Horizons Math 2 Boxed Set

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Item #: 000688
ISBN: 9780867179682
Grade: 2

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Publisher: Horizons
Pub. Date: 2004
Binding: Trade Cloth; Box or Slipcased
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in.
Edition: Workbook, illustrated
Language: English
Age Range: 7 to
Grade Range: 2 to

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Love Horizons math!
We have used Horizons for a while. It works for our homeschool family.
March 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I purchased Horizons grade 2 for my second grader last fall We had been using a popular curriculum that used a mastery approach and it was killing my daughter's love of math Her eyes lit up when I showed her Horizons She really enjoyed having lots of different types of problems to work in one lesson We found there were actually too many problems per page usually and just crossed some out I would have liked to see more word problems but overall I think Horizons covers a great cross-section of math topics And it is definitely advanced My daughter is doing beginning third grade work now (multiplication) and we only finished the first part of the grade 2 bookI did not find the teacher's manual to be particularly useful at all I was hoping for games and fun ways to teach concepts not just 'review flashcards with student'Overall we really liked it but I'd skip getting the teacher's manual at this level
July 14, 2009
Horizons 2nd grade math program was enthusiastically welcomed by my 7-year-old after using a different program since Kindergarten At first glance she loved the colorful pictures connect-the-dots crossword puzzles and secret code puzzles in the workbooks As she curiously thumbed through the books she was a little nervous that it looked �too hard� for her but I told her just to take one lesson at a time and she has progressed very well and with a great attitude Horizons seems to be advanced in the presentation of multiple digit addition and subtraction Roman numerals multiplication and place value compared to some of the other spiral-learning 2nd grade curricula It teaches skip-counting by 1�s through 10�s ordinal numbers to 100 simple equations fractions telling time to the minute Roman numerals tally marks money calendar graphs ratio area perimeter volume decimals and much more Our family and friends have been impressed at how quickly and confidently my daughter can work multiplication facts and four-digit addition and subtraction (with regrouping) problems One friend told me that the work my 2nd grader is doing in Horizons 2 looks like it�s on the same level as the math her 3rd grader is doing This program is easy to use because it is very well organized--the teacher�s manual has two parts Part One has lesson plans manipulatives needed for each lesson and activity suggestions and Part Two contains reduced-size student pages with the answers and a section of worksheets and charts for supplemental practice Having the answer key handy was a real time saver for us and we did use some of the worksheets but not all of them (for the most part the workbooks contain plenty of practice) The teacher�s manual gives simple ideas for presenting a topic For example when teaching multiple digit addition and subtracting with regrouping it recommends using base ten blocks to illustrate the concept (and if the teacher does not have base ten blocks it gives ideas for making your own place value manipulatives out of drinking straws) Although the teacher�s manual is helpful in many ways at times it is not very thorough in explaining �how� to teach different concepts step by step For someone who is mathematically minded that would probably not present a problem but I have had to use math websites online for additional ways to explain tricky concepts such as converting Roman numerals to Arabic numerals We have also supplemented this curriculum with file folder games and CD�s with math songs for further practice in addition subtraction skip counting and multiplication Another minor thing about this curriculum that could use revision is that there are no clear instructions for making the flashcards to go with the lessons The manual tells the teacher to make flashcards for different topics like measurement conversions and time equivalents but it doesn't give detailed directions for making these flashcards so the teacher just has to figure it out This is not a big deal but it does take up precious time! Other than making the flashcards and gathering the manipulatives for each lesson teacher preparation time is minimal The Horizons math workbooks are very inviting to visual learners who don�t mind a lot of color and information on one page To me some of the pages are a bit cluttered but for my daughter the �busy � colorful pages help hold her attention and make the learning seem more fun She likes that there are several different topics within each lesson�it is definitely not boring! For example Lesson 140 covers sequence equations addition subtraction symmetry solids and multiplication all in the same lesson For a child (or a parent) who becomes easily frustrated with switching gears quickly this would not work well For us the way Horizons presents challenging math topics in incremental steps is one of its best features It continually reviews the topics throughout the year to help the students to remember the information Horizons math is priced very reasonably compared to other popular math curricula We plan to continue using Horizons math all the way through 6th grade!
