Wednesday, July 25, 2012

TOS Review: Math Essentials

Math is a strong suit for some of my kids, not so much for the others. That doesn’t mean that we don’t like to have extra help with Math. Math Essentials is a program that is designed as a drill. This is also designed not to have to take a huge about of time from your schooling.

We decided to start with Mastering Essentials Book two Middle Grades/High School. There are 8 chapters with 126 pgs with a final review, and answers. The chapters include the following areas:

  • Whole Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Integers
  • Geometry
  • Charts and Graphs
  • Problem Solving

Monkey Man had no problem settling right in with this book. The area’s he did struggle in they gave helpful hints. We are decided to use this one day a week. We only do math every other day.. this doesn’t make Monkey Man very happy, cause he hates having to do it everyday. LOL!

The reason they made these drills so short, is because they don’t want the student to have time to get bored, or discouraged. Plus there is constant review built into the lessons to reinforce their skills. As they see their progress, it helps build self-esteem. Each lesson contains five key points, Speed Drills, review exercises, helpful hints section, new material, and daily word problem. They are easy to correct and the parents guide has step-by-step solutions if you need help.

You can purchase Mastering Essentials Math Skills Book Two for $33.95. This includes the book and the Dvd.  Or you can purchase all three Books/DVDs for $89.95.

There are also smaller books to purchase. You can get Decimals and Percent's, Fractions, Geometry, Pre-Algebra Concepts, Problem Solving, and Whole Numbers and Integers for $11.95.

Along with the other book we received we also got Geometry. Monkey Man is getting ready to go into Geometry so we thought this would be a good start. Sometimes its hard to know where to put him in math, since he is ahead of most kids his age.

The Geometry book offers lots of great stuff. It covers a wide range for any child that needs a bit of help in mastering geometry.
  • Points, Lines, and Planes
  • Parallel and Intersecting Lines, Angles
  • Types of Angles
  • Measuring Angles
  • Drawing Angles with a Protractor
  • Polygons
  • Classification of Triangles
  • Perimeter of Polygons
  • Circles
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Estimating Area
  • and so much more!!!!

Check out what the rest of the TOS Crew is saying about this product!

*Disclaimer: I was given these books as part of the TOS Crew in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% mine or my monkey’s.


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Preeti Mittal said...

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