Mathematical Reasoning Level B (Gr. 1)

Mathematical Reasoning Level B (Gr. 1)

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ISBN: 9780894558856
Grades: 1

Product Description:

At such an early age, mathematical reasoning begins with simple activities such as distinguishing between even or odd amounts and learning the ordinal numbers. The authors suggest working through this activity book page by page. The content spirals, which gives your child time to "digest" new concepts before moving on to more complex material. This series is correlated to the NCTM standards and accordingly incorporates topics such as patterns, number lines, graphs, fractions, probability, and problem solving, as well as basic addition and subtraction skills. 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. 200+ pages. ~ Anh

Publisher Description:

Forget boring math lessons and dreaded drill sheets. This fun, colorful 352-page book uses engaging lessons with easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and charts to make first 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 first grade—and several concepts normally taught in second 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.

CONTENTS

  • Action
  • Addition
  • Bar Graph
  • Calendar
  • Capacity
  • Count
  • Fractions
  • Language
  • Length
  • Manipulative
  • Match
  • Money
  • Number Lines
  • Odd/Even
  • Order
  • Patterns
  • Probability
  • Real World Problems
  • Shapes
  • Subtraction
  • Symmetry
  • Temperature
  • Time
  • Weight
  • Whole Numbers
  • 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 COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ALL GRADES:



    Primary Subject
    Mathematics
    Grade
    1
    ISBN
    9780894558856
    Binding
    Book, Other
    Language
    English
    Ages
    5 to 6
    Audience
    Juvenile
    Format
    Paperback Book
    Brand Name
    Critical Thinking Company
    Weight
    2.45 (lbs.)
    Dimensions
    11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    Math support for public-schooled kids. Bright, fun, and challenging for maximum interest to do with my grandchildren.
    Elaine B on Mar 30, 2023
    Secular inexpensive spiral learning with low teacher involvement. Manipulatives not required.
    Cathryn M on Jul 13, 2021
    Math support for public-schooled kids. Bright, fun, and challenging for maximum interest to do with my grandchildren.
    Elaine B on Mar 30, 2023
    Additional Math practice
    Laura R on Nov 9, 2022
    Secular inexpensive spiral learning with low teacher involvement. Manipulatives not required.
    Cathryn M on Jul 13, 2021
    Reviews were good
    Lisa B on Aug 7, 2020
    Supplement to Rod and Staff for more conceptual work
    Emily G on Sep 19, 2019
    I have delayed adopted sons and I am trying to get a good fit.
    MARIE on Aug 12, 2019
    The reviews were positive about the lessons. I also like that it includes logic puzzles within the pages.
    Bridget T on Jul 30, 2019
    We have used level A with my 5 year old. I like this program because it is diverse and colorful. It teaches my child how to think and isn't repetitive drill which is not necessary for her at this age.
    Monica D on Mar 9, 2019
    Home School
    sara H on Jan 31, 2019
    This is my favorite math curriculum! My oldest daughter is using the 4th grade level. We have tried Singapore Math and Teaching Textbooks and both my daughter and I wanted to come back to Mathematical Reasoning. I will use this for my two younger children as well. We love the fun, full color pages and the variety. It seems to be a spiral approach. We use this as our full curriculum, and add in Wrap Ups to help memorize basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
    Angie S on Jan 28, 2019
    home school
    sara H on Jan 8, 2019
    We really enjoy this series. We use it with our kids from preschool through grade 2.
    Laurel K on Oct 29, 2018
    a friend recommendation
    Bethany B on Jul 30, 2018
    I have loved this line of math books. My son enjoys the books and I enjoy that things are widely varied to provide interest in the many facets of mathematics even at a young age. I highly recommend these books.
    Stephanie G on Jun 1, 2018
    The pictures looked like they would keep my sons attention
    Jenna K on Sep 27, 2017
    We've used the preschool levels and level A and they were great. Looking forward to using level 3.
    Ruth L on Aug 23, 2017
    Cathy Duffy's high review- for my 1st grade homeschooled student
    Kathryn B on Jul 12, 2017
    Friend recommended
    Katie R on Sep 12, 2016
    great math program that also improves critical thinking skills
    Bernard F on Sep 8, 2016
    I got the level D math book for my third grader and liked it so we're trying it for the little one too.
    Laura W on Aug 15, 2016
    We chose this after working through Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum.
    Melanie K on Aug 12, 2016
    We absolutely love The Critical Thinking Co. Our daughter is learning math so quickly, thoroughly....and enjoying every minute of it. Highly recommend.
    Krystal A on Mar 7, 2016
    Additional Math practice
    Laura R on Nov 9, 2022
    Reviews were good
    Lisa B on Aug 7, 2020
    is this the 2012 copyright edition?
    A shopper on Apr 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The copy that I purchased from Rainbow in March 2017 has a copyright of 2015.
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    Rated 5 out of 5
    Engaging Content
    My daughter really likes this book. The colorful pages and various topics keeps her interest. We started with a different program but she prefers to do various topics at once instead of mastering 1 at a time.
    January 28, 2021
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Rated 4 out of 5
    We use this as a supplement. Our main math curriculum is mastery based so this works well for review since it is spiral. I have contemplated many times switching to just this but the explanations, though so well-done when they do exist, are far and few between
    December 17, 2020
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent!
    We love Mathematical Reasoning books for early grades. My little guy just turned 6, has had no formal math teaching and has excelled with this book. My favorite part is that he doesn't even feel like it's work!
    November 13, 2020
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Disappointed
    this is very colorful and fun, but for what it costs I was hoping to use it as my daughters math curriculum. I think it would make a good supplement or summer bridge, but theres some meat missing. There arent enough problems and it doesnt cover a lot that my son learned in public school at her age. She is smart, so it didnt really challenge her enough. For a struggling student this might be a good curriculum though. We did about 2 pages a day and will finish it a little early (doing school 8 months). i just bought Math Mammoth (set of 4 books) for the same price. It is really good.
    March 8, 2018
    Rated 3 out of 5
    I really enjoy that this book has colorful pages. Unfortunately, my 5 year old daughter who enjoys learning, is not very excited about this book. I feel like it needs more substance.
    January 22, 2018
    Purchased
    over 5 years ago

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