First Grade Math with Confidence Manipulatives Set
This package includes the following items:
Children can commonly start grade 1 at the age of six years, or when they are able to count to at least 10, write numbers 1-10, identify basic shapes, and solve simple addition or subtraction word problems with objects. Topics include reading, writing, and comparing numbers to 100, place value to 100, mastery of addition and subtraction facts through 20, solving addition and subtraction word problems, charts and bar graphs, fractions (1/2, ¼) measurements, shapes, money, and time. Recommended manipulatives include 125 small counters, pattern blocks, coins, play money, 200 index cards, playing cards and dice, clocks with hands, 12” ruler, blank paper, pencils, and binder with plastic page protectors (2). Various household items are mentioned, for example: small toy, zip top bags, digital clock, etc.
Are you looking for a “Goldilocks” math curriculum? You know, the one that is not too hard, not too easy, but just right. Math with Confidence may pass the Goldilocks test for your child! Not only does it provide the right level of challenge for most children, but it also passes the Goldilocks test for parents with well defined goals, sequenced lessons, open and go scripted lessons, and easy to implement activities. The curriculum focuses on mastery with topical units and spiral review. Currently, two levels are completed, with the rest of the K-4 series to be released by 2024.
Instructor Guides begin with introductory information and a helpful how to use section which gives parents the tools to confidently teach math. There are four teaching days and one optional enrichment or review day, for a total of 32 weeks. Weekly lessons have the same format: Overview of the week, lesson notes, and materials list for activities. Most lessons use household items, although a few math manipulatives are recommended. Lessons are scripted, with what you exactly need to say in bold. Lessons include an interactive teaching time and more independent workbook time. Lessons will take about 15-20 minutes (Kindergarten) and 20-25 minutes (grade 1). Enrichment or review activities focus on games/activities or a suggested read aloud math book of the week. Answer Key and Black line masters included. Reproducible for your immediate family. Softcover.
Colorful, consumable student workbooks provide the independent daily work. For grade 1, pages are perforated. Reproducible for immediate family members, although the publisher has made great effort to keep these workbooks affordable for families.