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The Mental Math Beginner Set - Books 1, 2 & 3 (eBooks)

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Best for children between 5-8



1) The Verbal Math Lesson, Book 1

2) The Verbal Math Lesson, Book 2 

3) The Verbal Math Lesson, Book 3

Everyone thinks kids hate math. But the truth is, kids don’t hate math—they hate worksheets! Writing down equations takes fine motor skills that young children haven't yet developed, making the process of learning math difficult and tedious. Math done mentally, or verbal math, makes math fun. Children see math problems as a game and a challenge. In the second edition of this pioneering educational bestseller, handwriting is removed from math problems to help children cement fundamental mathematical skills so that they may solve problems without having to do any writing at all. Developed as a supplement to traditional math education, the lesson is completely comprehensive, step-by-step, and leaves no area undone.​ 


1) The Verbal Math Lesson, Book 1

Ages 4-6

This book is intended for children in grades K-1. The problems in this book are meant to be read to the child, so all calculations must be done mentally and without the use of a pencil or paper. We also place a lot of emphasis on doing word problems. This requires an additional conceptual skill, that is, to translate arithmetic facts into language. Every lesson starts with math facts which are then put to work in word problems. These word problems use a different part of the child’s brain and will help your child develop superior math skills. In book 1, we focus on teaching children how to think about numbers and the concept of "0". By the end of the book, the child will be able to subtract double-digit numbers ending with 0!


2) Verbal Math Lesson, Book 2

In this book, the second in the Verbal Math series, we teach addition and subtraction up to one hundred and introduce basic multiplication and division. Each lesson starts with a new concept and exercises. The word problems prepare for the practical application of the new concepts.


3) Verbal Math Lesson, Book 3

This book introduces two and three-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication and division of two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers, and basic fractions. It's all easier than it sounds!

We also briefly introduce concepts of rates and ratios, explain remainders (in division), teach about factors, and talk about the addition and subtraction of simple fractions. In each lesson, your child will apply basic mathematical patterns to solve everyday problems.

The Mental Math Beginner eBook Set - Books 1, 2, and 3 (Download))

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