Everyday Mathematics: Student Math Journal

Everyday Mathematics: Student Math Journal

by McGraw-Hill Education, Max Bell

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ISBN-13: 9780076000609
Publisher: Sra/McGraw-Hill
Publication date: 06/02/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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Everyday Mathematics: Student Math Journal 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.