Consumer Math Lifepac - Unit 1 Worktext
Does your high school student find math boring and tedious? Do you want to teach him that math can be fun, creative, and very useful in everyday life? If so, the LIFEPAC Consumer Math Unit 1 Worktext from Alpha Omega Publications is the perfect answer for you! Made for students who have completed Algebra I and Geometry, this informative, easy-to-follow elective worktext contains an in-depth look at the basics of consumer math. Created as a high school-level math elective, this step-by-step worktext reviews basic arithmetic skills, introduces mental search skills with puzzles, and teaches creative manipulation skills including mental imagery! This first in a series of ten math-based Alpha Omega curriculum worktexts comes with a wide variety of exercise problems, fun lesson illustrations, and flexible, consumable lessons!
The LIFEPAC Consumer Math Unit 1 Worktext will also build your student's confidence with self-paced lessons that allow your child to work independently. This thin, easy-to-handle worktext takes only three to four weeks to complete and encourages daily learning. The LIFEPAC worktext uses mastery learning techniques like consistent reviews, self tests, and one removable teacher-administered unit test to ensure student comprehension!
Practical application of math in the areas of family finances, occupations, business, and transportation. Helps students to solve real-life problems in budgeting, banking, and taxes. Boxed set includes ten LIFEPAC workbooks, review test and a solution key (which includes answers to the Lifepac questions), self-test, and test. LIFEPACS ONLY set includes just the Lifepacs, and workbooks and solution key are also sold individually. Prerequisites are Algebra I and Geometry.
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
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.