Horizons Math 4 Boxed Set

Horizons Math 4 Boxed Set

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Item #: 000714
ISBN: 9780867178432
Grades: 4

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 4:

Reviews four basic functions. Introduces multiplication of 2-digit by 2-digit with carrying, division with 2-digit divisor and quotient, addition/subtraction of unlike fractions, pre-algebra concepts, ratios, and more.



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.

Primary Subject
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
4.9 (lbs.)
11.5" x 9.25" x 3.25"
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I wanted to order both the student workbooks and the teacher's manual.
Karyn S on Jul 15, 2019
I love the Boxed Set because it is convenient and cheaper all together!
Julie W on Jan 1, 2019
I wanted to order both the student workbooks and the teacher's manual.
Karyn S on Jul 15, 2019
I was looking for a change from the common core curriculum we have been using and read good reviews about this curriculum, so I decided to give it a try.
Lisa M on Apr 2, 2019
I love the Boxed Set because it is convenient and cheaper all together!
Julie W on Jan 1, 2019
My daughter chose it over Saxon because it was more colorful and seemed more appealing to her. Her Charter school Education Specialist said Horizon was a great math choice and they were always happy when families use it.
DeAnne H on Aug 29, 2018
We homeschool and my daughter has been using Horizon since she was 5, we love the curriculum
Heather B on Aug 10, 2018
kids are learning well with horizons
Donna R on Jul 8, 2018
My child struggles with Math concepts. This program seems like it will be a good fit.
Jennifer C on Mar 8, 2018
We have had good success with horizons.
Jennifer M on Mar 6, 2018
It was a complete set. I homeschool my 2 kids and is constantly looking for a set rather than individualized books. The reviews from parents also helped in your web site. <br /><br />- Claire
Claire C on Oct 22, 2017
My son has been taking the Horizons Math course for the last two years and he’s done well with it so we are continuing with the curriculum. The continual reinforcement of learned concepts is very helpful.
Joanna J on Jul 8, 2017
I love Horizon math! It is colorful and right on target for my son!
Leigh G on May 18, 2017
Love Horizons Math. The repetition and spiral approach is very thorough.
Stephanie S on Mar 15, 2017
Wonderful colorful book that works step by step. Its fun while teaching.
Lori P on Oct 27, 2016
I have loved Horizons Math 2 and 3. My daughter responds best to a spiral math program. This one is colorful and fun and gives lots of practice. Gets the job done.
Adrienne J on Aug 10, 2016
This math program fits well with two of my children - easy on me to prep and teach and they like the color plus the short review sections.
Nicole L on Jul 2, 2016
We have used this series since kindergarten and have found great success. We love Horizons math!
Christie C on May 31, 2016
We love Horizon!
robyn b on May 7, 2016
My daughter is about to move on to the 4th grade level in this and we have liked it thus far. Teaches new concepts while revisiting previously taught ones to insure mastery.
Stacey L on Apr 14, 2016
I found Horizons to be understandable and just the right daily length. It's attractive and explained well.
Nancy Y on Oct 29, 2015
I was looking for a change from the common core curriculum we have been using and read good reviews about this curriculum, so I decided to give it a try.
Lisa M on Apr 2, 2019
My daughter chose it over Saxon because it was more colorful and seemed more appealing to her. Her Charter school Education Specialist said Horizon was a great math choice and they were always happy when families use it.
DeAnne H on Aug 29, 2018
What is included in the box set for math 4? I'm looking for both student workbooks and the teacher's guide.
A shopper on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought the Homeschool Curriculum Kit -Math 4 -. Includes: two student workbooks and the Teacher's guide.
Does this curriculum incorporate a daily speed drill into the lesson?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, but it does offer a lot flash card review to memorize math facts. There are supplemental worksheets of the same facts that are being drilled with the cards. You could easily time either of these.
what grade level does this go to?
User on Apr 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Horizons Math 4 is for 4th grade. However, it is a fast-paced course and may be more advanced compared to other curriculum at grade level.
Is this common core math?
User on Apr 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. A few of the explanations are a little different than the way I learned them years ago, but nothing as bewildering as Common Core.
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different than lower grades
We loved Horizons K-3, but this one is different. I find the teacher's manual useless. I appreciated the 3rd grade teacher's manual with the exact worksheets with the answers filled in, so I could follow along and answer any questions as my child worked, and I could read the problem aloud and work it out with her, as I was seeing the same thing she was seeing - also grading was much simpler. With this teacher's manual, the answers are difficult to follow, it's literally the answers and nothing else. And there's not much as far as explanations for concepts for the teachers manual either, (this is actually true for the lower grades as well), so if there's a new concept that is introduced, and the teacher is not familiar, you're Googling! The worksheets are similar to 3rd grade, but significantly longer. 3rd grade was one sheet front and back, 4th grade is up to several pages front and back. I'm disappointed, because up until this year Horizons has been our favorite, now I'm looking into other options. Math is something I want laid out with clear and concise explanations.
April 1, 2019
8 months ago
Perfect curriculum for elementary math!
We love the fun, colorful worksheets and we really like how it touches on a variety of learned concepts each day, so our kids remember them! There are no units that are drilled down and forgotten here. The worksheets take about 20-30 mins daily, so it’s easy to supplement some extra math facts and manipulatives into your daily routine. Enjoy this wonderful program!
May 9, 2018
1 year ago
Review for horizons math 4 boxed set
It was pretty good. We got this for my 8 years old. A bit easy for her. I think box 5 would be more at her level.
October 11, 2017
over 2 years ago
I have been very pleased with Horizons Math The lessons are presented in a great format that doesn't require much time for each lesson My third grader is completing the fourth grade workbook 2 and is progressing amazingly well My 12 year old daughter used Horizons Math from kindergarten to sixth grade She is now taking Algebra with a different math curriculum I attribute her success in math to her years taking Horizons Math It prepared her for the higher math
March 31, 2010
My 8yo daughter has been using Horizons Math since Kindergarten and I LOVE this program More colorful than Saxon and much easier to understand My daughter did the K and 1st grade books in one year I like the review in each lesson as well as the new concept covered Not too lengthy as to frustrate a child but only a few problems per section One of the teacher's manuals has reproducible drill pages extra worksheets etc if your child needs it The only problem that my daughter had was this: going from the second grade book to the third grade book the print got smaller and the space given for answers also got smaller Students are asked to do more problems/sections than in second grade and it was a bit daunting at first Being only seven and doing the 3rd grade book her fine motor skills of writing her numbers pretty small just wasn't there But with patience and practice this skill has been achieved and she is ready to move on to the 4th grade text for next year I would HIGHLY recommend this curriculum to any home schooling parent
June 17, 2007
I have gone through countless number of math curriculums Math did/does not come easy for my daughter This is the ONLY math curriculum she understands and enjoys using I highly recommend it to anyone that has a child struggling in this department I really wished it went higher
January 9, 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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