Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 6 - Revised Edition (3rd Printing)

Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 6 - Revised Edition (3rd Printing)

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Item #: 038674
ISBN: 9781683440246
Grades: 5-6

Product Description:

Continue the adventure with Charlie and Charlotte as they learn about fractions, decimals, percentages, basic geometry, maps, graphs, charts, units of measure, averaging, rounding, Roman Numerals (only 22 lessons at this level). Reprinted with minor changes and updates in 2019.

Publisher Description:

Welcome to the sixth book in the Math Lessons for a Living Education series! This math series is based on these unwavering realities: God does not separate our life lessons into subjects; everything touches something else. His creation is woven together as a multifaceted, multi-dimensional display of His ingenious creativity.

This book will help students review and master important skills as they prepare to move into more advanced coursework. Designed to present math concepts in the context of real life, the student learns to apply the rules and techniques to solving everyday problems. Through this book students will:

  • Identify decimal basics, use decimals, and learn how to work with percentages in the real world
  • Study basics of geometry from pairs to polygons
  • Develop maps, graphs and charts, units of measure, and more.

Investigate math and develop critical thinking skills through the continuing story of Charlie, Charlotte, Natty, and Hairo. They help bring the elements of character and relationship to the study of math. Children learn best when they can learn through relationships.

Category Description for Math Lessons for a Living Education:

What is a living education? A Living Education is the real-life application of the things you learn. When this approach is applied to math, it is not taught in a vacuum; rather, mathematical concepts are integrated into everyday situations. This is the Charlotte Mason approach to education, and Angela O'Dell, author of this curriculum, has captured the spirit of the methodology infusing it with a Christian perspective in this easy-to-use series. Math is taught through the adventures of a brother and sister, Charlie and Charlotte, and their family.

Math Lessons for a Living Education books are designed to be consumable and are not reproducible. For Levels 3-6, Answer Keys are in the back. Answer Keys and additional free Resources and Errata Sheets are available at Master Solutions for Level 6 are provided in a separate Teacher Guide. Levels are designed to be one-year courses. Books (Levels 1-5) feature a suggested daily schedule at the beginning with a grid for completion and grading built in. That information is included with the Teacher Guide for Level 6. Although the books are titled as “levels,” the levels are loosely based on grade. Even if you haven’t used the earlier levels of this series, you can jump in at an appropriate skill level/topical area for your child. If you are unsure about where to begin, you can download a placement test from our website. (Links are with each Level of the series.)

The kindergarten level of this series teaches children basic math skills through stories. Children will learn to count and recognize numbers 0 to 10, develop critical thinking skills, recognize patterns, shapes, concepts of time, and more. There are 36 lessons that take about 30 minutes each day, and you do one lesson per week. Pages are colorful and engaging with friendly little faces throughout the lessons. Worksheets are included and teacher instruction is found on each exercise. Puzzle solutions are found at the back of the book along with practice sheets for numbers and shapes, calendar page, and suggested calendar activities. You have permission to copy these reproducible pages for homeschool use. A materials list and suggested schedule are in the front of the book.

There are no fancy manipulatives for this series - colorful paper versions are printed in the back of each book, and you’ll use household or other commonly-found items such as: contact paper, construction paper, large index cards, brass fasteners, crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue, hole punch & reinforcers, flashcard rings, plastic storage box, stickers for flashcards, pictures from old magazines, poster board, 100 counting items (your choice), three containers for making the Place Value Village, and snack-size/1-quart/1-gallon resealable bags. In Books 2 and 3, you will also need a 12” ruler, indoor/outdoor thermometer, coins for money lessons, and $1 bills. Book 4 requires poster board, a box of business size envelopes, folder for charts, small counting items, and modeling clay. To get started, simply cut out the manipulatives found in the back of your book and prepare them before the first lesson.

New to the series and not yet available for all grade levels are the Practice Makes Perfect workbooks. These colorful but non-reproducible books provide quizzes along with the practice worksheets. Answer/Solutions are in the back of the book.

