Making Math Meaningful 5 Workbook

Making Math Meaningful 5 Workbook

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ISBN: 9780012066843
Grades: 5

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Very large numbers (up to septillions!), multiplication (up to 5 digits by 3 digits), division (up to 4 digits divided by 2 digits), fractions & decimals (equivalent fractions, completing equations, computing sums & differences, multiplying whole numbers and fractions, decimals-tenths and hundredths), and patterns (factors and multiples of a number, describing and extending sequences).

Category Description for Making Math Meaningful:

In the words of author David Quine, "Making Math Meaningful is based upon the idea that people are a special creation of God with abilities and needs to worship, to create, and to reason. With Making Math Meaningful children are taught to reason, to understand, and to apply what they learn - not simply parrot back information!" The curriculum stresses understanding concepts over computational practice.

This is a complete math program for levels K-6. Each Parent-Teacher Guide consists of a series of highly organized activities, or lessons. Chapter objectives are clearly stated. Each lesson is separated into "What I am to Say" and "What I am to Do" sections that the teacher can easily follow. There are three basic lesson types: Exploring, Naming, and Applying the Concept. In Exploring, the child investigates a concept. Manipulatives are used in levels K-3 to provide concrete examples. In Naming, math terminology is introduced. In Applying, the child practices the concept or skill.

A suggested teaching schedule is provided, but the teacher should move at the student's pace. Quine recommends that children be taught math during longer periods of time, 1.5-2 hours, for 2-3 days a week. This provides sufficient time for the teacher to introduce whole concepts and the student to digest the information. If a grade level is completed before the school year ends, move to the next level. Otherwise, stop and pick up at the same point for the following year. After completing level 6, students should be ready for Algebra I.

Sets for levels K-4 consist of a Parent-Teacher Guide (includes answers to the workbook exercises) and a Student Workbook. Level 5 has a Student Directed Workbook only with answers at the end of the workbook. Level 6 has a Student Directed Text only with answers at the end of the text. Also available is a math manipulative kit for grades K-3 that includes 50 Unifix Cubes, 100 Counting Chips, and 100 Connecting Links. Other required materials are listed at the beginning of each activity and can generally be found around the house.

One aspect I liked about the Parent-Teacher Guides is every lesson is an activity. Students cannot be passive about learning math when they are asked to count pennies, dimes, and dollars (to learn about base 10 place value) or to equally divide a loaf of bread for a family of 8 (to learn about fractions). This program does a great job presenting "real-life" math problems to which students can easily relate. For example, division problems are presented in the context of a family's summer travels across the U.S. and the distance they traveled between cities.

Although I agree with Quine in emphasizing concepts over computation, my concern is that there may be students who need more practice in computation than is provided. Personally, the more practice I got, the better my computational skills became. If this is the case for your child, you may need to find a suitable computational supplement. Also, there are no written tests or quizzes for this curriculum. The rationale here is that the parent should know whether or not the child has understood a concept since he/she interacts so closely with the child in this program. However, for student-directed levels (5 & 6), there are evaluations by the chapter. ~ Anh




Category Description for Making Math Meaningful Grade 5:

Very large numbers (up to septillions!), multiplication (up to 5 digits by 3 digits), division (up to 4 digits divided by 2 digits), fractions & decimals (equivalent fractions, completing equations, computing sums & differences, multiplying whole numbers and fractions, decimals-tenths and hundredths), and patterns (factors and multiples of a number, describing and extending sequences).




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:



Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
5
ISBN
9780012066843
Author
David Quine
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Cornerstone Curriculum Project
Weight
1.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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I like Waldorf materials. Heard great things about it. We will see.
Kristal H on Jul 25, 2019
Been using MMM since Kindergarten and find the word problems essential in my child's comprehension growth. I find the word problems transfer into her reading higher literature.
Winnie G on Feb 8, 2019
I like Waldorf materials. Heard great things about it. We will see.
Kristal H on Jul 25, 2019
My 8 year old is finishing up fourth grade and is on the third to the last book of the Life of Fred elementary series. (We love Fred!!) I just feel she needs something more. She's a huge book worm so the story form of Fred has worked great for her for 3 years, but I think she's getting bored. She's G&T so she doesn't need a lot of repetition. I like the style of MMM so much and I HOPE it will fit her as well. Homeschooling is trial and error right?? :)
Abby P on Mar 22, 2019
Been using MMM since Kindergarten and find the word problems essential in my child's comprehension growth. I find the word problems transfer into her reading higher literature.
Winnie G on Feb 8, 2019
I have used this series with all of my kids. I really like how the text is scripted in the early years and leads to more independent work in the later levels. I like how it focuses on understanding why math works and not just shortcuts.
User on Aug 11, 2016
A few years into our homeschooling journey, I new we needed new math. We had been using Saxon. It left my 2nd grader in tears, and it was so tedious for my 6th grader, we just never got it done. I went to a huge convention with the sole purpose of finding the perfect math. I looked at EVERYTHING. I talked to EVERYONE. I chose this. We switched. Math became instantly happy and non-stressful. We have used this math for over nine years, for 6 children, ages K through 6. Best choice I ever made.
Camilla A on Aug 8, 2016
Recommended by a teacher to help build confidence in math skills
Daisy H on Jun 18, 2016
We love this program! It's the next book in the series.
Tina H on Dec 30, 2015
My kids find the teaching style of this series fun and easy to understand. They especially like the historical and daily application lessons. Lessons also offer several different assignments geared towards different learning styles so I can skip an assignment that might be frustrating and give them a similar one that suits them better. Although most of the time I mix the different styles up to challenge them.
Victoria H on Oct 22, 2015
My 8 year old is finishing up fourth grade and is on the third to the last book of the Life of Fred elementary series. (We love Fred!!) I just feel she needs something more. She's a huge book worm so the story form of Fred has worked great for her for 3 years, but I think she's getting bored. She's G&T so she doesn't need a lot of repetition. I like the style of MMM so much and I HOPE it will fit her as well. Homeschooling is trial and error right?? :)
Abby P on Mar 22, 2019
I have used this series with all of my kids. I really like how the text is scripted in the early years and leads to more independent work in the later levels. I like how it focuses on understanding why math works and not just shortcuts.
User on Aug 11, 2016
Is this math program good for a child who struggles with remembering math concepts and may even have dyscalculia?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Possibly. The program is based on teacher-student interaction with an emphasis on concept development. These two characteristics are usually positive more struggling students. Lower levels of this curriculum have a strong hands on element but that has large disappeared by this level. It may boil down to the learning style of your student. Another positive would be that computational practice are not over-emphasized.
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