Horizons Grade 2 Manipulative Kit

Horizons Grade 2 Manipulative Kit


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Item #: HZN2MK
Grades: 2

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

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 household 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 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. 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.

This package includes the following items:

Category Description for Horizons 2:

Covers more complex addition and subtraction, multiplication facts 1-10, place value, correspondence, fractions (½,¼), Fahrenheit temperature, ratio, decimals (with money), area, perimeter, and volume.

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. 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 the teacher book and 2 student workbooks. Additional Student Worksheet Packets contain one photocopy of each reproducible master in the teacher book.

Category Description for Alpha Omega Mathematics:

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.


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This manipulative kit is so complete! I love it!
Alaina D on Jul 9, 2020
I recently purchased the Horizons Grade 2 math curriculum, but I didn't realize I would need manipulatives too. Wish I had ordered them at the same time!
Angela C on Aug 19, 2018
This manipulative kit is so complete! I love it!
Alaina D on Jul 9, 2020
To coincide with grade 2 math workbooks.
John O on Aug 30, 2019
I recently purchased the Horizons Grade 2 math curriculum, but I didn't realize I would need manipulatives too. Wish I had ordered them at the same time!
Angela C on Aug 19, 2018
Good value
Erik H on Aug 14, 2018
need manipulatives to work with the horizons grade 2 math program and don't have time to find or make my own
Lois A on May 22, 2017
The course uses the manipulative kit in the lesson plans and it's important to have it. It makes teaching much easier.
Joanna J on Jul 17, 2016
so I don't have to find or buy individually
Lisa C on Apr 26, 2016
had a good mix of manipulatives for the price
Krista F on Oct 8, 2015
To coincide with grade 2 math workbooks.
John O on Aug 30, 2019
Good value
Erik H on Aug 14, 2018
The picture shows a thermometer, blocks, telling time, and a multiplication chart that aren't listed in the description. Are they included, or needed, for grade 2?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are included. We are 1/2 way through grade 2 and so far I've been a little disappointed with the manipulative kit. We've used the clock and the fraction pieces but the flashcards aren't that great. Also, counters aren't included. We ended up using Legos to show ones, tens, and hundreds.
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Rated 2 out of 5
The items pieced together here do not go with the Horizon Grade 2 math curriculum. I’m trying to make them work but the name of this is definitely misleading.
September 17, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Very deceptive
How is the complete set complete? It is NOT complete. Very deceptive.
September 3, 2020
Rated 2 out of 5
I am so disappointed that this set is advertised to go with Horizon Math level 2. This is my first year to homeschool and I assumed that by purchasing the math manipulatives along with the curriculum, I would have everything I need. The flash cards included are not even the ones needed! Now school has started, I don’t have what I need for lesson 1 and I will have to either buy more or create something myself. It should be made clear in the description that this is not a complete Horizons level 2 manipulative set.
September 1, 2020
Rated 3 out of 5
While placing one order and receiving all the manipulative needed for an entire year is convenient, this kit does NOT include all needed items. For example, Lesson 5 requires 'value place materials' (i.e. base ten set); however these aren't in the kit. Also, the flash cards included in the kit are not the ones called for in the lessons. (The flash cards described in the lessons have the answer under the problem on the card. These do not.)
Overall, disappointing, since we're only a week into school and I already need to create my own manipulatives or order additional items. Very concerned that other items will be needed later in the year.
August 14, 2020

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