Math in Focus Grade K Homeschool Package - 1st Semester

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Item #: 047812
ISBN: 9780547428857
Grade: K

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Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

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I wouldn't recommend this, especially for home schooling.
This review is in regard to Math in Focus kindergarten after finishing both A & B semesters:

I wouldn't recommend this for home schooling because
1) the activities are set up for multiple students, with most requiring pairs of students, and some wanting groups as large as ten students

I wouldn't recommend this in general because
2) simple concepts at the beginning of the year seem to get more than enough coverage, e.g. the number 2, while more difficult concepts introduced later (recognizing numerals to 20, counting money, etc.) are presented and understanding expected with comparatively little practice
3) it seems like Math in Focus really wants you to buy a lot of "additional resources" on top of the teacher's books, student books, manipulatives, and "common household items" that are essential.

Due to reasons 1 & 3, my Pre-K student joined my kindergarten student for many of the math activities, and I spent a lot of time re-writing activities for fewer students and making up cards (or other resources) to use because I didn't buy the additional book and cards. Due to reason 2, a few lessons ended with my student not at all understanding the concept she was suppose to be learning, and us taking time off from book work to work to fill in basic stuff that the book didn't cover, or didn't cover well.
May 3, 2018
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I've always loved the Singapore approach. This program seems to flow a lot better than the Singapore Math program. I think it will be easier to use.
Kim M on Jul 23, 2016
I've always loved the Singapore approach. This program seems to flow a lot better than the Singapore Math program. I think it will be easier to use.
Kim M on Jul 23, 2016
I picked this item because out of all the math programs this seems more suited for the type of learning I want for my daughter. The Singapore approach has no delayed learning and uses real life concepts to allow my daughter to become a more well rounded thinker and not just another student learning concepts. I want my daughter to be ahead and a leader.
Anthony D on Nov 18, 2015
I picked this item because out of all the math programs this seems more suited for the type of learning I want for my daughter. The Singapore approach has no delayed learning and uses real life concepts to allow my daughter to become a more well rounded thinker and not just another student learning concepts. I want my daughter to be ahead and a leader.
Anthony D on Nov 18, 2015
Where can I find a break down of the subject matter that is covered in the Kindergarten A book?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The table of contents for Student Book A, Part 1 is found here: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=047483&subject=Mathematics/10&category=Math+in+Focus+Grade+K/9215

The table of contents for Student Book A, Part 2 is found here: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=047484&subject=Mathematics/10&category=Math+in+Focus+Grade+K/9215
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    I wouldn't recommend this, especially for home schooling.
    This review is in regard to Math in Focus kindergarten after finishing both A & B semesters:

    I wouldn't recommend this for home schooling because
    1) the activities are set up for multiple students, with most requiring pairs of students, and some wanting groups as large as ten students

    I wouldn't recommend this in general because
    2) simple concepts at the beginning of the year seem to get more than enough coverage, e.g. the number 2, while more difficult concepts introduced later (recognizing numerals to 20, counting money, etc.) are presented and understanding expected with comparatively little practice
    3) it seems like Math in Focus really wants you to buy a lot of "additional resources" on top of the teacher's books, student books, manipulatives, and "common household items" that are essential.

    Due to reasons 1 & 3, my Pre-K student joined my kindergarten student for many of the math activities, and I spent a lot of time re-writing activities for fewer students and making up cards (or other resources) to use because I didn't buy the additional book and cards. Due to reason 2, a few lessons ended with my student not at all understanding the concept she was suppose to be learning, and us taking time off from book work to work to fill in basic stuff that the book didn't cover, or didn't cover well.
    May 3, 2018
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    I've always loved the Singapore approach. This program seems to flow a lot better than the Singapore Math program. I think it will be easier to use.
    Kim M on Jul 23, 2016
    I've always loved the Singapore approach. This program seems to flow a lot better than the Singapore Math program. I think it will be easier to use.
    Kim M on Jul 23, 2016
    I picked this item because out of all the math programs this seems more suited for the type of learning I want for my daughter. The Singapore approach has no delayed learning and uses real life concepts to allow my daughter to become a more well rounded thinker and not just another student learning concepts. I want my daughter to be ahead and a leader.
    Anthony D on Nov 18, 2015
    I picked this item because out of all the math programs this seems more suited for the type of learning I want for my daughter. The Singapore approach has no delayed learning and uses real life concepts to allow my daughter to become a more well rounded thinker and not just another student learning concepts. I want my daughter to be ahead and a leader.
    Anthony D on Nov 18, 2015
    Where can I find a break down of the subject matter that is covered in the Kindergarten A book?
    A shopper on Jun 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The table of contents for Student Book A, Part 1 is found here: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=047483&subject=Mathematics/10&category=Math+in+Focus+Grade+K/9215

    The table of contents for Student Book A, Part 2 is found here: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=047484&subject=Mathematics/10&category=Math+in+Focus+Grade+K/9215
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