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Mathematical Reasoning Level E (Grade 4)


 
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Mathematical Reasoning Level E (Grade 4)
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.

Beyond Drill to Real Skills
Award-winning Mathematical Reasoning is a great place to start. With quick, straightforward problems to build mathematical reasoning skills, 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.
Features

Ideal math supplement or complete math curriculum for the fourth grade.

Table of Contents/Skills include:
  • Analyze
  • Angle
  • Area
  • Calendar
  • Capacity - customary, metric
  • Characteristics
  • Congruence
  • Coordinate System
  • Count
  • Data Analysis - bar graph, line graph, survey, table
  • Data Collection
  • Decimals - concept, add, subtract
  • Draw - parallel, perpendicular, by definition
  • Equations Expression
  • Equivalence
  • Estimation - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Factors - form/vocabulary, add, subtract
  • Fractions
  • Graph/Table/Chart - analyze, represent
  • Inequalities
  • Length - customary, metric
  • Likelihood/Prediction
  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Money - add, subtract
  • Multiple
  • Negative Numbers
  • Order
  • Order of Operations
  • Pattern - geometric, numeric
  • Perimeter
  • Place Value - expanded notation, number form, word form
  • Polygon
  • Prime/Composite
  • Properties
  • Reflection, Translation, Rotation
  • Rounding
  • Shapes - 2 dimensional, 3 dimensional
  • Symmetry
  • Temperature - customary, metric
  • Time
  • Variable as Unknown - in addition, in subtraction, in multiplication, in division
  • Weight - customary, metric
  • Whole Numbers - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Word Problems

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Carolyn Anderson
    Pages: 374
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright: 2010
    ISBN: 9781601441874
    Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
    Size: 11.4" x 8.5"
    Printed In: Malaysia
    Consumable: Yes
    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

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

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    I love the constant new October 14, 2014
    Reviewer: Karma S.  
    I love the constant new and review of each topic. It reinforces each new idea.

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    Good resource. January 2, 2014
    Reviewer: Ami S.  
    I purchased this for my 9 year old, it is a nice supplement to our homeschool curriculum. It is nice as a reference point to where the grade levels are, and not so dense he gets bored. Will continue to use this series as the kids go through their education. Thank you!

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    Great December 9, 2013
    Reviewer: Jennifer L.  
    My family has used Mathematical Reasoning on two different levels this year. We love it. I have a 1st and 3rd grader and the both enjoy Mathematical Reasoning. I bought Mathematical Reasoning Grade 4 to use next year. We live over seas and I have to order in time for people to ship to me or in this case bring to me as they visit. Thanks for all the Timberdoodle greatness!!

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    Wonderful. Buy down a level. September 6, 2012
    Reviewer: Home Fried  
    We began using Mathematical Reasoning last year with 2nd Grade/Level D, although my daughter was in 3rd grade. She loved Horizons math workbooks, but we were moving on to Teaching Textbooks (Math 3, yay!), and she was lamenting the loss of all the fun colorful pages to fill in. So I ordered Mathematical Reasoning to surprise her, and she was thrilled. I chose to go down a level based on the sample pages, and knowing that the Critical Thinking Co tends to be challenging (which is a good thing).** Mathematical Reasoning Level E (4th grade)is colorful and engaging, and the explanations are easy to understand. It dovetails so well with TT...I like that they use different phrases than TT: "regrouping" instead of "borrow" and "carry," and things like that. Kids need to be able to navigate all the different ways the world approaches math concepts. The book is a nice mix of review and practice, real-world story problems, and games to introduce critical thinking. Once in a while we skip a page if it is overwhelming or repetitive, but it's easy to get through the book at two pages a day. My only complaint is that the spine is flimsy. This is a big, thick, consumable paperback, so a child is going to lean on it, and spill milk on it, and wrinkle the pages, and drop it, and sit on it. Last year we ended up hole-punching the whole thing and putting it in a binder, but this year we are trying something new: I have the child place a similar-sized book directly to the left of the MR book, and the left-hand pages of the MR workbook rest on this extra book while he writes. We'll see how we fare. **Our experience has been that while Teaching Textbooks mirrors standard public school math, Horizons and Critical Thinking Co tend to be about a year ahead, so our curriculum has been as follows: for kindergarten, math is informal; then in first grade we use Horizons K, followed by Horizons 1 in second grade; by third grade, kids are ready for TT3 and Mathematical Reasoning D/2nd; and we follow this same pattern for fourth and fifth. Supplement with Wrap-Ups.

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    Not for us June 1, 2012
    Reviewer: fulltimemama  
    I was so dissapointed in this book.It covers a great variety of things but is just a little unorignized for me. It bounced all over the place. one day you would be adding the next you would be doing graphs. It was more of the spiraling technique which just does not work for us.

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