Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2

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Item #: 050290
ISBN: 9780890519240
Grades: K-2

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Publisher: Master Book Publishers

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Glad we switched!
Great product! I feel it is better than Fred in that the story line models a Godly family versus a silly story. We still read Fred for fun but primarily use this curriculum. One of the qualities I really enjoy is the narrating of concepts to ensure understanding. Our family prefers this curriculum over Saxon, Fred, and Math Mammoth.
September 8, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Too preachy—not for me
The math is fine and the teaching approach is somewhat creative, but the story that makes this “living” follows tropes that I wish would go ahead and die. Apologies if that’s too harsh, but I would like my math without a dose of antiquated patriarchy-religion, please and thank you. Although I’ve kept my opinions to myself, my children have expressed their own frustrations with the material and teaching approach. I will be trying something different, soon.
April 6, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Love!
My daughter and I are enjoying this book with its short, simple lessons that follow a story. I like its affordability, that my daughter can do it independently most days, and the slow and steady pace.
December 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
My kids love it!
We just started level 1 with my first grader kids, and are reading through it, stopping to do the activities when I recognize a learning gap to fill in. They love the engaging stories! The place value village is helping them understand place value, where nothing else has helped.
October 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
This is a great math program
My kids love this math program. It really keeps there attention. It has plenty of diversity within the lesson each week. The hands on learning is really a hit. Thank you. No more complaining about math.
September 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Lovely!!
I have level 1&2 and my kids and I are in LOVE!!!! Thank you!!!
July 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
So pleased
I love that everything I need is in one book. I am drawn to simple math curriculums that don't need extra books and where I can supply different manipulative myself. The stories are great and I like that it isn't so repetitive.
April 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Love this curriculum
This book explains things very clearly and makes math applicable to the real world.
April 21, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
A wonderful, engaging math program!
I've been home educating almost 20 years, and have noticed that I am naturally letting go of traditional textbook curriculum and gravitating toward a more natural, Charlotte-mason approach. My 7 year-old-daughter was doing fine with her math workbook, but I decided to try the Math Lessons books "just for fun." She is loving it, and so am I. My daughter calls her math "Charlie and Charlotte" (the names of the kids in the story) and we are enjoying sitting together reading the stories and doing the activities. From my perspective, she is learning as much or more than she did with traditional programs, but having much more fun. This is not a program that kids can use independently, but it is worth a few minutes of your time to sit down with your child. After all these years of homeschooling 9 kids, I am learning that the process is just as important as the end result, and making schooling more engaging and relationship-driven is worth the effort.
November 7, 2015
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over 3 years ago
We have tried a few of the popular Math curricula with my 2nd grade daughter the standard textbook approach has been too overwhelming for her She could never get a grasp on it and would be stressed out She reads very well has no problems in any other subject so I recently bought Math Lessons book 2 It has been wonderful! My daughter now asks to do her math lesson! This is a much slower approach but the series as a whole (when finished in its entirety) will be a complete program There is very little prep and the stories are cute Math Lessons for a Living Education is based on the Charlotte Mason philosophy which we love I plan to stay with this curriculum as long as they keep writing the series until we are ready to switch to Life of Fred: Fractions
January 20, 2012
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My daughter loves this math series
Rebecca D on Dec 4, 2018
We loved level 1.
Joshua S on Sep 14, 2018
My daughter loves this math series
Rebecca D on Dec 4, 2018
I used Level 1 for my daughter who was having a hard time with grasping place value. The story of Charlotte and Charlie was very engaging and kept her motivated. She completed her lessons and was always eager to share with the rest of the family. So I'm keeping her in Living Education for the next level. Thanks and God Bless.
Marie R on Sep 25, 2018
We loved level 1.
Joshua S on Sep 14, 2018
My kids enjoy the story of Charlie and Charlotte and it presents math in understandable, real life terms.
Julie M on Sep 5, 2018
My daughter LOVED the charming story about the twins & found their story, and the way they learn through day to day activities extremely relatable. My child is a kinesthetic learner, so we like the the lessons are short and she doesn't have to sit at the table for too long. Although the lessons are quick, that does not detract from the quality of the content. There is regular review built into the curriculum, and you do not need to purchase any additional supplies to complete the lessons.
Jacquelynn M on Aug 31, 2018
I chose this curriculum because I realized my children could fill in the blanks/answer math problems without knowing how to explain how they got their answer.
