Unifix Cubes, 100 (10 each of 10 colors) with Activity Booklet
Set of ten each of ten colors, plus an activity book.
We are pleased to be able to distribute BJU Press curriculum to our customers. Most homeschoolers are already familiar with their materials. For those who are not, BJU is a Christian university located in South Carolina that produces and markets curriculum materials for Christian schools as well as home schools. Probably the most homeschool-friendly full-curriculum supplier, they have not only accommodated homeschoolers, but have continually worked to make their materials better suited to the homeschooling family. Many of their courses now contain manuals written specifically for the home school setting, and visuals and supplemental materials have been "pared down" from the bulkier visuals still used in classrooms. While other curriculum suppliers initially frowned on distributing teacher materials to homeschoolers, and provided only expensive classroom versions, Bob Jones quickly embraced homeschoolers, readily allowing them access to teacher's editions and, eventually, producing less expensive spiral-bound or paperbound versions to save money for homeschooling families. Their materials are all top quality. They are professionally prepared, educationally sound, and Biblically-based. Used in Christian school classrooms across the country for years and constantly improved, they are courses you can trust in your homeschool as well. We have long been fans of Bob Jones curriculum materials, having used courses in almost every subject area for one child or another through the years. In our particular situation (seven children, Mom and Dad sharing in teaching as well as in running Rainbow Resource Center), a well-constructed, teacher-ready course can be a God-send. Although we have used a variety of methods and curriculums in our homeschool through the years (and continue to do so), we strongly feel that the Bob Jones materials we have used have helped to produce excellent, college-ready students. Unless you have a particularly strong aversion to textbooks of any kind, at any level, we highly recommend these materials to you.
Curriculum can be found by subject area in our catalog; see index for page numbers. A free scope and sequence is available below, with specific information by grade level.
Teaching Charts contain visuals and charts important to the presentation of math concepts. Student Materials Packets contain inexpensive manipulatives to be used in the lessons. Optional activity books at some levels provide extra practice and review. The "Spread Your Wings" books are for reteaching and extra practice needed on concepts taught in the course. Useful if your student "just doesn't get it" and needs a little more exposure. "Spring Into Action" activity books provide additional practice or review beyond the problems presented in the text. "Stretch Your Mind" books require going a little beyond the textual presentation, helping students to become resourceful and explore alternate strategies to solving problems. Cumulative review pages review skills from previous lessons. Concept Review pages cover a specific concept from an earlier chapter. Fact review pages provide drill practice.
Required materials are listed first at each grade level. Optional support materials are identified with an asterisk (*) preceding the
A solid thorough curriculum at all levels. Concepts are taught at the concrete level, with heavy use of manipulatives in the early grades. Elementary program texts are particularly well done - colorful, good variety of skills, and on-grade-level. For those that want to use a more traditional, yet appealing, worktext series at the elementary level, this is perhaps the best.
Teacher editions have complete lesson plans and answers to text problems. If you are using Bob Jones as your basal math program, you will want to invest in them, as they provide the one-on-one instruction, manipulative instruction, and offer many suggestions for presenting and enriching the concepts covered in each lesson. If you are not using Bob Jones as the core of your math program, consider using the student workbooks as such. We have long used the Miquon Math series and find it very effective to use the Bob Jones workbooks alongside (plus some drill products for mastery of basic math facts). If you are planning to use a different program at upper levels, we have found the transition seamless. Bob Jones supplies student worktexts though the 4th grade. This is particularly welcome for those of us with students who are not ready for a hardbound, copy-and-work system this early. Starting in grade 5, texts are hardbound.
Many homeschoolers have opted to use Saxon Math at the upper levels, but, like any program, it doesn't satisfy everyone. If you are looking for an alternative, I suggest the Bob Jones texts. One of the strengths of the Bob Jones program is the teaching of concepts, rather than the rote how-to-solve-it approach. Also, Christian principles and character traits are assumed and integrated throughout the program. Each level is themed, providing a motivation learning context. Lessons are "spiraled", meaning topics are reviewed throughout each level, delving a little deeper each time. This is not the same as the "incremental" approach used by Saxon Math (see description). Lesson exercises consist mainly of practice for that lesson, not a review of previous lessons or chapters. However, topics are not covered, then left forever; they reappear in more complexity throughout the course, allowing the student continuing practice. The approach you prefer depends on your child. Some children may need more concentration on the topic at hand, and Bob Jones Math will appeal to this group. Like Saxon, the people at Bob Jones are ever-ready to assist you with any difficulties you may have, including access to textbook authors.
