Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2

Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2

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Item #: 050290
ISBN: 9780890519240
Grades: K-2

Product Description:

Book 2 follows the adventures of Charlie and Charlotte once they have returned home from their grandparent's farm. Using the same format as Book 1, Book 2 content teaches addition and subtraction (including carrying & borrowing), numbers to 100, simple fractions, word problems, skip counting, inches/feet, perimeter, dollars/cents, temperature, graphs, pounds/ounces, liquid measure, and a bit about the seasons, geography, and love of family.

Category Description for PROGRAMS - OTHER:

While offering some instruction, these programs include less teaching material or do not cover the full range of grade-level skills that the comprehensive programs offer.

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 in this easy-to-use series. Math is taught through the adventures of a brother and sister, Charlie and Charlotte, and their family.

Math for a Living Education Books are designed to be consumable and are not reproducible. Solutions Manuals for Levels 1 & 2 are available as downloads with links provided in the book. Levels 3, 4, & 5 have Solutions Manuals included in the back of each book. 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.)

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.

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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My kindergardener is almost done with level 1. Be sure to evaluate your student on the Living Education/Master Books website so you get the right level for their needs. So happy with this curriculum for all three of my students of varying math abilitites.
Dayle R on Mar 31, 2020
We have children in Levles 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6! Our 7 year old is going through level 1 very quickly so he'll be ready for Level 2 soon :)
Amy H on Jan 23, 2020
My kindergardener is almost done with level 1. Be sure to evaluate your student on the Living Education/Master Books website so you get the right level for their needs. So happy with this curriculum for all three of my students of varying math abilitites.
Dayle R on Mar 31, 2020
Our 1st grader loved level 1 and is looking forward to level 2.
Sara E on Mar 30, 2020
We have children in Levles 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6! Our 7 year old is going through level 1 very quickly so he'll be ready for Level 2 soon :)
Amy H on Jan 23, 2020
my son he its 8
Yamile B on Jan 7, 2020
My daughter loved level 1, looking forward to continuing this series with her!
Kindahl L on Sep 22, 2019
I was looking for a comprehensive math curriculum that was a spiral review approach. This seemed interesting and I am getting the same curriculum for my other son, and I like using the same curriculum for all my kids.
Crystal W on Sep 20, 2019
Looking for a Charlotte Mason type math!
User on Sep 10, 2019
Love the gentle approach to math this curriculum offers
Traci H on Sep 10, 2019
Love the appealing story portion and colorful pages for my artistic child! My research assured me that this is comprehensive and I'm excited to do math with my kids. Hear that? I'm EXCITED TO DO MATH. What?!
Dayle R on Sep 5, 2019
I'm switching things up this year and taking more of a Charlotte Mason approach. I love that these lessons all begin with a story that you read with your child, and then lessons are not very long. I'm excited for my kids to actually look forward to math time!
Amy C on Sep 1, 2019
I appreciate not needing a teacher book to accompany the lower level elementary curriculum. My son is looking forward to the story that goes along with each lesson. The curriculum itself seems like a thoughtful approach to teaching math.
Kristy A on Aug 22, 2019
Because it is based on Charlotte Mason approach.
Heather C on Jul 31, 2019
Our children learn better with the Charlotte Mason style.
Darla E on Jul 29, 2019
Heard good things online, decided to try it out.
Michael B on Jul 16, 2019
I enjoy a curriculum that support real life application and use and look forward to this charlotte mason style math curriculum!
Paige O on Jul 1, 2019
Fits in well with my curriculum, affordable.
Jessica C on Jun 30, 2019
Hoping for a simpler approach to mathematics for my special needs visual learner.
Sherra K on Jun 18, 2019
My first grader has completed the MFLE book 1. We have enjoyed the gentle, yet thorough approach.
Melinda H on Feb 26, 2019
Story based math curriculum
Karen H on Feb 12, 2019
I love the incorporation of story telling and God into the math concepts
Donna V on Feb 4, 2019
We have used level 1 of this series and enjoyed it.
Lucas M on Dec 20, 2018
My daughter loves this math series
Rebecca D on Dec 4, 2018
I used Level 1 for my daughter who was having a hard time with grasping place value. The story of Charlotte and Charlie was very engaging and kept her motivated. She completed her lessons and was always eager to share with the rest of the family. So I'm keeping her in Living Education for the next level. Thanks and God Bless.
Marie R on Sep 25, 2018
We loved level 1.
Joshua S on Sep 14, 2018
My kids enjoy the story of Charlie and Charlotte and it presents math in understandable, real life terms.
Julie M on Sep 5, 2018
