Math Lessons for a Living Education Level K

Math Lessons for a Living Education Level K

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Item #: 074899
ISBN: 9781683441762
Grades: K

Product Description:

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 reproducible pages for homeschool use. A materials list and suggested schedule are in the front of the book. 448 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

Publisher Description:

It has been shown that students learn best and retain more when they are engaged in the material and actively apply concepts to everyday life. Here is the foundation course forMath Lessons for a Living Educationthat is designed to engage students through exciting stories, teach them how to apply mathematical concepts through everyday life situations, and allow them to learn smarter instead of harder!

  • Learn to count to 10 and numbers 0-10
  • Develop critical thinking skills and build stamina
  • Make connections to their world by noticing basic patterns, shapes, and concepts of time

This book was written to be used by you and your young students together. It begins the story of a twin brother and sister as they interact with their family, friends, and town. They make connections in life and find it full of learning opportunities! Students will learn about counting, basic shapes, opposites, positional words, graphing, and more. They will also learn about the weather, nature, and how unique God created them to be. Come join the twins as they encounter living math adventures.

Table of Contents

  • Using This Course
  • Schedule
  • Lesson 1: Counting to 5, Circles, and Calendar Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Counting to 5, Ovals, and Seasons
  • Lesson 3: Counting to 7, Triangles, and Number Line
  • Lesson 4: Counting to 7, Squares, and Shape Matching
  • Lesson 5: Comparisons, Rectangles, and Shape Review
  • Lesson 6: Comparisons, Stars, and Number Line
  • Lesson 7: Opposites and Symmetry
  • Lesson 8: Differences and Similarities, and Matching
  • Lesson 9: Cooking and Measuring, Diamonds, and Graphing
  • Lesson 10: Number of the Week: 0, Measuring, and Counting Review
  • Lesson 11: Number of the Week: 1, and Position Words
  • Lesson 12: Number of the Week: 2, and Position Words
  • Lesson 13: Number of the Week: 3, and More or Less
  • Lesson 14: Cooking and Measuring, and More or Less
  • Lesson 15: Reviewing Shapes, Matching, and More or Less
  • Lesson 16: Reviewing Counting to 7, and More or Less
  • Lesson 17: Basic Sequencing, and Counting Review
  • Lesson 18: Completing the Sequence, and Number Review to 3
  • Lesson 19: Number of the Week: 4, Counting, and Reviewing Shapes
  • Lesson 20: Number of the Week: 5, and Counting
  • Lesson 21: Number of the Week: 6, Counting, and Differences
  • Lesson 22: Number of the Week: 7, Counting, and Comparisons
  • Lesson 23: Number of the Week: 8, Graphing, and Shapes
  • Lesson 24: Number of the Week: 9, and Differences
  • Lesson 25: Number of the Week: 10, and Completing the Sequence
  • Lesson 26: Review Counting to 10
  • Lesson 27: Review Counting, and Right and Left
  • Lesson 28: Review Numbers, and Patterns and Sequences
  • Lesson 29: Sorting and Matching
  • Lesson 30: Review Shapes and Matching
  • Lesson 31: Concepts of Time: Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Night
  • Lesson 32: Review of Shapes, Position Words, and Counting to 10
  • Lesson 33: Review Weights, Small and Large, and Comparisons
  • Lesson 34: Introducing Money, Patterns, and Shapes
  • Lesson 35: Possible vs Impossible, and Review of Symmetry
  • Lesson 36: Ordering Numbers, Right and Left, and Review of Numbers 1-10
  • Practice Sheets
  • Calendar Activities
  • Puzzle Solutions
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

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.

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Seems like a nice supplement to what we are using.
Kirsten O on Oct 12, 2020
Christa G on Aug 24, 2020
Seems like a nice supplement to what we are using.
Kirsten O on Oct 12, 2020
new K kid and I've heard great things about MasterBooks curriculum
Ashley B on Aug 24, 2020
Christa G on Aug 24, 2020
I have heard a lot of great things about this curriculum. I am very new to homeschooling and I have heard that it is structured and helps with independence, and has faith based elements throughout it.
Brittany M on Aug 8, 2020
We LOVE Masterbooks Math for a Living Education. Just finished up this book with my 5 year old and am ordering a copy now for my 4 year old for the coming school year. It's a gentle and warm way to start mathematical thinking with young children.
Carrie B on Jul 13, 2020
I heard about this curriculum years ago and now that I have a Kinder again I am eager to try it.
Sherri R on Jul 13, 2020
Goes along with my gentle learning methods.
Kerrie G on Jun 18, 2020
I will use with my incoming K kiddo. 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
new K kid and I've heard great things about MasterBooks curriculum
Ashley B on Aug 24, 2020
I have heard a lot of great things about this curriculum. I am very new to homeschooling and I have heard that it is structured and helps with independence, and has faith based elements throughout it.
Brittany M on Aug 8, 2020
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He loves it!
My Kindergartener is crazy about it! He’s going so fast that I’m letting him set the pace. Whenever I say one more page he gets sad cause he wants more!
September 8, 2020
2 months ago
Loving it
I’m believer in letting kids enjoy their childhood and giving them developmentally appropriate education. For these reasons I love this book for my K grader. I love the smaller chunks of quality information, critical thinking section, and application to real life approach. I also value that it is Christian based and teaches kids valuable character traits through stories. My 5 yo enjoys it as well. In my opinion and I understand people are different and have different goals, I think this is perfect for K level to help them build their confidence and to transfer into the new level of their life (homeschooling).
February 28, 2020
Gentle, Living Maths book
This is a living math book for kindergarten. It is not just a book with pretty colours, but it has stories that the child can relate to and it shows how to apply math in real life. The lessons are short, 1 page a day with 1 story a week. It covers counting and number recognition from 0-10, nature, sequencing, symmetry, differences, measuring and cooking, opposites and so much more.
This is perfect for kindergarten and even younger advanced students who want to do schoolwork like big brother or sister do. I highly recommend this gentle maths program.
February 22, 2020

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