Looking for a fun-filled, time-tested math curriculum that keeps pace with today's standards in elementary math education? Look no further! Alpha Omega Publications has just what you needthe Horizons 2nd Grade Math Student Book 2. The beauty of this softbound, consumable workbook is the unique spiral-learning method which introduces, reviews, and reinforces new math concepts quickly. In Student Book 2 of this Alpha Omega curriculum, your child will expand on skills learned in Horizons 2nd Grade Math Student Book 1 as well as learn how to subtract by borrowing from the 1's and 10's columns, determine linear equivalents in English and metric measurements, and identify octagons, pentagons, and other geometric figures. What's more, hands-on lessons and learning activities keep math so interesting, your child actually looks forward to math each homeschooling day. After each series of 10 lessons, your child's knowledge is evaluated with a comprehensive review test to make sure he understands each math concept completely.
Covers more complex addition and subtraction, multiplication facts 1-10, place value, correspondence, fractions (½,¼), Fahrenheit temperature, ratio, decimals (with money), area, perimeter, and volume.
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.
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