Horizons Math 6 Boxed Set

Horizons Math 6 Boxed Set

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ISBN: 9780740300134
Grades: 6

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 6:

Continues to build upon its coverage of math basics. New concepts include word numbers through hundred trillion, scientific notation, base 2, 4-digit by 4-digit multiplication, division up to 5- and 6-digit quotients, perimeter, area and volume, ratios, graphs, 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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Elementary/High School
Softcover Boxed Book Set
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Alpha Omega Publications
5.15 (lbs.)
11.5" x 9.25" x 3.25"
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We've been using Horizons math for years and love it!
Heidi Y on Aug 13, 2019
I needed a good spiraling curriculum for my math challenged learner
Cherie T on Dec 28, 2018
We've been using Horizons math for years and love it!
Heidi Y on Aug 13, 2019
april h on Jul 20, 2019
I needed a good spiraling curriculum for my math challenged learner
Cherie T on Dec 28, 2018
We have used Horizons Math for years, and it is a great curriculum. Challenging, lots of review, and Christian worldview.
Cindy G on Aug 15, 2018
We have been happy with Horizons Math for my oldest daughter so we are trying it again this year!
Erin V on Jul 28, 2018
I liked Box set 5 and we're ready to move on to the next level
Alisa L on Jul 23, 2018
Horizons seems to be the best option for our visual child. We’ve tried Teaching Textbooks, Abeka, and Singapore and found Horizons to be the best of these for our middle child who is a visual learner and finds this curriculum to be more helpful to her than something like Saxon.
Alisa R on Jul 4, 2018
Thorough and easy to teach. Colorful pages that kids like. Fun math games.
Kristen K on Aug 15, 2017
My son has been using a traditional Math program at his private school; however, we have decided to homeschool this next year. I read some wonderful reviews about Horizons Math and decided to give it a try with him as he finishes up his last year of Elementary math before Algebra!
Julie D on Jul 2, 2017
Co-op uses it.
Lindsey L on May 25, 2017
I appreciate the thorough spiral approach in the earlier Horizons books.
Stephanie S on Mar 15, 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
Horizon Math seems to explain and present their lessons in an understandable, clear, usable, and visually pleasing way. I really like the way that they organize new thoughts - in charts (with color). For my daughter, who is a visual learner and struggles with Math, I think that the simple organization and color will really help her. We have been using Saxon, which is a daunting curriculum for a visual learner, in my opinion. It's so boring for her!
Monica R on Feb 10, 2017
We have done sets with my younger boys, I am hoping this will be effective with my older son.
User on Sep 8, 2016
Horixzons math has been working very well for us. This is our 3rd year with Horizons. My daughter is learning her math concepts well and even enjoys doing it!
Lori O on Sep 1, 2016
We have used same curriculum for math since Kinder and we love it
Ameye C on Aug 25, 2016
We love Horizons math! It reviews material on each worksheet from previous lessons, the lessons are all laid out for you, and it's very affordable. Plus the curriculum carries on for grades 7 and 8 with pre-algebra. Nicely done!
Michelle D on Jun 23, 2016
april h on Jul 20, 2019
We have used Horizons Math for years, and it is a great curriculum. Challenging, lots of review, and Christian worldview.
Cindy G on Aug 15, 2018
Does this include the teachers book and all the workbooks and the manipulative kit?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These kits include both the student textbooks and the teacher's guide, which includes answers for grading. It does not include manipulative. There are excellent manipulatives by grade levels that work very well with this curriculum for sale at Rainbow though. It is an easy teach, easy grade curriculum and I have loved it through the years. My children are always way ahead with this curriculum (I have graduated 2 and have 2 children to go) and they love doing it! (Well, as much as kids love doing Math and school work...that's always a day to day thing)
does this set include the tests? or do I purchase the tests separately?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tests are actually included in the student workbooks (in between lessons). You can either rip them out (along the perforated edges) and have your child take the test with a closed workbook or you can have the child take the test right out of the workbook. My boys never realize it's a test and complete it as "just another lesson" which seems to offer a lot less pressure for them and some pleasantly surprised kids.
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This is an excellent math program. My son does one lesson daily. We supplement one page daily of Singapore Primary Mathematics Standard Edition 6A/6B. Both Math programs compliment each other. The Singapore program involves more deeper thinking; but Horizons reviews previous skills and builds on new ones. My son does math throughout the summer and even during other school breaks/vacations. He loves math.
May 31, 2017
over 2 years ago
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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