2014-2015 School Review: Math

Even though we've already turned in all of our required paperwork for this school year, and I don't need to put together a formal portfolio, I wanted to create a series of posts summarizing what we did for the year.

Much like with the 2015-2016 School Plans posts, I will try to share one subject a day. Up first: math.

This year we covered the following:

  • addition
  • charts and graphs
  • division
  • estimating and rounding
  • fractions
  • greater than/less than
  • money
  • multiplication
  • percentages
  • place value
  • skip counting
  • subtraction
  • time and calendar
  • word problems

{Note that only Agent E worked on multiplication and division, and all other topics were adjusted as needed for grade level.}

For practice we used a variety of workbooks, worksheets, websites, and games.


For Agent E
  • 3rd Grade Math Basics by School Zone Publishing Company
  • Brainquest Grade 3 by Workman Publishing (select sections)

For Agent J
  • 1st Grade Math by Workman Publishing
  • Let’s Grow Smart Addition by Bendon Publishing
  • Let’s Grow Smart Subtraction by Bendon Publishing
  • 1st Grade Math Basics by School Zone Publishing Company
  • Big First Grade Book by School Zone Publishing Company (select sections)
  • Everything for Early Learning Grade 1 by School Specialty Publishing (select sections)

For both

{Also, never underestimate the power of Legos when it comes to explaining math concepts.}

We also read books, some new and some old favorites.

  • 2 x 2 = Boo! A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories by Loreen Leedy
  • Fractions in Disguise by Edward Einhorn
  • Fractions, Decimals, and Percents by David A. Adler
  • Math Appeal by Greg Tang
  • Math: A Book You Can Count On! by Dan Green
  • Millions, Billions, and Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers by David A. Adler
  • Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry by David A. Adler
  • National Geographic Kids: Everything Money by Kathy Furgang
  • Piece = Part = Portion (Fractions = Decimals = Percents) by Scott Gifford
  • Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens by Cindy Neuschwander
  • Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander
  • Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander
  • Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert by Cindy Neuschwander
  • Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone by Cindy Neuschwander
  • Skip Counting With Meerkats by Tracey Steffora
  • Subtraction Action by Loreen Leedy
  • Teddy Bear Math by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
  • The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang
  • The Great Divide by Suzanne Slade
  • The Math Book for Girls and Other Beings Who Count by Valerie Wyatt

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