I was very excited to review the Mathseeds workbook since many programs are focused on reading and there are very few that focus on Math.
About Reading Eggs:
Reading Eggs is a very popular online reading program that helps children learn to read. The program focuses on the necessary reading skills to ensure that children learn to read through phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, phonemic awareness, and fluency.
Now Reading Eggs has a line of reading workbooks that supplement the online program. I am a fan of technology, however I believe that children need multiple attempts to practice a skill before mastery. The workbooks allow you to do just that!
The reading workbooks begin at kindergarten and go up to 5th grade, so a child can use this each year for school. Even if you aren’t a homeschooler, I think that this is great practice for a child to improve at home.
The company also recently released Math workbooks, MathSeeds, which focus on grades K-2nd to correlate to the online math program.
I like that there are now workbooks that go along with the online program. I think that it makes it easy to review or reteach a skill.
Although my 5-year old is in kindergarten, I thought it would be too easy, so we used the first grade Math book.
Features of the workbook:
Full Color Pages
My son really enjoyed this workbook because the pages were in full color, and really kept his attention.
Easy to Read Directions
I usually have my children read their own directions because I want them to understand what they are doing. The directions were very easy to read, even for my 5-year old.
Covers Many Concepts
I was very surprised about how many concepts the book actually covers. This is more than just a basic addition and subtraction workbook, it covers fractions, money, ordinal skills, and more!
The book actually covers 200 essential Math Skills that first graders need to know, and it also has a check box at the bottom where the student (or parent) can complete a mini-assessment.
How We Used It:
We did a few pages each day and talked about the concepts.
I first like to go over the concept with a hands-on activity, then complete the workbook pages. So for the money page, my son counted real money then we did the workbook. Another thing that I liked about the illustrations is that they were clear.
After he completed his workbook page, he went online and used the program. He really enjoyed the fun characters and the game-like way the program is set up.
My son really enjoyed using the workbook and online program. I definitely need to get another one so that my daughter could use it as well.
I think this would be a fun and engaging Math book to get a child to be excited about Math. Since there is a book and online component, this makes it easy to be a complete curriculum choice for young, elementary age students.