Page a Day Math
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Page a Day Math combines math practice with handwriting practice, and is designed for students to complete one workskeet per day. The workbooks are available as digital downloads (which is what we were given to review), and as physical kits + digital downloads.
The graphics in each workbook are very simple and the layout for each one is identical. They open with the Page a Day Math mascots (dogs named Bo, Flo, Jo, Mo, and Zo), reminding kids of different ways that math can be used. Since we used the downloadable workbooks instead of the pre-printed set, my kids haven’t seen this page, but it can be a good encouragement if you have a child who wants to know what purpose math serves. The end of each book includes a certificate of completion.
Here are samples from the Pre-K Math Starter Kit and the Addition Starter Kit. You can see that each number has a dark dot where students are supposed to begin tracing, with a defined space for filling in the answer. The 6’s are curved, and the 9’s have a straight “stick” on the side, which is helpful for kids who have trouble differentiating between the two numerals. The Pre-K worksheets (shown on the left) have slightly larger numbers than the other sets, but but I think they need to be larger still, with even simpler math problems. My 3.5-year-old was happy to have his own pages to trace, but the size is still a bit small for him to manage well and he can’t do the math problems yet.
In addition (no pun intended) to the math sets, the company also has a large collection of handwriting books. These are also tracing pages, like the math books, and are available in your choice of print or cursive. Each book is themed, with five words per page, and at the back are lined pages for students to practice whatever words they choose.
Typically I prefer printed products over digital, but this is one of the times I like the digital product better. Having the option to print the same sheet for multiple kids is wonderful. Every set, whether print or download, comes with a link to free bonuses, such as math flashcards, student assessments, and a progress tracker for kids.
If your family likes to practice “strewing,” this is a great product to use. You can place out one of the workbooks, or a few individual pages. I am working on my own handwriting (lettering), so I will print off a variety of pages and take them to the table when I am working, and invite the kids to join me.
My big two are currently working through the Multiplication Kit, and I throw in a few pages from one of the handwriting books for my 7yo, since he’s asked to work on his cursive. Their samples below show two columns of math equations from the same page.
Overall, we really liked the products we reviewed from Page a Day Math, and I feel the value matches well with the price. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to another family.
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