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My son finished up his kindergarten math book in April and we were both excited and grateful for a break. I didn’t want to start a new curriculum until the fall, but I knew that he needed to have some practice and review to keep everything fresh. Page a Day Math was a perfect fit for being simple, short, and easy to use. We received the PreK Math Starter Kit, Addition and Counting Kit, and Subtraction Starter Kit to review.
I looked over all of them and decided to have my son start with the Addition and Counting Kit. As the name of the company says, you simply do one page a day. These pages are relatively short and only took him five to ten minutes to complete. For the addition, each page started with a new addition fact, and shows that fact as counting, tracing, and copying. Then each page has addition facts for them to practice, starting with several repetitions of the fact of the day and then mixed review of the facts that were previously covered. The numbers are done in a box that has been marked off into a four square grid to help with proper number formation.
One thing I noticed and appreciated about this program is that it is split into manageable chunks. In addition to each day’s work being one page (front and back), the worksheets are split into books that each cover fourteen days. We reviewed this program in a digital format and I could choose to print the whole book or just the pages I needed for each day. However, if you were using it in a physical book format the shorter books may help keep it from feeling overwhelming to a young child and give them a sense of accomplishment by being able to quickly complete a book. There is also a progress tracker which allows them to mark off each book when they have completed it so that they can track their progress through the kit.
There are ten books in the addition kit (not including bonuses), taking you all the way from 0+1 to 10 + 10. The subtraction kit works the same way but goes through subtracting twelve. We have not gotten there yet, but intend to work our way through it once we finish the addition kit. The books feature cute pictures of funny dogs that my son enjoyed.
In addition to the books and progress chart, there are a variety of bonuses included in each kit. There are assessment pages that help you check for fluency, flash cards for extra practice, and even handwriting sheets. Some of the handwriting sheets practice print and some cursive.
All in all, I thought this was a great way to keep my son’s math progress for slipping away, without feeling like a burden during the ‘lazy days of summer’. We will continue to use them 3 or 4 days a week throughout the summer to continue to build fluency with his basic facts. I think this program is great for anyone who is looking for a simple way to increase math fact fluency in children. I did not review them, but Page a Day Math also offers multiplication and division kits that various crew members reviewed. I highly encourage you to click on the graphic below and check out the other reviews.
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