Horizons Math 3 Boxed Set

Horizons Math 3 Boxed Set

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ISBN: 9780867179620
Grades: 3

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 3:

Covers more challenging addition and subtraction, multiplication by up to 4 digits, division through 2-digit divisors with remainders, simple geometry, map reading, Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature, metric system, and introduces algebraic concepts and equations.



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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Trade Cloth; Box or Slipcased
Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.; Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc., Illustrated
EHS Title
Elementary/High School
Softcover Boxed Book Set
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
5.05 (lbs.)
11.5" x 9.25" x 3.25"
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Son did well with Horizons level 2. Like the color and method of instruction.
Darci H on Sep 24, 2019
We've used Horizons 1 and 2, my daughter chose to stick with it for level 3.
Katrina C on Jul 24, 2019
Son did well with Horizons level 2. Like the color and method of instruction.
Darci H on Sep 24, 2019
I called rainbow resource center with questions about an order i was about to place for a math curriculum and during the conversation the knowledgable counselor i was speaking to realized that the program i was about to purchase wasn't the best fit for my needs and recommended Horizons. After researching Horizons, I agreed that Horizons would better fit my needs.
Helen J on Aug 22, 2019
We've used Horizons 1 and 2, my daughter chose to stick with it for level 3.
Katrina C on Jul 24, 2019
Loved this curriculum last year. My twin 2nd graders excelled using this.
Kathryn H on Jun 20, 2019
We really like the spiral style of Horizons plus we find it fun and challenging.
Cortney S on Apr 11, 2019
love horizons math
Rebecca Y on Mar 28, 2019
We've used Horizons Math since my daughter was in Kindergarten...Very happy with this curriculum :)
Sasha N on Mar 27, 2019
My boys LOVE Horizons math. This is the next year.
Emily S on Feb 15, 2019
steven c on Nov 12, 2018
I love Horizons math program
Cara D on Aug 16, 2018
We've been using Horizon for 4 years now, and it's never disappointed. My kids are excelling at math, and the simple, fun, and colorful worksheets help them take ownership of their work.
User on Jul 21, 2018
We have used Horizons Math for Kindergarten - 2nd grade. My daughter loves it.
Elena M on Jun 4, 2018
Love this math curriculum! Perfect amount of repetition and review for kids who require it.
April Z on May 31, 2018
We love HORIZON!!!
Keri B on Apr 28, 2018
Spiral method of teaching helps my daughter retain and understand what she's learning. Its also a Cathy Duffy top pick
Katie S on Mar 27, 2018
We have used horizons for all of our homeschooling journey thus far and plan to continue through the upcoming year
Cassandra F on Mar 7, 2018
We have been using Horizons from the beginning for our homeschooling math curriculum. So far so good!
Marianne S on Feb 6, 2018
I like the spiral way of teaching. Needed a math that was more colorful for my 8 year old. His attention span is short.
julie f on Oct 9, 2017
Free shipping. Math for 3rd.
Marianna T on Sep 11, 2017
Love the challenges
Setya I on Jul 3, 2017
I'm looking for a hands-on math program
Leigh D on May 24, 2017
I have researched several math curriculum and this one seems to be the best option for my sons' style of learning. I had purchased the #4 set, but its a bit too advanced for him so we're going to start with Math 3 instead.
Michelle O on Mar 17, 2017
I have used these books with my previous children. I love the spiral approach and they are a little more advanced then some curriculum but really build a solid foundation in math.
Rebecca C on Feb 21, 2017
This curriculum has worked great for us in the past.
Jamie T on Sep 19, 2016
We have used Horizons in the past and I really like it. I feel like it covers a lot of ground and is good for the student.
Sean G on Sep 7, 2016
I have loved using the Horizons Grades 1 and 2 for my two children this last year, so I want to continue on trying the Grade 3 and another Grade 1 book. The work is challenging, but presented in an unique and colorful way, and it includes tests, which I like.
User on Sep 1, 2016
Horizon has some color and is a great math curriculum.
Corina L on Jul 19, 2016
We've used Horizons 1 and 2 and have had success with my daughter.
Indira B on Jul 17, 2016
My son (who is autistic) completed the 2nd grade Horizons Math last year and it was easy for him to understand, colorful and he enjoyed it so we are continuing on with this course.
Joanna J on Jul 17, 2016
We love that these books are colorful and they review previous learned math, such as time and money, so the students don't forget what they've learned.
Marisa L on Jul 15, 2016
I love horizons math! Not too many problems each day, colorful, thorough, and introduces concepts in a very understandable way.
Jennifer C on Jun 17, 2016
Great math program for younger elementary kids as long as your kids are visual and love the bright colors on the page. This spiral curriculum is wonderful.
Nicole V on May 23, 2016
Needed the teacher guide for current 3rd grader and will use workbooks for next son.
Matia J on Jan 5, 2016
recommendation from other user
Shannon C on Nov 19, 2015
This is our third year homeschooling and each child learns differently. Horizons works wonderfully for my third-grader, so we will continue using it.
Donna W on Oct 16, 2015
I called rainbow resource center with questions about an order i was about to place for a math curriculum and during the conversation the knowledgable counselor i was speaking to realized that the program i was about to purchase wasn't the best fit for my needs and recommended Horizons. After researching Horizons, I agreed that Horizons would better fit my needs.
Helen J on Aug 22, 2019
Loved this curriculum last year. My twin 2nd graders excelled using this.
Kathryn H on Jun 20, 2019
Does the Horizons curriculum include tests or other assessments at the end of units?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a test after every 10 lessons. We've been using Horizons Math since first grade (my daughter is in 4th grade now), and that is the flow of the curriculum. I hope this answers your question. Thank you!
Does the Horizon Math 3 includes the extra
worksheet package?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The worksheets are included in the Complete Math 3 set as reproducibles in the Teacher's Manual but not as a separately printed packet of worksheets.
How often is God/the Bible/religious content mentioned in this? I have heard wonderful things about Horizons but would like to keep religion out of our math lessons. Thanks.
A shopper on Apr 16, 2016
Horizons Math 3 Boxed Set
Horizons Math 3 Boxed Set
Horizons Math K Workbook One
Horizons Math K Workbook One
Horizons Math K Workbook Two
Horizons Math K Workbook Two
Horizons Math 3 Workbook One
Horizons Math 3 Workbook One
Horizons Math K Teacher
Horizons Math K Teacher
BEST ANSWER: One of the reasons that we love Horizins is because most of their things incorporate a Biblical worldview. Math, however, doesn't.
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Rainbow was fast in shipping and Horizon Math is great. We needed a spiral curriculum that has just the right amount of repetition. It is just the perfect fit for us!
August 30, 2018
1 year ago
Colorful & fun, I like 3rd best so far
My daughter likes these workbooks because they are colorful... We have done them, in part, since Kindergarten. There is a bit too much to do in K-2nd books, for my liking. So we just skip around and hit all of the concepts, without overkill. We prefer more hands on math at this age.