Sara C on Aug 9, 2018
Extensive research led to me this product
Rachel A on Aug 6, 2018
We used MLFLE last year and loved the simple, streamlined approach.
Kara W on Aug 1, 2018
I love Charlotte Mason and was intrigued when I found these.
Renee T on Jul 31, 2018
It is written according to my teaching style, very Charlotte Mason.
Tammy Y on Jul 25, 2018
A friend likes to use this for her 1 - 3 grades
Jay S on Jul 24, 2018
I am only purchasing Charlotte Mason material this year. Smaller lessons, easy approach, it's what I believe I am looking for.
Katrina M on Jul 22, 2018
Math + Charlotte Mason! What else is there to say :) Totally answers the age old question, "When will I ever use this in the real world?"
Tiffany H on Jun 20, 2018
A Charlotte Mason approach to Math that I'm excited to try!
Brenda S on Jun 16, 2018
I wanted to go with a less structured approach to math than the standard common core aligned workbook. My kids were bored and miserable with Math Mammoth, so I thought I'd give something story-based a try. They love the Elemental Science living science curriculum and this seems like a similar approach.
Sara M on Mar 6, 2018
We have really enjoyed using this series of math books. I have already worked through Level 2 with my firstborn, now my 2nd child is ready for it! Thorough teaching without a lot of busywork.
Carrie D on Feb 27, 2018
My 4th grader has been struggling with math and decided to change math curriculum. After researching much, I think this curriculum will be a great fit for her.
Patsy L on Feb 13, 2018
My kids really enjoy doing math this way. Lots of hands on activities to teach concepts. Makes learning math fun because it's not just endless rows of math problems. Lots of variation in each lesson and plenty of review.
Cynthia W on Feb 12, 2018
I was hoping this was a good math program for my right-brained learner with stories that helped her learn math concepts. Instead it was just a math curriculum with a story line. It was not helpful.
Jodi S on Jan 2, 2018
Great recommendations from other homeschooling families. Good price point. My daughter will be highly motivated by the "story style" of lessons this mathematics curriculum offers.
Emily S on Dec 9, 2017
it is a great Curriculum. Very Gentle!
Nicole W on Oct 20, 2017
Recommended by a friend as being a great math curriculum that a child could do on their own.
jess p on Oct 16, 2017
Recommended by friend.
Megan F on Sep 21, 2017
I chose this math book for my son because I've have friends that use it and they tell me their kids beg to do more work than assigned for the day. My son is bored with his other math curriculum and the story telling format mixed with worksheets and simple manipulatives seems like a good fit for us.
Lynnae E on Sep 21, 2017
I love the layout of the math book. The real life passages and the break down of the daily assignments will help me greatly.
Katrina K on Sep 7, 2017
Level 1 worked very well for us!
Krista J P on Sep 6, 2017
We needed a new approach to math and using the story aspect with bite sized lessons works well for my child.
Becky on Sep 5, 2017
I purchased math lessons for a living education level 1 for my younger son. I really like the way the book is set up. I think it will work well for my older son as well.
kerry k on Aug 26, 2017
Charlotte Mason approach to math.
Casandra B on Aug 25, 2017
i chose this math program because it follows the Charlotte Mason method of education. It connects math to real life situations. Math is not an isolated subject. It is a part of every day life and children need to learn to think mathematically throughout their day.
Cynthia W on Aug 25, 2017
I have read good reviews on these Math books and am hoping they work well for my son.
Sarah Morgan P on Aug 16, 2017
Cathy Duffy recommended. Always looking for a good living books feel to math :-)
Greg C on Aug 16, 2017
my daughter doesn't like the curriculum we used last year and after browsing this and the reviews, it may be a great fit for her! I'm excited to try it with her.
Herminia C on Aug 16, 2017
I am switching math curriculum for our homeschool and love the Charlotte Mason philosophy.
Christine M on Aug 14, 2017
I looked at it at the TTD conference and liked it.
Nakia B on May 22, 2017
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Claudia l on May 9, 2017
"Love everything that I have seen from Masterbooks!!! Can't wait to see what kids think of the math :)"
Jessica M on Apr 28, 2017
I have read good reviews about this book and I like that it is presented in a story format which I'm hoping will show real world application of the math skills being taught.
Sarah G on Apr 13, 2017
Charlotte Mason-y :-)
Lori L on Apr 11, 2017
It covers the basic concepts in an easy-to-understand format. My son can open it up and read it and do the lesson on his own, it's not very often that he needs my help. The answer key is in the back of the book so there is no separate guide to purchase. We have mastered tally marks and time telling this year! Not to mention basic addition and subtraction! I'm looking forward to another fun year of math with Level 2!
