Looking for creative ways to make multiplication, division, and other complex math concepts more exciting? The award-winning Horizons 3rd Grade Math Set from Alpha Omega Publications contains fun-filled, teacher-directed activities perfect for interactive learning. Play money, flashcards, games, and other suggested manipulatives in this Alpha Omega curriculum reinforce your child's retention as new concepts are introduced and reviewed. Throughout this colorful, brightly illustrated course, mind-stretching lessons will have your child mastering more difficult mathematical concepts like equations, the metric system, map reading, and decimal equivalents, in no time at all!
But there's more! This best-selling homeschooling math curriculum also includes a two-part, comprehensive teacher's guide that clearly outlines lessons plans 1-160. Specific objectives, needed materials, and suggested learning activities in this Alpha Omega curriculum save on precious teaching preparation time. Plus, you'll love the daily homeschool lesson planner, student readiness evaluation, answer keys, teaching tips, and additional worksheets that keep you focused as you give your 3rd grader a thorough education in mathematics.
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.
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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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!
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