I don't use the TM until 3rd grade, when I'm really just using it for an easier, quicker grading on my part.

So far, in the 3rd grade book, the work given seems like an appropriate amount (takes her 20 minutes, or so). It becomes more appropriate to spend regular math workbook time at this age as their abstract thinking builds.

Works for us!
October 21, 2017
over 2 years ago
Amazing, all-inclusive program.
I love Horizons for it's thorough treatment of all aspects of math, and it is on the advanced side, but with plenty of repetition and builds to next skills. I find it's easy to cross off some problems if they don't need as many, and if your child needs more, there are extra lessons to print off. I don't always do the extra lessons, and my children have done well. My boy and girl both excel with it.
October 1, 2016
over 3 years ago
We've just started so we aren't very far but it seems very repetitious of second grade so far. I looked ahead and it looks like you have to get quite far into the book to find a new concept. I understand spiral learning but new concepts should be thrown in more quickly. It's too slow for my daughter so we will be skipping around. My own opinion. Overall, I love Horizons and so does she!
January 28, 2016
over 3 years ago
We have used Horizon's for many years and have been happy with it. The curriculum is colorful and thorough. My only criticism is that there doesn't seem to be enough practice on a new concept before moving on. I find myself reteaching the concept when it spirals back.
November 4, 2015
over 4 years ago
Horizones Math 3 Boxed SetI purchased this from your book at the convention this past JuneI absolutely love it It is so easy for my son to do on his own The spiral type really works for him Very appealing to the eye I don't have to stress over how to teach it to him The teacher's book that come's with it is so easy for me to use I highly recommend this math to anyone
October 22, 2013
We started homeschooling our oldest child beginning in 3rd grade She had been in a Montessori school from preschool through 2nd grade and was advanced in math We started with Level 3 because everyone said Horizons was so advanced Overall the books are fantastic They offer a variety of problems with each lesson The lessons regularly provide review of past material It is bright and pleasant to look at (no color is very dull for an 8 year old) Each lesson also provides a reasonable number of problems especially for a student who gets bored easily/tired of doing the same type of problem repeatedly With that said my only 'negative' comment is if you have a very advanced math learner By the end of the 1st book my child was getting bored with doing the problems over concepts she had 'mastered' Therefore by the 2nd book if it was a review concept I would select a few problems from that particular section of the lesson (for example if there were 8 subtraction problems I would have her do 3 or 4) If a concept was being reviewed more frequently through a series of lessons sometimes I would allow her to completely skip sections of review problems
June 22, 2007
I know that some homeschoolers prefer mastery-based math programs over spiral learning math However we like the quick hits on new topics with lots of short review in subsequent lessons My math-despising daughter actually likes Horizons because she does a variety of problem types in each lesson instead of one problem type over and over When first starting this program you should know that is is very difficult to start in the middle of any given course because of the spiral approach We switched to Horizons from another program mid-year We had covered a number of the concepts already but I chose to start at the beginning of the course because I couldn't figure out where else to begin The concepts we needed to cover were woven in a few lessons at a time throughout the entire course so I couldn't just start in the middle and go because we would have missed all the groundwork laid in the earlier lessons It is a lot of review -- but I figure the review can't hurt!
February 7, 2007
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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