Daily Word Problems by Footprints in the Butter

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2001
Genre(s): Math
Publisher(s): Evan-Moor
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Daily Word Problems by Footprints in the Butter

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Review by Footprints in the Butter

Review: Evan Moor

I recently had the chance to review an assortment of Evan Moor Daily workbooks through Timberdoodle.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect from these, but I was wanting something that I could be using consistently for math and writing.  Therefore, what I received was the Daily Word Problems Grade 1 (for Richard), the Daily 6-Trait Writing for Grade 4 (for Thomas) and Grade 5 (for William).

Of course, they arrived when we had a huge round of something going through the house, so we got off to a rough start.

The one we’ve worked with the most is the Daily Word Problems.  Richard was not too impressed when we started, but we worked through the first couple weeks of problems at a pace well higher than the one a day that is recommended.  That meant we got to problems that he actually enjoyed for the latter half of this review.

The idea is that the child works one word problem a day, which takes a few minutes at the very most, and you are gradually building up some pretty amazing word problem skills.  Each week in the 1st grade book focuses on a type of animal, and after all five problems are done for the week, there is a little section with facts about that animal.  Those have been a really nice reward.

The problem he is working on in the picture to the left is from week 9, which is about warthogs.  It reads:

The pygmy hog is 23 inches long.  The giant forest hog is 63 inches long.  How much longer is the giant forest hog?

There is a space for the child to write out a number sentence (I LOVE THIS!) and there is an already labeled blank for the answer:  _____ inches longer

This format is fabulous.  Richard is able to easily do all the math so far, but he is way too much like his oldest brother.  He intuitively knows the answer, but he struggles to tell you how he got there.  With this problem, he immediately answered “40 inches longer” and now that we’ve been forcing these number sentences for a few weeks, he was able to eventually tell me that “63 minus 23 equals 40” — but when we started the book, he could not do that.

This is, for the record, one of the harder math problems he has had to solve so far, but he has not struggled with the math part.  I love that aspect.  Make the math relatively easy, but start working him through the idea of picking out the pertinent details and creating his own math problem.  Well, eventually, maybe.  Right now, he picks out the pertinent details, gives me the answer, and then figures out what the problem was.

The other photo, with him also in his pajamas, is the last warthog problem, and it involves adding three numbers (males, females, piglets).

I am going to continue to use the Daily Word Problems books, including finding some for my older kids.  Timberdoodle sells these books for Grades 1 through 6, along with a whole bunch of other cool math items.

Disclosure:  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. | 25 Nov 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews, Evan Moor

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