Exploring Creation with Mathematics Level 1 Basic Set

Exploring Creation with Mathematics Level 1 Basic Set

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Grade 1: Begins with a review of Kindergarten math skills, as children learn addition and subtraction through 20; the addition/subtraction relationship; place value; number comparison and math symbols for equal, greater, and less than; adding 2 digit numbers with regrouping using base ten blocks; measurement and time (hour and half-hour); data and graphs; 3D/2D shapes, and are introduced to fourths and halves.

Offering a systematic presentation of skills, Apologia’s new math program provides a creation based, hands-on approach to math education. Through the lessons, children are pointed to the Creator and shown the connections between math and science. Each lesson is presented in a 4-step progression: Project and/or problem, pictorial presentation, abstract presentation, and application. Levels are theme based following the same topical themes found in the Apologia Young Explorer’s series. While the programs are independent of one another, 1st graders studying Astronomy may enjoy the space icons and occasional space themed activities in the first level of Exploring Creation with Math. Lessons are highly interactive and will take 30-45 minutes. Let’s take a look at a typical lesson: Introduce the lesson with a hands-on project and apply the new concept through a practice worksheet. Lessons often end with an additional challenge that may be a game or other hands-on activity. Daily lessons are interactive and will take 30-45 minutes per day, including 5-10 minutes of review. Most activities use household or easily found items, although a few math manipulatives are necessary. For your convenience a manipulative kit is available. Currently, grade levels 1 and 2 are available, with grades 3-6 planned for future release.

Required for the program are the soft cover Teaching Guide & Answer Key, and the spiral bound All-in-One Student Text and Workbook. The Teaching Guide and Answer Key includes a suggested daily schedule (4 Days per week/28 weeks per year), lesson overviews and teaching suggestions for struggling students, ideas for further exploration, tear out activity pages that will be used throughout the year (you may wish to laminate for durability), project and manipulative supply list, and reduced student pages with answers to all problems. The Student Book also includes a weblink and password to Book Extras, which offers a variety of helpful links including additional practice sheets if needed. Tests are not included for Levels 1 and 2. The hefty All-in-One Student Text and Workbook provides the lessons, activities, and consumable worksheets. If teaching more than one child, each will need their own copy. Core components are available separately or as a set.

This exciting new curriculum offers homeschool families an engaging, hands-on program that focuses on mastery of math concepts. Parents will be pleasantly surprised at how manageable the interactive lessons are to teach, and children are sure to be won over by the projects and the application of math to the world around them. ~ Deanne

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5 Key Components to Exploring Creation with Mathematics, Level 1

This curriculum is designed around five key components essential to a successful elementary math program. These components were designed based on the author’s experience as a math teacher in both the homeschool co-op and school classroom settings:

  • FUN! The design of each lesson and the carefully crafted activities present math as an accessible and exciting subject. If students are flipping ahead to see what’s next, they will bring enthusiasm and openness to each new lesson. These positive emotions make it easier for their brains to soak up the content.
  • Skills Practice. At the elementary level, a sizable part of the content includes math facts that must be memorized. Other skills must be rehearsed over a longer period of time for mastery to occur. Main skills are introduced in each lesson and strategically practiced 5-10 minutes a day. Click the button below to read more about skills practice in Apologia Math for elementary grades.
  • Christian Connection. Each unit in Exploring Creation with Mathematics begins with a Seeing Our Creator section that connects God to the concepts the student will be learning. Math is part of creation, and it mirrors aspects of God’s character; His beauty, faithfulness, and love can all be seen when studying math.
  • Carefully Crafted Conceptual Content. The progression of each unit is carefully mapped out to offer just the right level of challenge each day. At the end of each unit, students apply what they learned to the fields of art, science, or business through a cumulative project.
  • Ease of Use. The structure is simple: each day, complete the lesson & skills practice on the daily schedule. The answer key contains the answers, teacher’s notes, suggestions for the lessons, and reusable pages you need to complete the course.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Mathematics:

Offering a systematic presentation of skills, Apologia’s new math program provides a creation based, hands-on approach to math education. Through the lessons, children are pointed to the Creator and shown the connections between math and science. Each lesson is presented in a 4-step progression: Project and/or problem, pictorial presentation, abstract presentation, and application. Levels are theme based following the same topical themes found in the Apologia Young Explorer’s series. While the programs are independent of one another, 1st graders studying Astronomy may enjoy the space icons and occasional space themed activities in the first level of Exploring Creation with Math. Lessons are highly interactive and will take 30-45 minutes.

