This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 9th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Timberdoodle Co Review ~ Daily Word Problems & Daily 6-Trait Writing

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This is my first review for Timberdoodle Co. and I am really excited about the opportunity to review for them.  I was chosen to review the Daily Word Problems book, Grade 4 and the Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 3.  Although I have purchased several Evan-Moor products in the past this is the first time I have used these workbooks. I was not disappointed with either one, they are fantastic!

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Whether we like to admit it or not, we use math everyday in daily life scenarios.  Daily Word Problems Math, Grade 4 is a workbook designed to give daily practice in solving real life math problems. The workbook is broken down into 36 weekly sections  in which each week has a theme.  Monday-Thursday contain a one- or two-step word problem while Friday’s format is more extensive and you may need to do multiple steps or use a chart or graph to come about the answer. Topics covered include fun themes such as school supplies, swimming, astronomy, sharks, and weather.  All the while giving daily exposure to:

  • addition and subtraction facts
  • multiplication and division facts
  • multidigit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping
  • multiplication with and without regrouping
  • division with and without remainders
  • telling time
  • money
  • fractions
  • reading and interpreting graphs and charts
  • estimation
  • logic problems
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    The Daily 6-Trait Writing workbook packs 25 weeks of instruction covering Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Voice to provide your child enough practice and the skills necessary to become a competent writer, all in 10-15 minute daily lessons. This was such an awesome addition to our writing program this year. It was a bit of a stretch to use this with Mikayla as a 2nd grader, but I was able to feel confident that she  was getting the necessary instruction she needed with a bit to tweaking and her writing has improved, which makes this Mama happy! You can preview the first 24 pages here.

    I loved both of these products and highly recommend them!  They are easy to implement into your day and they are fun too. I especially enjoyed the math word problems because Madison had to stretch her mind and really think out some of the problems. Another thing I liked was that it was just one word problem a day, so she didn’t feel bogged down in having to do several problems, just one.  It makes the perfect addition to any math curriculum to get your child's mind churning.

    Economically priced the Daily Word Problems Math, Grade 4 sells for $12.25  and Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 3 sells for only $21.75 on the Timberdoodle website.   Daily Math Word Problems and Daily 6-Trait Writing are available for grades 1-6.  Check out Timberdoodle for all of your homeschooling needs, and request a Timberdoodle catalog by clicking, HERE.

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    I received a copy of Daily Word Problems Math, Grade 4 and Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 3 from Timberdoodle Co., in exchange for a thorough and honest review.  Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews.  The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but are not influenced by the company or the free product provided .

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