Math 6 Lifepacs Only
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
Alpha Omega LIFEPAC sets consist of worktexts and teacher materials; they are available for grades K-12 in all subject areas. Lifepac Boxed Sets include all the student Lifepacs and the teaching materials for each subject. We also sell the sets of Lifepacs (student worktexts only), in case you already have the teaching materials for a subject and just need the consumable worktexts. Lifepacs are a mastery-based curriculum, and all instruction is offered in the consumable worktexts along with the workbook pages. There are 10 worktexts for one year courses (5 worktexts for one semester courses and Lifepac Selects) in grades 1 through 12 and two workbooks for each subject at the kindergarten level. Math and Language Arts are the only two subjects available for kindergarten. Answers are found in the Teacher edition for each subject. This is a student-paced curriculum. We will now be offering complete LIFEPAC Sets for grades K through 12. These sets include complete Lifepac sets, both student and teacher, for each subject. The kindergarten level includes language arts and math only. Grades 1 through 12 sets include five subjects Bible, Math, Language Arts, Science, History/Geography. Math progression for grades 9 through 12 is algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and pre-calculus. Science for grades 9-12 is general science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Grades 9-12 history/geography is civics & world history, world history, American history, and government & economics. English I through English IV are grades 9 through 12 and includes, writing, literature, grammar, and more.
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.
Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs. LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced. Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and now comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. The third option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. This is a teacher-led option. Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Each course is available for up to three students in grades 3-12. Compatible with Mac and PC. You can try it free for 30 days at www.discovermonarch.com using code MON30RRC.