Monday, May 30, 2011

Mathematical Reasoning Review

I received Mathematical Reasoning Level B for Grade 1 from Timberdoodle in exchange for an honest review.

C is a big fan of workbooks.  Often, he will look in the cabinet for a workbook and entertain himself by solving problems for quite a while.  Since we are not full time homeschoolers, this workbook served as a supplement to the math C is learning in school.  Some of the pages were very easy for him, but that is probably because we started using this book halfway through first grade.  I encouraged him to look through the book and find pages that were interesting and challenging.  His favorite sections were counting coins and telling time.  He also enjoyed the dot to dots - they are different from other dot to dots in that you have to solve math problems first to find out which numbers to connect based on the order of the answers. 

I like the way the book is set up.  I think it progresses nicely and I love that different skills are addressed in each section.  I found the table of contents to be very useful and organized too.

If you are not familiar with Timberdoodle, check out their site.  They have fantastic math curriculum resources including games, manipulatives, and more.  You can also request a free homeschool catalog to see more of Timberdoodle's educational resources.

*As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


MaryAnne said...

I love the idea of math problem dot to dots!

I've been really happy with the Timberdoodle products we've tried, too. We're reviewing a neat one for little kids in a few weeks =)

Ticia said...

That does sound good. I need to check their prices on the stuff we use

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

I was so-so on this book, because I was hoping for more of logical problems and less of drills. However, we really liked Can You Find Me book from the same company and their Mind Benders series look pretty interesting too.

Jenny said...

I love Timberdoodle!