Horizons Math K Boxed Set

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Item #: 000680
ISBN: 9780740303135
Grade: K
Author: Alpha Omega Publishing Staff

Additional Details

Publisher: Horizons
Pub. Date: 2004
Binding: Trade Paper; Box or Slipcased
Edition: illustrated
Language: English
Age Range: 5 to
Education Level: Kindergarten

Category Description for Horizons K

Customer Reviews

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Great Math Curriculum
We are almost done with the first book and loving it. My son is definitely more math minded so the spiral approach to Horizons has been working out very well. It introduces new concepts rather quickly but you get lots of review throughout the lessons. I think a child who is struggling with math might find this too fast, so definitely keep that in mind. So far we are doing well with it and having fun along the way!
July 3, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Great
This has been perfect for my kindergartener. It starts out very basic, which is fine by me because it builds her confidence. The colorful pages in the workbook are attractive. The teacher's manuals are well written. My daughter's only complaint is that it doesn't have tests like her older siblings' books have. :)
December 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Disappointing
I much preferred Singapore Math Essentials that I used with my older child. Horizons is just like working through a workbook with very little ideas for hands-on teaching.
October 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Exactly what I wanted
The colors on the pages are great to keep my little guy interested. He is doing great with this product!
December 31, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
We used Horizons Math K for my 5 year old daughter and we are so pleased with it that we will be getting Math 1 this year I was hesitant at first because Horizons is known as a Christian company and we are a secular family but there is no religious material in this workbook My daughter enjoyed the bright colors fun lessons and was not overwhelmed with work The pages are well laid out and easy to follow The work challenged her just enough to learn new things without overwhelming her Great job Horizons!
June 25, 2013
My daughter is in Kindergarten and we have used Horizons K this year We love it It is pretty advanced for Kindergarten; she is now doing addition with two digits (for example 87+2)and subtraction She also has learned fractions (1/2 1/3 1/4) money and time It has kept her challenged but at the same time has not bored her with endless drills I have not used the teacher's manual a lot this year but will need to as we get into more complicated math in future years just for ideas of the best way to explain new concepts to her I highly recommend Horizons products if you have an advanced or gifted student They are great for keeping them challenged
March 2, 2011
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looking for a curriculum for my son, he was uninterested in MLFALA. I also wanted something that does NOT teach common core.
Tiffany N on Nov 28, 2018
We have had really great experiences with Horizons Math. It is designed for homeschooling, and it shows.
Andrew P on Sep 6, 2018
looking for a curriculum for my son, he was uninterested in MLFALA. I also wanted something that does NOT teach common core.
Tiffany N on Nov 28, 2018
We used Singapore math when my older daughter was in Kindergarten, and it was NOT right for us- we both disliked it very much. She now uses Horizons, so we're starting over with this for my younger daughter as well.
Jennifer C on Nov 25, 2018
We have had really great experiences with Horizons Math. It is designed for homeschooling, and it shows.
Andrew P on Sep 6, 2018
I liked the bright illustrations and that it was considered academically rigorous.
Elizabeth J on Apr 30, 2018
Honestly, I couldn't decide between this and Saxon math. We'll start here and see how it goes. My daughter is a visual learner, so I think the illustrations will help her.
Rachael T on Apr 6, 2018
For Homeschool
Ania C on Sep 25, 2017
Looking for a solid, straight forward math curriculum for my kindergartner!
Megan S on Sep 7, 2017
recommended by friend
valeria s on Apr 12, 2017
For a hands on math curriculum. Recommended by several homeschool friends.
Kim S on Feb 1, 2017
I am beginning my 5 year old with kindergarten lessons.
Kathryn F on Jan 2, 2017
I was looking for a math program to give my grandson a head start when he starts school next year (he is four now). We are almost done with a reading program and will be reading at a second grade level when he is done. While I will be continuing to practice his reading skills, it is time to build a new skill set. This program has had great reviews so I felt this might help him to accomplish our next goal.
Janis B on Aug 27, 2016
I like the method Horizons uses to teach math skills.
Patricia S on Aug 27, 2016
Recommended for first time homeschoolers
Barbara O on Aug 9, 2016
Horizons Math K has a great reputation and reviews, so we are going to give it a try.
Katherine B on Aug 6, 2016
I used this for our older kids and love the program and its user friendly.
Mary Ann G on May 4, 2016
This math program is both gentle and fun for young ones. It is simple to lead and requires few, if any, special manipulatives (though a manipulative kit is available). I like the spiral style introductions and reviews of concepts. The teacher's manual is easy to follow. For an average child, it is an open-and-go program.
Anaise R on Apr 25, 2016
I needed a kindergarten math program. Its been working pretty good so far.
Ann B on Mar 28, 2016
Heard many good things about this curriculum.
Christine R on Feb 10, 2016
For homeschooling my son.
Anna H on Nov 30, 2015
because it was the cheapest site for this curriculum
Viola P on Oct 19, 2015
We used Singapore math when my older daughter was in Kindergarten, and it was NOT right for us- we both disliked it very much. She now uses Horizons, so we're starting over with this for my younger daughter as well.
Jennifer C on Nov 25, 2018
I liked the bright illustrations and that it was considered academically rigorous.
Elizabeth J on Apr 30, 2018
Someone said there was no religious content, are there moral situations or anything like that--if not why choose Horizon over Saxon? Is it because it's challenging--do you feel that the challenge was age appropriate and allowed you to switch over to any kind of math?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As for religious content, there can be things like pictures of crosses or churches in the early elementary grades, but there's definitely some in the upper elementary grades, like Bible verse references & such. I don't recall any moral situations, but I may not have been that sensitive to it.

I have found Horizons to be somewhat challenging (for instance it began covering multiplication in second grade where I learned it in 3rd in a gifted program), but my oldest student has been able to keep up - (this student scored in the 79th percentile on the ITBS, so a bright kid, but not in the way upper reaches). I think it lays a great foundation in mathematical concepts, so I believe you could switch, though "any" kind of math is hard to say - if another curriculum's presentation is radically different, like Singapore, it would still be an adjustment, but I chose it because I believe it will set them up well for lifelong facility with math.

I can't compare directly to Saxon, since I haven't used it. I believe it's known for a slower pace, and trying to align with Common Core. I also like that the Horizon workbooks are full color, where I don't believe Saxon's
are. That may not matter to you, but my students have enjoyed it.
What is included in the Box Set? Will I need to purchase a separate workbook?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The boxed set contains the teacher edition and the two student workbooks you need for the year. I would highly recommend that you also order one of the manipulatives kits. Those were always my kids' favorite part of math, and also are often integral to explaining a concept at the early levels.
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