Thursday, March 31, 2011

Evan-Moor Daily Word Problems Math Grade ~Review

 

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This is my first review as a member of the Timberdoodle Blogger Review Team. I was very excited to have the opportunity to review a math book from Evan-Moor. I really like Evan-Moor but have never tried any of their math products.

Daily Word Problems Math Grade 3

This workbook contains 111 pages (including the answer key).  You will find the following included in this book:

  • 5 problems a week
  • One and two-step problems
  • Charts and graphs
  • Scope & sequence chart
  • Answer key

Math skills practice include:

  • addition and subtraction facts
  • multiplication and division facts
  • multidigit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping
  • multiplication with and without regrouping
  • division with and without remainders
  • telling time
  • money
  • fractions
  • reading and interpreting graphs and charts
  • geometry logic problems

Topics include fun themes such as camping, ice cream party, newspaper route, cats and football.

There are 36 weekly sections. Each week’s problems center on a theme. Monday through Thursday contain a one-or two-step word problem. Friday’s format is more extensive and includes multiple steps and may involve a chart or graph.

The workbook is consumable and reproducible.

Our thoughts

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I was excited to try this book because Justin loves math word problems. I was hoping it was something he would enjoy. We were not disappointed.

In the very front of the book there is a scope and sequence that lists all of the math areas covered and in which lesson they are covered.

There is one word problem to do for each day of the week. Each week is based on a theme. For example the first week’s theme is candle making. Each day there is a word problem related to making candles. You can look through the first 24 pages of here.

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The problems from Monday through Thursday are short taking about 5-10 minutes to complete. For each of these problems there is a work space provided opposite the problem for the child to workout the answer.  Friday’s lesson is a longer lesson that goes more in depth taking 10-20 minutes to complete.

I like that each lesson is not overly long and yet long enough to require some thought  to  solve each problem. I found the questions challenging and interesting and they held Justin’s attention.

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These lessons go over many different areas of math not just the typical addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The fractions,geometry, money, graphing and charts are a wonderful addition to this workbook. 

In addition to solving math problems using word problems gives Justin the added benefit of practicing his reading while working on math. I love that we can incorporate two subjects at the same time.

Justin loves using this book and asks to do it each day.

I mentioned above that the book is consumable and reproducible. Another great feature is that the pages are perforated. So we can just remove a page at a time if we choose to.

You can find some great thinking skills items at Timberdoodle.

disclosure: I was given this product as a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review team in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review.  All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

2 comments:

Tracey... said...

I love these books and use them all the time for my 5th graders......and they have them for language arts and geography practice too.

The Unsell Family said...

Hi Michele! I did not know you were on Timberdoodles team too. How fun! Good review. ;-)