This post is in partnership with Workman Publishing.
When Jake and Zac were little, we loved challenging each other to Brain Quest. It ruled our list of travel games and served as a good conversation starter in new childhood friendships. The long, slender cards with questions on one side and answers on the other, was the ultimate in fun. Sometimes, the winner got a slurpee.
It’s those great memories, that make me excited to tell you, Workman Publishing now as a new Brain Quest series covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade! It’s an exciting extension of the Brain Quest brand, I remember. SUMMER BRAIN QUEST arrives in retailers every where on April 18th.
Summer will be fun with Brain Quest workbooks. They are formatted like a game and created with award-winning teachers from each grade. I love that the exercises are aligned to Common Core State Standards, Next Generation State Standards, and state social studies standards.
Each book features a progress map with destinations marking the progress in the book in the form of quests and achievements! Complete a quest, and mark it off with a sticker!
The map offers a choice of routes, allowing kids to customize their learning path and pursue what excites them most (extra math problems? more hands-on science?), and also encouraging them to jump around within the book to follow their curiosity.
You’ll find all the academic subjects for each grade covered in the workbook. Buh-bye summer slide!
Each summer, parents and teachers are on a mission to prevent “summer slide,” (where most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math, and many also lose reading achievement, during the summer). Now Brain Quest joins the fight against it with workbooks targeting each summer between kindergarten and 6th grade. SUMMER BRAIN QUEST is an effective new tool for parents, homeschoolers, tutors, and teachers alike.
Like the cards I remember, the workbooks are full-color. There are “Brain Boxes” on the pages, giving more detailed information.
Fun illustrations capture the reader and make it a fun activity. The illustrations are actually original artwork by video game artist Edison Yan and makes every book feel fresh and fun. T
Unlike the cards, you can actually write in the workbook!
You may remember, I shared about the Big Fat Notebooks earlier. I just want to give you a quick update on how amazing they have been for MacKenzie. Back in November, MacKenzie was selected to go to the AMC-8 Math Competition.
Well, the scores came back. I’m going to give you some statistics.
There were 15 eighth graders, and 15 seventh graders chosen from her school to take the test.
Five students scored above average.
For clarification, AMC-8 is a math test (think Math Olympics) that has a 40 minutes time limit. Only correctly answered questions are given a point. There are 25 questions.
We attended an award ceremony with the School Board, with the other four students.
MacKenzie took FIRST place in her school.
I credit this to the many hours her grandfather spent on the phone for “date-night” with MacKenzie teaching her theories, geometry, algebra and more, but I also credit Big Fat Notebooks. It was a great resource and allowed her to read, study, see and try math problems on her own.
I’m giving away an ENTIRE Set of Summer Brain Quest workbooks (grades K-6)! See below to enter the Rafflecopter to win.
Bridge the gap with Summer Brain Quest!
One (1) winner receives:
- Complete set of 6 Summer Brain Quest workbooks (grades K-6)
- Branded colored pencils
- Branded Frisbee
- Branded swim goggles
- And a branded drawstring backpack to hold it all!
Thank you, Workman Publishing for providing prizing.