Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Balance Math & More–Level 1

07101Balance Math & More – Level 1
Published at The Critical Thinking Co.

About the product

Try one of these intriguing puzzles - and then try to stop!

The Balance Math™ & More! activities sharpen your child's critical thinking skills, computational skills, and develop algebraic reasoning. The first book in the series (Level 1) focuses on addition and subtraction of whole numbers. The spiraling difficulty level is designed to scaffold a child's conceptual understanding of the targeted operations from beginning to advanced. Try one of these intriguing puzzles—and then try to stop!

License: Reproducible

My Thoughts

With the use of balances, inside-out math and Tic Tac Math, the kids will discover that mathematics is more than just adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.   Geared for students in grades 2 to 5 this fun little book will challenge them to take their investigator hat out and use mathematical reasoning, critical thinking as well as computational skills to solve the problems presented in the pages.

Personally, I think I have discovered some jewels in this Balance Math & More series.    I find it important that my kids use logic and reasoning to solve problems and these gems are a must for any homeschoolers.   I was impressed when I received the book and even my husband thought it was a neat product.   He also thought that reasoning is a skill that the kids must learn.

What we particularly appreciate from The Critical Thinking Co. is that is seems that their products are reproducible which means a lot for us as we have four kids.    Each of them will go through the book when they reach the ages to use it.    So if you can imagine how much it helps for us imagine how it can be beneficial for families of numerous kids like 8 and up.   I know such families and I am certain that they love to know about reproducible products!

Interested in discovering more about Balance Math & More?  You can see sample pages here

What is also great is that more books of Balance Math & More are available.  Level 2 is geared for grades 4 to 12 and Level 3 is for students in grades 6 to 12.

Each Balance Math & More are available for the price of 9.99$ at The Critical Thinking Co.   Don’t forget that they are reproducible which means you can use them with multiple children!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Critical Thinking Co. for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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