Eclectic Homeschool OnlineVisit EHO Lite
An easy to navigate site for those just
starting out
or planning for the next school year.

EHO Advertiser.
Eclectic Homeschool Curriculum Fair
Find homeschool resources by all the top publishers.
Subscribe to the
EHO Newsletters

EcleticHS Discussion List
Eclectic Homeschool Newsletter
Support Group Leaders
Feel free to post any part or all of our EHO Newsletter to your email or snailmail lists.
Our information sheet is available for handing out to your members.
To submit your resources for review, please read our review guidelines.
Make a Donation to EHO
Summer Reading - books for all ages.
Featured Resource
Shop Amazon - Help Fund EHO
Homeschool News
Our Staff Blogs
Search the Web from EHO
Join the Campaign

Marshmallow Math
Reviews Index


Marshmallow Math

Printer Friendly Version

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

List Price: $12.95

Ages: Kindergarten

Reviewed By: Robin McDonald

Break out the graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows! Marshmallow Math by Trevor Schindeler will leave you wanting s'more when you're finished with the first batch of lessons.

The book, concisely written with approximately 150 pages, fits easily into a purse or backpack pocket for ease of use. It is filled with many hands-on, fundamental math lessons that you can do with your child face to face, either as primary math lessons or as supplements to another math curriculum. Since it's portable, you can spend time doing lessons with your child at the park or on your kitchen table, using manipulatives you find outside or in your kitchen cabinet.

The book is divided into four parts:

Part One deals with counting, addition, and subtraction. For example, the chapter entitled Trampoline Math teaches your child to count while bouncing on a bed, trampoline, or some other place that allows hopping up and down for some kinesthetic movement.

Part Two covers mathematical thinking skills such as reading and writing numerals, sorting and comparing, telling time, spatial awareness, patterns, and geometry. For example, the chapter entitled Reading and Writing Numerals teaches students how to recognize numbers by counting jellybeans, or writing them in flour or salt.

Part Three covers higher-level addition and subtraction and mental math. For example, the chapter entitled Covered Counting shows a student how to count visually, then mentally, by covering the manipulatives.

Part Four, entitled Extreme Math, covers concepts such as odd and even, fractions, dozens, place value, memorizing number facts, division, multiplication, and borrowing/carrying. For example, the chapter entitled Memorizing Multiplication and Division Number Facts gives parents and teachers pointers on how to help children learn their math facts.

The Appendix includes templates for a multiplication table, filled and blank hundred number charts, graph paper, and a tangram pattern.

Although this book was written with the first grader in mind, it is a great resource for reviewing or teaching the math facts to older children as well. Since it is written in a progressive fashion, you can use it chapter by chapter for easy review, with little planning beyond gathering the manipulatives. Marshmallow Math will easily teach the things your child may have missed over the past few years.
More Information
Available From: Trafford Publishing
Address: 301 S. Front St., Suite 8, New Bern, NC, USA 28560
Phone: 888.240.3723
Other Notes:

Purchase Now From the Eclectic Homeschool Resource Center

Add Your Own Review

Robin McDonald
Robin McDonald is a mom who actually does Windows, since she used to work at Microsoft! Robin resigned from her full-time writing job to homeschool her children. She freelances, and teaches art and writing classes.
Copyright © 2003 Eclectic Homeschool Association


New Homeschool Resources - Visit the Eclectic Homeschool Resource Center for more discounted resources.

About EHO | Masthead | Financial Info | Contact Us | Writing for EHO | Get Your Product Reviewed
Linking to this site | Advertise| Submit a Site | Reprinting Articles | Reviewing for EHO | Privacy | Search

This website is Copyright ©1997-2010 Eclectic Homeschool Association, All rights reserved.
This site was authored by Beverly S. Krueger. All contents belong to the Eclectic Homeschool Association or the original authors. Reproduction of this World Wide Web Site in whole or in part is prohibited without permission. All rights reserved. Trademarks may not be used without permission of the trademark owner. Details about our reprint policies are available.

Publishers: Tammy Cardwell, Jean Hall, and Beverly Krueger are the only persons authorized to make product requests on behalf of the Eclectic Homeschool Online. If you receive requests from any other individuals in our name, please do not comply.

The staff at EHO try very hard to answer all our mail. We have had many of our responses to email returned as undeliverable. We also delete unread a great deal of spam. If your email message header sounds like it is spam, it will be deleted. "You Should See This!" or "Have I got something great for you" are examples of subject lines that would be deleted unread. If you use 'EHO' in the subject line it will not be deleted unread. If you have not received an answer to your question, please resend your email. We usually have a delay of 1 to 2 weeks in answering email because of the number of requests we get. Those wishing to request links to our site should read our linking page before writing us. All our resources are posted online. We do not mail information to postal addresses.

This Site Uses the Following for Website Services:

OpenCube CSS Menu

XIGLA - Absolute Banner Manager

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Thank your for vising the Eclectic Homeschool Online, we hope you found the resources to make your homeschooling journey easier.

homeschool information