I hate to say this but it will be time to shift our thoughts from lounging by the beach, hanging out at the pool and enjoying the lazy days of summer to prepping for back to school.
My kids are ready to go back. They are pretty bored this summer because we haven’t been able to go anywhere or do anything except on the weekends. I hate to say that but it’s true.
My daughter is excited to go back to school because she’s a senior this year. My son on the other hand is dreading it. He’s always hated school, especially when it comes to subjects he doesn’t like – math and science. Math is especially hard for him. He has a hard time “getting” certain concepts.
We’ve always had to go the “extra mile” to help our son with math, including getting him extra help at school.
One thing we have found over the years is that he’s a visual learner. He tends to understand more when he can “see” the problem. I still remember when he was little my husband would use Lego bricks to help him understand some math concepts.
There is an awesome book by DK publishing that I wish we had when he was younger. It’s called Amazing Visual Math.
What sets this book apart from others is that throughout the book you can peel out pieces, assemble some of them and interact with them.
Here is more about the book from the DK Publishing website.
Covering the essential math concepts learned in the first years of school, Amazing Visual Math brings a whole new dimension to learning.
Amazing Visual Math is an interactive hands-on experience that makes math fun. Key curriculum subjects including shapes, patterns, telling time, lines of symmetry, addition, subtraction, measurement and more are explained through over 50 interactive elements throughout the book including pop-ups, flaps, and pull the tab elements, making an otherwise tedious subject entertaining.
Ideal for developing manual dexterity skills and sharpening visual learning skills,Amazing Visual Math is a hands-on experience kids won’t want to put down.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Each page has colorful images and elements and you can interact with the pages by pulling on flaps or assembling cubes. It’s pretty cool.
I showed the book to my son. Even though he’s older then the books age demographic, he said that something like this would have been helpful for him years ago.
Math was never my strong point either. I can add, subtract, multiply and divide – and dabble in fractions and decimals – but that is about it. I hate to admit it but I also found this book to be helpful, even as an adult. Like my son I am a visual learner, as well as a tactile learner.
If you child has a hard time grasping math concepts I would recommend picking up a copy of Amazing Math. Now would be a great time too. You child can get a head start on the new school year by learning about math now.
You can purchase Amazing Math on the DK Publishing website. The book sells for $12.99 which is a great prices for such a helpful book.
For more information about DK Publishing visit DK.com.
To help get your child ready for school, DK would like to give five lucky readers this colorful and handy calculator for your child or grandchild.
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*I received a free sample copy of the book and calculator in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.