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At such an early age, mathematical reasoning begins with simple activities such as distinguishing between even or odd amounts and learning the ordinal numbers. The authors suggest working through this activity book page by page. The content spirals, which gives your child time to "digest" new concepts before moving on to more complex material. This series is correlated to the NCTM standards and accordingly incorporates topics such as patterns, number lines, graphs, fractions, probability, and problem solving, as well as basic addition and subtraction skills. The fullcolor activity sheets should especially appeal to the younger student. Not only are the illustrations eyecatching, but they do an excellent job of demonstrating mathematical representations and relationships. Although manipulatives are not required, a link to a virtual manipulative website is provided in case additional concretelevel reinforcement is needed. A wide variety of exercises and activities are utilized to keep your child both interested and motivated. For instance, Thinker Doodles and Mind Benders activities from parent company Critical Thinking are scattered throughout. 200+ pages. ~ Anh

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For those using Mathematical Reasoning by Critical Thinking Company, here is the next step after finishing level G. Released in 2018, this course uses the same approach to help students apply reasoning and skill for higher level math. Understanding PreAlgebra helps lay the foundation that will build confidence before going on to Algebra I.
This book is standardsbased and topics are organized logically. There are 15 chapters Family of Numbers, Working with Integers, Working with Rational Numbers, Ratio/Proportion/Percent, Percent Applications, Algebraic Expressions, Equations and Solving Word Problems, Inequalities and Applications, Understanding Square Roots and Irrational Numbers, TwoDimensional Geometry, Understanding Volume and Surface Area, Graphing on the Coordinate Plane, Transformations and Congruency, Understanding Functions, and Probability and Statistics. This is a reproducible, consumable workbook with plenty of white space for working problems.
One of the program's strengths is the abundance of word problems. These are taught using charts and tables, which offer visuals to help students interpret the problem. Chapters are divided into concepts (each is typically 2 pages); cover one concept a day in order to work through the book in one school year. Each concept begins with an explanation or definition; colored sample boxes offer visual instruction or explanation, followed by an exercise or practice. Every chapter is finished out with a Chapter Review, which could be used as a test. Chapter Reviews aren't cumulative but a review of that chapter only.
Some helpful resources included are a glossary of important math vocabulary, a list of formulas, table of square roots, and answers to the exercises with explanations for some of the more difficult problems. A twopart final exam is also included, which covers all material in the book.
Prepare your student for high school math and standardized testing with the logical, thorough approach found in Understanding PreAlgebra. 442 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

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ISBN: 9781601443144
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Division (review of long and short hand methods), fractions (addition & subtraction with mixed numbers, multiplying and dividing fractions, solving fraction word problems), decimals (up to thousandths, parts of a dollar, adding & subtracting, multiplying & dividing, word problems, computational problems), ratios, proportions, & percentages (relationships, equivalence, ratios and triangles, the percent as a special ratio), algebraic relationships (order of operations, introducing a variable, writing equations, introducing negative numbers) and mathematical reasoning.

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ISBN: 9781601444530
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Geometry isn't treated with the intensity in middle school, in many cases, for high school success in the subject. This book follows the National Math Standards and presents an introduction to the basics of geometry. Students won't just learn the properties of geometry, but will learn the reasoning behind the properties and learn the basics of geometric proofs and coordinate geometry. A glossary is included in this 256page book that can be used as a text in junior high and it is reproducible for family or classroom use.

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ISBN: 9781524757922
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ISBN: 9781601445780
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This colorful, straightforward instructional workbook from The Critical Thinking Company eliminates much of the “stuff” and the “fluff” found in many other phonics and early reading programs and focuses on individual letter sounds and how they are represented as letters. You won’t find pages of teacher tips and background here, just one introductory page and one teaching suggestion page, and then you’re off and running to the activities. Similar in format to Mathematical Reasoning, FunTime Phonics is softcover, with several exercises per activity page, brief instructions to the teacher, and fullcolor illustrated graphics.
There are 100 activities, or short lessons, in the book. The first seven lay the foundation by asking the student to identify beginning sounds, ending sounds, and rhyming words. Activities 6 and 7 challenge them to identify the three letter sounds in a word and to match that with the correct picture. Starting in Activity 8, students learn the short vowel sounds and identify pictures of words that contain that sound. Before moving on to the consonant sounds, students complete activities such as identifying a word out of a set of three that includes a different vowel sound than the other two, or swapping out one vowel sound for another in a word to create a new word. After students learn the five short vowel sounds, they learn the written vowel letters. One feature in the vowel portion of the book that threw me for a loop, however, was the depiction of a short ‘/ǎ/’ sound as ‘/ah/’ next to words like, “cat.” Most phonics programs are quite clear to teachers to take care when pronouncing the vowel and consonant sounds to not include other sounds (say ‘/b/,’ not ‘/buh/’). At first glance, you will want to read the ‘/ah/’ as the /a/ in “father.” Personally, I would probably just ignore these additional ‘h’s or cross them out and add a short vowel symbol as a reminder. Fortunately, as these only occur on the teacher instructions, it shouldn’t confuse your students as long as your pronunciation is clear. Lesson 20 moves on to consonant sounds, starting with ‘b’ and moving alphabetically through ‘z.’ As children learn each consonant, the consonant sound is blended with each of the short vowels, so they are learning to distinguish ‘da,’ ‘de,’ ‘di,’ ‘do,’ and ‘du’ with the letter D right off the bat. This may be a real benefit to students who are confused about how to blend the individual letter sounds together after learning them in isolation. The last five lessons ask the student to connect a picture with the beginning letters, ending letters and middle vowel wounds, stressing the letter representation of the sound. The last two activities ask children to read threeletter CVC words and identify a matching picture. At the end of the book you’ll find a doublesided sheet with shortvowel words that children should be able to decode at this point, such as ‘doll, ‘hen’ and ‘yum.’
This approach would work well with logical children who do not need additional reinforcement activities or motivators in the form of games or songs. It may also work well for remedial students, or those who did not learn phonics initially. It’s simple to teach, but with an emphasis on identifying letter sounds, you will want to work apart from other distractions and enunciate the words very clearly as you work through the pages with your student. Although students are led to associate the written letters with the sounds, there are no writing activities featured in the book. However, it is suggested in the beginning that if the student is older or able to write, you may consider having them write the answers under the exercises. For additional enforcement (and writing activities) you might consider a workbook like Explode the Code Book 1. You may also want to note that no sight words are covered in this volume. If you want to jump ahead to some very basic shortvowel readers, you will need to introduce any sight words in that reader. I’m assuming that a second book will be released as a followup which will introduce long vowel sounds. The book is reproducible for your student/classroom use, which makes an affordable resource even more budgetfriendly if you use it with multiple children. 314 pages, pb.  Jess

