Horizons Math 5 Boxed Set

Horizons Math 5 Boxed Set

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ISBN: 9781580959001
Grades: 5

Category Description for Horizons Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Horizons is a Bible-based, fast-paced, spiral approach to learning introduction, review, reinforcement. This works well for students who catch on quickly, with constant review that keeps concepts fresh. These are teacher-led courses with colorful student workbooks and thorough teacher manuals. This curriculum offers two courses at the preschool level Preschool for Three's and Horizons Preschool, something not offered in other AOP curriculum lines. These two levels lay a solid foundation for future elementary levels. Although not available for as many subject areas as LIFEPAC or SOS, Horizons is comprehensive in the subjects that are offered. Math is available for K-8, Phonics & Reading for K-3, Spelling & Vocabulary for 1-3, Penmanship for 1-5, Health for K-8, and Physical Education for PK-12.

Alpha Omega Horizons now offers complete curriculum sets for kindergarten through 3rd grade. At the kindergarten level, the set includes Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, and Horizons Math. First through third grades sets include Horizons Math, Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary, and Horizons Penmanship. These sets include all of the required books for each subject both student and teacher.

Category Description for Alpha Omega Mathematics:
A complete, Christian math curriculum that emphasizes skill mastery. Each Complete Boxed Set contains ten LIFEPACs and a teacher guide. The only exception is the Grade K Boxed Set, which contains two student books and a teacher guide. Review and self-tests are built into the curriculum. LIFEPACs are thin, consumable student work texts. They are colorful in the elementary grades, but become less colorful as the grade level increases. Each set of ten LIFEPACs provides a year-long curriculum.

The spiral-bound teacher's guide contains a curriculum overview, teacher's notes, answer keys, and suggested guidelines (for scheduling, grading, study methods, etc). Daily lesson plans are not included. Teacher guides for grades K-1 provide more detailed teaching instruction than guides for grades 2-12. Why? Because the LIFEPAC curriculum facilitates the independent study approach. Starting in second grade, written instruction is included in each LIFEPAC so that the lessons are largely self-instructional. The teacher's responsibilities include introducing each LIFEPAC, setting a schedule, completing teacher checks, being available for student questions, administering and grading tests, and developing additional learning activities.

You might be wondering, "What's the difference between this curriculum and Horizons Math?" After all, both programs come from the same publisher and follow a similar scope and sequence up to the sixth grade. The main difference, in my opinion, is that Horizons is not self-instructional (written instruction is not included in workbooks). Another difference is that LIFEPACs offer standard practice problems whereas Horizons offers a greater variety of problems (mazes, coloring, decoding, etc) as well as standard drill, but LIFEPACs provide many more problems per workbook page. ~ Anh

Category Description for Horizons Math:

Admittedly, no math program will work for everyone - but I find few flaws in this motivating and well-laid out program. Although it may be more advanced for grade level than the "average" program, I don't consider that a negative. Because of the developmental approach to learning in this program, even a non-math type can easily succeed, while the "math whiz" will be challenged by the advanced topics introduced early. Concepts are introduced incrementally, then practiced, developed, and continually reviewed as other concepts are introduced. Pertinent Biblical concepts reinforce the math lessons, also. I found these to be interesting and appropriate to the material, not "forced" as mere add-ons. Horizons lays a solid foundation for numerical literacy with an early emphasis on hands-on, concept learning via manipulatives and one-on-one lessons. The program relies on few separately purchased manipulatives by utilizing common household items and including charts and number lines found in the teacher's handbooks. A useful table in the handbook shows the integration of manipulatives in lessons so you can tell at a glance just what you'll need. Analytical reasoning and mental acumen are stressed throughout the series, and memorization and drill are not neglected. The teacher handbook is the heart of the program, containing daily lesson plans that are easy to implement. Reduced student pages are a tremendous aid in planning and supply answers to the worktext exercises. Besides plans, the handbook contains an overview, materials list, activities, and supplemental worksheets (approx. one for each 4 lessons). Designed for homeschoolers, the activities, language, and lessons require no alteration. There are 160 lessons per level, each requiring approximately 20-30 minutes per day. Tests are given after every 10 lessons to assess retention of cumulative skills. While a good part of each lesson is oral (especially at the K level), the enticing, colorful student worksheets lay foundations for lessons and review concepts previously taught. There are two workbooks per grade level. Please note that the actual lesson is to be taught by you - there are only brief instructions on each page of the workbooks, which are not intended to be self- instructional. Boxed set contains teacher book and 2 student workbooks.Additional Student Worksheet Packets contain one photocopy of each reproducible master in the teacher book.

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Category Description for Horizons 5:

Continues to practice the four basic math operations. Covers fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, cross products, mean, median, mode, and angle measurements.



Category Description for Alpha Omega (AOP) Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs. LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced. Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and now comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. The third option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. This is a teacher-led option. Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Each course is available for up to three students in grades 3-12. Compatible with Mac and PC. You can try it free for 30 days at www.discovermonarch.com using code MON30RRC.

