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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math

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Product Description

These two-book sets with included Hot Dots pen provide children with 100 lessons on a variety of math skills appropriate for each grade, from place value and math facts to telling time and identifying money values. Plus, each set includes 15 challenge activities that prepare children for skills at the next grade level.
The nitty-gritty:
Two 50-page books, total of 100 lessons
Hot Dots pen
Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Additional Info

468785

5A8A2D1D

086002023759

2375

batteries are required (not included)

1.2 pounds

9.2 x 8.5 x 2.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (27)
  • Interactive (23)
  • Durable (18)
  • Engaging (15)
  • Lots of fun (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoor (18)
  • Travel (18)
  • Young children (12)
  • Entertainment (10)
  • Older children (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (22), Education oriented (12), Stay at home parent (9), Working parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (10)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great learning product

I received this product for my 2nd grade daughter to try out and review. I picked the math one because that's the subject she would benefit the most from the extra help. She was...Read complete review

I received this product for my 2nd grade daughter to try out and review. I picked the math one because that's the subject she would benefit the most from the extra help. She was very excited when we received it. We put the batteries in the pen and started right up. The pen lights up red or green depending on if they get the answer correct. It also makes different sounds. She loves the cheering sound. She likes the dog shape of her sisters pen better than hers though. The set comes with two books of math problems. They are all word problems but my daughter has no problem reading them. Some she finds extremely funny which makes her want to do them even more. The two books cover a wide range of math problems. Addition, subtraction, time, length, geometry, algebra, money, data, fractions, challenges, etc... While this product is something that she can sit down and do herself it's a good product for the parent to work with the child. She hasn't gotten to telling time in school yet, so when she got to that point in the book I sat with her and explained about the different hands. I did have a problem with her just wanting to guess until she gets it right on some problems. Being that they are multiple choice. I talked to her about not guessing but coming to ask me to help her first. She does really enjoy the product and gets it out to do as soon as she gets home from school. I love that she's having fun and learning too. I would like more books to come out that we could add to it though. Once she does then all and learns everything in these two, it will not be a challenge anymore. My final thoughts on this product are great. My daughter loves it, and I can really see her learning from it with my help. I think it will help her get ahead a little in school especially if she keeps doing it. Also I didn't think about it until I read someone else's review, but this would be great for in the car. We received the product free from the company to try out but all the thoughts and review are mine and my daughters.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

A fun concept, but questions are too easy for grade level

My first-grade son received this. It comes in a box with a handle for easy transport and storage. Inside are two fifty-page, spiral-bound, laminated books of math problems and the Hot Dots...Read complete review

My first-grade son received this. It comes in a box with a handle for easy transport and storage. Inside are two fifty-page, spiral-bound, laminated books of math problems and the Hot Dots pen. Each page contains two questions. There are 85 pages of regular questions and 15 pages of more advanced ones. Topics covered are counting/numbers, patterns, time, shapes/geometry, fractions, measurement, math facts, money, place value, and algebra. Most of the questions are word problems. Two AAA batteries required for the pen aren't included. The pen is interchangeable and can be used with other Hot Dots books.

Children read the questions and use the pen to choose their answer. If the answer is correct, it lights up green and makes positive sounds, if it's wrong, it lights up red and makes negative sounds. One button on the pen is used to select the type of sounds. You can choose speech, sound effects, or a combination. The second button changes the volume level to low, high, or mute.

My son really liked the concept of Hot Dots. However, he found even most of the advanced questions to be too easy. He said that these topics were covered in first grade, and it shouldn't be rated for second-grade use. A problem he had with the pen was that if you don't hold it straight up and down and put it in the center of the dot, it sometimes told him he was wrong, even though he answered correctly. This was frustrating to him.

Overall, I like the concept of this product. It makes learning fun, and kids can do this independently. Parents don't have to hound their children with flash cards. This can be used while traveling or waiting for an appointment with the sound muted. However, I feel this is not at a second-grade level, which is why I only gave it three stars. If your child is testing at grade level or higher, I would order this product at least one or two years above their current grade. EI sent me this product in exchange for an honest review.

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5.0

great for a summer review or jump start the next year

By cherry96932001

from topeka, ks

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Travel

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

    I have found that these are a Great help over the summer so so skills aren't lost or a great jumpstart to the next years math. Also when having a little trouble understanding this are wonderful with its 2 books of interactive lessons makes learning a fun experience instead of a chore. With the hotdots it makes it seem more like a game.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Very educational!

