Horizons Grade K-3 Manipulative Kit

Horizons Grade K-3 Manipulative Kit


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Grades: K-3

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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 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.

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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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It appears to have all (and more) of the manipulatives I need in order to make my 2nd grader's math experience fun!
Elizabeth R on Sep 9, 2020
I have two children ranging from K to 3rd grade and I thought this would be the best option.
Victoria H on Jul 28, 2020
It appears to have all (and more) of the manipulatives I need in order to make my 2nd grader's math experience fun!
Elizabeth R on Sep 9, 2020
Recommended by a friend.
Elena B on Aug 5, 2020
I have two children ranging from K to 3rd grade and I thought this would be the best option.
Victoria H on Jul 28, 2020
Needed for homeschool co-op.
Kellen P on Aug 22, 2019
I have children in kindergarten and second grade that I switched to Horizon's this year, so this kit made the most sense.
Kirby P on Jun 4, 2019
The kit is very complete and can be used for 4 grades. I have 4 kids that will be using it so I am hopeful it will last through them all.
Emily S on Jul 19, 2018
Bright, Hands On, Looks fun and not boring.
Rachelle S on Mar 4, 2018
complement math curriculum
valeria s on Apr 12, 2017
Needed for use with Horizon Math 1
Janice B on Jul 28, 2016
Better Cost and also comes as a Kit with Add on options within the same company so there is no confusion of figuring out what products to buy for a grade.
Vanitha G on Jul 20, 2016
I chose to purchase this set because I priced checked, Amazon & Lakeshore Learning and this was priced the best.
Paris B on Jun 21, 2016
Family Service Association is offering our assistance to empower the students in our area to reach their true potential. We are hoping to implement this kit in achieving that goal.
Cindy H on Jun 1, 2016
Recommended by a friend.
Elena B on Aug 5, 2020
Needed for homeschool co-op.
Kellen P on Aug 22, 2019
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All the tools needed to compliment Horizons.
November 28, 2018
over 3 years ago
Great resource for the price
Very pleased with the amount of items we received for the price.
April 19, 2018
over 2 years ago
This is a very complete manipulative kit We're very hands on with math and these manipulatives allow me to show my kids the concepts we're discussing They even play with some of the manipulatives during their down time I decided on the K-3 kit so we'd have everything we'll need as the kids progress in math There are some items we haven't yet used but I presume we will use them as they move forward All are of high quality so they can withstand busy hands This was the best priced kit I could find
September 25, 2009

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