Whether you are using the Charlotte Mason approach or just attracted to the simplicity of the courses, this series provides a solid introduction to math. Non-reproducible, over 300 perforated and 3-hole punched pages each, sc. ~ Donna


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I used this book with my older daughter and it was great. Taught mastary of a concept because it reviewed so much!! Love it!
Laura R on Aug 22, 2023
Looks like my daughter will enjoy
Crystal P on Sep 9, 2021
I used this book with my older daughter and it was great. Taught mastary of a concept because it reviewed so much!! Love it!
Laura R on Aug 22, 2023
ready for next level
Rebecca P on Dec 12, 2021
Looks like my daughter will enjoy
Crystal P on Sep 9, 2021
I am really impressed with book 5 in this series and want to continue on.
Lindsey B on Aug 26, 2021
Love this curriculum! We have used all of them.
Shelley W on Jul 31, 2021
my boys enjoy this math
Robert B on Jun 28, 2021
My daughter truly enjoys this program.
Mandi W on Jun 22, 2021
My second born has always struggled with math.The curriculum I was using was too much seat work for someone with ADD. I switched to this math because the lessons were more reasonable and because it teaches practical application of the concepts taught as well. He's done really well with this curriculum so I'm trying it out with my other kids too.
Hannah C on Dec 13, 2020
Daughter does better with physical examples of math.
SARAH N on Oct 14, 2020
We love this curriculum for math. Easy to use, the kids love it and very effective in teaching math.
Michelle Y on Oct 13, 2020
I love the world LIVING. That sold me.
alexandra g on Aug 25, 2020
My son worked through Level 5 last year and I was very pleased with the curriculum.
AMY K on Jul 31, 2020
This is our third year using MLFLE. We really enjoy the pace and method. The stories are wonderful. It works well for our family.
christina l on Jul 20, 2020
Love this curriculum
Holly C on May 4, 2020
Great series, weve used it since 4th grade.
User on Oct 23, 2019
My daughter is scared of math, but she enjoys Math Lessons for a Living Education--lessons are gentler, easier, without sacrificing quality.
Jo W on Sep 7, 2019
We have been using this curriculum for 3 years and really enjoy it! Easy to understand, lots of review.
Rosalee on Aug 7, 2019
Our children learn better with the Charlotte Mason style.
Darla E on Jul 29, 2019
My daughter just completed Level 5 and she's ready for Level 6.
Rebecca P on Dec 6, 2018
We just finished the level before and loved it! It is the perfect mix of self guidance/entertainment/kinesthetic/ AMAZING math! My kids never complained about math and it moved them methodically through the standards easily. I will say, I don't like it until level 3. Before then it was just too much writing for little kids.
Katie M on Sep 5, 2018
Great explanations and lots of repeat- this is great for my child who really struggles in math
Christy Q on Aug 3, 2018
Home schooling grade 6
Denise L on Jul 31, 2018
Charlotte Mason style math. Short, living lessons. Watched a wonderful youtube video about it and looked really perfect for my kids.
Kimberly R on Jun 7, 2018
We tried level 5 for the first part of this school year and my math-weak daughter has LOVED this approach. She's finished level 5 and asked for level 6!
Amy L on Jan 25, 2018
great pricing
Guy R on Jan 18, 2018
I read a blog about how fun this math curriculum will be.
Darlena G on Aug 21, 2017
ready for next level
Rebecca P on Dec 12, 2021
I am really impressed with book 5 in this series and want to continue on.
Lindsey B on Aug 26, 2021
is this curriculum adequate for teaching 6th grade math?
Natalie on Sep 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We feel that the entire curriculum has been a little ahead of the grade level. When my son got to the 6th book we went through it pretty quickly skipping one some of the review and then he went easily right into a 7th grade math curriculum. My daughter is almost done with the 5th book and we are going to consider skipping the 6th book all together if she looks at her brothers stuff and feels comfortable. I think doing that would greatly depend on if your child has been in this curriculum for the previous years. The curriculum in and of itself is FABULOUS and so easy to understand. My kids love it.
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Great math boys both love Math for a Living Education!
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