Mathematical Reasoning Level A (Kindergarten)
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 250 pages of quick, straightforward problems to build mathematical reasoning skills in kindergartners, 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 Addition, Bar Graph, Calendar, Capacity, Coins, Count, Fractions, Language, Length, Likelihood, Match, Number Line, Odd/Even, Order, Pattern, Real World Problems, Shapes, Subtraction, Time, Weight, and Whole Numbers.
Answers are located in the back of this book.
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
My girls really enjoy this math book! They look forward to math everyday and it is the first thing they want to start with. It has a lot of different ways to teach which keeps them wanting to do more!
My kindergartner loves this book! I actually have to tell her stop doing it as she will sit down and do 10 pages at a time. Right now it is all very easy for her but I am sure it will get more challenging as the year goes on.
This book builds on concepts it does lots of review, but you are also welcome to skip pages if you need to at any time. My child seemed to enjoy the bright colors and was proud when he completed a page.
My 4 year old is using this as part of her pre-K curriculum. It's super repetitive...which can be good, but also boring.
It does touch on some things in a unique way.
We have Saxon 1 that she also uses as we switch off between them. I think between the two she will definitely have a solid foundation for math.
My girls refer to mathematical reasoning as their fun math book. They really enjoy it because of the fun pictures and the fact that it is usually something different everyday. This isn't the only math book that we use, but it is a fun addition to the other math curriculum that we use. I would highly recommend this math book, or as my girls call it the fun math!