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Mathematical Reasoning B Grade 1
Mathematical Reasoning B Grade 1

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Ages: 6
Grade Levels: 1st

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Product Code: 410-136

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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 312 pages of quick, straightforward problems to build mathematical reasoning skills in first-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.

Topics/activities include Action, Addition, Bar Graph, Calendar, Capacity, Count, Fractions, Language, Length, Likelihood, Manipulative, Match, Money, Number Line, Odd/Even, Order, Pattern, Probability, Real World Problems, Shapes, Subtraction, Symmetry, Temperature, Time, Weight, and Whole Numbers.
Answer guide included in the back of the book.

Publisher's Information
Author: Linda Brumbaugh & Doug Brumbaugh
Full Color: Yes
Binding: Paperback
2012, 2009, 2006
The Critical Thinking Co
Printed In:
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

Reviews from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team:

"...What a blessing! Bubble Gum Taffy, who is 5 and in Kindergarten has been working her way through this book designated more for 1st grade/6 year olds. I don’t consider Bubble Gum Taffy to be exceptionally bright, but this book sure is! It’s so gentle, so non-assuming, but completely able to teach concepts that she was having difficulty with prior. My only complaint about the book is it’s binding, she had a little trouble writing on the page that didn’t open all the way. This could easily fixed with a quick book-chop at the local print shop though!I wasn’t sure about the price of this book and if this book alone would be enough for a math curriculum, but I can see that I was wrong on both accounts, well worth the money and plenty enough for a years worth of learning!..."
Review by Mrs. Taffy of My Life on a Taffy Pull

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 21 Write a review.

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Not my favorite October 29, 2015
Reviewer: Julia  
Word problems for first graders. My daughter is just beginning to be able to read her school books on her own, but this is beyond her reading level. I fully expect to give her direction and instruction because, after all, I homeschool, but for plenty of pages, it ends up being quicker to just stand there and help her read the pages. Not the format I am looking for when chasing a 2 year old. Going back to Math-U-See. Probably will use this as a companion.

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My son says this is October 23, 2015
Reviewer: Jennifer C.  
My son says this is his favorite book! After doing the one for kindergarten he requested this one for first grade.

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Love this series October 13, 2015
Reviewer: Catherine E.  
My daughter completed Mathemetical Reasoning Beginning 1 and 2, then Level A - all very quickly. And she LOVED them. She used to beg to do her "maff book." We seem to be struggling more this year all of a sudden, but I don't think it's at fault of this book necessarily. She finished kindergarten very fast, so we moved on to 1st grade at just barely 5.5 years old. I can't recall if it was on amazon, or a review, but one parent said your child isn't ready for this unless they can handle abstract thinking - for example, being able to easily recognize a nickel as "5 pennies" or a dime as " a nickle and 5 pennies" etc. She still enjoys it, and I am still happy with what the book covers, but we will be moving through this one much more slowly than we did the first three in this series. Also, several people complain about this series as an incomplete math curriculum - maybe it's my limited experience homeschooling, but I haven't found any issues so far. I use some manipulatives here and there, and she seems to be right on track with her friends that go to public and private schools...

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perfect September 3, 2015
Reviewer: Chalanda S.  
We love this book...my son asks to do math for fun...he will likely finish this level by December and he doesnt feel like it is work. He even asked to do math instead of watching a movie! Even for children with difficulties in Math I would recommend this program it is amazing! I went ahead and ordered my daughter a preschool one after seeing how much she wanted to do her brother's work...big thumbs up from this family!

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Nice transition from Book A; January 28, 2015
Reviewer: Bernadine V.  
Nice transition from Book A; some review of concepts but not excessive while gently pulling in the new. First pages are the same as Book A but print gets a little smaller and the number of problems per page increases appropriately. My granddaughter was nervous to start a new book but was quickly won over and is happy to see the book come out now!

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