Wednesday, April 25, 2012

mathematical reasoning (a TOS review)



   Mathematical Reasoning Level F (Grade 5)

   The Critical Thinking Co.

    Currently on sale for $37.99.  Regularly




When I requested reviewing Mathematical Reasoning I had no idea what to expect.  This was my first encounter with The Critical Thinking Co.  And let me just say…WOW!  They offer SO much more than I had imagined!  I’ll be using some of their products next year…and being the curriculum shopping time of year, I highly encourage you to go browsing and see if any of their products fit your needs!



But back to Mathematical Reasoning




This 440 page workbook is filled with Math skills that target building problem-solving and computation skills.  Skills that are greatly utilized when moving onto higher level Math.  It can be used either as a Core Curriculum or as a supplement.  Answer Key is located in the back of the book.






The pages are colorful (mommy likes) and the concepts are presented in a spiraling manner.  Meaning…a new concept may be presented once and then not again for a while.  I happen to be a fan of spiraling. 




My 5th Grader and I both really really enjoyed this review!  His primary Math curriculum is Saxon.  And while I think Saxon is a great fit…it does tend to be a little dry.  Text booky.  Adding Mathematical Reasoning to our daily workload spiced things up!  Also, it helped me to see if he’s generalizing (meaning…he can work problems out when presented in a different way) all of the information we’ve been working through.



I’m personally not sure I would use Mathematical Reasoning as my CORE curriculum choice but it’s definitely a great supplement! 






**Disclaimer:  As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product in exchange for my honest and timely review.  All opinions expressed here are my very honest own.  Click here to see what other TOS reviewers thought of this product.**

No comments:

Post a Comment