A better way to teach math...
Teach at Each Child's Level
With Math on the Level, concepts are not attached to an age or grade level. Suggestions are made to provide guidance, but you can adapt the sequence to match each child's actual learning ability. This makes it easy to adjust the pace to what works best for each child, whether fast or slow, or postpone concepts the child is having difficulty understanding.
Teach Math Through Life
Math on the Level uses 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 teaching instructions include more than one approach, emphasizing real-life activities or manipulatives that help children understand. Because you select which concept each child is learning, it is practical to teach more than one child using a fun real-life activity or project, with each child learning a different but related concept.
After a concept is learned, it is placed on the child's Review Chart and scheduled for regular practice. Each concept is gradually moved from daily practice to less frequent, regular practice. Thus, the 5- A-day paper provides regular on-going practice with all math concepts that have been learned. Because the 5-A-Day review is individualized for each child, practice gets concentrated where needed. This regular practice over time increases long-term retention and prevents gaps from forming.
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 the 5-A-Day Online Essentials QuickPrint service for convenient generation of the 5-A-Day review papers.
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.