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

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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 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. 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.)

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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Gentle math program
Sandy L on Sep 7, 2021
My kids have loved this curriculum! My son has been able to work head in his lessons and we are now ordering the next level up, in the middle of our school year.
Jennifer C on Aug 16, 2021
Gentle math program
Sandy L on Sep 7, 2021
My children have enjoyed this curriculum up to the 2nd level. I love that the workbook and textbook are all in one book.
Valerie H on Sep 1, 2021
My kids have loved this curriculum! My son has been able to work head in his lessons and we are now ordering the next level up, in the middle of our school year.
Jennifer C on Aug 16, 2021
We loved K and 1, looking forward to 2!
Wendy B on Aug 3, 2021
Our favorite math, very painless and easy to use
User on Jul 23, 2021
we used this last year for both of my boys and they loved it!! They begged to do math!
Jessica B on Jul 23, 2021
We used this series for kindergarten and got through both the kindergarten and 1st grade books. It is engaging for even the most 'difficult to sit still' of 5 year olds.
Elizabeth M on Jul 22, 2021
We have enjoyed this series. Progress is consistent. The children are able to retain the information. Good buy.
Aime G on Jun 9, 2021
Two of my kids have done very well with Charlie and Charlotte, so I'm not going to fix what's not broken!
Amy D on May 17, 2021
Use of stories seems to make math more appealing. My little dislikes pages and pages of worksheets. This approach seemed more engaging.
Carole M on Mar 18, 2021
My son is currently using this curriculum and we are moving on to level 2
Andy D on Feb 22, 2021
My son with learning disabilities is the loving this program and is building his confidence in learning. He loves to do Math now.
Michelle S on Feb 11, 2021
Easy use and recommended
Jessica A on Jan 27, 2021
Continuing from Level 1
Lindsey J on Jan 7, 2021
my 1st grader has mastered 1st grade math and needs to move on, i have heard wonderful things about this curriculum and hope i like it
Erica A on Nov 7, 2020
We use this curriculum and it is comprehensive enough for homeschool and perfect as a supplement for distance learning!
Michele C on Oct 7, 2020
Emphasis on God and practicality of math throughout. Hoping this will be a good fit for my visual, kinesthetic, story telling child.
Anna B on Sep 5, 2020
I wanted to try a mastery approach to learning math for my second grader who as been struggling with learning through spiral learning with Saxon.
Jennifer C on Sep 1, 2020
Math with a Biblical Worldview
K E on Aug 30, 2020
Simple math program, easy to use and kids love it!
Candace K on Aug 25, 2020
Great Curriculum
kyle s on Aug 22, 2020
The concept is nice. I am trying it out.
Karen S on Aug 12, 2020
Love this math series!
Shelley W on Aug 1, 2020
I live the unique approach to math and I'm hoping my son does too!
Caitlin N on Jul 30, 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
Although my child is technically going into 1st grade, from the review of sample pages I found online I decided to buy up a grade to see how she would do. Hopefully this will be beneficial to her in the long run.
Stephanie G on Jul 16, 2020
I'm so excited to try this hands on Charlotte Mason approach to math. My daughter is very hands on and I think this curriculum will be great for her.
Brandi E on Jun 17, 2020
My daughter is hooked on following Charlotte and Charlie! She's learning consistently and with no pressure which is why we chose to continue with this course.
Shae P on May 14, 2020
We love these books! They teach math without over-complicating it. There aren't an overwhelming number of problems for each day and they are visually very appealing. We have had great success with math with these books.
Kristi W on May 6, 2020
I chose this math after reading so many wonderful reviews about it by other home school mom on Facebook.
Shannon B on Apr 30, 2020
I enjoy the real life lessons for my children.
Tiffany R on Apr 21, 2020
All my kids have thrived with MLFALE curriculum. Great format. Gentle approach. Enjoyable learning.
Jenni K on Apr 15, 2020
To introduce, supplement, and reinforce math concepts in relation with our main homeschooling math book. Using this in tandem allows for fresh material and helps to cast a wider net of knowledge presented in a different way.
Genita B on Apr 3, 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 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 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 children have enjoyed this curriculum up to the 2nd level. I love that the workbook and textbook are all in one book.
Valerie H on Sep 1, 2021
We loved K and 1, looking forward to 2!
Wendy B on Aug 3, 2021
Does Lessons for a living education level 2 come with an answer key?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the answer key is included in the back of the book. The pages are perforated, so I always remove the answer key and put it into a separate binder.
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: The lessons are pretty quick and it depends on if there is an accompanying story for that day. You can make it as long or as short as you 'd like! Remember curriculum is a tool for you to use as you like, no need to follow it exactly. You are in control of the curriculum, it is not in control of you! :)
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Working great with my son with learning needs.
March 14, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
LOVE this curriculum!!!!!??
November 5, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Too easy for grade level
I really like how this math curriculum uses stories to teach math, but it is definitely below grade level. I decided to homeschool during the school year, but this curriculum was way too easy for what my kids were doing in public school. Because I am not planning on homeschooling forever, I had to get a different curriculum.
October 19, 2020
12 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great book!!
First time homeschooling and this is perfect for jumping in! Guides you right through. We haven’t even officially started the year and he has done a few weeks worth because he loves it!
September 8, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful story telling helps reenforce math concepts!
My son used Math Level 1 and really did well. I felt it was a bit slow paced than he could handle, so I tried another curriculum. What I learned from doing that though, the difference is in the story that helps introduce the new ideas, and the slow and repetitious pace really re-enforces the concepts, especially when so young. I highly recommend this math for youngsters from Kindergarten to First Grade.
May 23, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Relational Math
Our daughter loves her math book. The author focuses on learning through story, relationships and real world examples.
May 16, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago

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