Horizons Grade 1 Manipulative Kit

Horizons Grade 1 Manipulative Kit

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Category Description for Horizons Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Horizons is a Bible-based, fast-paced, spiral approach to learning introduction, review, reinforcement. This works well for students who catch on quickly, with constant review that keeps concepts fresh. These are teacher-led courses with colorful student workbooks and thorough teacher manuals. This curriculum offers two courses at the preschool level Preschool for Three's and Horizons Preschool, something not offered in other AOP curriculum lines. These two levels lay a solid foundation for future elementary levels. Although not available for as many subject areas as LIFEPAC or SOS, Horizons is comprehensive in the subjects that are offered. Math is available for K-8, Phonics & Reading for K-3, Spelling & Vocabulary for 1-3, Penmanship for 1-5, Health for K-8, and Physical Education for PK-12.

Alpha Omega Horizons now offers complete curriculum sets for kindergarten through 3rd grade. At the kindergarten level, the set includes Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, and Horizons Math. First through third grades sets include Horizons Math, Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary, and Horizons Penmanship. These sets include all of the required books for each subject both student and teacher.




Category Description for Alpha Omega Mathematics:
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. 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, coloring, decoding, etc) as well as standard drill, but LIFEPACs provide many more problems per workbook page. ~ Anh


Category Description for Horizons Math:

Admittedly, no math program will work for everyone - but I find few flaws in this motivating and well-laid out program. Although it may be more advanced for grade level than the "average" program, I don't consider that a negative. Because of the developmental approach to learning in this program, even a non-math type can easily succeed, while the "math whiz" will be challenged by the advanced topics introduced early. Concepts are introduced incrementally, then practiced, developed, and continually reviewed as other concepts are introduced. Pertinent Biblical concepts reinforce the math lessons, also. I found these to be interesting and appropriate to the material, not "forced" as mere add-ons. Horizons lays a solid foundation for numerical literacy with an early emphasis on hands-on, concept learning via manipulatives and one-on-one lessons. The program relies on few separately purchased manipulatives by utilizing common household items and including charts and number lines found in the teacher's handbooks. A useful table in the handbook shows the integration of manipulatives in lessons so you can tell at a glance just what you'll need. Analytical reasoning and mental acumen are stressed throughout the series, and memorization and drill are not neglected. The teacher handbook is the heart of the program, containing daily lesson plans that are easy to implement. Reduced student pages are a tremendous aid in planning and supply answers to the worktext exercises. Besides plans, the handbook contains an overview, materials list, activities, and supplemental worksheets (approx. one for each 4 lessons). Designed for homeschoolers, the activities, language, and lessons require no alteration. There are 160 lessons per level, each requiring approximately 20-30 minutes per day. Tests are given after every 10 lessons to assess retention of cumulative skills. While a good part of each lesson is oral (especially at the K level), the enticing, colorful student worksheets lay foundations for lessons and review concepts previously taught. There are two workbooks per grade level. Please note that the actual lesson is to be taught by you - there are only brief instructions on each page of the workbooks, which are not intended to be self- instructional. Boxed set contains teacher book and 2 student workbooks.Additional Student Worksheet Packets contain one photocopy of each reproducible master in the teacher book.

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Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:



Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ALL GRADES:



Category Description for Horizons 1:

Covers numeracy beyond 100, cardinal/ordinal numbers, more complex addition/subtraction (carrying/borrowing), time, fractions, graphs, sequence, estimation, sets, and measurement.




Category Description for Horizons Math Manipulative Kits:

We have had numerous requests for Horizons manipulative kits over the years, so here they are! When choosing which manipulatives to include in each kit, we decided to incorporate the items most used at each level that are not common househould items (like construction paper and a measuring cup). The Horizons program heavily utilizes flashcards for drill, and while many of these flashcards are included, we also have provided some blank index cards so you can create some of the more specialized flashcards yourself. All of the manipulatives are also available separately - please see our Saxon manipulative section, or Manipulative-Based Instruction for more thorough descriptions of individual items. For your convenience, we offer a separate manipulative kit for each grade, but if you plan on using Horizons for grades K-3, we also offer a bundled kit, which includes all the items from the individual kits. "Add-On" Kits make it easy to upgrade from one level to another if you already have one grade level kit So if you have the Kindergarten (K) kit and want to continue to first grade, you would simply purchase the K-1 Add-On Kit to receive all the manipulatives you will need for 1st grade that were not used in kindergarten. The chart to the left shows which items are included in which kit. We offer upgrades to sets of 250 plastic or wooden pattern blocks at Grades 5 and 6, similar to our Saxon Math manipulative packages. However, we have opted not to include Judy Clocks or Teaching Clocks because although recommended in some lessons, they are used fairly infrequently. Demonstrations suggested for use with larger clocks can also be shown on smaller student clocks. Judy clocks and Teaching Clocks can be purchased separately if desired.




Category Description for Alpha Omega (AOP) Curriculum:

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.




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Have used Math U see in the past, but my son is very hands on and has trouble with workbooks, so wanted to try something different
Megan S on Aug 18, 2018
hands on math is good
Melanie C on Jan 12, 2018
Have used Math U see in the past, but my son is very hands on and has trouble with workbooks, so wanted to try something different
Megan S on Aug 18, 2018
Recommended by friend
Erica G on Aug 15, 2018
hands on math is good
Melanie C on Jan 12, 2018
Very good price compared to others. And need for Homeschool curriculum.
Brittany C on Aug 30, 2017
This is the only place (that I've found) with a complete package of Horizon Math manipulatives
Tiffany L on Jul 4, 2017
I choose to purchase because it was recommended fir the Horizons Math 1 Boxed Set.
Bryttny S on May 17, 2017
I have Horizons Grade 1 and I believe the manipulatives would help my son
Theresa C on Sep 13, 2016
Great value & easy to order the kit verses the time spent gathering these items
Mary K on Aug 1, 2016
Top Rated Math Curriculum for homeschoolers. Reviewed and rated by homeschoolers!
Erica B on Jul 17, 2016
Researched curriculum and found this is the best for our family
Michelle T on Jan 22, 2016
Recommended by friend
Erica G on Aug 15, 2018
Very good price compared to others. And need for Homeschool curriculum.
Brittany C on Aug 30, 2017
Am I understanding correctly that everything in this kit and this price, includes both the Grade 1 AND the Horizons Kindergarten kit as well?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That is not quite correct. This kit includes all the manipulative items you need for Horizons 1st grade course. The items included are listed on the website but it is a little confusing because some are identified as K-1 Add-On items. This is a subset of the set - the items needed for 1st grade that were not included in the K kit. There are a few additional items such as two-color counters that are needed for K that are not in this kit. If you need a kit for both the K and 1st grade levels, I suggest you get the K kit (#HZNKAD) and the K-1 Add-On Kit (#HZNKAD). For the record, none of these manipulatives kits include the course materials (i.e. workbooks and teachers manuals).
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Great package, overall. There were some items I didn’t personally like, but other than that, I’m grateful for this package! It has saved me a lot of time trying to find the items on my own.
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