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Mathematical Reasoning A Kindergarten

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Ages: 5-6
Grade Levels: Kindergarten

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Product Code: 410-094

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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.
Answer guide included in the back of the book.

Publisher's Information

  • Author: Linda Brumbaugh & Doug Brumbaugh
  • Pages: 250
  • Full Color: Yes
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006
  • ISBN: 0-89455-884-6
  • Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co™
  • Printed In: China
  • Consumable: Yes
  • Reproducible: Yes, for use within your own home or classroom. Not for any commercial entity or organization.
  • Faith-Based: No

  • 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

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    My 5yo loves this! July 27, 2016
    Reviewer: Tanya Mize from Felton, DE United States  
    This is the 2nd book she asks to do every day, right after logic. She likes the bright colors and fun pictures and I like the spiral approach so she doesn't get bored doing the same thing day after day. I think once we finish this book, we will be getting the 1st grade book as well.

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    LOVE these books! June 7, 2016
    Reviewer: Krista Lynn from Burleson, TX United States  
    This is our second book to go through and my 5 year old begs for more, more, more! I have to literally limit her on pages at times. She is not near this eager in ANY other subject. The bright colors and simple language grab and hold her interest. I do have to read it for her sometimes, but we consider that fun mommy/daughter time in the recliner. We are sticking with Mathematical Reasoning!

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    Wonderful Math book January 13, 2016
    Reviewer: Linda  
    This is a great math book. We look forward to our math lessons with this. It is wonderfully bright and colorful without being overwhelming

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    Reluctant learner loves doing math! January 9, 2016
    Reviewer: Danyell D.  
    *Note- Our family has chosen to delay formal academics until 6 years of age and we progress at the child's individual pace without much concern over grade level. * My daughter,6 years old, is what you call selectively lazy, if she has not mastered a skill that is difficult or takes practice she shuts down. Mathmatical Reasoning A really appeals to her visually and the spiral approach means she can do some pages independently which has boosted her confidence so much. She is thriving in math and it is the first subject she completes for the day. New topics are covered at a gentle enough pace to not be discouraging but introduced frequently enough to hold her interest. This curriculum organically encourages the child to reason and logic through problems in a way that has extended into everyday life. I never would have expected that from a workbook. My daughter is constantly making connections to math in everyday life and even creating situations that need solved mathmatically. Today we just started the concept of probability and she spent the afternoon with her younger siblings pulling different colored legos out a bag and even created her own bar graphs to display the data collected. We started out doing about 3 pages a day but have worked our way up to 6. We have used this book for about half a year now and did not introduce math in any formal manner prior. It is nice as her teacher to know that in about 15-20 minutes a day math is being solidly covered and more importantly the knowledge learned is being retained and applied. We will be continuing in the Mathmatical Reasoning series. In my opinion this curriculum has proven to be easy to implement yet thorough in teaching concepts. I do agree with Timberdoodle's suggested age range in regared to content covered and skills needed to complete the lessons. As a bonus, Critical Thinking Co. has integrated relevant and beneficial pages from some of their other series and you get to preview the benefits from those as well without committing to purchasing- a try before you buy.

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    Too simple and highly repetitious November 10, 2015
    Reviewer: Brandi  
    We have another math program, but this book was included in the package so we are using it anyway. The directions are easy to understand and there's no teacher manual required, which is nice, however this moves excruciatingly slow and is highly repetitious. I don't mind a book that is circular in nature and revisits concepts from a week or two prior, but this will have three pages of the exact same thing all in a row. For math I'm a strong believer in manipulatives and this is just a workbook. Unfortunately, I wouldn't rely on just this book for her mathematics, though it is great to do in conjunction with my manipulatives based curriculum.

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