Product: Light Blue Series, Grade Three.
Cost: Full set grade 3: $34.00
(part A and B worktexts, answer keys, tests, cumulative reviews, a worksheet maker, and Soft-Pak)
Additional pricing: An affordable price of $34 for each grade level. It also has bundle pricing of $136 for grades 1-6, $68 for grades 1-3, $68 for grade 4-6, and a CD version for grades 1-6 with 33% discount $141.
The Light Blue Series is a complete math curriculum, student manual (includes teaching sections) tests, reviews, worksheet maker and BONUS.... CANADIAN materials as well. (how cool is that!).
How we Used It.
And two pages... that's doable in the eyes of my boy.
I really like that I can print off just exactly what I need so he doesn't get intimidated. (full visual workbooks tend to do that to him).
We haven't had a need to use the Canadian money yet, but I appreciate that they are added. We also didn't use the geometric cutouts since we have a whole set of geometric shapes already.
What We Liked
Me: No pictures and no frills to distract. I find that cutesy graphics just distract the lad and he focuses on that rather than on the work he needs to do. Clear examples, though my son finds ways to do it his own way... especially at the beginning when she's going through the tricks of how to do math easier.
BUT MOM, says the lad, I can do that by doing it THIS way. (the same way, just backwards). :) So he was up for that challenge. :)
The lessons are short.
You can make practice as long or as short as needed.
What we didn't like
His only complaint was "Book work AGAIN?.... Can't we do something funner?" Or "can we play more games mom?" (I liked that the links to on-line math games were included).
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