Math 5 Lifepacs Only

Math 5 Lifepacs Only

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Item #: 013778
ISBN: 9780740334801
Grades: 5

Product Description:

Lifepac Set only - No Teacher's Guide.Place Value/Addition/Subtraction, Multiplying Whole Numbers & Decimals, Dividing Whole Numbers & Decimals, Algebra & Graphing, Measurement, Factors & Fractions, Fraction Operations, Data Analysis & Probability, Geometry, Perimeter/Area/Volume.

Publisher Description:

Teach numerical literacy and geometric concepts with the best-selling LIFEPAC 5th Grade Math 10-Unit Set from Alpha Omega Publications! This mastery-based program contains ten colorful worktexts that prepare students for higher levels of math instruction. This ten-part series includes lessons on place value, algebra, graphing, fraction operations, data analysis, geometry, and more.

The LIFEPAC 5th Grade Math 10-Unit Set also offers step-by-step explanations of concepts, colorful illustrations, and plenty of practice exercises to encourage concept mastery. Plus, each slim worktext can be completed in as little as three to four weeks, ensuring a regular sense of accomplishment. In addition, each mastery-based worktext contains regular self tests and a removable, teacher-administered unit test.

Category Description for LIFEPAC 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. LIFEPACs only (no teacher guide) are also available for use with multiple students. 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, decoding, etc) as well as standard drills, but LIFEPACs provide many more problems per workbook page. ~ Anh

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Category Description for Alpha Omega Mathematics:

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.

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Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
5
ISBN
9780740334801
Format
Softcover Book Set
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
Weight
2.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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I've used Horizons math with my daughter in the past, but decided to use the Lifepac unit study books to really help her master each concept. The spiral approach just wasn't working for her. I felt like she kept forgetting new concepts and I'd have to re-teach her all over again. I'm confident that this will be a better fit and allow us to work at her pace. We'll be using it alongside CTC Math. I like the more traditional approach unlike programs like Math Mammoth, which are Common Core.
TARA on Jul 7, 2019
I've used Horizons math with my daughter in the past, but decided to use the Lifepac unit study books to really help her master each concept. The spiral approach just wasn't working for her. I felt like she kept forgetting new concepts and I'd have to re-teach her all over again. I'm confident that this will be a better fit and allow us to work at her pace. We'll be using it alongside CTC Math. I like the more traditional approach unlike programs like Math Mammoth, which are Common Core.
TARA on Jul 7, 2019
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