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Elementary/High School
Softcover Boxed Book Set
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Alpha Omega Publications
5.25 (lbs.)
11.5" x 9.25" x 3.25"
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Horizons Math 4 worked well with my child this year, so we decided to use Horizons Math 5 for next year.
Lisa M on Jan 23, 2020
Continue from math 4
Setya I on Aug 2, 2019
Horizons Math 4 worked well with my child this year, so we decided to use Horizons Math 5 for next year.
Lisa M on Jan 23, 2020
Love, love, love Horizons Math!
Christina F on Aug 15, 2019
Continue from math 4
Setya I on Aug 2, 2019
Reviews for Horizon math online were impressive. It had manipulative kit and the curriculum had some spiral teaching implemented.
Jennifer R on May 13, 2019
This will be my third year using Horizons. I love the amount of questions and the formatting of the book. My son loves it also.
Tabitha H on May 1, 2019
Have used this curriculum for years now. Students really learn to master concepts through a unique teaching process. Also challenging and just a step ahead of other curriculum choices.
Elizabeth S on Aug 16, 2018
Has everything I need in one box!
Mary W on Jul 24, 2018
We have been using Horizons since kindergarten. It continues to meet our needs.
Henry T on Jul 21, 2018
I like the spiral method with review, and colored pictures
Genevieve L on Jul 19, 2018
Best math program ever
Jennifer C on Jul 2, 2018
We love HORIZON!
Keri B on Apr 28, 2018
Changing from Singapore Math to Horizons. Had better success with Horizons in the past.
Chris M on Feb 13, 2018
I am hopeful that this will help math be more approachable, as online didn't seem to connect with us. I think math is a hands-on type of learning, working through problems at a pace that allows stopping, thinking and assessing and so on, not watching a cartoon give an automated directive. This lesson seems approachable and we are looking forward to trying it for the first time this year.
Christine T on Jul 18, 2017
I've been very happy with the approach of Horizons; been using it since kindergarten with my daughter.
Kathleen R on Apr 18, 2017
Have used Horizons since K. Good use of review, repetition, and keeps it interesting with graphics. Worksheets, if needed or used, give additional practice.
Rachel G on Apr 11, 2017
This program is challenging, compact, and easy to use.
Jill W on Jul 1, 2016
After using many popular math programs, I found that this one was the best fit for us. The teacher's portion of the lessons is introduced in about 15 minutes and the workbooks are colorful. The program also continues to review previous concepts in each lesson. I must say the teacher's manual is a must!! And read it cover to cover before you begin using it. I missed a lot of instructional information by not reading the entire manual before beginning the program.
Cicely R on Apr 29, 2016
Good series. Covers a lot of material.
James M on Mar 11, 2016
my son has used Horizons Math for years. He loves it. And math is not even one of his best subjects but with this he actually learns what he is studying and enjoys doing math. I think its the approach that Horizons uses, and the lessons are short enough before my son losses focus but with the repeated approach they use my son learns the concepts. when in town, he will actually be counting up money or something and he will say, hey that's what I learned in my math book yesterday.
Bertie W on Oct 16, 2015
Love, love, love Horizons Math!
Christina F on Aug 15, 2019
Reviews for Horizon math online were impressive. It had manipulative kit and the curriculum had some spiral teaching implemented.
Jennifer R on May 13, 2019
What is included in this set?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It comes with a teachers guide which is around 450pages. Also, comes with two student workbooks which are around 80 lessons each. The student workbooks covers everything in the teachers guide, they are just broken into smaller books so that they are easier for the student to handle. Also included in the teachers guide are extra worksheets with answers, quarter test with answers, and a final exam with answers. All of these are included just for extra practice if needed and as an individual need basis.
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good supplement
I supplement it with Singapore Primary Mathematics 5A & 5B. Horizons math is significantly easier then Singapore which provides a good balance, having my son do one page of each book daily. I have my son start working on his new math books in the beginning of every summer that way, he completes his math programs by the end of the school year. Horizons is a very long, lenghty program and Singapore is shorter in pages.
April 22, 2017
over 3 years ago
Our family has used all but 6th grade so far for this math program and has achieved positive results To fully achieve all the program has designed you MUST purchase the teachers manual Instructions/lessons are not presented in the worktext until 4th grade In addition you must drill math facts on a regular basis besides using worksheetsthere is not enough practice in the workbooksI also highly recommend buying the optional worksheets (or copying them from teachers manual) These provide invaluable practiceThis program works well for visual and hands-on learners Plenty of opportunities for easy manipulativesWhat I like best about the program is the continual review (they call it the spiral method) Concepts are never forgotten since the student reviews them continually throughout the yearMy only criticism is that the program is weak with their word problems I use a daily problem solving book to compensate
February 3, 2008
I have found Horizons math to be thorough and enjoyable Lessons are colorful and include several different exercises for example a single lesson may cover time money addition multiplication and word problems This keeps each function fresh in the student's mind The only problem I've found is that each set is about a year ahead of my child's level so in 4th grade she's using level 3 etc Also additional practice in multiplication has been necessary Overall it's the best program I've found thus far
February 20, 2006

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