A better way to teach math...
Math on the Level is a complete homeschool math curriculum that covers K through pre-algebra for your whole family. One curriculum purchase provides all you need to teach all your children from K through pre-algebra.
|Teach at Each Child's Level
With Math on the Level, we believe in teaching when the child is ready to learn. Therefore, our curriculum does not attach an age or grade level to math concepts. We equip and provide guidance, but you can adapt the teaching sequence to match each child's actual learning ability. Our approach makes it easy to adjust the pace to what works best for each child, whether fast or slow, and even postpone concepts the child is having difficulty understanding. This takes much of the stress out of learning.
Teach Math Through Life
Math on the Level provides four teaching guides –– Operations, Geometry and Measurements, Money and Decimals, and Fractions –– that together cover all of the concepts needed before Algebra. For most concepts, the instructions include more than one teaching approach, using real-life activities or manipulatives as teaching methods to help children understand. Since you choose which concept each child is learning, you often can teach more than one child using a fun real-life activity or family project, with each child learning a different but related concept.
After a concept is learned, we make sure it is practiced for long-term retention using our 5-A-Day review system. An advanced 5-A-Day scheduling spreadsheet contains the Review Chart where concepts that have been learned are listed and scheduled for practice. Initially, a newly added concept is scheduled for daily practice, and later it gets changed to less frequent review. Because the review is individualized for each child, the practice is concentrated where needed. Extending the practice out over time this way ensures the learning goes into long-term memory. All concepts that have been learned get regularly practiced so nothing is forgotten.
Easy 5-A-Day Scheduling and Creation
The Math on the Level 5-A-Day scheduling spreadsheet is easy to set up and use, even if you've never used one before. The Spreadsheet provides Review Charts for each child where you enter the concepts that have been learned and how often each concept should be practiced (Daily, 2D, 3D, 5D, 10D, 15D or 20D). Based on these inputs, the spreadsheet automatically schedules the daily 5-A-Day reviews, providing a daily list of concepts for each child. Each list of scheduled concepts can be imported into 5-A-Day Online for convenient generation of the 5-A-Day review papers. (Resources are provided to write out the 5-A-Day paper manually.)
Math on the Level Curriculum Resources
Math on the Level includes a wealth of information for the home schooling parent. For example, Math Adventures describes how normal family-centered activities can be easily used to teach math concepts. Math Resources include teaching Charts, Graphs, and Set Theory which are useful in other subject areas, techniques to improve memorization, how to master Math Facts, how to teach a child to understand Word Problems, and more.