Shiller Math Kit 1 Basic

Shiller Math Kit 1 Basic

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Grades: PK-3

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Publisher Description:

Kit I Basic:Already have some of the Kit I manipulatives? Kit I Basic might be the right option for you. Includes: Lesson Books 1, 2, and 3; Answer Guide PDFs 1, 2, and 3; 22 in. x 34 in. work mat (it's a beautiful beading mat and it's washable, you'll keep this forever); the Parent Guide (don't worry, it's short - lessons require no preparation); the number card set with 3 each of 1-9, 10-90, 100-900, 1,000-9,000 sturdy number cards all in a handsome, wooden partitioned box; a geared clock (when you move the minute hand, the hour hand moves like a real clock); 64 wooden shapes in assorted colors; Songs Vol. I audio CD with 25 math songs; yellow foam ball (it's Larry's favorite manipulative and will probably be yours, too!); probability bag with string tie; symmetry mirror; number tile set with 27 each of 1, 10, 100, and 1,000 tiles in divided wood tray with 14-card operator set (symbols used in equations and inequalities). Kit I Basic also includes unlimited PDF downloads* of consumable lessons and downloads of 25 songs, the ideal choice if you already have common household manipulatives and decimal material. The following items are NOT included and are to be provided by the educator: decimal material wooden tray, 100 unit cubes, 27 ten rods, 27 hundred flats, 17 1000 cubes (1 plastic, 16 oak tag), balance, ruler, crayons, 2 dice, dominoes, 1 1-cup measuring cup, 1 2-cup measuring cup, plastic coins, 3-ring binder, and pencil.

Category Description for ShillerMath Program:

Montessori-based Multisensory program ShillerMath

Not just another math program; this one is different. ShillerMath is a Montessori-based, multisensory curriculum for grades PreK to 7th which meets all NCTM standards. "What is Montessori?" you may be asking yourself. It is a method of educating children that stresses development of a childs own initiative and natural abilities, and the role of physical activity in absorbing abstract concepts and practical skills. But dont panic, no Montessori or math knowledge is required to use this curriculum, and there is little to no preparation for the lessons.

ShillerMath incorporates an incremental spiral approach (which guarantees plenty of practice) into their math program along with a 3-step presentation of concepts. The three steps are: "This is" "Show me" and "What is" Parents use this process developed by Dr. Maria Montessori to ensure that the child understands each concept. The example given for this in the Parent Guide is for teaching two-digit numbers:

Step 1: The parent says while pointing to the numbers, "This is 10, this is 11, this is 12."

Step 2: The parent leaves all three numbers out and says without pointing, "Show me 12; show me 11; show me 10."

Step 3: The parent points to one of the numbers and says, "What is this?"

The Lesson Books provide lessons which are colorful, easy to implement, and take an age-appropriate amount of time: 15 minutes for four year-olds, 20 minutes for 5 year-olds, 25 minutes for 6 year-olds, 30 minutes for 7 and 8 year-olds, and 30-45 minutes for children 9 to 12 years old. Each lesson begins by stating the objective, manipulatives needed, the learning style to which the lesson appeals, and whether the page is consumable.

Student Paced Math Instruction

Instruction is scripted and diagrams, drawings, and illustrations are provided for clear teaching of concepts. There is no set time per lesson or for the number of lessons per day. Each child is different and the child should set the pace according to their learning ability and skills. A Quick Start Guide is printed in the front of the Lesson Book which gives options for use and tips to reduce frustration for the student and the parent.

The Answer Guides include the pages from the Lesson Book with the answers printed in color. A Completed Work Sheet chart provides space for tracking completed lessons, lessons to revisit, and minutes worked on each lesson. This is found in books 1-3. A Review Test Scoresheet allows space at the back of the ShllerMath Answer Guide in Books 1-3 to track test scores and lessons to be revisited and is provided separately for books 4 and up. Additional sheets can be purchased for additional students or they are included with the consumable downloads available with each kit.

