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Arithmetic learning recommendations

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This page provides subject-specific learning recommendations for the subject arithmetic. See all our learning recommendations pages |
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH arithmetic in the sense of number theory. For recommendations on that front, see elementary number theory learning recommendations

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Book recommendations

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You are looking for a book to use to guide an elementary schooler, or a group of elementary schoolers, who is gifted or intellectually curious to learn the material. The book Hard Math for Elementary School by Glenn Ellison, ISBN 978-1489507174, Amazon paperback, is a great textbook to use as a teacher or guide. (Note: This does not exclusively cover arithmetic). ~$22 (paperback)
You are looking for a workbook that an advanced elementary schooler (grade 3 or higher) or a highly gifted younger elementary schooler, can work through on his/her own. The Beast Academy books, available at There are five books currently available. (Note: This does not exclusively correct arithmetic). For each book: $15 (guide) + $12 (paperback); total $135
You have already learned elementary school mathematics, but now want to explore the subject in more depth. Perhaps you're a parent who wants to help your child with elementary school mathematics, or an adult who wants to get a deeper understanding of the stuff. The book Arithmetic for Parents: A Book for Grownups about Children's Mathematics by Ron Aharoni, ISBN 978-0977985258, Amazon paperback ~$22 (paperback)
You want to learn computational tricks and improve your "mental math" capabilities. Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer, ISBN 978-0307338402, Amazon paperback
Short-Cut Math (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Gerard W. Kelly, ISBN 978-0486246116, Amazon paperback
~$11 (paperback for Benjamin/Shermer) + ~$5 (Kelly)

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