You will introduce each concept and computational skill through simple conversations provided for you. LEVEL 1 focuses upon the thinking necesary to solve word problems. The Student Book offers opportunities to apply and practice the concepts and skills covered in the lessons from Level 1. Helping your child to understand these ideas will lay a solid foundation.

Either Level K or Level 1 is a perfect place to begin. Level K and Level 1 lay the foundation for Making Math Meaningful. All the key concepts are introduced with objects. Perfect for the kinesthetic and visual learner. The reasoning used for solving word problems is the focus of these two levels. The conversations are simple. Perfect for the auditory learner. The conceptual thinking is profound. Perfect for the analytical learner.

Charlotte Mason explains that the chief value of arithematic as well as higher mathematics is in the reasoning it advances in a child's mind. Reasoning has many facets. Memory is only one facet of reasoning. Making Math Meaningful uses instructional strategies to engage your child in advanced reasoning.

Concepts to be Introduced

The concepts introduced in Level K will be further developed and expanded in Level 1. These concepts lay the foundation not only for arithmetic, but also for algebraic thinking:

EQUAL and NOT EQUAL

LESS THAN and GREATER THAN

MAKING TWO GROUPS EQUAL

The basic addition and subtraction facts, 0 - 20, will be introduced. The 'math sentences' (equations) and corresponding symbols will be introduced for the above concepts.

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