Everyday Mathematics: Student Math Journal

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  • ISBN-13: 9781570399060
  • Publisher: Sra/McGraw-Hill
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Series: Everyday Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: 4th Grade Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 187
  • Sales rank: 720,594
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2007

    Great Math Curriculum for Depth and Breadth!

    Our school district, which has some of the highest scores in the nation, was one of the first to adopt this math curriculum when it first came out. Yes, it does seem more difficult at first--but after working with it for three years with my children, I realize that if I had been taught math this way, I'd have a much better understanding of the concepts behind the computations. This is a 'spiraling' curriculum, which means that topics are addressed again and again over the years, but studied in more depth and complexity each time. This is how we all learn best! So, decimals are not just studied once and then considered 'done'. Decimals are introduced in a more simple fashion at first, and then studied more deeply each year. Another plus to the program is that it introduces more than one way to do various computations. This allows students to find out which way works best or is easiest to understand for them. I agree with the other reviewers who say this would be a difficult curriculum to 'jump into' in later grades--but that does not make it a bad curriculm. This is a curriculum for teachers and students who really want to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2006

    A deep understanding not just memorizing!

    I'm a second grade teacher who has used this program several years. I've seen students who were taught this and students who were not. Those who used Everyday Math had a much deeper understanding of numbers and how to solve problems. They also had much higher test scores on the Teranova. I gained a true understand of math that I've never had before. Especially with fractions, decimals and measurement. Maybe some do not like this program because they lack an understand of math because we were all taught to memorize and not actually know why the answer was the correct answer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    Homeschooled , and Confused

    My child has just started school for the first time this year. She's in second grade. I am confused. I taught traditional math to her, and now she has to start over in math because of this book. It's too hard for a child who was homeschooled, and it shouldn't be. Math is math, when it comes to second graders. This book is based on some serious critical thinking. I don't think it's right for 7 and 8 year olds to have to think so hard when it comes to doing mathematics. It's not fair at all for a kid who was homeschooled...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2006

    The Worst Math Book!!!!!!

    The book is the worst math book for the kids whatever from the traditional and non-traditional point of view. This book will completely mislead and destroy the kids' imagination and creation and let them lost the math competition in the world. The authors were just in their own unrealistic dream of the math to satisfy themselves rather than the kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2006

    What have we done to our kids????????

    This has been the worst year of my child's schooling. The teachers don't know what's going on, the parents are doing much of the teaching at home. The teachers all say they don't like it and hope we change back to the old curriculum. Jumping from subject to subject is crazy. Maybe if they weren't graded so harshly on the new stuff and let them have time to learn it before testing. Absolutely crazy!!!!!! I can see starting it at Kindergarten, but not when they are in the middle of schooling 2-5th...And will it continue in high school? no one seems to know or can give us parents an answer on that. The kids don't have time to learn in class, and the teachers don't seem to have time to teach them in class. They are expecting parents to teach them at home. What is school for then? my child had a very good grade in Math and now her self esteme has gone so low, she feels like she can't do math anymore and must be dumb. The concepts they give time to teach she gets and has fun doing most of them. But again, they are not getting taught cause the book jumps around so much and so fast. Maybe if the teachers were taught better how to teach this, and they prepared the parents for the huge shock and obligation they 'll be having to teach at home, it couldn't gone a lot smoother this year. I never want to go thru another year like this for my child or for my family. We have worked hard all of us, and my child is getting a strong B now. But only because the teacher allows them to retake the flunked or D tests after giving the child more time to study. It's just been awful. If you are thinking of switching to this curriculum I would start it in Kindergarten, educate your teachers to teach it better, and don't jump around so fast. thank you. one more thing. The book jumps around and is hard to follow. Chapters don't go with the section the kids are on, and need to study for. The new way of doing adding and subtracting ect has to be learned by the parent at home so they can teach the child. Not all parents have time for this or are able to understand the book, this is very unfair to the child who needs help to learn. I speak for many parents in a group of 100+ students. (and this is just in my childs grade level)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2006

    Verbose Mathematics.

    This book leaves a lot to be desired. The techniques are cumbersome and quite often totally unnecessary for understanding a topic. It has proven to confuse more than strengthen the math lover. Two of my children were taught the traditional method and two by the 'chicago' method. Clearly, the traditional method has proven more successful and far more applicable in their 'everyday' transactions as well as their advanced courses.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2005

    Kill your child's confidence

    This 'text' book is being used at our school and teachers, parents and students are not happy. It's difficult to change math learning styles in the third grade. It's very hard to build your child's confidence in math skills with this book-teaching style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2005


    What does a 'ballpark estimate' have to do with addition and subtraction. Not at all what its hyped up to be. The program is a lot of filler and not enough foundation. The book is great for one on one but in a class room of 23-25 kids a lot of what they're trying to do gets lost in the shuffle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2005

    Awful Math program

    If you want to teach your children math yourself, DEFINITELY have them attend a school that relies on the Everyday Math program, where it's possible to get good 'grades' and still not know how to do basic math. That's been our family's experience. I wouldn't throw good money after bad by purchasing more Everyday Math materials.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2005

    As A Teacher, I LOVE It!!

    This is an amazing research based program. It provides students with an understanding of the concepts of math, and not just the algorithms to compute answers. Everyday math provides students with opportunities to discover the concepts of math which provides a deeper understanding of the material.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    Conceptual Masterpiece

    With the everyday math program, my three children's conceputal abilities soar above my own ability as a young math student. It is amazing to hear them speak in such depth and their level of understanding is phenomenal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2005

    Worst math Program EVER!

    My children use this math program at school. I find it totally lacking in content. It is full of games and silly charts. Basic math such as multiplication, division is barely touched upon. Fractions are taught by pictures of pies, etc. By fifth grade the students have barely learned how to add 2 fractons.I find the need to supplement using Kumon Math so that my children can experience higher level math. There is no challenge in the program what-so-ever for children with even basic math skills let alone an advanced student, and it is very confusing for weak math students as well. I can't wait for all of my children to get into middle school where a different program is utilized. math is drills and repetition of facts not guess work and discussions!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2004

    Recommended Math Journal

    This math journal I would recommend to gifted children in grade 4. It has decimals, fractions, adding and subracting decimals, and lots more! My child has this book in school, and when she takes it home for homework asking me for help, I can't help but stare at the wonderful math.

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