Learn Math Fast System Vol VII + Smart Cards
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Volume 7 of the Learn Math Fast System covers high school geometry in 30 lessons. Topics include Supplementary and Complementary angles, congruent and similar triangles, Proofs, Theorems, Postulates, sine, cosine, and tangent trig functions. You'll learn about interior and exterior angles of polygons, how to find the area of a polygon, and what an apothem is. We cover quadrilaterals and circles including arcs, chords, secant and tangent lines. Geometry has never been explained so simply. Includes one folder of Smart Cards and Postulate Cards. These cards help summarize and highlight the most important postulates and theorems taught in each chapter. Takes approximately three months to complete.
Looking for a streamlined curriculum with targeted goals spanning from beginning math (starting with the concepts of addition) to high school Algebra and Geometry? This curriculum’s title “fast” highlights this 7-volume 2nd edition goal: to develop students who can quickly produce automatic, confident responses to math problems. Topically arranged, this mastery-based program presents math concepts in a sequential manner. Each of these un-graded levels teaches multiple concepts and can be used by multiple ages as a supplement or stand-alone for those students who need to shore up math skills. The series can also help struggling learners who may be behind in levels. Math “tricks” are taught to help students grasp skills quickly. No matter your student’s grade, the author recommends starting at Level 1. Free placement tests, however, are available in PDF. Level 1 contains instruction pages for using the overall program with different aged learners. As a more self-directed program, no teacher guide is available; answers and detailed solutions (which vary based on level) are included in the back of each book.
Each softcover book (ranging from 148-348 pgs, pb.) includes detailed lessons written to the student in a conversational—and sometimes humorous—style at a 3rd-4th grade reading level. Each consumable level provides worksheets within the text. Additional worksheets are available at the publisher’s website as free downloads. At the lower levels, topics are introduced using a few different methods including tips and shortcuts, using U.S. coins as manipulatives. Concepts are taught, a practice worksheet follows, and then there is a timed test. Students practice concepts with worksheets (either in convenient preprinted form in Level 1 or PDF printables) until they are confident in the concept, able to complete the test and then move on to the next lesson. At higher levels, students are taught the concept and complete a worksheet, with the possibility of repeated practice. Each level includes chapter tests and a final review test and access to printing extra PDF worksheets. The first 4 volumes cover pre-high school skills. Volume 1 overviews math facts. Purchase this text separately (and download extra PDF worksheets free) or purchase with the preprinted worksheets and answer key (LMF1WS). Volume 2 teaches fractions and percentages; Volume 3 overviews prealgebra skills; and Volume 4 covers basic Geometry. The last 3 volumes overview high school math. Volume 5 equates to Algebra 1; Volume 6 to Algebra 2; and Volume 7 completes the program with Geometry.
A few atypical manipulatives are needed. These are available separately or packaged with the appropriate volume. For Volume 1, you may want a handful of coins for your hands-on learners. The program utilizes the 8.5”x11” Big, Big Bookmark printed with foundational math skill tips and serves as a reference guide for all levels. Level 4 (Beginning Geometry) requires a manipulative kit that can be purchased separately. The Geometry Kit (contained in a zippered, 3-hole punched vinyl zippered pouch) is a simple set that includes 15 1-inch foam squares; a 1-inch plastic ball; protractor and two kinesthetic cards which help teach Pi; a square foot paper; a formula card; a square; rectangle; and one each of an equilateral, right triangle, and isosceles triangle cards with helpful reminders printed on one side. Level 7 requires “smart cards” (four 3”x 6 ½” postulate cards), and larger format smart cards which succinctly include all postulates and theorems for angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and circles.
For classroom or small-group teachers, digital options of the extra worksheets are available. These are not available for homeschool use, since extra worksheets are available free with book purchase. These Digital Classroom Licenses allow printing licenses for Levels 1-4 via PDF. THESE LICENSES ARE NOT THE COMPLETE COURSE IN DIGITAL FORM. Select between licenses for 1, 5, or 10 students. Purchase multiple licenses to equal the number of students in your classroom. Alongside the digital license, you’ll need the Learn Math Fast Teacher’s Pack (which includes the first 4 volumes; the Big, Big Bookmark; and the Basic Geometry Kit). ~ Ruth