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Key to Measurement, Book 1 Review by Tina RiceBetsy Franco
Key Curriculum Press
1150 65th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Book 1 begins with the history of English units and includes many hands-on activities to help students understand the measuring process. The books in the Key to ...® program speak directly to the student and are intended to be self-paced. I believe that any student would benefit from the Key to Measurement books. The series is well suited to work with all of the math curricula I have used, including Saxon, Singapore, Mequon, and Horizons. I think it is most suitable for grades four to six. While an older student who needed additional instruction in measuring could benefit from the books, I believe he would find it beneath him.
We use Key to ...® books three to five days a week and do one or two pages each day. I like that the program is flexible and does not require me to teach the lesson. My fourth-grade daughter really likes working on Key to ...® books and has learned a lot from the program. The only change I would make is to change to heavyweight paper on the back cover for the cut-out rulers; the lighter paper rulers do not hold up to repeated use. I recommend Key to ...® books to all my friends!