Visual Learning Bridge teaches math concepts step-by-step with purposeful, sequential illustrations while connecting learning activities and lesson exercises. Grades K2 tear-'n-take tablet contains workmat and recording space to support daily hands-on, Interactive Learning.
This highly visual math will help your child envision math concepts. EnVisionMath is a series by Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley, originally printed for classroom, and is now available for homeschool. This is for parents who want to keep pace with what is going on at grade level in the classroom. Every lesson includes an interactive activity to help build math understanding.
The student workbooks at K-2 levels of the program are large format books with tear-n-take pages for hands-on learning activities. The 3rd through 6th grade levels of the curriculum offer a hardcover text with step-by-step instruction and illustrations for interactive learning. I have only had an opportunity to look at the K-2 student workbooks. They are brightly colored, and I cant imagine any child not loving the cute graphics and visual presentation.
Books are divided into 20 units (16 units at the kindergarten level), and each unit is broken down into daily lessons. At the end of every unit is an assessment and review. Units are arranged topically and some instruction is included at the bottom of the pages (K-2) for things to do at home and an activity. So that students stay fresh with their concepts, spiral review pages can be printed from the Teacher Edition CD-ROM for repeated practice. You may see an occasional reference to pearsonsuccessnet.com homeschool families dont have access to that online content, but it isnt necessary for teaching or completing the curriculum.
Bundles include the student book, MindPoint Quiz Show CD-ROM, and Teacher Edition CD-ROM. The MindPoint Quiz Show is a CD-ROM with a fun, interactive game that students can play to hone their math skills. The Teacher Edition CD-ROM has a lot of useful information and is easy to use. Simply put the disc into your computer and it is ready to go. You will find 3 tabs along the top for easy navigation. Parents and teachers will be able to print out center activities, vocabulary cards, an interactive math story, lesson masters, and assessments. They will also find materials for planning and teaching lessons a teacher edition in PDF format. Please note that an answer key is not included on the CD-ROM, but is available online if you set up an online account with Pearson. (To set up a Teacher account, click here, fill in the required fields [note that under the "SCHOOL" field, you will need to enter the name of the curriculum, "Envision Math" instead of an actual school name], and you will be sent a verification code via email to complete setup. In 24-48 hours, you would then have access to select online resources, including answers.)
System Requirements: Windows: Minimum Processor: Pentium II 233MHz; Minimum System: Windows 2000 (SP4)/XP (SP2); Memory: 256MB; CD/DVD Speed: 8X; Hard Drive Space: 40MB (20MB for Lite version). Macintosh: Minimum Processor: Power Mac 200MHz; Minimum System: OS 10.3.9 (Classic mode required. Will not work on Intel based Macs.); Memory: 256; CD/DVD Speed: 8X; Hard Drive Space: 32MB (20MB for Lite version). *NOTE: Program does not work on Mac OS 10.6 and above.
PROGRAM DOES NOT WORK ON MACO OS 10.6 AND ABOVE. The current Mac OS version is now 10.12 - Donna