Relatively new is the revised Geometry book for grade 10. For those desiring to approach geometry as a separate course, this revised text will supply a solid option to the Jacobs text. For those students who are not interested in pursuing math beyond algebra or geometry, Bob Jones supplies a Consumer Math course that presents math required for practical living. While there is no separate calculus course, the Advanced Math text does introduce the college-bound student to calculus.
Completely revised, the 3rd edition is very attractive, much more clear in its layout, and easy to use. Still laying the foundation for elementary math through the teaching of necessary math concepts, this course covers shapes, classifying and comparing, numbers from 0-100, measurement, time, basic addition, calendar, money, fractions, and basic subtraction. The Teachers Guide holds reproduced worktext pages showing the answers, an outline of each lesson, practice and review activities, stories for introducing each lesson, procedures for teaching and checking for understanding, and extended activities. Also included is the Toolkit CD-ROM, containing all of the reproducible activity pages. A copy of the Worktext Answer Key is included in the Teachers Edition as well, but also available separately.
Digit the Clown and Cecilia the Seal are your child's hosts in this 3rd edition. Changes in this edition are an earlier introduction of number concepts to 20, place value up to 3 digit numbers, addition up to 3 digit numbers, learning facts through strategies, Venn diagrams, elapsed time, more concepts with solid figures, and hands-on activities with thermometer manipulatives. Chapters include chapter and cumulative reviews. Manipulatives are used. Unifix cubes are also recommended for this program, but any counters will work. The Reviews workbook has two pages per lesson. The first page includes the lesson concepts and the second page is reviews previous concepts. The Chapter Review pages correspond with the worktext chapter review Mathematics pages. The teacher edition includes a Toolkit CD-ROM, containing reproducible enrichment pages (replacing some of the older components), and the Teachers Visual Packet. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to access this program. ~ Donna
Unifix cubes have long been recognized as a manipulative of choice for teaching beginning math concepts. While not as versatile as multilinks (as Unifix Cubes snap together only on top and bottom), they are easier for small children to link together and take apart. Use them for counting, adding, subtracting and other math functions. There are a wide range of sets and materials available to choose from. We have selected what we believe to be the most useful, versatile, and inexpensive to fill your needs.
Digit the Clown and Cecilia the Seal are your child's hosts in this 2015 revision. Students will deepen their number sense as they develop an understanding of place value by practicing addition and subtraction. Other topics include measurement, geometry, time and money concepts. The text also introduces skills for writing equations, reading graphs and solving word problems. New chapters developing the concepts of plane figures, graphs and charts have been added to this edition. Chapters include a chapter review and cumulative review. Manipulatives are used in this hands-on approach to math. Unifix cubes are also recommended for thisprogram, but any type of counters will work. The Reviews workbook provides practice for each lesson as well as a review of concepts that have been taught in previous lessons. Chapter reviews and cumulative reviews are included at the end of each chapter. The Teacher Edition includes a Toolkit CD-ROM with instructional aids and enrichment activities.(Publisher description) Digit the Clown and Cecilia the Seal are your child's hosts in this 2015 revision. Students will deepen their number sense as they develop an understanding of place value by practicing addition and subtraction. Other topics include measurement, geometry, time and money concepts. The text also introduces skills for writing equations, reading graphs and solving word problems. New chapters developing the concepts of plane figures, graphs and charts have been added to this addition. Chapters include a chapter review and cumulative review. Manipulatives are used in this hands-on approach to math. Unifix cubes are also recommended for this program, but any type of counters will work. The Reviews workbook provides practice for each lesson as well as a review of concepts that have been taught in previous lessons. Chapter reviews and cumulative reviews are included at the end of each chapter. The Teacher Edition includes a Toolkit CD-ROM with instructional aids and enrichment activities.
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