Practical Arithmetics Book 2 (Gr. 5-6)

Practical Arithmetics Book 2 (Gr. 5-6)

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Customer requests always get our attention because some of our favorite products have surfaced that way. It's easy to see why Practical Arithmetics would appeal to those wanting to keep their schooling experience basic, practical, and inexpensive, yet challenging. Originally published in 1934 and reprinted in 2007, these palm-sized (5"x7"x1.5") hardback books demand your respect from the beginning - they're a glimpse of life in the past lane. First of all, explanations are kept as simple as possible requiring the student to take only one step at a time. Then, mastery is achieved through practice exercises (lots of them). Finally, application problems relate to real life - or at least real life in the 1930s. One of the unique aspects of the series is the role of tests - and there are several different types of tests. Improvement Tests provide review; the test topics are previously studied material not included in the most recent instruction. In other words, if instruction has been on multiplication, the Improvement Test will cover addition and subtraction. Problem Tests are word problems. These tests are arranged in groups known as Groups A, B, and C, each consisting of three tests (i.e. A1, A2, A3, etc.). The problems on Test A1 cover the same range of difficulty as those found on Tests A2 and A3. By test A3 the student should have all problems right on the test. Perhaps the most valuable type of test in the series is the Diagnostic Tests. These tests provide several rows of problems, each of a similar sort, with the instructions that if a student misses an exercise in any row, they need more practice and should return to the listed Help Pages. These tests are an ingenious method for keeping track of a student's proficiencies and for providing extra help if needed. All instruction, exercises, problems, and tests are provided sequentially as a student works their way through a book. All answers are in the back of the book.

Each 500 page book includes two years of instruction. Book 1 covers addition, subtraction multiplication, division, and introduces geometry, fractions, and measurement. Book 2 reviews basic operations and covers fractions, decimals and basic operations with each; measurement; consumer and personal applications; percentage; and graphs. Book 3 covers banking interest, geometry, installment buying, stocks, bonds, investments, ratio and proportion, square roots, writing and solving equations.

Originally designed to be very practical in terms of application, now from the vantage point of 75+ years, the word problems reflect both timeless content (i.e. proportions of the U.S. flag) and amusingly quaint historical perspective - "wonderful machine is more than human" (i.e. an electric calculating machine). Of course, any problems involving monetary costs are poignantly archaic.

Since we're on the subject of money I should mention that for the amazing sum of significantly less than $10 per year, this series represents a very economical math education. You'll have to be prepared to do without the amenities of workbooks, worksheets, color, manipulatives, scripted lessons, etc., but the books are surprisingly user-friendly and engaging. You certainly won't be sacrificing strength of instruction or content. I would probably start the series earlier than 3rd grade. A student completing the series should be ready for algebra, but since it means changing into another scope and sequence, it might be more comfortable to go into a pre-algebra and cover it quickly. ~ Janice




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:

Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
5
Grade End
6
Format
Hardcover Book
Brand Name
AB Publishing
Weight
1.15 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.0" x 5.0" x 1.25"
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These are the books recommended by A delectable Education to be used in a Charlotte mason education
Lauren F on Sep 1, 2021
recommended by A Delectable Education for math
Dana J on Jul 6, 2021
These are the books recommended by A delectable Education to be used in a Charlotte mason education
Lauren F on Sep 1, 2021
This book comes recommended for Gr. 4-5 math by other Charlotte Mason homeschoolers. I have Book 1 of the series and found it useful.
Julia T on Jul 29, 2021
recommended by A Delectable Education for math
Dana J on Jul 6, 2021
It is the next book in the series of simple, straightforward math that we have chosen for our Charlotte Mason style homeschool.
Kathryn Y on Jun 30, 2021
This is really a beautiful and complete arithmetic book. It is very useful for my homeschool classes.
Montserrat F on May 7, 2021
Basic and old school but effective and practical! Well made book that really does the job. No need to complete all practice problems either. Mastery based approach is just what I like best with enough review to keep students sharp.
Ashlee S on Apr 8, 2021
I used these as a child and have an excellent foundation in Mathematics
Kyndra S on Mar 5, 2021
Step by step, no fluff traditional method for teaching math.
Janet C on Dec 4, 2020
Looks like great content.
alexandra g on Aug 31, 2020
HOME SCHOOL OUR 6YR OLD. HAPPY TIMES!
DOUGLAS S on Aug 31, 2020
reference/future use
Kathleen M on Aug 26, 2020
Simple, practical math. I utilize these books within a Charlotte Mason homeschool
Autumn B on Aug 5, 2020
For archives
Judy R on Jul 22, 2020
Recommended by smart old lady (good kind).
Eric S on Jul 15, 2020
We would like to hearken back to a no-frills, economical, effective curriculum that produced some of this country's greatest minds.
Heather L on May 30, 2020
It looks perfect as we are teaching mastery and this seems to fit the bill
Danielle S on May 29, 2020
i love the first book..getting 2nd one now
corinaLeah M on Apr 20, 2020
Plain and practical curriculum use
Kelli L on Feb 27, 2020
recommended to me
Rachelle D on Jul 31, 2019
I finished Book 1, and we're ready to move on.
Susan B on Jul 8, 2019
I was looking for something that is simple and solid for review.
Hannah H on Jul 2, 2019
We have been using Ray's but needed something similar with review built in that has slightly more modern language. Many, many quality recommendations that this should meet our needs.
Tara M on Feb 23, 2019
homeschooling
Valerie C on Feb 20, 2019
Recommended by trusted, experienced teacher.
sandberga9 on Dec 26, 2018
Charlotte Mason Math
Jennie H on Aug 8, 2018
We love these straightforward math books which challenge children to do lots of mental math. Very economical too!
Margo D on Aug 4, 2018
simplicity!
Melissa H on Aug 2, 2018
my neighbor had one of these books and I thought it was well written and easy to understand
Dawn B on Mar 20, 2018
Recommended for Charlotte Mason curriculum.
Leigh Ann N on Jan 29, 2018
Economical and fantastic for remedial, or check up drill work, or using alongside Life of Fred for a 'slow and steady' type kid, as well as a math astute, but 'no nonsense, just give me the facts' type student. Does not have extensive instruction to teacher/student, just a minimum, and demonstration of a couple sample problems.
H E on Jan 10, 2018
It was recommended by Charlotte Mason homeschool advisors from A Delectable Education.
Loriann H on Sep 26, 2017
I had a consult with A Delectable Education. They recommended this program for my child.
Tracy N on Sep 18, 2017
Resource for Simply Charlotte Mason
Elizabeth W on Aug 31, 2017
charlotte mason education
Heidi B on Aug 22, 2017
a tutor recommended
Becky H on Aug 18, 2017
To supplement our Charlotte Mason math
Thomas P on Feb 26, 2017
good CM math Curriculum
Parke S on Feb 8, 2017
I chose this product based on a school teacher's reference/review. He says it's an excellent choice.
Terina B on Dec 8, 2016
No frills or nonsense. Economical.
Tracey E on Jan 7, 2016
This book comes recommended for Gr. 4-5 math by other Charlotte Mason homeschoolers. I have Book 1 of the series and found it useful.
Julia T on Jul 29, 2021
It is the next book in the series of simple, straightforward math that we have chosen for our Charlotte Mason style homeschool.
Kathryn Y on Jun 30, 2021
Is there an answer key?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The answer key is in the back of the book. My children & I liked the three book series by Strayer-Upton.
The only difficulty I had was that when we got to Book three, although the answers are in the back of the book, there is no explanation of how to get the answer. So if I didn't understand the math problem, then I had to find someone else to help me explain the problem to my children. Enter
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Rated 5 out of 5
This is a great book with a lot of hands-on exercises that complement our sixth-year math curriculum.
June 6, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
simple math for a great start
I purchased the practical arithmetics books for my 3rd and 5th grade children. They have been such a reprive from the typical sensory overloaded math books. Some times going back to the basics is best.
September 2, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Math Text
We purchased this book because we wanted to follow a more logical approach to math as we got into fractions, decimals, percentages, etc. I searched for a while, but when I saw this book, I was intrigued. It is a very basic text, the lessons are easy, and both the teacher and child can use the same text as the answer key is at the back of the book. The layout is logical, and the progression in chapter 1 begins with cash accounts/money to multiplication/division, to fractions (adding/subtracting and multiplying fractions). I am liking it so far. Just goes to show you, the older generation knew how to teach in a practical, efficient manner (originally published in 1934). Highly recommend this text and at such a reasonable price.
June 29, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Compact
I like it a lot. It’s complete, but also compact .
June 3, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great book, well made
Fantastic math book with lots of problems (more than you need). The book is well made with great binding.
May 1, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago


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