This is our second year to use Horizons Math and we are very pleased wtih it. It seems a little advanced for first grade but certainly within the grasp of a normal 6- 7 year old child. My little boy frequently asks to do more pages than I had planned on doing,
I started this curriculum when I pulled my daughter out of third grade (the school was failing ALL the kids in math). She thought she was "stupid" at it. This curriculum helped her gain confidence as it introduces new concepts and gives practice (but not too much) on old concepts. Other curriculums beat the old drum too much and cause students to get bored.
I also like Horizons for their color and faith content.
My son used horizons and went right from 6th gr. math to Alg. 1 I heard later that Horizons was an accelerated math.
Great math curriculum! My daughter is a bit behind in math, but I can see we are going to catch up with the help of this book....so colorful, my daughter enjoys doing her math.....we are covering so many ways to work with numbers!