Kindergarten Math

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Mathematical Reasoning

Mathematical Reasoning™ Level A is a complete curriculum for the Kindergarten grade level that teaches the mathematical concepts and skills students are expected to know.  This book also introduces several skills and concepts normally taught in the next grade level.  Mathematical Reasoning™ books help students devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems. These highly effective activities use step-by-step, discussion-based problem-solving and computation to build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher-level math and math assessments.  This book is written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Activities and units spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts but also challenging them to continue building their math skills. Learn More

Singapore Early Bird Kindergarten Mathematics

provides opportunities for consolidation, remediation and enrichment. Activities in the form of practical tasks provide hands-on experiential learning. Mathematical thinking skills are developed through concrete experience and cutouts are provided in the book to help students work out math problems. Written exercises that focus on repetition ensure the reinforcement of mathematics facts and concepts. A variety of activities such as games and practical tasks help to engage students in the practice of mathematical concepts. The activities in each unit are carefully sequenced for progression in level of difficulty. Learn More

Needs:  Activity A & Textbook A,  Activity B & Textbook B.

Notes: Colorful and friendly a perfect combination for Kinder students.

Math-U-See

In the Primer level your child will learn not only how to write numerals but also addition and subtraction, basic counting, skip counting, geometric shapes, telling time, and they will be introduced to the manipulative block system.  It’s a gentle introduction to “doing Math.”  Learn More

Needs:  Student Workbook, Teacher Manual & Instructional DVD, Integer Block Set.

Notes:  Math-U-See is great for hands on learners.  It can be quite repetitive and doesn’t contain many reviews. Placement Test

Right Start Math

The newly revised beginning level lessons will build a firm foundation with number sense through quantity recognition and visualization strategies using the AL Abacus. RS2 Level A helps the child understand quantities based around 5s and 10s. This level includes addition and subtraction to 10, place value to the hundreds, and some basic geometry and measurement. Money and clocks are introduced. Problem-solving is emphasized. Learn More

Needs: Book Set (Lessons, Worksheets, & Yellow is the Sun book). Manipulatives Set (AL Abacus Standard Math Card Games book Place Value Cards Base 10 Picture Cards Abacus Tiles Cards for Math Games Fraction Charts Drawing Board Set Geoboards Geometric Solids Plastic Coins Geometry Panels Colored Tiles Geometry Reflector Casio Calculator 450 Geared Clock Math Balance Tangrams Centimeter Cubes 4-in-1 Ruler Folding Meter Stick Goniometer Tally Sticks Yellow Is The Sun CD )

Notes: A great Math especially for struggling learners, but is very parent intensive.  Lots of games and manipulatives. AL Abacus is primary manipulative. Placement Test

Saxon Math

Start your child off the right way in math with a clearly designed, hands-on program already proven by thousands of homeschoolers across the country. Math K helps you teach the foundational skills that children require, including oral counting; recognizing and sequencing numbers; acting out addition and subtraction stories; counting with one-to-one correspondence; identifying and counting pennies, nickels, and dimes; sorting; telling time to the hour, and using a calendar. Learn More

Needs: Teacher Edition, Meeting Book and Manipulatives (48 baby bear counters, 100 color tiles, a complete set of double nine dominoes, 2 geoboards with rubber bands, 1 hundred number board, 100 linking cubes, 100 pattern blocks, 1 primary balance, 2 rulers, 2 student clocks, 1 set of four tangrams, 25 two-color counting discs).

Notes: Saxon Math is a very dry presentation.  The pages are devoid of color, but it has lots of reviews and is a well-respected curriculum.

Dreambox (Online)

Dreambox is adaptive, personalized instruction.  Learn More

Notes: Not a complete curriculum, but a fun supplement.  Lots of games.  Can be difficult to transfer skills to paper if used alone.

Mathseeds (Online)

Mathseeds teaches kids aged 3-9 the core math and problem-solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons. Mathseeds combines highly structured lessons with fun motivational elements that keep children engaged and keen to learn. Your kids can start learning with Mathseeds anytime and anywhere there is a computer or tablet. Learn More

Notes: Best when used with a paper curriculum.