User on Mar 9, 2017
I needed a new math curriculum for my 1st grader.
Jessica R on Mar 2, 2017
These math lessons are fun! What a great gentle approach to science. We will be supplementing with life of Fred.
Tonya O on Mar 2, 2017
I love the Charlotte Mason approach. This covers all the bases in a way that is should be enjoyable for all of us.
Shannon C on Feb 23, 2017
I chose this because I wanted a different approach to math and I've heard good things about this curriculum.
Cristofer S on Feb 2, 2017
My daughter cried at every math curriculum we tried, but begs me to do this math book. It is written in a way that is easy for my daughter to understand and she enjoys it! I hope she enjoys this level just as much!
Melissa W on Jan 7, 2017
We tried this series after several different Math programs for my struggling learner. She loves the story of the twins and wants to see what happens next.. The story really hooks her into the text, and she tolerates the math. We have less tears and more learning now.
Indira T on Jan 3, 2017
My 1st grader finished Level 1!
Lee A on Dec 29, 2016
We started our 6-year-old on Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1 in September. She is LOVING it. We will continue with this program indefinitely. It is very well written and also fun to follow along with the characters in the story line.
Amanda W on Nov 16, 2016
This is our favorite math curriculum! It brings a biblical worldview to math, which is hard to find.
Sumer E on Sep 26, 2016
We follow a Charlotte Mason approach in our homeschooling, and this is a perfect fit to bring math to life. O'Dell's story line, and real life math every day, is what draws me to this type of learning. Kids need to see how math works outside of drills and tests.
Terra H on Aug 24, 2016
I used Level 1 for my daughter who was having a hard time with grasping place value. The story of Charlotte and Charlie was very engaging and kept her motivated. She completed her lessons and was always eager to share with the rest of the family. So I'm keeping her in Living Education for the next level. Thanks and God Bless.
Marie R on Sep 25, 2018
My kids enjoy the story of Charlie and Charlotte and it presents math in understandable, real life terms.
Julie M on Sep 5, 2018
my daughter will be in first grade next year and I think she has learned all the concepts in book one, EXCEPT place value, which she is touching briefly in kindergarten. Would it be fine to start in book 2 in this case? will she still be a
exposed to a solid teaching of place value in book 2 without being left with gaps?
A shopper on May 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe she will be just fine. They use the concept of Place Value Village (similar to Math-U-See) and there is some review of place value in the book (the first lesson and 2 other review lessons throughout the year). I found that the book as a whole was more appropriate for first grade than second. We used it as a supplement since math is our "battle" subject and I wanted my daughter to enjoy it a bit more. It is good material and definitely a more enjoyable approach, but I don't know if I would recommend it as the only math your child gets. It definitely covers the basics, but compared to a more comprehensive program like Singapore (which is the other curriculum we use) it is VERY basic. Hope this helps!
How long does a lesson take each day? Can i do a longer lesson once a week and just guide them through some practice the rest of the week?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 4 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 4 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1
BEST ANSWER: It's been awhile so my memory might not be 100% accurate but from what I recall the book is divided into 36 "lessons". Each lesson is divided into 5 days - so 1 lesson per week. Day 1 has a story to go along with the lesson so it might be 2/3 minutes longer than the other days - but I'd say on average you could do each days work in 10-20 minutes depending on how in depth you want to go and on how easily the child picks up the material (also depending on what it is - some concepts might require more teaching than others). You could certainly do more than 1 days worth on one day a week and then do less on the other days if you wanted to.
My daughter was in regular school for kindergarten. I know technically she would be on book 2 but is this a series where you need to start with book 1 to grasp the concepts?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If she is solid with the math that's covered in book 1, she'll be fine. The only thing she would miss is the storyline. The two main characters are brother and sister, their family introduces them to math in real world situations, and they refer to previous situations from the first book. As long as she wouldn't get caught up on that, it's a great book.
I just need to know if this book has religious content? I want this series regardless but I need the information.
A shopper on Mar 3, 2016
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 5 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 5 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1
Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 3 with Answer Key
Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 3 with Answer Key
BEST ANSWER: The beginning of each lesson is a continuing story of a Christian family and their missionary work in Peru. The family of five are all traveling to Peru to help at an orphanage. They talk about praying, bible studies, God, and Jesus. So to answer your question...Yes.
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