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Hot Dots® Let’s Master Grade-2  Math

Hot Dots® Let’s Master Grade-2 Math

Item #2375  | Ages 3+
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The Big Idea

This two-book set with included Hot Dots® pen provides children with 100 lessons on a variety of math skills, from counting & numbers and patterns to time and fractions. Fifteen of the 100 lessons are challenge activities that prepare children for skills at the next grade level.

Shh…They’re Learning!
  • Playful, interactive learning
  • Encourages parent-child interaction
  • Develops early math skills necessary for school success
  • Offers confidence-building feedback
  • Provides ample practice time
Cut to the Chase
  • 85 Second-grade-level lessons in these areas: Counting & Numbers, Patterns, Time, Shapes/Geometry, Fractions, Measurement, Money, Place Value, Algebra, and Math Facts, PLUS 15 challenge reading lessons for advanced learners
  • Book set includes Hot Dots® interactive, electronic pen
  • Hot Dots® pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)


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Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Educational (14)
  • Interactive (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Engaging (9)
  • Lots of fun (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor (10)
    • Older children (8)
    • Travel (8)
    • Entertainment (7)
    • Young children (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (13), Stay at home parent (8), Education oriented (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7), Yes (6)

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    5.0

    Great for continued learning outside of

    By CrissaR

    from Utah

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Older Children
      • Travel

      Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

      Let's face it, 2nd grade was a long time ago for me and I can't exactly remember what I was learning. Having Hot Dots refresh my memory on what kinds of things my son will be learning helps me know what to work on with him in daily life as well as in the Hot Dots Math book, like money and measuring.
      Problems in the book build on each other, getting harder as you go further in the book. This is nice because my son can't just sit down and complete the whole book the first time. He has to work to master each section before he can move on the the next. I like that with the help of the talking pen he can either do it by himself at home or on the go or I can sit down and go through things with him. This is a great activity to keep him occupied while at the "boring store". Learning in a fun way is a great way to encourage continued learning outside of school.
      Hot Dots are great for kids!!

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great for 2nd Grade Math Practice

      By Happy Little Homemaker

      from Great White North

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Older Children
        • Travel

        Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

        So I have to admit that getting the grade 2 Math box did not make my oldest as happy as the Preschooler who got the princess box. It is, after all, a school toy. No fooling her :).

        Inside a sturdy box was a Hot Dot pen and two spiral bound math books for Grade 2. You will need 2 AAA batteries for the pen; they aren't included. The books are sturdy for repeated use & feel like laminated cardstock. The books cover counting, place value, time, geometry, fractions, measurement, math facts, money, and algebra concepts.

        We have just begun second grade math and there were items that she had not yet covered but were in her math curriculum. I did like that there were vocabulary words we had not heard previously like expanded form. I also liked the challenge section at the end of book two which made the child think about using more than one step to solve problems.

        Because most of the books 100 problems are story problems, they should be a proficient reader. It's a great tool for assessing where a student is proficient or where they may need more practice. You do need to sit near because I the pen is not fully in the circle, it will not register properly. My 4 year old has an issue with this but my 6-3/4 year old only does when she's being sloppy or just wants to hear it talk and so picks every answer.

        If they need extra practice but drill & kill is making them nuts, this is a good alternative. Or if they like math & are adept at figuring things out on their own, try getting a set or two at a higher level and see what happens. Like the others, you can add any Hot Dot/Hot Dot Jr book or card set & the pen will work with them.

        I would highly recommend this Hot Dots set!

        Disclaimer: I received this item from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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        5.0

        Fun with Learning

        By Grandma Gladys

        from NY

        About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Special Needs
          • Travel
          • Young Children

          Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

          My grandson asked for Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master 2nd grade math after using the reading book of the same. I like that it has many different kinds of math mixed in. He doesn't get bored. There are 100 lessons and the same awesome pen. He is good in math so the extra more difficult problems make him hungry to learn them. He spends about 30 minutes with the 2 books and pen. I received a sample in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Good for Math Practice

          By Melanie

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Older Children
            • Special Needs
            • Travel
            • Young Children

            Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

            I received this set for the purpose of this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

            My son is good at math, but he has not been doing well on his math tests. I was looking for a way for him to practice that would not feel like more homework. The Hot Dots Let's Master 2nd Grade Math set has been great.

            He loves the electronic pen that tells him if his answer is right or wrong. It uses sounds, music or words to give him the answers, but the sound can also be turned off, with just a red or green light telling him if he has the right answer or not. I appreciate this for traveling or when his siblings are trying to do their homework in the same room.