April 2, 2007
I have found Horizons math to be thorough and enjoyable Lessons are colorful and include several different exercises for example a single lesson may cover time money addition multiplication and word problems This keeps each function fresh in the student's mind The only problem I've found is that each set is about a year ahead of my child's level so in 4th grade she's using level 3 etc Also additional practice in multiplication has been necessary Overall it's the best program I've found thus far
February 20, 2006
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
It was recommended on several homeschool blogs as a colorful spiral math program. I wish there was a secular version.
Frieda H on Jun 12, 2018
Horizons Math 1 was so great we have decided to follow up with #2!
Sasha N on Apr 30, 2018
It was recommended on several homeschool blogs as a colorful spiral math program. I wish there was a secular version.
Frieda H on Jun 12, 2018
I used it previously for my 2 older teens when they were young and it was very good.
Angela G on Jun 1, 2018
Horizons Math 1 was so great we have decided to follow up with #2!
Sasha N on Apr 30, 2018
This is the chosen math set by our co-op's curriculum committee.
Marie C on Apr 27, 2018
The co-op curriculum committee chose these books.
Marie C on Apr 26, 2018
Continue from previous year. Like the spiral mathematic approach.
AMBER I on Mar 16, 2018
The short lessons keep my overly active son engaged. Its colorful pictures make it fun for him. We have tried several other math curriculums and this is the only one that we have stuck with. Math is no longer a fight.
Mary M on Jan 15, 2018
heard good reviews
Kate M on May 28, 2017
I purchased this because I'm looking for a hands-on math program that uses manipulatives and games, and has lots of teacher-student interaction.
Leigh D on May 24, 2017
I used Horizon Math 1st grade and loved it. I want to continue with 2nd grade.
Elena M on Apr 30, 2017
The layout keeps my child interested and believe this is a thorough program.
Cara D on Feb 15, 2017
My son is finishing Horizons 1. We like it, so we are ordering it again.
Jonathan M on Feb 14, 2017
online reviews
allison p on Feb 7, 2017
I love this Math Curriculum. It is colorful and easy to follow for students and home school parents. Great for strong math students.
Glenn M on Dec 3, 2016
recommended by another homeschooler mom for her boys.
Dulcie P on Sep 16, 2016
I have a 2nd grader that I am homeschooling and needed to find a good math curriculum. I have researched and read many reviews on many different math programs and Horizons was highly liked by many veteran homeschool moms. The more I looked into Horizons Math, the more I liked it and decided to give it a try this school year.
Angelina A on Sep 14, 2016
I viewed this product from a friend who uses it. It looked like a great series.
Christina L on Aug 2, 2016
Needed a change. Recommended by a friend.
Janette M on Jul 26, 2016
This was our first year homeschooling and I chose this course after looking at several others as this one seemed to be easy for my autistic son to understand. It was. We're moving on to the 3rd grade course for this coming year.
Joanna J on Jul 17, 2016
my son is continuing his horizon work
Clifford F on Jul 14, 2016
This math program fits well with two of my children - easy on me to prep and teach and they like the color plus the short review sections.
Nicole L on Jul 2, 2016
I read Cathy Duffy's review and it looked like a good fit for our son.
Heidi Y on May 26, 2016
Grade 2 will be our 3rd year with Horizons and we have been pleased with it. Our daughter is working a grade level above her age.
Heather S on Apr 30, 2016
good reviews
Lisa C on Apr 26, 2016
I used it previously for my 2 older teens when they were young and it was very good.
Angela G on Jun 1, 2018
This is the chosen math set by our co-op's curriculum committee.
Marie C on Apr 27, 2018
Do you need manipulatives for this program?
Do you need manipulatives for this program?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The teacher's manual does assume that you have some manipulatives. It tells you which ones to use as you teach the lessons. And I highly recommend them, as they give the student some hands on learning and provide you with physical tools for teaching new concepts. However, you do not have to have them in order to complete any of the student workbook pages. They are presented and used as teaching aids, but not needed to actually answer questions in the workbooks. For example, when teaching about telling time, the teacher's manual will have you teach and then practice with a clock manipulative, but all the problems in the workbook use clocks that are drawn on the page. It is the same for all of the other manipulatives as well. Hope this helps!