ShillerMath Teacher Guide

A 15-page Parent Guide tells you how to get started with ShillerMath, how the program works, how to build confidence in your child, and much more. This booklet even offers an explanation of parent responsibilities within the parent-child relationship.

Math songs available

ShillerMath songs are included in each kit or can be purchased separately. Each cd includes 25 original math tunes by Ron Brown of IntelliTunes. Listen to the songs in conjunction with the lesson while riding in your car, or while the kids are playing. I will say that the tunes are catchy, lively and upbeat and I caught myself singing them later in the day. They teach concepts such as the power of ten, counting by 2s, 4s, 5s, and mass on Volume I and fractions, negative numbers and square roots on the Volume II CD.

Shiller Math is the perfect place to begin math instruction for a child

The Beginner Base 10 Workbook is for the young child who wants to begin math, but isnt quite ready for Book 1 in this program. This book provides children with a complete and solid understanding of the decimal system. It introduces them to numbers in a very concrete manner using a multisensory approach, yet there are no manipulatives to purchase.

Power Solids Activity Guide and Fractions Quick Study Guide arent required to complete the ShillerMath program; however they are an excellent supplement to be used as a reference or for the student who loves the geoshapes and/or fractions and wants a little extra practice.

Help your student master math concepts

The goal of this math program is for students to speak and write mathematics clearly, accurately and concisely, and to achieve a solid understanding of math concepts. It seems Mr. Shiller had the right idea as he thought about how children learn and the best way for them to understand math concepts. As children hear the lessons and songs, play with manipulatives, and see the concepts applied, they can truly learn math in a way which would make Dr. Montessori smile.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:

Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
Format
Other
Brand Name
Shiller Math
Weight
12.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
12.5" x 13.0" x 10.5"
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
I wanted something based on Montessori but that's easy for parents to pick up and use. I've heard great things about it!
Andrea B on Oct 16, 2018
I love the montessori method for my children but found it expensive and very difficult to implement at home. Shiller provides the method but for home use at a reasonable price.
katrina j on Jun 8, 2017
I wanted something based on Montessori but that's easy for parents to pick up and use. I've heard great things about it!
Andrea B on Oct 16, 2018
Going to try the Montessori approach to math.
Christina D on Feb 5, 2018
I love the montessori method for my children but found it expensive and very difficult to implement at home. Shiller provides the method but for home use at a reasonable price.
katrina j on Jun 8, 2017
Good balance between the virtual kit and the complete kit. Able to get the items in the complete kit from Rainbow Resource at much less than the difference in price between this and the complete kit. Plus, their price for this kit is much better than that from manufacturer's site.
Elaine Y on Jan 18, 2016
Going to try the Montessori approach to math.
Christina D on Feb 5, 2018
Good balance between the virtual kit and the complete kit. Able to get the items in the complete kit from Rainbow Resource at much less than the difference in price between this and the complete kit. Plus, their price for this kit is much better than that from manufacturer's site.
Elaine Y on Jan 18, 2016
How well does Shiller math do with teaching subitizing?
Kendra on May 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: While not using the term "subitizing," Shiller Math, nevertheless, starts out with recognizing number identities in the Beginner Base 10 Workbook.
What exactly does this kit include?
User on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The full listing is available from the Shiller Math website. Go to their order form. It will list the Basic Kit version and all of its contents.
Does this basic kit 1 from rainbow resource include the pdf downloads?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is the same as the Basic Kit from ShillerMath and it includes instructions for how to redeem the PDF downloads from them. Downloads for 5 years from date of purchase.
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My daughter loves this.
My daughter really loves this math program. She's a very bright 6 1/2 year old and always wants to do more than I have planned. I really like the hands on approach and so does she. It's completely different than the sit down and do a math sheet that I am used to. She went to a Montessori preschool and I wanted to replicate that as much as I could and this really does that for her. Great program.
September 25, 2015
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