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Another big focus in Horizons is hands-on learning using a variety of manipulatives, which can mostly be found around the house: pencils, pipe cleaners, play or real money, thread, a timer, clock, yardstick, etc.
Novice home-educators should not be intimidated by the amount of teacher involvement as it is carefully layed out in the beginning of each year's teacher handbook. The teacher handbook also provides a variety of teaching suggestions and supplemental activities for additional practice.
The concepts covered in Horizons K include:
- Counting 1-100
- Number Recognition
- Number Writing
- Number Value
- Number Before, After, and Between
- Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Number Theory
- Direction and Position
Vendor: Alpha Omega Publications
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 11 X 8 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: AOP Horizons Math
Homeschool Mom1 Stars Out Of 5The teacher's guide is not detailed enoughMarch 16, 2013Homeschool MomQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1This is my first year home schooling my 5 year-old, so I would very much like a lot of explicit instructions in the teacher's manual. This is just not the case with Horizon's program. It will say, "Teach the octogon." Okay, what exactly am I teaching? Number of sides? Length of sides? Interior angles? What? I don't know what's important and I don't want to have to sit and think about it. I can only imagine how tough it will be in higher grades where the matial is more advanced. Look elsewhere if you're new at this like I am!
SherryConnecticutAge: 35-44Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5No help at allSeptember 8, 2012SherryConnecticutAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I bought this curriculum thinking that activities would dominate our homeschool lessons which is completely contrary to what it actually is. As a former teacher, I have had to employ a LOT of ideas from other sources as the teacher guide simply says, "Teach tally marks" rather than giving ANY ideas for activities or hands on tasks. After a week and a half (and looking ahead in planning for next week) I am BORED with this curriculum and have just purchased a different curriculum which gives more ideas and is much more hands on.
I am very disappointed to have wasted my money on a product that did not live up to its description.
Mrs SueAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5May 21, 2012Mrs SueAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I will be using this program next school year, but it looks amazing. I used Horizons Preschool curriculum with my twins, and they have learned so much. They are more advanced than their peers attending kindergarten. I chose the Horizons Kindergarten curriculum because of the great success we've had with the preschool curriculum, and I cannot wait to get started with it! I gave the curriculum 4 stars because I haven't actually used the product, but I'm sure it will meet my expectations.
TaraGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5My daughter loves Math because of this book!January 4, 2012TaraGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My daughter has always liked math,but shes never been excited to do it until we started this curriculum. Its fun engaging and Challenging. This is a fast paced curriculum so not for the slow learners. I love it because she practically teaches herself with a small bit of help from me here and there. If your child learns fast and loves a challenge this is for them.
Mom of 2Age: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Not for everyoneApril 27, 2011Mom of 2Age: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 2I really like how simple it was for me teach Horizons Math and how complete it was. But this for more advance student ready to go at the spend they set. I spent 6 months trying to get son keep up with what felt a breakneck speed for a K. Other programs first grade cover many thing covered in the first book. we never started book 2.
Q: What is included in the package? I want to purchase the complete set of Horizons Math for Kindergarten but cannot tell from the item description what is included in the package.
It includes both student workbooks and the teacher's guide.