Like most Kumon books, this is a good one, the only problem with it is that coins are not the actual size on the page, which, if you use real coins to present and other books that keep the real size of coins real on the page, is confusing even to ME, let alone my six year old.
I recommend using this book separately from all other instruction to avoid confusion, if you want to use it at all. I still want to use it since it’s good step-by-step practice for my son. There’s no reason they couldn’t use real or close-to-real size though. All other books do and they don’t go bankrupt on paper used.
Another consideration: some people don’t like the fact that 50-cent coins are used here. I like it. It allows my son to practice that 50 cents plus 50 cents is 100 cents, which I’m turn is a dollar.
There’s a book of counting coins by Kumon that you should start with before purchasing this one. It probably pops up down on the product page in recommendations. Unless your child really knows how to count coins well, which by the way is way more complex a task than I realized (you need to be able to count by fives and tens fluently, and add on the fly)—unless your kid does that, this book isn’t for you. Start with the one on counting coins first.
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- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: Kumon Publishing North Am; 1st edition (1 January 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933241438
- ISBN-13: 978-1933241432
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 0.6 x 29.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 295 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)