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A Beka Book
Arithmetic 1
This colorful workbook contains both classwork and seatwork practice to reinforce the teacher-taught arithmetic lesson and to offer daily cumulative review that is both challenging and practical. Children enjoy the colorful art and the division of the book into four themes: zoo, farm, ocean, and springtime. Arithmetic 1 emphasizes number concepts, computational skills, accuracy, and speed. The areas covered include addition, subtraction, telling time, money values, simple story problems, measurements, and an introduction to simple multiplication and fractions. Teacher Curriculum guide necessary for class content.
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Beginning Math at Home
Elizabeth J. Peterson
Guided to ages 3-6 Yrs. These ''Beginning'' programs have been developed for parents and teachers of young children, 3-6 years of age. Both programs begin with a pre-test so that you may measure the progress achieved by each student. :1 This program is color-coded and designed to teach the following: Kit 1 (salmon)- shapes, tallest and shortest, longest and shortest; Kit 2 (yellow)- counting and quantity, more than and less than, time on the hour; Kit 3 (blue)- addition (combinations to 10); Kit 4 (green)- subtraction (combinations to 10). A game ''Going to the Moon,'' and a chart showing the correct way to write numbers are also included.
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Christian Light Publications
Christian Light Education Mathematics Sunrise Edition
CLEís Mathematics program offers solid math instruction that teaches from a Christian perspective at a very reasonable price. Each grade level course includes a one- or two-volume teacherís guide and ten LightUnit student workbooks. (Third grade has a single volume for teacher's guide.) A few other items are either required or optional, especially in the early grades. CLE has built in continuous review. The program emphasizes mastering math facts and computation skills, often taking students into more challenging territory in some areas than do other math programs. Daily flash card practice and speed drills help students master the math facts. In first and second grade, students work on the addition and subtraction facts. Second graders also begin to learn the multiplication facts. Mental math exercises are included beginning at the end of second grade and continuing throughout all levels through eighth grade. CLE sells customized Addition and Subtraction Flash Cards that are coded and come with dividers for setting up a systematic approach for drill and review that both circulates the cards and arranges them for daily drills. While CLE sells multiplication and division flash cards, these are fairly standard, so you can use another set if you already have them. The speed drills are found at the back of each LightUnit book for grades one through five and then in the first LightUnit of grade six. The first LightUnit of each course after first grade thoroughly reviews previously taught concepts and facts with pre-tests and practice sets. The purpose is both for review after a ''summer break'' and as a diagnostic test for those who might just be starting the CLE program. If students do well on each of the pre-tests, they can skip the practice sets and move on.
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Developing Number Concepts Using Unifix Cubes
Kathy Richardson
Make math concepts come alive for students with this comprehensive guide to using Unifix Cubes. Based on the concept that the students learn best through actual participation.
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Math-U-See
Foundations of Mathematics
Steve Demme
Math explained so that it is visual and it makes sense. Includes a teaching video, teacher manual and skip counting tape.
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Gobble Up Math
Give students an appetite for learning mathematics using food as a tool for understanding concepts. Kids use healthy foods such as raisins, pasta, cereal and fruit to learn about patterns, sets, geometry, measurement, number systems, fractions and estimates.
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Math & Reading Grades 1 & 2
The book helps strengthen existing skills as well as encouraging development of emerging skills. Good for children who need more practice with skills as well as those that have progressed at a faster pace.
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Saxon
Math 1
Part of excellent K-12 textbook and workbook math program. K-3 is manipulative based and are sold with home study kits. Students will generally work independently. Uses an effective incremental learning model.
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Bob Jones University Press
Math 1
Develops a variety of concepts including addition, subtraction, geometry, money, and measurement using manipulatives. Introduces problem-solving skills, which include writing equations, composing word problems, and reading graphs. Provides an introduction to calculator skills and computers. Teacher's Edition contains 165 lesson plans divided into 21 chapters. Includes skill practice activities and a spiraling review to ensure retention of concepts. Also provides ideas for games, songs, and bulletin boards. Teacher's Edition: 772 pages; two spiral binders. Student Worktext presents activities with Digit the Clown and Cecilia, a seal, as part of the community theme. Student Worktext: 336 pages; softbound; full color; perforated. Student Materials Packet includes colorful manipulatives to be used in the lessons: puppets, seal counters, money, and more. Student Materials Packet: 32 pages.
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Math By Kids
Written by Pennsylvania Homeschoolers. This unusual book of word problems was written by homeschool students of all ages. Arranged by categories - Math Problems About Food, Working and Earning, Mystery Numbers, Etc. Problems are listed from easiest to hardiest.
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