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    Love Horizons math!
    We have used Horizons for a while. It works for our homeschool family.
    March 4, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    I purchased Horizons grade 2 for my second grader last fall We had been using a popular curriculum that used a mastery approach and it was killing my daughter's love of math Her eyes lit up when I showed her Horizons She really enjoyed having lots of different types of problems to work in one lesson We found there were actually too many problems per page usually and just crossed some out I would have liked to see more word problems but overall I think Horizons covers a great cross-section of math topics And it is definitely advanced My daughter is doing beginning third grade work now (multiplication) and we only finished the first part of the grade 2 bookI did not find the teacher's manual to be particularly useful at all I was hoping for games and fun ways to teach concepts not just 'review flashcards with student'Overall we really liked it but I'd skip getting the teacher's manual at this level
    July 14, 2009
    Horizons 2nd grade math program was enthusiastically welcomed by my 7-year-old after using a different program since Kindergarten At first glance she loved the colorful pictures connect-the-dots crossword puzzles and secret code puzzles in the workbooks As she curiously thumbed through the books she was a little nervous that it looked �too hard� for her but I told her just to take one lesson at a time and she has progressed very well and with a great attitude Horizons seems to be advanced in the presentation of multiple digit addition and subtraction Roman numerals multiplication and place value compared to some of the other spiral-learning 2nd grade curricula It teaches skip-counting by 1�s through 10�s ordinal numbers to 100 simple equations fractions telling time to the minute Roman numerals tally marks money calendar graphs ratio area perimeter volume decimals and much more Our family and friends have been impressed at how quickly and confidently my daughter can work multiplication facts and four-digit addition and subtraction (with regrouping) problems One friend told me that the work my 2nd grader is doing in Horizons 2 looks like it�s on the same level as the math her 3rd grader is doing This program is easy to use because it is very well organized--the teacher�s manual has two parts Part One has lesson plans manipulatives needed for each lesson and activity suggestions and Part Two contains reduced-size student pages with the answers and a section of worksheets and charts for supplemental practice Having the answer key handy was a real time saver for us and we did use some of the worksheets but not all of them (for the most part the workbooks contain plenty of practice) The teacher�s manual gives simple ideas for presenting a topic For example when teaching multiple digit addition and subtracting with regrouping it recommends using base ten blocks to illustrate the concept (and if the teacher does not have base ten blocks it gives ideas for making your own place value manipulatives out of drinking straws) Although the teacher�s manual is helpful in many ways at times it is not very thorough in explaining �how� to teach different concepts step by step For someone who is mathematically minded that would probably not present a problem but I have had to use math websites online for additional ways to explain tricky concepts such as converting Roman numerals to Arabic numerals We have also supplemented this curriculum with file folder games and CD�s with math songs for further practice in addition subtraction skip counting and multiplication Another minor thing about this curriculum that could use revision is that there are no clear instructions for making the flashcards to go with the lessons The manual tells the teacher to make flashcards for different topics like measurement conversions and time equivalents but it doesn't give detailed directions for making these flashcards so the teacher just has to figure it out This is not a big deal but it does take up precious time! Other than making the flashcards and gathering the manipulatives for each lesson teacher preparation time is minimal The Horizons math workbooks are very inviting to visual learners who don�t mind a lot of color and information on one page To me some of the pages are a bit cluttered but for my daughter the �busy � colorful pages help hold her attention and make the learning seem more fun She likes that there are several different topics within each lesson�it is definitely not boring! For example Lesson 140 covers sequence equations addition subtraction symmetry solids and multiplication all in the same lesson For a child (or a parent) who becomes easily frustrated with switching gears quickly this would not work well For us the way Horizons presents challenging math topics in incremental steps is one of its best features It continually reviews the topics throughout the year to help the students to remember the information Horizons math is priced very reasonably compared to other popular math curricula We plan to continue using Horizons math all the way through 6th grade!
