Making Math Meaningful 6 Student Workbook

Making Math Meaningful 6 Student Workbook

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ISBN: 9780012066836
Grades: 6

Product Description:

Division (review of long and short hand methods), fractions (addition & subtraction with mixed numbers, multiplying and dividing fractions, solving fraction word problems), decimals (up to thousandths, parts of a dollar, adding & subtracting, multiplying & dividing, word problems, computational problems), ratios, proportions, & percentages (relationships, equivalence, ratios and triangles, the percent as a special ratio), algebraic relationships (order of operations, introducing a variable, writing equations, introducing negative numbers) and mathematical reasoning.

Category Description for Making Math Meaningful Grade 6:

Division (review of long and short hand methods), fractions (addition & subtraction with mixed numbers, multiplying and dividing fractions, solving fraction word problems), decimals (up to thousandths, parts of a dollar, adding & subtracting, multiplying & dividing, word problems, computational problems), ratios, proportions, & percentages (relationships, equivalence, ratios and triangles, the percent as a special ratio), algebraic relationships (order of operations, introducing a variable, writing equations, introducing negative numbers) and mathematical reasoning.




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
6
ISBN
9780012066836
Author
David Quine
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Cornerstone Curriculum Project
Weight
2.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.62"
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Simple and effective
Paula L on Aug 2, 2020
This math series has been a life saver for my dyslexic/dysgraphic child.
Jakob L on Sep 30, 2019
Simple and effective
Paula L on Aug 2, 2020
Great curriculum! Helps kids learn how to thoughfully approach math problems.
Jessica J on Jul 4, 2020
This math series has been a life saver for my dyslexic/dysgraphic child.
Jakob L on Sep 30, 2019
Like it because it is all about learning the concepts
Ashley V on Jul 29, 2019
I have been using David Quine's Making Math Meaningful Curriculum since my children were in first grade. This is the second to last book in the series, and it has worked very well for our family.
Jocelyn B on Oct 4, 2016
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 learning the "why" of how math works.
User on Aug 11, 2016
The product description says it teaches for understanding and not just procedure. This is important to me. I use another program that teaches this way but it is very teacher intensive, even in the later grades, when not as necessary. This program is said to teach directly to the student. My hope is that it will do just that and free me up to work more with my younger students.
siobhan w on Jun 8, 2016
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
Great curriculum! Helps kids learn how to thoughfully approach math problems.
Jessica J on Jul 4, 2020
Like it because it is all about learning the concepts
Ashley V on Jul 29, 2019
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We haven't used this long but I am pleased so far. My daughter was finally able to wrap her brain around long division with this program. Using word problems to lay out the process is ingenious! We look forward to continuing with it. I wanted something she could do a little more independently. I have had to help her but once she got the concept she has been able to work on her own.
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