on 16 March 2015
Excellent book! Only thing I'd say is that I think you need to do all the other maths books for this grade to be able to do the word problems one.
This book has a few black-and-white and orangey pictures, but mainly text with little space to work on the word problems.
The 36 two-page lessons all have their solutions in the back. Some questions are tricky, so children need to pay attention not only to the information disclosed in the exercise, but the actual question too. They tackle addition and subtraction, length, weight, mixed calculations, tables and graphs and reviews.
on 13 December 2012
Kumon Word Problems Grade 2 is an excellent book for my son. The questions were written in a straight forward manner and in simple language. It is a good way for children to apply what they learned in school in different contexts.
The only thing I have to say is that this book is tailored for American curriculum and was written in American English. My son found the language in some questions a bit puzzling and required my assistance. American curriculum does not exactly match the UK one. Although this book provides good enough coverage in maths word problems, it could only be used as a supplementary workbook to other workbooks which are based on UK curriculum.