Horizons Math 6 Workbook Two
Is your child ready for more advanced mathematics? Does he know how to construct a parallelogram, solve two-step story problems, divide with fractions, compare and convert metric and English measurements, or add and subtract like and unlike integers on a number line? Teach your child all these basic math concepts and more with the Horizons 6th Grade Math Student Book 2 from Alpha Omega Publications. This brightly illustrated, consumable workbook expands on skills learned in Horizons 6th Grade Math Student Book 1 with easy-to-learn, fast-paced lessons that prepare your homeschool child for more difficult math concepts in the future.
But there's more! To ensure that your child masters each lesson presented in this easy-to-learn workbook, you'll find a comprehensive review test after each series of 10 worksheets. And as an added feature, you'll love the perforated pages in this Alpha Omega curriculum that allow your child to work his math problems comfortably and proudly display his finished work once he is done.
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.
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.