(Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.)
Looking for a straight forward math curriculum then may I suggest ThemeVille Math Grade 1. Simplifying mathematics with a daily routine of lessons and reviews builds confidence for students of all ages.
“See the themes behind the details.” ~Avi Patil
Mathematics is the study of numbers, shapes and patterns. It is the learning of abstract science in a form of quantity and space.
However math can often be frustrating and a real struggle for some students. ThemeVille Math is a simplified curriculum, designed for elementary students to grasp basic concepts easily.
- Full Curriculum
- Daily Lessons
- Daily Review of Previous Lessons
- Common Core Aligned
Daily lessons are devoid of typical distractions, such as colorful illustrations, extra wording, side notes or other graphics causing learners to divert their attention.
Written in worktext form, which is a combination of textbook and workbook, students need just one manual.
The format is divided into daily lessons and daily reviews (pre-lessons). A pre-lesson is a cumulative review of concepts studied the day before in the previous lesson. Daily lessons are new concepts presented by the teacher for the student to work independently.
- 120 daily pre-lessons (review of the previous lessons)
- 120 daily lessons
Scope and sequence of Level 1 aligns with Common Core Standards, as do all other levels.
- Counting in groups of tens, fives and ones
- Place values of tens and ones
- Addition/Subtraction within twenty
- Measurement of length
- Operations with number line, colored rods
- Partitioning/Comparison of numbers
- Hundreds Chart
- Numerals- Words
- Skip counting- forward and backward
- Word problems
- Ordinal numbers
Ten tests are included throughout the year to monitor the students progress.
Solutions workbook, or teacher manual, is a reference for correcting work completed by the student. Answers for the pre-lessons, lessons and tests are included.
Video lessons are available online if the student needs additional guidance, but the worktext is written in such a simplified manner that most do not need to access the videos.
*Optional manipulative are for hands-on learning and real life applications.
Suggested use for home education, school groups or co-ops.
30-day Money Back Guarantee – If you are not completely satisfied, you may return your order in any condition (new or used) within 30 days for a full refund of the price of the items.
~My student just completed first grade, and it was recommended to work through level 1 as a starting point. Working independently through the daily pre-lesson and lesson were quite easy for her, which reinforced confidence and self-assurance.
She was eager to complete the math lesson and on some days was able to work ahead.
Even though this worktext is completely black and white it made for quick lessons by the student, because of limited distractions. Approximate length of time per lesson was fifteen minutes.
One thing my student and I disliked was how thick and heavy the worktext is. Without perforated pages it made it difficult to manipulate the lesson separate from the worktext. I always made sure to have the curriculum on the table so she did not have trouble carrying it to and from her work station.
Even though this may not have been a great fit for our family, the 30-day guarantee gives every family trust in trying this curriculum risk-free.
If you are looking for a straightforward mathematics curriculum then I would recommend checking out ThemeVille Math level 1. Give your students the confidence of working independently while gaining self-assurance of mastering foundational life skills.
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