How Does Math on the Level...
Math on the Level includes every concept your child needs to learn before algebra (from simple addition through solving and graphing equations). It also includes clear instructions for teaching each concept. You read through the lesson, and then teach your child.
Each child matures at a unique pace that affects the child's ability to understand math concepts. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach based on age or grade, Math on the Level is designed to help you teach to your child's actual maturation level.
...get long-term retention?
An individualized review-over-time approach moves the learning to long-term memory. Starting with daily review, each new concept is gradually spaced out over time as skill and understanding are demonstrated. Practice gets concentrated where needed and repeated at a pace to ensure retention.
...let me teach the way I like?
This homeschool curriculum is designed with the understanding that you know your child best. It includes a variety of teaching methods to best fit your teaching style and your child's learning style. It is thorough without being rigid, providing guidance without mandates.
...look day by day?
Each day, you first give your child a 5-A-Day review paper (which is easily created by 5-A-Day Online Resources). Then 2 or 3 days per week we suggest that you use activities like those in Curriculum Resources to teach math through life. The other days you will teach from the Combined Teaching Guide.
What if my child...
...is advanced in math?
Children who are quick to learn math can move through the program at a rapid pace. There is no need to "run in place" when the child is ready to move on. The real-life approach helps them see how their math skills can be put to use.
...struggles with math?
No-one likes being set up to fail, which is what happens when a child is taught before being able to learn. Adapting the pace to the child using activities that make math real can bring back the joy of learning -- even with math!
...is older and behind in math?
The Math on the Level review and teaching approach will fill in any gaps and provide real learning without any grade-level stigma of "being behind." Its fresh, real-life approach can help motivate your child to try again.
...isn't ready for formal math?
A child who is just beginning to learn math skills may need more time to do hands-on activities before starting formal math. Also, many studies suggest that delaying formal math until age 10 or more is beneficial for some children. Math on the Level provides ways to teach math while delaying formal math as long as needed.
...has learning challenges?
Children with learning challenges benefit from Math on the Level's real-life approach and flexibility to adapt to each child's needs and abilities. Its review system achieves long-term retention without requiring large problem sets.