Don't struggle any longer with teaching concepts! With the Horizons 2nd Grade Math Set from Alpha Omega Publications, math concepts are introduced, reviewed, and reinforced for complete mastery. Full-color workbooks and easy-to-grasp math lessons on the Fahrenheit thermometer scale, English measurements, ratios, and more make teaching math to your homeschooler a breeze!
But that's not all. This favorite math curriculum of many homeschooling families also includes a teacher's guide that clearly outline lessons 1-160. Comprehensive objectives, needed materials, and suggested learning activities in this Alpha Omega curriculum save precious time in your teaching preparation. Plus, you'll also find the daily homeschool lesson planner, student readiness evaluation test, duplication masters, answer keys, teaching tips, and additional worksheets helpful resources that assist you in providing your child a thorough education in mathematics. In short, teaching math to your homeschooler doesn't have to be difficult.
Covers more complex addition and subtraction, multiplication facts 1-10, place value, correspondence, fractions (½,¼), Fahrenheit temperature, ratio, decimals (with money), area, perimeter, and volume.
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. 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 the teacher book and 2 student workbooks. Additional Student Worksheet Packets contain one photocopy of each reproducible master in the teacher book.
Homeschoolers appreciate the Alpha Omega curricula for their ease of use and quality instruction. There are 4 different teaching options available to help you meet your math education needs: Lifepacs, Horizons, Switched on Schoolhouse (flash drive for Windows only) and Monarch (online). Please see each option for the full course description. Christian content is included in the Lifepac, Switched on Schoolhouse and Monarch curricula.
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When I buy a workbook for my child, it is with the understanding that he will do his work within the book. The suggestion that he write all of the equations on separate paper, do all the work there, and then come back to record an answer in the workbook is outrageous. Workbooks are consumables and they should have the space to be used as such.
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