    April 2, 2007
    I have found Horizons math to be thorough and enjoyable Lessons are colorful and include several different exercises for example a single lesson may cover time money addition multiplication and word problems This keeps each function fresh in the student's mind The only problem I've found is that each set is about a year ahead of my child's level so in 4th grade she's using level 3 etc Also additional practice in multiplication has been necessary Overall it's the best program I've found thus far
    February 20, 2006
  • Q & A
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    Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 32 answers
    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    It was recommended on several homeschool blogs as a colorful spiral math program. I wish there was a secular version.
    Frieda H on Jun 12, 2018
    Horizons Math 1 was so great we have decided to follow up with #2!
    Sasha N on Apr 30, 2018
    It was recommended on several homeschool blogs as a colorful spiral math program. I wish there was a secular version.
    Frieda H on Jun 12, 2018
    I used it previously for my 2 older teens when they were young and it was very good.
    Angela G on Jun 1, 2018
    Horizons Math 1 was so great we have decided to follow up with #2!
    Sasha N on Apr 30, 2018
    This is the chosen math set by our co-op's curriculum committee.
    Marie C on Apr 27, 2018
    The co-op curriculum committee chose these books.
    Marie C on Apr 26, 2018
    Continue from previous year. Like the spiral mathematic approach.
    AMBER I on Mar 16, 2018
    The short lessons keep my overly active son engaged. Its colorful pictures make it fun for him. We have tried several other math curriculums and this is the only one that we have stuck with. Math is no longer a fight.
    Mary M on Jan 15, 2018
    heard good reviews
    Kate M on May 28, 2017
    I purchased this because I'm looking for a hands-on math program that uses manipulatives and games, and has lots of teacher-student interaction.
    Leigh D on May 24, 2017
    I used Horizon Math 1st grade and loved it. I want to continue with 2nd grade.
    Elena M on Apr 30, 2017
    The layout keeps my child interested and believe this is a thorough program.
    Cara D on Feb 15, 2017
    My son is finishing Horizons 1. We like it, so we are ordering it again.
    Jonathan M on Feb 14, 2017
    online reviews
    allison p on Feb 7, 2017
    I love this Math Curriculum. It is colorful and easy to follow for students and home school parents. Great for strong math students.
    Glenn M on Dec 3, 2016
    recommended by another homeschooler mom for her boys.
    Dulcie P on Sep 16, 2016
    I have a 2nd grader that I am homeschooling and needed to find a good math curriculum. I have researched and read many reviews on many different math programs and Horizons was highly liked by many veteran homeschool moms. The more I looked into Horizons Math, the more I liked it and decided to give it a try this school year.
    Angelina A on Sep 14, 2016
    I viewed this product from a friend who uses it. It looked like a great series.
    Christina L on Aug 2, 2016
    Needed a change. Recommended by a friend.
    Janette M on Jul 26, 2016
    This was our first year homeschooling and I chose this course after looking at several others as this one seemed to be easy for my autistic son to understand. It was. We're moving on to the 3rd grade course for this coming year.
    Joanna J on Jul 17, 2016
    my son is continuing his horizon work
    Clifford F on Jul 14, 2016
    This math program fits well with two of my children - easy on me to prep and teach and they like the color plus the short review sections.
    Nicole L on Jul 2, 2016
    I read Cathy Duffy's review and it looked like a good fit for our son.
    Heidi Y on May 26, 2016
    Grade 2 will be our 3rd year with Horizons and we have been pleased with it. Our daughter is working a grade level above her age.
    Heather S on Apr 30, 2016
    good reviews
    Lisa C on Apr 26, 2016
    I used it previously for my 2 older teens when they were young and it was very good.
    Angela G on Jun 1, 2018
    This is the chosen math set by our co-op's curriculum committee.
    Marie C on Apr 27, 2018
    Do you need manipulatives for this program?
    Do you need manipulatives for this program?
    A shopper on Dec 21, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: The teacher's manual does assume that you have some manipulatives. It tells you which ones to use as you teach the lessons. And I highly recommend them, as they give the student some hands on learning and provide you with physical tools for teaching new concepts. However, you do not have to have them in order to complete any of the student workbook pages. They are presented and used as teaching aids, but not needed to actually answer questions in the workbooks. For example, when teaching about telling time, the teacher's manual will have you teach and then practice with a clock manipulative, but all the problems in the workbook use clocks that are drawn on the page. It is the same for all of the other manipulatives as well. Hope this helps!
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