    By Anonymom1

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational

    Cons

    • Boring

    Best Uses

    • Older Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

    **I was sent a copy for free in exchange for my honest review.

    This set includes two durable books with two math problems on each page, and an interactive "pen" that lets you know if your multiple choice answer is correct. We found this set to be as educational as our other hot dots set and over-all is a nice set. We did find, however, that my son needed a pen and paper to figure out many of the answers and so it went very slowly and he quickly got bored. Also, if you do not place the pen exactly upright on the dot, it can give you an incorrect response. Some adult supervision was necessary. The immediate feedback and positive reinforcement of the correct answer is a major plus as to why hot dots are so wonderful. Overall, I recommend this set.

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    • No

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    1.0

    Not Engaging

    By McMom

    from IL

    About Me Working Parent

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

      My child is very proficient in Math but found this toy to be quite boring. The Hot Dots pens seem to be compatible with other other EI toys so it would be great if they would be sold separately. I do not need multiplexes of the same pen.

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      4.0

      This was a great addition!

      By Desirae

      from IL

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

          This came at the perfect time. The books were the perfect addition to our learning library. We did a few pages a day to make it last and not be overwhelming. My 7 year old enjoyed it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          My daughter really liked this!

          By EH

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor
            • Older Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

            My 2nd grader is fairly advanced at math so I thought she wouldn't find this challenging but she really liked it. She said that all the problems were easy for her but she still enjoyed it. For the students who are at the top of their class, I would suggest buying "one grade up" so the student is challenged. It's good review for her and another medium besides online math games and workbooks.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Math Practice

            By Cindy

            from Brooklyn Park MN

            About Me Education Oriented, Special Educator

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Special Needs
              • Travel
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

              I was given this kit to use and review. My students always love to use hot dots pens so that caught their attention first. Since many of my younger students are not great readers these were an activity we did together. There were two books and a total of 85+ questions that dealt with time, money, fractions, addition, etc. I see these books as a good way to practice skills that have already been taught in a longer lesson. It could also be used for introducing a concept.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              Nice supplemental math product

              By Leslie

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

                My daughter is in 1st grade, but we got her the 2nd grade Let's Master Math set because she's already 7-1/2. My daughter isn't fond of math, but see enjoyed using Hot Dots as an alternative change to all of the boring worksheets she does in school. Some of the topics/skills she hasn't learned in school yet (I assume she will in 2nd grade), but she was able to grasp them after I explained it to her once, and then she worked through the problems independently. She was engaged by some of the funny word problems, like Pete ZaPie who entered the town pizza-eating contest, but she ended up getting bored after awhile and we had to put it away. We will probably do a little at a time.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Fun and educational product

                By mom of 2

                from Kansas

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

                I received this product for free to review. My 1st grader enjoys playing with this on her own. She will sometimes just play to hear the different sound effects the pen will make, but she also will try and learn as well. Some of the math is a little bit more of a challenge for her, so this one she occasionally needs help with. I do wish it had come with batteries.

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                4.0

                Good Learning Tool

                By Opale

                from Mogadore, Ohio

                About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Teaching
                  • Travel
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

                  The set came with 2 books and a pen. All the items seem sturdy; the pen dropped on the floor and worked fine afterwards. The books are wire-bound coated plastic and the pages are laminated to stand up to kids! My daughter is in 1st grade so we needed to work directly with her on these books. The packaging was nice and seems able to hold up for storage.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  It's a hit

                  By nikolette

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

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

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Grade 2 Math:

                    **I was sent a copy for free in exchange for my honest review.

                    The Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 2 Reading set is fun for my kids to play with. In this set, you receive two spiral bound books and a Hot Dots pen. The Hot Dots pen allows the child to instantly know if the answer he chose is correct. If you are correct, the pen will light up green and say a congratulatory phrase. If you are wrong, it will light up red and say that you were wrong. There is a volume control on the pen, and it even allows you to turn the sound off. With the sound off, this makes a great quiet activity.
                    The books are 50 pages each. The pages are durable. Included in the books are the following skills: place value, numbers, even numbers, odd numbers, patterns, math vocabulary, addition facts, subtraction facts, length, telling time, data and statistics, geometry, number sentences, algebra, addition, addition and subtraction, shapes, measuring time, counting money, and a number of challenge problems. I love that the skills are mixed up in the books and they are all color coded so if you want to focus on just one skill it is easy to find.
                    Overall, I think this is a great set. It seems to be right on track for 2nd grade. My daughter is in first grade. While she can do some of the problems in these books, much of it is skills she has not learned yet.

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                    • No

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