Mathematical Reasoning Level D (Gr. 3)

Mathematical Reasoning Level D (Gr. 3)

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Item #: 013133
ISBN: 9781601441614
Grades: 3

Publisher Description:

Forget boring math lessons and dreaded drill sheets. This fun, colorful 384-page book uses engaging lessons with easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and charts to make third grade mathematical concepts easy to understand. It can be used as a textbook or a comprehensive workbook with your textbook to teach the math skills and concepts that students are expected to know in third grade—and several concepts normally taught in fourth grade. This book emphasizes problem-solving and computation to build for success in higher-level math and math assessments. Every lesson is followed with a variety of fun, colorful activities to ensure concept mastery. The lessons and activities spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts, but also challenging them to continue building their problem-solving skills. This book teaches more than mathematical concepts; it teaches mathematical reasoning, so students learn to devise different strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems. It is written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


  • Addends
  • Addition
  • Age
  • Analyze Data
  • Angles
  • Area
  • Bar Graph
  • Calendar
  • Capacity
  • Circle Graphs
  • Coins
  • Congruence
  • Coordinates
  • Count
  • Data Collection
  • Decimals
  • Division
  • Equations
  • equivalence
  • Estimate
  • Expanded Notation
  • Fractions
  • Graphs
  • Inequalities
  • Language
  • Length
  • Match
  • Money
  • Multiplication
  • Number Lines
  • Odd/Even
  • Order
  • Parallel
  • Patterns
  • Perimeter
  • Place Value
  • Prediction
  • Probability
  • Real World Problems
  • Reflection/Translation/Rotation
  • Regrouping
  • Rounding
  • Rulers
  • Shapes
  • Subtraction
  • Survey
  • Symmetry
  • Tables
  • Temperature
  • Time
  • Variables
  • Weight
  • Whole Numbers
  • Word Problems

Category Description for Mathematical Reasoning (Gr. PK-9):

At such an early age, mathematical reasoning begins with simple activities such as distinguishing between even or odd amounts and learning the ordinal numbers. This series is correlated to the NCTM standards and accordingly incorporates topics such as patterns, number concepts/number lines, graphs, fractions, probability, geometry, and problem solving, as well as basic operations. The full color activity sheets should especially appeal to the younger student. Not only are the illustrations eye-catching, but they do an excellent job of demonstrating mathematical representations and relationships. Although manipulatives are not required, a link to a virtual manipulative website is provided in case additional concrete level reinforcement is needed. A wide variety of exercises and activities are utilized to keep your child both interested and motivated. For instance, Thinker Doodles and Mind Benders activities from parent company Critical Thinking are scattered throughout.

Beginning 1 focuses on numbers 1-5 while Beginning 2 focuses on 0-10, and they are intended for use with 3 and 4 year olds. The concepts are presented in a spiral fashion, so students will see the concept repeated at different intervals throughout the book. In most cases, children who finish these first two books should be ready to tackle kindergarten math.

Books A through F are for grades kindergarten through 5th grade, and can be used as core math curriculum. We also like to recommend them as a critical thinking supplement for any math program that is light in that particular area. These books incorporate the same spiral approach found in the Beginning books. Level G has been added for 6th grade and goes beyond drill and practice. It incorporates discussion-based problem solving to prepare students for the reasoning required for upper-level math.

Book 2 of the original series, Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis, can be used after the series as a supplement to your math curriculum. A more analytical or math reasoning approach is needed for higher level math and this book will help fill that need. This book can also be used as a reference and resource tool to fill in gaps. Since the book is nicely organized by "strands" (topics), and, additionally, into subtopics, you can easily find problem solving exercises to help repair any deficiency detected or an alternate way of teaching a concept (useful if your child has developed a case of "math block" to understanding a particular concept). Topics cover the entire realm of elementary math: understanding numbers, counting, sequencing, geometry, basic arithmetic operations, measurement, numerical comparisons (greater than, less than, equal to), and tables and graphs. The teacher's manual contains teaching suggestions and the answers. These books are reproducible for family use and range in length from 240-380+ pages.


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Brand Name
Critical Thinking Company
2.6 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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I use Mathematical Reasoning books to supplement my other math teaching. They are good for review and to introduce skills that I may have overlooked.
Gracie T on Jan 13, 2023
colorful, fun way to learn math
Veronica W on Jun 19, 2022
I use Mathematical Reasoning books to supplement my other math teaching. They are good for review and to introduce skills that I may have overlooked.
Gracie T on Jan 13, 2023
I love this series, has been excellent with my older children.
Corie E on Aug 1, 2022
colorful, fun way to learn math
Veronica W on Jun 19, 2022
Our daughter loves the Mathematical Reasoning series!
Kimberly K on Nov 20, 2021
Secular inexpensive spiral learning with low teacher involvement. Manipulatives not required.
Cathryn M on Jul 13, 2021
My daughter enjoyed the first grade version of this book so I wanted to try the third grade edition.
Elizabeth B on Jun 17, 2021
Supplement to Rod and Staff for more conceptual work
Emily G on Sep 19, 2019
I like the critical thinking woven into the standard math content.
Jennifer G on Aug 29, 2018
I chose Mathematical Reasoning to challenge and engage my bright third grade daughter.
Debra G on Aug 16, 2018
we love this curriculum and enjoy buying it here vs. their web site because we have more to buy!
Christy S on Sep 1, 2017
My daughter needed a different math curriculum and this one looked short and concise so we are giving it a try.
Tracey F on Aug 19, 2017
This series is great to build children's critical thinking skills. We use it as a supplement to our main curriculum. My six year old also enjoys the colorful pages.
Ying L on Mar 17, 2017
Enjoyed level c
Kimberly H on Jul 5, 2016
This book helps with math concepts and understanding. It supplements Jump Math well making a more solid math program.
Eduvijes E on Jun 7, 2016
All my children love these brightly colored workbooks.
Brei P on Dec 28, 2015
My 3rd grader math book
Julie S on Nov 30, 2015
I love this series, has been excellent with my older children.
Corie E on Aug 1, 2022
Our daughter loves the Mathematical Reasoning series!
Kimberly K on Nov 20, 2021
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I purchased a bargain book which is at a discounted price with a little defect. To my surprise that the condition of the book was very acceptable. The book is intended to use for my 7 year old as a supplement. She's been using mathematical reasoning series. In the past, we purchased from the publisher directly. From now on, we probably will use rainbow resource. The book arrived in a speedy period, wrapped and packed with care. I'm very happy with the excellent service that rainbow resource provided. Thank you!
April 19, 2017
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Rated 5 out of 5
All in one! Before we found this curriculum we used a variety of math workbooks to make sure we covered everything No more! This series has been the core math curriculum for my younger kids for the last 3 years Colorful fun creative pages with simple sequential steps to reach year-end goals for my kids It's one of the first subjects my kids ask to do every day! Mathematical Reasoning is not just a series of repeat practice problems They use clever ideas and add different mathematical activities throughout to keep the kids brains thinking - it is so well done! We started this math program in preschool and use it to get us up to the point where we switch to Saxon Math (we switch in 4th grade) Pricy for a workbook but since this is the only math book we use and it covers everything we want we have found it to be worth it! The only complaint I have is that there are SO many pages in this book that the binding inevitably becomes unglued part way through the year as we get further in the book Since we don't keep the book or pages it's a not a problem I think if they continued this series through high school I would be their best customer!

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