My daughter LOVED the charming story about the twins & found their story, and the way they learn through day to day activities extremely relatable. My child is a kinesthetic learner, so we like the the lessons are short and she doesn't have to sit at the table for too long. Although the lessons are quick, that does not detract from the quality of the content. There is regular review built into the curriculum, and you do not need to purchase any additional supplies to complete the lessons.
Jacquelynn M on Aug 31, 2018
I chose this curriculum because I realized my children could fill in the blanks/answer math problems without knowing how to explain how they got their answer.
Sara C on Aug 9, 2018
Extensive research led to me this product
Rachel A on Aug 6, 2018
We used MLFLE last year and loved the simple, streamlined approach.
Kara W on Aug 1, 2018
I love Charlotte Mason and was intrigued when I found these.
Renee T on Jul 31, 2018
It is written according to my teaching style, very Charlotte Mason.
Tammy Y on Jul 25, 2018
A friend likes to use this for her 1 - 3 grades
Jay S on Jul 24, 2018
I am only purchasing Charlotte Mason material this year. Smaller lessons, easy approach, it's what I believe I am looking for.
Katrina M on Jul 22, 2018
Math + Charlotte Mason! What else is there to say :) Totally answers the age old question, "When will I ever use this in the real world?"
Tiffany H on Jun 20, 2018
A Charlotte Mason approach to Math that I'm excited to try!
Brenda S on Jun 16, 2018
I wanted to go with a less structured approach to math than the standard common core aligned workbook. My kids were bored and miserable with Math Mammoth, so I thought I'd give something story-based a try. They love the Elemental Science living science curriculum and this seems like a similar approach.
Sara M on Mar 6, 2018
We have really enjoyed using this series of math books. I have already worked through Level 2 with my firstborn, now my 2nd child is ready for it! Thorough teaching without a lot of busywork.
Carrie D on Feb 27, 2018
My 4th grader has been struggling with math and decided to change math curriculum. After researching much, I think this curriculum will be a great fit for her.
Patsy L on Feb 13, 2018
My kids really enjoy doing math this way. Lots of hands on activities to teach concepts. Makes learning math fun because it's not just endless rows of math problems. Lots of variation in each lesson and plenty of review.
Cynthia W on Feb 12, 2018
I was hoping this was a good math program for my right-brained learner with stories that helped her learn math concepts. Instead it was just a math curriculum with a story line. It was not helpful.
Jodi S on Jan 2, 2018
Great recommendations from other homeschooling families. Good price point. My daughter will be highly motivated by the "story style" of lessons this mathematics curriculum offers.
Emily S on Dec 9, 2017
it is a great Curriculum. Very Gentle!
Nicole W on Oct 20, 2017
Recommended by a friend as being a great math curriculum that a child could do on their own.
jess p on Oct 16, 2017
Recommended by friend.
Megan F on Sep 21, 2017
I chose this math book for my son because I've have friends that use it and they tell me their kids beg to do more work than assigned for the day. My son is bored with his other math curriculum and the story telling format mixed with worksheets and simple manipulatives seems like a good fit for us.
Lynnae E on Sep 21, 2017
I love the layout of the math book. The real life passages and the break down of the daily assignments will help me greatly.
Katrina K on Sep 7, 2017
Level 1 worked very well for us!
Krista J P on Sep 6, 2017
We needed a new approach to math and using the story aspect with bite sized lessons works well for my child.
Becky on Sep 5, 2017
I purchased math lessons for a living education level 1 for my younger son. I really like the way the book is set up. I think it will work well for my older son as well.
kerry k on Aug 26, 2017
Charlotte Mason approach to math.
Casandra B on Aug 25, 2017
Our 1st grader loved level 1 and is looking forward to level 2.
Sara E on Mar 30, 2020
my son he its 8
Yamile B on Jan 7, 2020
my daughter will be in first grade next year and I think she has learned all the concepts in book one, EXCEPT place value, which she is touching briefly in kindergarten. Would it be fine to start in book 2 in this case? will she still be a
exposed to a solid teaching of place value in book 2 without being left with gaps?
A shopper on May 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe she will be just fine. They use the concept of Place Value Village (similar to Math-U-See) and there is some review of place value in the book (the first lesson and 2 other review lessons throughout the year). I found that the book as a whole was more appropriate for first grade than second. We used it as a supplement since math is our "battle" subject and I wanted my daughter to enjoy it a bit more. It is good material and definitely a more enjoyable approach, but I don't know if I would recommend it as the only math your child gets. It definitely covers the basics, but compared to a more comprehensive program like Singapore (which is the other curriculum we use) it is VERY basic. Hope this helps!
How long does a lesson take each day? Can i do a longer lesson once a week and just guide them through some practice the rest of the week?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 4 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 4 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1
