Math with Confidence
Are you looking for a “Goldilocks” math curriculum? You know, the one that is not too hard, not too easy, but just right. Math with Confidence may pass the Goldilocks test for your child! Not only does it provide the right level of challenge for most children, but it also passes the Goldilocks test for parents with well defined goals, sequenced lessons, open and go scripted lessons, and easy to implement activities. The curriculum focuses on mastery with topical units and spiral review. Currently three levels are completed (K, 1st, and 2nd) and the rest of the K-6 series will be released by 2026. The Instructor Guide and Student Workbook are required to successfully teach the course.
Instructor Guides begin with introductory information and a helpful “how to use” section which gives parents the tools to confidently teach math. There are four teaching days and one optional enrichment or review day, for a total of 32 weeks. Weekly lessons have the same format: Overview of the week, lesson notes, and materials list for activities. Most lessons use household items, although a few math manipulatives are recommended. Lessons are scripted, with what you exactly need to say in bold. Lessons include an interactive teaching time and more independent workbook time. Lessons will take about 15-20 minutes (Kindergarten), 20-25 minutes (Grade 1) and 20-30 minutes (Grade 2). Enrichment or review activities focus on games/activities or a suggested read aloud math book of the week. Answer Key and blackline masters included. Reproducible for your immediate family. Softcover.
Colorful, consumable student workbooks provide the independent daily work. In Grades 1-2, pages are perforated. Reproducible for immediate family members, although the publisher has made great effort to keep the student workbooks affordable for families.