Disclosure: I was provided The Verbal Math Lesson Set for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.
Some kids just ‘get’ math. For others, it can be a bit tougher to grasp. My oldest always found math pretty easy. The concepts and fundamentals came easy for him. But not all kids are a like.
My second oldest would understand concepts one day and then not the next day. With the twins, I wanted to make sure they knew their fundamentals. Once they have their fundamentals down, I think the rest of the concepts will come easier.
I was able to try out The Verbal Math Lesson set from The Reading Lesson. It doesn’t replace your curriculum but can work right along side of it.
The Verbal Math Lesson
Most children do not like to do math worksheets, but will do the same problems verbally if they can think of it as a game. We remove the tedious handwriting aspect from math practice, and free child’s mind to more important tasks – learning and cementing fundamental mathematical skills. Our goal is to help your children develop math fluency leading to immediate improvement in their school work.
There are 3 books in the set:
Book 1 Ages 5-7
Book 2 Ages 7-8
Book 3 Ages 8-10
This is a fun, step-by-step way to learn math without any writing. It helps makes math fun and not tedious. The Verbal Math Lesson is all about speed and accuracy and will give kids a head start for learning the later grade math. Introducing word problems early on definitely helps with logical thinking.
I picked up book 3 and started on page 1 with Caleb, who is 10. It was interesting to see the progress he made after just a little while. Granted this is our first day of school after being off all summer so the wheels are a little rusty. He started off slow not grasping the concept but then quickly caught on.
I like how the book is organized. It is a fully comprehensive and is step-by-step. Whether your kids are struggling in math or you just want to make sure they have the fundamentals down pat, this is a great set to have in your library.