Word Problems Workbook - Grade 4

Word Problems Workbook - Grade 4

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ISBN: 9781934968390
Grades: 4

Category Description for Kumon Math Workbooks (1-6):

A math program based on the Kumon method. Basically, the earmarks of this system are:

  • Concepts introduced in small, incremental steps, allowing children to master them without confusion
  • Single topic books rather than mixed strands. Children concentrate just on addition, for example, before moving to subtraction
  • Concepts are taught by discovery method than being spelled out

The series is meant to be self-directed. Students take charge of their own learning on every level. They complete pages, check their work, record their scores, and determine whether to move on or review. The pace almost guarantees success. Children should work a "few" pages a day; assignments should take about 20 minutes to complete. Pages are marked with the skill level required at top and the points each question is valued at (a very young child will need some help totaling points). Very short instruction (or an example) is given on a few pages. For example, there is a short explanation when children begin to subtract a 2-digit number from a 3-digit number where borrowing is needed. However, the child is given every opportunity to intuit this beforehand. By the time he reaches this page, he has already been subtracting double-digit numbers for many pages. Some of these would require borrowing, but, since they are able to subtract, say, 7 from 12, the Kumon method wants the child to see a pattern when increasing to 7 from 22, 7 from 32, etc. This does remind me of the approach used in Miquon as well. Besides these very infrequent helps there are just some small prompts for children to look for patterns in their answers, and words of encouragement. Pages are pleasing to the eye; they are colored, clean, and problems are well-spaced. The Kumon method has been used successfully with children around the world for over 50 years. It does seem like it would help a child to take charge of his own learning and help himself to understanding rather than being spoon-fed each bite. For Kumon math earlier than Grade 1, see the Kumon section in Early Learning.




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
4
ISBN
9781934968390
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Kumon Publishers
Weight
0.78 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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It is a great book for my child to practice word problems.
Jenny S on Aug 8, 2020
to practice
minna p on Aug 31, 2019
It is a great book for my child to practice word problems.
Jenny S on Aug 8, 2020
Most real-world math problems are in fact word problems, and very few math curriculum seem to realize just how important it is to practice figuring out what question is being asked, what information is extraneous, and what to do with the numbers. This book builds on earlier books in the series, but helps the student decide which of your 4 basic math functions are needed to arrive at the answer.
Grace S on Jul 21, 2020
to practice
minna p on Aug 31, 2019
to help my child stay ahead.
Tanisha R on Apr 25, 2019
We're using the Kumon workbooks in conjunction with Life of Fred to provide more practice of the skills.
User on Apr 4, 2017
I like the format of the Kumon workbooks. Extra practice problems that are easy to grade and take along to appointments.
Audrey S on May 9, 2016
Most real-world math problems are in fact word problems, and very few math curriculum seem to realize just how important it is to practice figuring out what question is being asked, what information is extraneous, and what to do with the numbers. This book builds on earlier books in the series, but helps the student decide which of your 4 basic math functions are needed to arrive at the answer.
Grace S on Jul 21, 2020
to help my child stay ahead.
Tanisha R on Apr 25, 2019
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