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 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 Making Math Meaningful:

Following the Charlotte Mason philosophy and teaching methods, this complete math program for Levels K-6 focuses on conceptual reasoning from a Biblical Worldview. Levels K-4 are student-teacher interactive, while levels 5-6 are written directly to the student. The Parent Guide (K-4) 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: Observation (Exploring), Interpretation (Explaining) and Application (Expanding) the Concept. While the lesson titles are slightly different between the editions, the instructional focus is the same. In Observation, the child investigates a concept. Manipulatives are used in levels K-4 to provide concrete examples and practice. In Interpretation, math terminology and/or the math formula is given. In Application, the child practices the concept or skill.

A suggested teaching schedule is provided, but the teacher should move at the student's pace. The author 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, continue at the student’s pace, allowing him as much time as necessary to master the concepts. After completing Level 6, students should be ready for Algebra I.

Level K-4 Sets consist of a Parent- Guide (includes answers to the workbook exercises) and a Student Workbook. Level 5 has a Student Directed Workbook that only provides 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 Manipulative Kit for grades K-4 that includes 50 Unifix Cubes, 100 Counting Chips, and 100 Connecting Links. Other required materials are listed at the beginning of the Parent Guide and with each lesson and can generally be found around the house.

One aspect I liked about the Parent-Teacher Guides is every lesson features 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 family and friends. This program does a great job presenting "real-life" story problems to which students can easily relate.

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. At the higher levels, however, for student-directed Levels (5 & 6), there are evaluations by the chapter. ~ Anh/Deanne

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 switched to this math 12 years ago (from Saxon) after going to a mega convention and spending two days looking closely at every math program I could find. It is hands down THE BEST. No other math curriculum comes close in my opinion. This, incidentally, was recommended to me by Tom Clark of Videotext Interactive--and he would know a good math program. It has been simple and perfect for all seven of my children, no matter their style of learning.
Camilla A on Apr 14, 2020
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 switched to this math 12 years ago (from Saxon) after going to a mega convention and spending two days looking closely at every math program I could find. It is hands down THE BEST. No other math curriculum comes close in my opinion. This, incidentally, was recommended to me by Tom Clark of Videotext Interactive--and he would know a good math program. It has been simple and perfect for all seven of my children, no matter their style of learning.
Camilla A on Apr 14, 2020
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
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
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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