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PUBLICATIONS

Spirit of Math has developed a range of workbooks that help students strengthen their understanding and skills. Books can be used in a classroom, home enrichment (“after-school”) or homeschool environment. Teacher booklets and solution manuals are also available. There is also an iPad app for drills which is available in the app store.

Drills
The Spirit of Math Drills system helps students in grades 1 to 8 gain fluency and speed working with numbers. There are workbooks for students and teacher solutions manuals.

Problem Solving
The Spirit of Math “Math Problem of the Day” (mPOD) workbooks offer a variety of types of problems for students to solve. Solution books with in-depth explanations are also available.

Contest Preparation
For students who want to practice for popular national and international math contests, these books contain a series.

Learn more about our publications listed below. If you are interested in ordering our books, please download our book order form and email it to orders@spiritofmath.com. We are in the process of creating an online store for the purchase of our books which will be launching soon.

DRILLS

publications-img01Spirit of Math Drill Books employ the same successful system that is used in our after-school classes. Drills include access to video instructions that show educators, homeschool teachers or parents how to run the drills.
Each workbook contains an entire year’s worth of drills to help students gain speed and fluency in numeracy in ten minutes or less per day. Short, timed drills and progress graphs allow students to track their progress, see their improvements, and develop a love and excitement for math. All of the Drill Books contain detailed instructions about doing Spirit of Math drills, as well as instructions for doing the actual calculations. Corresponding solution manuals are also available for each level (sold separately).

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Level 1 – Suitable for Grades 1-3

Level 1 drill books contain the following types of drills:

  • Skip Counting (by 2s, 5s, and 10s)
  • Regrouping (adding sums of 10 and 20)
  • Short Addition (up to 2-digits by 1-digit)
  • Integer Addition (1-digit by 1-digit)
  • Super Speed Addition (1-digit numbers)
  • Short Multiplication (1-digit by 1-digit)

The variety of drills at this level lay a foundation for patterning, addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Most of the drills at this level (and those up to level 5) contain drills that are 5 minutes in length, which help to develop focus and concentration in students. Suitable for Grades 1-3.

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Level 2 – Suitable for Grades 2-4

Level 2 drill books contain the following types of drills:

  • Skip Counting (by 2s, 5s, and 10s)
  • Regrouping (adding sums of 20 and 50)
  • Short Addition (up to 2-digits by 2-digits)
  • Integer Addition (1-digit by 1-digit)
  • Super Speed Addition (1-digit numbers)
  • Short Multiplication (up to 2-digits by 1-digit)
  • Short Division (1-digit by 1-digit)

Level 2 drills provide a bit more flexibility than the Level 1 drills, working with a greater variety of digits while still establishing a foundation for numerical fluency. The Level 2 drill book also introduces division to reinforce concepts related to subtraction and multiplication. Suitable for Grades 2-4.

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Level 3 – Suitable for Grades 3-5

Level 3 drill books contain the following types of drills:

  • Skip Counting (by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 25s)
  • Regrouping (adding sums of 50 and 100)
  • Short Addition (up to 2-digits by 2-digits)
  • Integer Addition (up to 2-digits by 1-digit)
  • Super Speed Addition (1-digit numbers)
  • Short Multiplication (up to 2-digits by 1-digit)
  • Short Division (up to 2-digits by 1-digit)
  • Long Multiplication (2-digits by 2-digits)

The Level 3 drills continue to reinforce critical skills involving the four basic operations to develop all-round proficiency with numerical calculations. Long Multiplication is introduced at this level to strengthen multiplication and addition skills. Suitable for Grades 3-5.

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Level 4 – Suitable for Grades 4-6

Level 4 drill books contain the following types of drills:

  • Regrouping (adding sums of 100)
  • Short Addition (up to 3-digits by 2-digits)
  • Integer Addition (up to 2-digits by 2-digits)
  • Super Speed Addition (2-digit numbers)
  • Short Multiplication (up to 2-digits by 1-digit)
  • Integer Multiplication (2-digits by 1-digit)
  • Short Division (2-digits by 1-digit)
  • Long Multiplication (3-digits by 2-digits)
  • Long Division (2-digit by 1-digit)

Level 4 drills continue to build upon the skills developed from previous levels while introducing some new ideas. Integer Multiplication is introduced to expand on students’ knowledge of working with integers. Long Division is also introduced at this level to prepare students for dividing larger numbers in future grades. Suitable for Grades 4-6.

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Level 5 – Suitable for Grades 5-7

Level 5 drill books contain the following types of drills:

  • Short Addition (up to 3-digits by 3-digits)
  • Integer Addition (up to 3-digits by 2-digits)
  • Short Multiplication (up to 3-digits by 1-digit)
  • Integer Multiplication (up to 3-digits by 1-digit)
  • Short Division (3-digits by 1-digit)
  • Long Multiplication (3-digits by 2-digits, with and without decimals)
  • Long Division (up to 3-digits by 2-digits)

Level 5 drills strengthen the skills of students who have developed proficiency in the above areas. Decimals are introduced in long multiplication to develop students’ understanding of place value. Long division drills involve a 2-digit divisor to not only reinforce the division process, but to strengthen estimation and multiplication skills. Suitable for Grades 5-7.

