Timberdoodle: Mathematical Reasoning Level C (Critical Thinking Press) by Growing for Christ

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2007
Genre(s): Math
Publisher(s): The Critical Thinking Co.
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Timberdoodle: Mathematical Reasoning Level C (Critical Thinking Press) by Growing for Christ

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Timberdoodle: Mathematical Reasoning Level C (Critical Thinking Press)

About the curriculum/resource from Timberdoodle’s site:

Most parents know that a child who only memorizes math facts without really understanding math will find progressively complex concepts more and more difficult to understand. But what they erroneously think is that such problems arise about the time a child is memorizing the multiplication table. Not so. Unlike reading, an integral skill that is tightly woven throughout our entire day, math tends to be a more sporadic subject, essential when you need it and then easily set aside. That is why it is imperative that a child is able to reason his way through any mathematical problem. Mathematical Reasoning is a great place to start. With 320 pages of quick, straightforward problems to build mathematical reasoning skills in second grade students, these highly motivational activities will take your child beyond mere drill work by using step-by-step, discussion based problem solving. Concepts spiral gradually so that children do not forget as they go and are written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Non-reproducible.

My Opinion:

This is a wonderful curriculum or supplement for use in the home school or for the student who just needs some refreshing of their math skills.  The full color format throughout the book makes it engaging and really keeps the child interested in the math that they are learning.  It is a spiral format which means there will be an aspect of math dealt with then a gap before it is brought back up in a more sophisticated manner, that way the child has time to grasp simpler concepts before moving on.

In the 322 pages in this book, which are non-reproducible, there are instructions given on how to use the book as well as teaching suggestions.  I was amazed at how much is covered within these pages under the sub headings of Number and Operations, Alegbra, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis and Probabilitiy.  The child will be learinging how to anazlyze data, bar graphs, division, estimate, length, telling time, using thermometers, and more!

Whether you are looking for a full curriculum or just a supplement then this book has it!  While it’s a 2nd grade level course I can easily see an older 1st grader who is ready to move up or a 3rd grader who needs a little refreshing, it could even be used by a 4th grader who needs a little remedial help or just help in remembering how to do certain operations.  If you’d like more information on how to purchase this resource visit Timberdoodle and while you’re there you can also see all the other Critical Thinking Co. items they offer.

**As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of these books in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


Posted by Timberdoodle Co. | 15 Sep 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews

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