Hey everyone! I have an amazing review for you today! The amazingly awesome folks over at Page a Day Math sent us so many wonderful goodies! I honestly don't even know where to start! We were given digital downloads of several products in their shop. I have kids that range from PreK to high school, so we were actually able to use EVERYTHING! I feel so incredibly blessed and fortunate to have been chosen for this review, so a HUGE Thank you to Page a Day Math for blessing us with all of these products!
This is a fantastic digital pack that includes all of their handwriting books. When you can decide which book to get, get them all! This pack contains 30 print and cursive handwriting practice books on a variety of topics. There's also an option for 15 print or 15 cursive. Since Princess J and Girl are still little, and emerging with their handwriting skills, I chose the 30 pack option so that the two girls, and Mr. B can use them together. Girl can start with the print, Princess J can use both print and cursive, and Mr. B can work on his cursive skills. The link above takes you to the individual books offered. There's a LOT of really great books!
This kit is for ages 3, 4 and 5. It includes Flashcards, math and handwriting bonuses-including assessments and progress tracker, and 10 books. Each book has 14 days of work in them, with 18 problems each day-this is two printed sheets. What I REALLY like about this is the font. Over the course of our decade of homeschooling, there's been several times where Mr. B has been confused between 1, 7, 6, 9, and 4 since some fonts can look very similar. This set has very easy to read font that takes that into consideration. Each number is easily seen, and easily identified. I like how your student is tasked with counting pictures, then learning the numbers and tracing them, AND tracing the math equation. This helps to link the beginning stages of the logic behind math. **** is the same as 4, which is the same as four. Everything about this takes the younger student into consideration, from the tracing type to the actual problem difficulty. My little ones are mostly able to work on this alone, without me needing to sit there to help as much. This works to build a strong self confidence in math, and diminish the early stages of math-phobia.
The addition kit has 10 books with 14 days of work in each book. The system teaches math through an incremental systemic approach using basic math skills mixed with tracing and handwriting practice to teach handwriting and math, at the same time. This kit comes with flash cards and assessment tools, as well!
Like the addition kit, the Subtraction Starter Kit has easy to read font. It goes up to number 12, where as the addition goes to 10. This set as 13 books, with 14 days of work. Each day has 40 problems. Using the same approach, your child will learn math skills as well as handwriting skills through the unique writing and tracing program integrated in with the math!
The Multiplication Starter Kit has 12 books that have 14 days of work in each book. Each day has 40 problems spread across 2 pages. Targeting 0-12, this covers the basic multiplication facts to lay a solid foundation. I really like the completion certificates that are found at the end of each book, and the daily completion stars. This is outside of the age range for Mr. B, but I find frequently going over basic skills truly helps him, especially when we move on to more difficult material! Once he reaches the point of frustration, I pull back for a few days and give him easier-for-him material to work on. He isn't as quick to recall some of his math facts, which causes issues with higher level material. Programs like this work so well for that! He gets a momentary refreshers, plus he gets the sense of accomplishment in successfully completing his work with minimal difficulty at this stage. The 40 problems per day seemed daunting at first, but now that he knows he can work through them rather quickly, he doesn't even fuss!
The Division Starter Kit has 12 books with 14 days of practice per book. Again there are 40 problems per day, over two pages, and they include tracing work that builds on handwriting skills, as well. This targets numbers 1-12, which lays a wonderful foundation for further study. Mr. B is a little rusty with his division skills, so this has really been a great took to work on the basics with him to solidify that foundational learning that I feel he still has gaps in-even though this is intended for grades 2-3, I found it useful to use with him. Like the other kits, this comes with bonuses that include flash cards and assessments.
I really like this program. What I love the most is the tracing and handwriting! Your child has to actually write out each equation, which helps to build that skill for future learning, and higher level math where he/she will have to "show their work." I really like the differentiation between the numbers so that they are all easy to read with no confusion. I like that my kids aren't bogged down in math all day, but instead are able to finish a lesson in minutes. Princess J works well with the addition and subtraction books, Mr. B uses the Multiplication and Division, and Girl is loving the PreK work! Plus, they can all use the handwriting books! I have also used the words from the handwriting books as spelling bonus words. It's a total win for our family!
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Does Page a Day Math Pass My 4 Ingredient Test?
1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
I received Digital Downloads, but there are also physical books. With that said, you're not bound by a membership or anything like that. You can move around as you see fit..
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
All of my kids do very well. There are cute pictures, but they aren't distracting. There are 40 problems per less, but theyre easily completed in 15 minutes or less..
This incorporates handwriting. The handwriting books also use words from other subjects such as chemistry and adjectives.
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