This book is a great supplemental math workbook to have along side teach math facts.
This workbook is a great filler for my 1st grader to do while I'm helping her sister with her math. My only complaint is it has A LOT of dot-to-dot pages which my 1st grader loves but starts to get repetitive when I want her to find other things to do. But, overall, a good book and I'm glad we're using it.
I am using this book to supplement my son's kindergarten math. My son is really enjoying the variety of math activities in this book. I like that it reinforces his number writing as well. So far we are getting a lot of good math lessons accomplished out of it!
When I first saw this workbook, I wasn't sure we needed it. We already had Math U See Alpha and it seemed like overkill. But I began supplementing with a few worksheets a week and it seems to perfectly round out his math lessons. Math U See can be a bit repetitive, so it changes gears for him a bit and ignites a different way of approaching math.