Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Critical Thinking Co. Review

The Critical Thinking Co.™
The Critical Thinking Co.
Understanding Pre-Algebra
Age: Grades 6-8
Price: $42.99

Understanding Pre-AlgebraAbout:  The Critical Thinking Co. has always been a favorite of mine.  I am always excited to be able to review their selections.  So when I was given the chance to review Understanding Pre-Algebra I jumped on it.  I decided to use this with my emerging 8th grader.  We were planning on getting ready to start Algebra for the new year so getting ready with Pre-Algebra was great. This book is to teach math concepts and critical thinking skills that are needed for Algebra 1.  The following are some of the things included in the book:
-Family of Numbers
-Working With Integers
- Working With Rational Numbers
                                   - Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
                                   - Understanding Functions
                                  - Two Dimensional Geometry
The book is 448 pages long with colored pages. This is a full curriculum that could last you all year.  We have decided we would continue on with this for 8th grade then move on to Algebra 1 in 9th grade.  I think this is a great book with lots of skill building to keep the child engaged and learning. We used this daily for about an hour a day.  It probably wouldn't take that long to do a lesson but we like to really go over and make sure we know everything each day.  Plus we have required amount of hours in our state we have to reach daily. Each chapter is split up into different sections. Each one of those sections has the instruction and then practice problems.  There is color in the pages, like each of the math rules are in colored blocks to help them stand out.  They also use mnemonics to help remember rules.  At the end of the chapter there is a review to go over everything you should have learned. I do believe the book explains the lessons very well. Usually better than I have been able to do with my daughter.  I do think this could also be used to supplement certain sections and areas your child may just need extra work or a different way of teaching something.

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