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ISBN: 9781338255577
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Many young math students never learn the story of how and why people have chosen to measure things over the span of human history. This book will give students a greater understanding of the value and usefulness of mathematics to the progress of civilization as they study many of the most significant developments in the field of mathematical reasoning and measurement. Contrary to the assumption of many, the history of math has a fascinating story to tell, and this colorful and beautifully illustrated book will help to bring that story to life. If you have a young student that needs to be inspired and motivated to recognize the importance of mathematical reasoning, then do not hesitate to purchase this excellent supplemental resource. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

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ISBN: 9781601448866
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The word 'Algebra' can strike fear into the hearts of many, but Critical Thinking Press has done their part to calm your math nerves and prepare students for higher level math in Understanding Algebra. The newest member of the Mathematical Reasoning line is a full one year algebra course for students at the junior high and high school level in a consumable format.
The information in this worktext is a userfriendly format and presented in a stepbystep fashion. The text makes a connection between the arithmetic of the elementary years to the algebra they need to succeed in high school math. Twelve chapters begin with the basics and build upon each other Our number system, Evaluating Expressions and Solving Equations, From Words to Algebra/Translating and Solving Word Problems, From Words to Algebra/More Word Problems, Inequalities, Polynomials, Factoring, Working with Radicals, Linear Functions, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Other Types of Functions, and Working with Algebraic Fractions.
The author begins the book with a simple explanation of "What is Algebra," and then jumps right in. Each chapter is 20 to 30 pages in length and broken into topics. Each topic or lesson offers the student explanations and examples in a very visual fashion. Colored charts, illustrations, and graphs are incorporated for clarity of explanations. Within the lessons, students will be asked questions to assure they know the concept being presented and a 'more practice' section rounds out the lesson. Sets of 'Enrichment Problems' are scattered throughout the chapters to offer additional practice in higherorder thinking using plenty of word problems. There are no chapter tests in this book, so you would need to assess your student's understanding of the concepts by other means grades from the practice sets and exercises might be your best tool for assessment.
New for the 2017 edition are chapter reviews covering and a final exam.
A glossary that includes algebra vocabulary and an answer key are found at the back of the book. These are answers and not solutions. A helpful reference page is included. Students will learn about the history of math as they learn math strategies to help them with algebra and beyond. 378 pgs. pb. Reproducible for home and single classroom use. ~ Donna

Item #: 057641
ISBN: 9781931181976
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Using a 5 step process, students learn to organize their thinking and understanding of mathematical problems. Every twopage spread is intended for one problem, and provides 1) space to write the question or facts; 2) 1 cm grid space to use one or more strategies to solve the problem; 3) lines to write math terminology; 4) a larger area in which to justify your solution by explaining your reasoning; and 5) space in which to apply your solution to another problem or situation. There are enough pages (80) to do 40 problems and makes a nice companion to your math curriculum. ~ Donna

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ISBN: 9781438008011
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Big things do come in little packages! This compact, yet complete study guide to the GED test covers everything necessary for success on the recently revised exam. The beginning introduces general information regarding the GED test and test taking strategies. What follows is the heart of the test prep: a review of each of the test areas and the essential vocabulary for each area: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies and Science. I appreciated how each subject is broken down into smaller subsections with individual lessons focusing on one specific mechanic or skill (look online to view the complete table of contents). The book concludes with model tests (with answers and explanations) for each of the subject areas above. Wellorganized and concise, this study guide may become your favorite study resource. 402 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

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Students will multiply and divide using whole numbers and decimals. They solve equations and problems using fractions and mixed numbers. Study of geometric formulas, data analysis and mathematical reasoning is included. Students will work with percent, ratios, and proportions. Probability and statistics is studied using data analysis and estimation. Geometry, symmetry and spatial relationships are taught.

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ISBN: 9781601444158
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ISBN: 9780740338076
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Designed for use as a basic math refresher, remedial practice, or for accelerated learners, this elective course does not have a prerequisite. It contains seven units including: statistics, data analysis, probability, algebraic functions, measurement, geometry, mathematical reasoning and algebra I. Now comes in USB flash drive format. System requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1 / Windows 10; printer recommended.

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