Though I don’t do the homeschool thing, I do love a good workbook. I’ve purchased everything from easy connect-the-dots to Sudoku puzzles to grade-friendly math and reading workbooks, so I was totally excited to review School Zone’s (for ages 6-8). First, a bit about this book:
299 pages of learning activities
Answer Key at back of book
Perforated pages great for use as tear-out worksheets
Parent Guide inside front cover
Skills: addition; subtraction; hundreds; tens; ones; number/object matching; fractions; regrouping; two-digit subtraction and addition; three-digit subtraction and addition; telling time; charts; tables; bar graphs; pictographs; beginning multiplication
That’s a lot of good stuff! No wonder the is so thick! Even though George is only 5, he was totally loving working on the pages.
And even better, Livi (age 3) had a fun time doing a couple of the easier worksheets in the book. The pages were bright, colorful, entertaining and easy for both parent and child to understand. Both kids wanted to do multiple pages in one sitting, but I had to reign them in—I want this rather thick treasure to last us a while!
Here’s a little video of the kids in action enjoying the by School Zone:
Though $19.99 may seem like a bit of an investment for a math workbook, this series comes with software for a great workbook-software combination. The software “takes children on a magical journey to another galaxy where each world provides a chance to earn pieces to a creature-making machine.” It offers math challenges, demos and coaching. It really is an awesome package! I love anything that makes learning fun, and School Zone’s definitely does just that!—Emily
** Giveaway! School Zone is giving away one BIG Math 1-2 workbook! **
Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway:
• Visit SchoolZone.com and leave a comment telling us what workbook you think your kids would like most.
• “Like” School Zone on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you joined.
• Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
• Update your Facebook status including a link to this giveaway.
Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: March 10, 2011 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.