Grow Your Brain

Grow Your Brain

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Item #: 045542
ISBN: 9780916785000
Grades: 1-2

Publisher Description:

Grow Your Brain offers a program of short, daily dialogs between parents/teachers and children that help 1st and 2nd graders discover Math as a thinking activity. Children learn addition facts and acquire number sense as they gradually, playfully build their knowledge as a network of connections and patterns.

Grow Your Brain helps children discover the truths of math right from the start as something that comes from within as opposed to facts and rules imposed from the outside. This sets children on a path where learning is welcomed, meaningful, and efficient. Children who would do well anyway see their predisposition encouraged and validated. Those who might otherwise fail to connect with Math are slowly nurtured into discovering Math as something that they can embrace and enjoy.

This book has new, yet sensible, ways of conveying math concepts. For instance, it presents number lines vertically, instead of horizontally. That way, when you tell your child to move "up" the number line, it really is up! See the Itsy-Bitsy Spider and Addition Facts video to see how this works.

Category Description for Grow Your Brain:

This is for the younger set to work on number sense through a series of daily conversations, a vertical number line and a set of cards. The cards show a variety of number combinations from roman numerals, coins, tally marks, fingers, dominoes and regular addition problems. You need both the book and cards to use this method. The idea is to build an innate sense of number relationships rather than memorizing math facts. This is a good lead into several different math programs and is recommended by The Life of Fred math series in particular. Each daily session should last between 15 and 30 minutes. Using the cards, a child may be asked to find five versions of 8, make all the tens they can, as well as simpler addition and subtract tasks that reinforce the lesson. It’s important for the parent/teacher to embrace the approach. Kids are encouraged to take time to think, then answer the question. There are 11 chapters, each with several activities. It will depend on the individual gifts of each child how long it will take him or her to complete the book. Non-consumable. ~Sara

Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
1
Grade End
2
ISBN
9780916785000
Author
Edric Cane
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Z-twist Books
Weight
0.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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