I typically check Amazon.com to see the rankings for my five books. I also note the number of testimonials that have been sent to Amazon for that particular title. In the last few months, several new ones have popped up! Watch for my next post on testimonials for Five Times Five Is Not Ten!
Two Plus Two Is Not Five, my math facts workbook that teaches addition and subtraction math facts, now has 52 testimonials. These were sent in by teachers, parents, tutors, and even grandparents! 77% of those received a 5 star review! Here are the latest ones:
By RonB on September 3, 2017:
This is a fantastic book to teach site math. I am 67 years old & we were taught to memorize the basic math and be able to answer it right away. My grandkids were not able to do this. We drilled them with this book’s guidance daily & they were spitting out the answers lickety split!
By A K ERMIAS on July 12, 2017
My son is four years old and I have thought to expose him to simple addition and started using this book. All I say is, this book is amazing. He is improving daily and cruising. The repletion exercises are also helping him to consolidate what he has learned already. I wholeheartedly recommend this book. I could not have been any more satisfied.
By Marama Curness on June 25, 2017
This has been a fantastic book very easy to use! I would recommend to everyone with children learning basic facts.
Clever Way to Add and Subtract for Kids
By Katherine Chan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 17, 2013
I have two preschoolers, and I can’t be more pleased with the way Two Plus Two is not Five introduces math to them. Similar to Kumon (and quite possibly better than), Two Plus Two works in progressions and slowly gets harder as a new concept is introduced. The pages can be torn out to be written on, or you can photocopy the pages to keep the book intact. One thing I really like about the Two Plus Two workbook as opposed to the Kumon workbooks is that there are no “unnecessary pages”. Kumon beginning adding books seem to all start with writing out your number pages, number connect the dot pages, and the like. While this workbook is more bland looking (there are no cut images of animals or boats or the like), the concepts are spot on and direct. For younger kids, this may be something of a turn off, however, you could always break a page down into two projects for the kids, or have them do only a few problems at a time until they can complete a page.
There is no adding or subtracting of two double digit numbers (10+25 or 20-12 equations), but there are plenty of adding and subtracting of double digit numbers with single digit numbers. There are also a lot of tricks to adding and subtracting, many of which I never learned and found were really helpful! This is a wonderful book for any kid who needs a little more help on math at school, or for home schooling kids. Highly recommended.