            Even though this is second grade level work, my two older girls are so intrigued by the talking pen that they have been known to "disappear" with the pen and the book for a little remedial practice of their own.

            Overall, I am pleased with this set as a way for my son to develop his skills at home and hopefully perform better on his math tests in the future.

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            5.0

            Great Practice for Reading Tests

            By Melanie

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Indoor
              • Older Children
              • Special Needs
              • Young Children

              Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

              I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

              Even though my son's lexile reading score is high, he continues to do poorly on his reading tests at school. I was wondering how to help him work on his comprehension skills, as well as learning to define words from the context.

              The Hot Dots Let's Master 2nd Grade Reading has been a great way for him to practice, that doesn't feel like more homework. The talking pen responds to his answers with sounds, music or words. You can also turn off the sound and have a red light or green light, if other kids are in the room.

              Because of the instant feedback and the rewards for right answers, my son enjoys practicing for his reading tests with the Hot Dots Reading Set. I'm glad for him to have a way to develop his skills that doesn't feel like drudgery.

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              5.0

              Great for Differentiated Instruction!

              By Jolene

              from Titusville, FL

              About Me Education Oriented

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Engaging

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

                  These work great for individualized and differentiated instruction in my special needs classroom!! They are easy to use and the kids are very pleased! I'm happy with the independence they provide and they are great for informal assessments. Thank you!!

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great Word Problem Practice

                  By Mary

                  from Omaha, Nebraska

                  About Me Education Oriented, Homeschooler, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Educational
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

                      I received Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 2 Math free for review. All opinions are my own.

                      Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 2 Math includes an interactive talking Hot Dots Pen and two Hot Dots workbooks. The workbooks include questions, and multiple choice answers with a black dot next to each possible response. Your child will use the Hot Dots pen to select an answer by vertically pressing down on one of the dots. If the answer is correct a positive reinforcement will be heard and the pen will light up green. If the answer is wrong, a try again message will sound and the pen will light up red. The Grade 2 Math books cover topics such as patterns, time, shapes, fractions, measurements, math facts, money, place value, and beginning algebra.

                      The 2nd Grade Math books contain a lot of word problems. There are some regular math problems, such as addition and subtraction, but much of that is gone over as word problems. This will reduce the independence, but will still help the kids learn how to determine how to solve problems like this in real life. We already do things like this verbally, so it is a great way for the kids to see similar problems written out. There are also math terms to define in the books which helps the kids make sure they are comprehending the language of math. Sometimes I find they know what they are doing, but they aren't as familiar with the language. This will help solidify those skills as well for communicating with others in terms of math.

                      Overall this is a great supplemental kit for teaching 2nd grade age kids math. The pages are durable and made to last through repeated use. These books can be used as a teaching tool and as a review for previous concepts to reinforce those ideas as needed. I recommend this kit to anyone with a 2nd grade aged child. It's a great educational tool to teach math to them.

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                      5.0

                      Continue Math Fun to 2nd Grade

                      By Mulholland Family

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Educational
                      • Interactive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoor

                        Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

                        This is a great way to help introduce or work on 2nd Grade Math Skills. The Hot Dot pens continues to allow kids to have fun while learning and take the "Educational" feel away from the lessons. They will enjoy the technology use and relish their accomplishments.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for making math even more fun

                        By Happy Mothering

                        from California

                        Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

                        We received the Hot Dots Let's Master 2nd Grade Math set for review purposes. My daughter is only in 1st grade, but math is her favorite subject aside from art. Since she already knew most of the information in the 1st grade set, we decided to get this set as well. It is just above where she is now, so it will be great for pushing her math skills to the next level. This set requires a lot more reading than the 1st grade set as well, so it is good for showing her why reading skills are important to math too.

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                        5.0

                        Great Toy for Educational Fun

                        By mrskstacy

                        from Mobile, AL

                        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Educational
                        • Engaging
                        • Interactive
                        • Lots of Fun

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Entertainment

                          Comments about Hot Dots® Lets Master Grade-2 Math:

                          I received this product free for my daughter to test and review. It doesn't get much easier than using the Hot Dots "pen" and learning books. My daughter absolutely loved it. She's already very good at Math, but the Hot Dots math set keeps her active to remember the things she has already learned in school this year as well as giving her practice for the things not yet covered in class. The problems are the correct level for her understanding; some are a bit challenging, but she figures them out. It's a fun way to keep her engaged during non-school hours. She loves the interactive pen, which tells her whether her answer is right or wrong. She plays with this for at least an hour every day after school. Of course it makes me happy to see her excited about learning!

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