Let’s take a look at a typical lesson from Level 1: Introduce the lesson with a hands-on project and apply the new concept through a practice worksheet. Lessons often end with an additional challenge that may be a game or other hands-on activity. Daily lessons are interactive and will take 30-45 minutes per day, including 5-10 minutes of review. Most activities use household or easily found items, although a few math manipulatives are necessary. For your convenience a manipulative kit is available. Currently, grade levels 1 and 3 are available, with grades 4-6 planned for future release.

Required for the program are the soft cover Teaching Guide & Answer Key, and the spiral bound All-in-One Student Text and Workbook. The Teaching Guide and Answer Key includes a suggested daily schedule (4 Days per week/28 weeks per year), lesson overviews and teaching suggestions for struggling students, ideas for further exploration, tear out activity pages that will be used throughout the year (you may wish to laminate for durability), project and manipulative supply list, and reduced student pages with answers to all problems. The Student Book also includes a weblink and password to Book Extras, which offers a variety of helpful links including additional practice sheets if needed. Tests are not included for Levels 1 and 2. The hefty All-in-One Student Text and Workbook provides the lessons, activities, and consumable worksheets. If teaching more than one child, each will need their own copy. Core components are available separately or as a set.

This exciting new curriculum offers homeschool families an engaging, hands-on program that focuses on mastery of math concepts. Parents will be pleasantly surprised at how manageable the interactive lessons are to teach, and children are sure to be won over by the projects and the application of math to the world around them. ~ Deanne

Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:

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Mathematics
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Seemingly similar approach to Singapore Method, but simplified.
Olivia T on Jun 1, 2021
mary lamont suggested this
Amie F on Jul 16, 2020
Seemingly similar approach to Singapore Method, but simplified.
Olivia T on Jun 1, 2021
I can't wait to try out this new math program with my rising first grader! Thank you so much to Ruth from Rainbow Resources who spent time with me over the phone this evening helping me to choose the right curriculum for my little learners! We will definitely be making all of our future curriculum purchases from you, and recommending you to all of our friends!<br />Thank you again for your excellent service!
Alicia on Aug 13, 2020
mary lamont suggested this
Amie F on Jul 16, 2020
This looks perfect for my rising Kindergartner, as it starts with a good review of numbers and moves on up to more difficult topics. She may go slower as she's not 1st grade level yet, but it looks like a fun first math book for her as she already knows her numbers 1-10 and is working on addition within 6 and has already been introduced to some teen numbers. I'm sure she'll love all the hands on activities and games! And all the manipulatives we already have at home - a huge plus!
Erica K on May 24, 2020
I can't wait to try out this new math program with my rising first grader! Thank you so much to Ruth from Rainbow Resources who spent time with me over the phone this evening helping me to choose the right curriculum for my little learners! We will definitely be making all of our future curriculum purchases from you, and recommending you to all of our friends!<br />Thank you again for your excellent service!
Alicia on Aug 13, 2020
This looks perfect for my rising Kindergartner, as it starts with a good review of numbers and moves on up to more difficult topics. She may go slower as she's not 1st grade level yet, but it looks like a fun first math book for her as she already knows her numbers 1-10 and is working on addition within 6 and has already been introduced to some teen numbers. I'm sure she'll love all the hands on activities and games! And all the manipulatives we already have at home - a huge plus!
Erica K on May 24, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Living math.
IMO this math would be a favorite with CM educators. It is not story based, but it is very much a living math approach.
I am well pleased so far.
September 18, 2020
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11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing math book!
I am so excited to use this book this year for my first grader! The activities are perfect for him without being too much work, and the activity sheets are fun and not overwhelming. We started this week and it has been so fun and engaging! One thing that I wish Rainbow Resource & Apologia would have mentioned on their website- is that linking cubes, 3D shape blocks, ten base blocks, and geometric shapes are necessary additions to the curriculum, however since I have none of these I had to place another order :( This was a bit frustrating...
August 13, 2020


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