Mathematical Reasoning Level D (Grade 3)
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 over 300 pages of quick, straightforward problems to build mathematical reasoning skills in third-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.
Table of Contents/Skills include: Adding Whole Numbers; Analyze; Angle; Area; Bar Graph; Calendar; Congruence; Coordinate System; Count; Data Collection; Decimals; Dividing Whole Numbers; Equations; Equivalence; Estimation; Expanded Notation; Fractions; Graph; Inequalities; Length; Likelihood/Prediction; Line Graph; Money; Multiplying Whole Numbers; Order; Parallel; Patterns; Perimeter; Perpendicular; Place Value; Polygon; Properties; Rounding; Rotation, Translation, Reflection; Shapes; Subtracting Whole Numbers; Survey; Symmetry; Table; Temperature; Time; Variable; Vocabulary; Weight; Word Form; and Word Problems.
Author: Carolyn Anderson
Pages: 384, color, perforated
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.
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Okay, in the homeschool world there are choices. I mean tons of choices and opinions. I was going into homeschooling blindly and found Timberdoodle by word of mouth through a friend and I used the beginning lessons for Math Reasoning and it worked so beautifully that we have used it every year since. I do have to sit with them and explain and work out the problems more for them to gain understanding but I would rather do it than put them in front of a computer all day at this point in our lives. So far this curriculum has worked well for us and as I go along I have been brushing up on some math that has been lost through the years.
My 7 year old loves how colorful the pages are. She likes the amount of work on each page. Some books have way too many per page, this one has just enough. In just a few pages it takes you from adding double digit numbers to adding triple digits.
My son really ENJOYS this math! It is colorful and presents a lot of problems that are more related to real world math (ordering food at a restaurant and finding the total or the amount of change you should get). There is enough variety that he doesn't get bored, but also enough review presented in different ways that I feel like he is getting a solid foundation in math.
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