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Mathematical Reasoning Book 2-Student
Mathematical Reasoning Book 2-Student

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Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Anyalysis
The activities in this book take students far beyond drill-and-practice by using step-by-step, discussion-based problem solving to develop a conceptual bridge between computation and the reasoning required for upper-level math.

Activities and units spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts but also challenging them to continue building their math skills.

This book is designed to be used in a cooperative learning situation. The activities are deceptively simple in appearance but detailed instructions for discussion and analysis are laid out in the Teacher's Manual (Available separately). Group discussion of each exercise is an important factor of this program so it is ideal for use with multiple students.

You'll want to either purchase a student book for each student or have access to a photocopy machine as the student workbook is reproducible for single family or classroom use.

About the Mathematical Reasoning Series:
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 quick, straightforward problems to build mathematical reasoning skills in children as young as three years old up through eighth grade, 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.
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Please note: Teacher's Guide is required

Publisher's Information
Author: Warren Hill & Ronald Edwards
Pages: 283
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2002, 1991
ISBN: 9780894554025
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"
Printed In: USA
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: Yes, for use within your own home or classroom. Not for any commercial entity or organization.

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Review by Petra School December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Angie from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
This year, we learned that the spiral method of doing 30 different problems of 20 different areas a day was what Nate didn’t enjoy. We switched to a Mastery (one type of problem for several days) and he is back to joyful daily practice.

One thing that made him more joyful this month – is that Timberdoodle offered him a Critical Thinking Co book called Mathematical Reasoning through Verbal Analysis. Now, I have to admit, the opportunity didn’t seem delightful, as we have reviewed so many this year – but I AM SOOOOO GLAD that we choose to review it! They also sent us the Teacher’s Manual to explain how the book works.  The Teacher’s Manual was critical to our Miquon adventure as well, understanding how the system will challenge and train the child.

So –  Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis meets the State Math Standards and is for grades 4-8.  I will keep Nathan on this as a solid Mastery approach to see how many other things we can figure out – and when Jon is done with his current work with Mastering Math Essentials, I’ll get him on board too.

Read the rest of this review at http://pebblekeeper.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/a-little-story-about-math/

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Review by Day by Day in Our World December 15, 2011
Reviewer: Laura from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
One subject area where I am continually looking for more ways to present material to the boys is math.  The older boys have found when sitting for standardized tests that they can see the gaps in knowledge.  Learning the basic facts has been an area they spend a fair amount of time reinforcing.  However, some of the problem solving and incorporation of geometry skills could use some honing.  As I’d like to ‘arm’ them with as much ability as possible before the next round of testing commences, I am happy to add enrichment to our days.

Mathematical Reasoning Book 2 Student Book (4th-8th grade) seemed to be just the ticket to help them out AND allow me to minimize how much time I was spending on it as they could both use the book.

This program really does need the teacher guide to make heads and tails out of the student book.  Beyond the answers, there are instructions to give the students on what they are expected to do.  Whether it was enjoyment of a break from ‘regular’ math or that the material just
clicked, I can’t say for certain. But, I can say that neither boys has complained about doing these extra activities so far.

Read the rest of this review at http://daybydayinourworld.blogspot.com/2011/02/critical-thinking-press-three-books-for.html

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