Mathematical Reasoning Level A (Gr. K)

Mathematical Reasoning Level A (Gr. K)

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ISBN: 9780894558849
Grades: K

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.




Category Description for PROGRAMS - OTHER:

While offering some instruction, these programs include less teaching material or do not cover the full range of grade-level skills that the comprehensive programs offer.


Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
K
ISBN
9780894558849
Binding
Book, Other
Language
English
Audience
Elementary/High School
Format
Paperback Book
Brand Name
Critical Thinking Company
Weight
1.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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I love this math curriculum for young ones. It's so fun and keeps their attention!
Alaina D on Jul 9, 2020
Great book; used it for an older student, now purchasing for my Kindergartner.
Valerie L on Aug 5, 2019
I love this math curriculum for young ones. It's so fun and keeps their attention!
Alaina D on Jul 9, 2020
I have delayed adopted sons and I am trying to get a good fit.
Marie W on Aug 12, 2019
Great book; used it for an older student, now purchasing for my Kindergartner.
Valerie L on Aug 5, 2019
home school
sara H on Jan 8, 2019
We love the other Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2 book we used for our kids this past Spring. It is colorful, engaging, and once they open the book, they go through so many pages without stopping. They love this book!
Francis A on Sep 8, 2018
It was recommended by my daughters home school program.
Olivia M on Aug 30, 2018
My second child is ready for kindergarten math, and as he has been enjoying using a Building Thinking Skills book by the same company, I decided to try using this for math.
Marina L on Mar 21, 2018
It was recommended by Cathy Duffy and seemed a great Math K book to get started in. I don't believe in spending an arm and a leg for K -3 as they seem to get almost everything so this was a logical choice.
Christopher M on Oct 12, 2017
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
home school curriculum
Amy P on Aug 27, 2017
Top choice of Cathy Duffy
Cory K on Aug 25, 2017
After trying several different things for kindergarten math with our 5 children, this is my favorite book. I have even begun it a little early and used the same book towards the end of preschool and on into Kindergarten.
Amanda R on Nov 11, 2016
solid common core workbook great for review
ray d on Sep 25, 2016
a desperate attempt to get my kindergartner to like math
User on Sep 15, 2016
easy introduction into a math workbook, short lessons and colorful
Theresa C on Aug 5, 2016
We used Mathematical Reasoning Beginning B and loved it. Just continuing with the series.
Ruth L on Aug 3, 2016
We love these books! I've used them with my sons from the beginning and oldest son is now in grade 4. Great as sole curriculum. Doesn't get boring. My son loves the games and I love the spiral approach that introduces things slowly but surely, giving it a chance to soak in.
Tamara V on Jul 4, 2016
We used the level prior to this one and my daughter loves it. We've been rationing the last few pages
Heather B on Apr 11, 2016
I love the way that this incorporates thinking skills to make Math a more practical, and understandable concept.
Jeffry C on Dec 9, 2015
I have delayed adopted sons and I am trying to get a good fit.
Marie W on Aug 12, 2019
home school
sara H on Jan 8, 2019
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Great book
I liked a lot of things about this book it has a ll the basic kindergarten math skills quick instruction and a little practice per skill. My daughter likes it and will sometimes do extra pages. I rally like the extra critical thinking pages and I think they keep it more interesting for her. This was our second try for kindergarten math the first was crying and screaming when she even saw me take it out, so for her to do extra pages of this was a big deal for me. I would recommend it for sure for kindergarten and will get her the next level but probably with something else.
December 20, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Fun and colorful.
My son was starting to complain a lot about math, it wasn't that he couldn't do it, he was just bored. This book seems to have solved the problem. It's so colorful and creative. There are only a few problem on each page so repetition doesn't drag him down. Every few pages there are "mystery" problems to be solved with logic, my son really enjoys having these little games as part of his school.
August 27, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
My daughter just finished this book and turned five She loved it! She calls herself the math queen and says math is her favorite subject I think this book has everything to do with that I thought it was expensive at first but I'm sure pleased with the results!
September 25, 2014


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