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Level 6 – Suitable for Grades 6-8

Level 6 drill books contain the following types of drills:

  • Short Addition (3-digits by 3-digits)
  • Integer Addition (3-digits by 3-digits)
  • Short Multiplication (3-digits by 1-digit)
  • Integer Multiplication (3-digits by 1-digit)
  • Short Division (3-digits by 1-digit)
  • Long Multiplication (a variety of digits, with and without decimals)
  • Long Division (a variety of digits, with and without decimals)

Level 6 drills introduce 10-minute versions of drills that were found in previous levels. The increased length and time limit of the drills strengthen and reinforce numerical fluency, giving more practice and focus within one sitting. Suitable for Grades 6-8.

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Level 7 – Suitable for Grades 7-9

Level 7 drill books contain the following types of drills:

  • Short Multiplication (3-digits by 1-digit)
  • Short Division (3-digits by 1-digit)
  • Long Multiplication (a variety of digits, with and without decimals)
  • Long Division (a variety of digits, with and without decimals)
  • Perfect Squares (up to 602)
  • Decimal Expansion (up to twelfths)
  • Rational Addition?

The Level 7 drills continue to build upon drills from previous levels and introduce new drills to help students develop different ideas for working with numbers. Perfect Squares are introduced to strengthen students’ understanding of patterns and working with larger numbers. Decimal Expansion drills allow students to practice converting fractions to decimal equivalents, which develops understanding of rational numbers, terminating decimals, periodic decimals, and percentages. Rational Addition drills provide practice in developing proficiency with adding rational numbers of different denominators. Suitable for Grades 7-9.

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PROBLEM SOLVING

publications-img02mPod® – Math Problem of the Day – Levels 1 to 6
The mPod® Releasing the Genius® series of Spirit of Math books is intended to provide an initial exposure to mathematics topics that are not typically seen in schools. These problems are meant to be fun while challenging students’ thinking at the same time. The problems in these books are similar to those taught in the problem solving portion of the Spirit of Math after-school classes.

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CONTEST PREP WORKBOOKS – Suitable for Grades 1-4

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With over 600 multiple-choice problems and solutions, this is an excellent resource for parents and teachers to help kids prepare for math competitions, as enrichment material for gifted students, and as an activity book to keep young minds active.
Each book contains a collection of 10 years of Spirit of Math contests for a specific grade. The books cover types of problems found in international contests, including problems in numeracy, geometry, logic and more. They are designed to stretch the thinking skills of younger students and to provide a fun challenge.

Contest Workbook – Volume 1: 1999 – 2005
Contest Workbook – Volume 2: 2006 – 2010

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Sample Grade 1 Problem:

Wendal loves trains. He went to the train station and saw 8 trains. He counted 6 that had red on them and 5 that had blue on them. How many trains had both blue and red on them? (Answer choices: a. 3; b. 7; c. 11; d. 19)

Sample Grade 2 Problem:

Ben lived on a farm with his parents. They had cows and turkeys. If Ben counted 24 legs and 9 heads, how many cows were there? (Answer choices: a. 3; b. 6; c. 9; d. 15)

Sample Grade 3 Problem:

It takes 4 minutes for a lumberjack to make 1 parallel cut. How long will it take him to cut one big log into 9 pieces? (Answer choices: a. 2 minutes; b. 4 minutes; c. 32 minutes; d. 36 minutes)

Sample Grade 4 Problem:

Melissa calls a number a “cool prime” if it is a prime number and when you add up the digits, the sum is also a prime number. For example, 29 is a “cool prime” because 29 is prime and 2 + 9 = 11 which is also prime. Which of the following numbers is a “cool prime”? (Answer choices: a. 38; b. 83; c. 97; d. 123)

SPIRIT OF MATH DRILLS APP for iPAD

publication-img04The Spirit of Math Drills App contains many of the drills found within the Spirit of Math Drill Book series. The App generates an unlimited number of drills, making it suitable for continued practice until proficiency is developed. The drills are also automatically timed for the appropriate time limit (5 or 10 minutes, depending on the length of the drill), and are marked as soon as the drill is finished.
The progress graph automatically tracks your scores and times for each drill that you do, and multiple users can also track their individual progress with their own separate progress graphs. The Spirit of Math Drills App is ideal for use in a classroom environment where individual iPads are available for each student, but is also beneficial for individual practice. Students and teachers alike get hooked on these drills as they try to beat their last score!

The Drills App contains the following types of drills:

  • Short Addition
    • 1 by 1
    • 2 by 1
    • 2 by 2
    • 3 by 2
    • 3 by 3
    • 3 by 3 (10 minutes)
  • Integer Addition
    • 1 by 1
    • 2 by 1
    • 2 by 2
    • 3 by 3 (10 minutes)
  • Short Multiplication
    • 1 by 1
    • 2 by 1
    • 3 by 1
    • 3 by 1 (10 minutes)
  • Integer Multiplication
    • 3 by 1
  • Short Division
    • 1 by 1
    • 2 by 1
    • 3 by 1
    • 3 by 1 (10 minutes)

 

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