My kids have long been fans of Apologia curriculum. I was positively pumped, then, when I received an opportunity to review the all new Elementary Math from Apologia curriculum. This new curriculum from Apologia is designed to enable your child to expand his or her world with mathematical knowledge without boring them to tears.
Elementary Math from Apologia
The brand new Exploring Creation with Mathematics is a blend of skills practice and hands-on activities. This series is specifically designed to work with young minds as they expand their understanding and unlock the power of numbers in everyday life. The first three grade levels in this homeschool elementary math curriculum are intentionally designed to build a strong foundation of familiarity with numbers that becomes second nature as children learn how to manipulate numbers with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Elementary Math levels
The concepts covered in each level are:
- Recognizing numbers to 120
- Addition up to 100
- Subtraction up to 100
- Measuring Length, Capacity, Time
- Data and Graphs
- Geometric Shapes
- Recognizing Numbers Up To 1000
- Addition up to 1000
- Subtraction up to 1000
- Money, Length
- Data and Graphs
- Shapes, Angles, Symmetry
- Addition and Subtraction
- Time, Weight
- Data and Graphs
- Perimeter, Area
Apologia's math curriculum helps parents teach their children how numbers work together. It helps parents to explore with their children the relationships between math and life. All while remaining age appropriate. Through daily skills practice, daily lessons, games, and activities children are able to practice mastered concepts while learning new ones.
Each level includes a suggested Daily Schedule that is based on four days a week for 28 weeks. Of course, you can adjust that according to your homeschool life and your child's needs. On average, each lesson should take 30 to 45 minutes. That could vary, based on any hands-on projects or games, or if extra time is needed to complete a skills practice. There's a handy math placement guide on Apologia's site, and you can view a sample of each level, which is incredibly helpful!
As I mentioned, Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2, and Mathematics 3 are currently available. Mathematics 4, Mathematics 5, and Mathematics 6 are in the works. If they're anything like the first three levels, you'll want to be sure to keep watch for them.
Inside Exploring Creation with Mathematics
In each level of Exploring Creation with Mathematics you’ll find:
- Fun and engaging activities – one's your kids will actually enjoy.
- Skills Practice – the student spend 5-10 minutes reviewing a previously-learned skill
- Ease of Use – Parents can check their student’s answers easily with the thumbnail images of each worksheet.
- Christian Connections – each unit opens with “Seeing Our Creator” sections
- Bonus Content Online – Additional printable PDF worksheets for students who are struggling with a concept and may need additional encouragement and MORE!
Meet the Author of Exploring Creation with Mathematics
WHAT WE THINK OF APOLOGIA MATH
My daughter loves that the math skills practice is not laborious. There are enough problems to establish what she knows and what may need to be reviewed. There's also helpful reminders throughout.
I love that it is SO incredibly easy to check for correct answers. Grading is NOT my favorite thing to do, and with three kiddos, I can easily fall behind on grading. The answer key makes it super easy to grade and evaluate understanding.
I also really appreciate the “Seeing Our Creator” sections. I've always tried to help my kids see God, and His creativity throughout our science and history lessons, but it never occurred to me to do the same for math.
Elementary Math from Apologia Giveaway
What better way to get you excited about a new curriculum than a giveaway! 2 winners (USA or Canada only) will get an Exploring Creation with Mathematics Basic Set — winner’s choice of either Level 1, 2, or 3. Be sure to entre to win!
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