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Math Analogies Beginning

Analogical & Mathematical Reasoning Puzzles Using Standards-Based Analogies

Grades: K-1


Grades: K-1


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Description & Features

Analogies occur in life and frequently in high-stakes tests. Understanding analogies and the ability to reason analogically (reasoning used to identify, evaluate, and solve an analogy) are important problem-solving skills essential to mathematical development. It is, therefore, beneficial for students to learn about analogies as soon as reasonably possible.

The immediate benefit is to recognize and solve simple analogies. The long-term benefits are improved reasoning skills that enable students to break problems into their component parts, recognize analogies embedded in arguments, and evaluate them.

This fun 48-page, 152 activity book teaches students to break problems down into their component parts, making it easier to recognize familiar formats that enable students to produce solutions.

The analogies in this book are designed around grade-appropriate standards for each of the five mathmatics content strands as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:

  1. Number and Operations
  2. Algebra
  3. Geometry
  4. Measurement
  5. Data Analysis and Probability

The beauty of many of the items presented here is that they are language independent. Thus, non-native English-speaking students have the opportunity to participate with all other students in the challenges presented. When all students are involved, each one has the opportunity to learn the basics and beauty of logic and mathematics while developing and strengthening language skills.

Product Details

Item#: 08501BBP
Author(s): Linda and Doug Brumbaugh
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-196-7
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-196-6
Pages: 48, perforated


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Product Reviews Write a review for this product

"I like my kids to have challenges. It is a good addition to daily homeschool. The book is not very big. I prefer my kids to spend more time with books than on PC. It does help to create new connections in the brain.
" - Desertbella, Lake Los Angeles, CA
"This was a great tool to have students think about math other than computation ad word problems. I like how it linked each analogy to the NCTM standards." - Reviewer, Learning® Magazine
"I planned to have my first grader slowly work through his Math Analogies book all year. He finished in two weeks because he loved it so much!" - Laurie, California
"I really liked the way that analogies were presented in a non-threatening way. As a child I always dreaded the analogies on test because I didn't understand the relationships given, but this gives a child practice with analogies and drawing conclusions about similarities and differences between pairs." - The Old Schoolhouse Reviewer
"Math Analogies stimulated the logical processing of my child' learning while allowing him to relate in an enjoyable manner by drawing pictures." - IParenting Reviewer
"He loved it so much that he made it to page 10 before he knew it!" - Danielle, Homeschool Parent
"For my students, it was a great practice in preparation for the end of grade (EOG) math test." - Teacher's Choice Award Reviewer

Test preparation available for the following:

Math Analogies prepares students to achieve top scores on all state assessments including

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® (NNAT®)
Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children® (WISC®)
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™)
and many more!