BEST ANSWER: It's been awhile so my memory might not be 100% accurate but from what I recall the book is divided into 36 "lessons". Each lesson is divided into 5 days - so 1 lesson per week. Day 1 has a story to go along with the lesson so it might be 2/3 minutes longer than the other days - but I'd say on average you could do each days work in 10-20 minutes depending on how in depth you want to go and on how easily the child picks up the material (also depending on what it is - some concepts might require more teaching than others). You could certainly do more than 1 days worth on one day a week and then do less on the other days if you wanted to.
My daughter was in regular school for kindergarten. I know technically she would be on book 2 but is this a series where you need to start with book 1 to grasp the concepts?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If she is solid with the math that's covered in book 1, she'll be fine. The only thing she would miss is the storyline. The two main characters are brother and sister, their family introduces them to math in real world situations, and they refer to previous situations from the first book. As long as she wouldn't get caught up on that, it's a great book.
I just need to know if this book has religious content? I want this series regardless but I need the information.
A shopper on Mar 3, 2016
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 5 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 5 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 3 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 3 with Answer Key
BEST ANSWER: The beginning of each lesson is a continuing story of a Christian family and their missionary work in Peru. The family of five are all traveling to Peru to help at an orphanage. They talk about praying, bible studies, God, and Jesus. So to answer your question...Yes.
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Love it!
I love this Math program from Master Books! Character-building, holistic, short lessons, and plenty of time to expand and supplement in any problem areas. Best of all, it's very affordable for the quality presented. I have a daughter with special needs as well as a fast-paced son, and this works across the spectrum for everyone.
October 13, 2019
6 months ago
Relational Math
Our daughter loves her math book. The author focuses on learning through story, relationships and real world examples.
May 16, 2019
11 months ago
Enjoying this curriculum
We started with level 1 for 1st grade (I decided to catch up on some missed concept during K.) I love the concept of practical math and stories attached to it. We finished it in 6 months and started level 2 in March. I like this curriculum, however I would add more addition and subtraction concept for everyday extra task.
March 13, 2019
1 year ago
Comprehensive and Simple
My daughter LOVES this curriculum. She does her math quickly and happily. She loves Place Value Village- we use Shopkins instead of beans. PVV days are so much fun for her. We also had fun making pudding for our math lesson and had fun failing at making taffy for math. Last year, we tried LIFEPACS (major fail) & Life of Fred. Life of Fred was fun- but this is better! The lessons are short and comprehensive. I am a former public school teacher and think that this curriculum is super. We will continue on to Level 3 with this curriculum. Every now and then I modify a lesson or use something else instead (we are not making an actual quilt this year- sorry not sorry) :) but for the most part, we just LOVE MLFLE. It's affordable and this little family gives it 2 thumbs up!
February 12, 2019
Glad we switched!
Great product! I feel it is better than Fred in that the story line models a Godly family versus a silly story. We still read Fred for fun but primarily use this curriculum. One of the qualities I really enjoy is the narrating of concepts to ensure understanding. Our family prefers this curriculum over Saxon, Fred, and Math Mammoth.
September 8, 2018
1 year ago
Too preachy—not for me
The math is fine and the teaching approach is somewhat creative, but the story that makes this “living” follows tropes that I wish would go ahead and die. Apologies if that’s too harsh, but I would like my math without a dose of antiquated patriarchy-religion, please and thank you. Although I’ve kept my opinions to myself, my children have expressed their own frustrations with the material and teaching approach. I will be trying something different, soon.
April 6, 2018
over 2 years ago
My daughter and I are enjoying this book with its short, simple lessons that follow a story. I like its affordability, that my daughter can do it independently most days, and the slow and steady pace.
December 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
My kids love it!
We just started level 1 with my first grader kids, and are reading through it, stopping to do the activities when I recognize a learning gap to fill in. They love the engaging stories! The place value village is helping them understand place value, where nothing else has helped.
October 8, 2017
over 2 years ago
This is a great math program
My kids love this math program. It really keeps there attention. It has plenty of diversity within the lesson each week. The hands on learning is really a hit. Thank you. No more complaining about math.
September 25, 2017
over 2 years ago
I have level 1&2 and my kids and I are in LOVE!!!! Thank you!!!
July 14, 2017
over 2 years ago

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