Making Math Meaningful Manipulatives Kit

This hands-on kit is designed to be used with the sold-separately Making Math Meaningful Levels K-3. This kit includes:

50 UNIFIX cubes

100 counting chips

100 connecting links

Kindergarten

Making Math Meaningful is a hands-on, Charlotte Mason-based math program that works to elevate a child's conceptual reasoning. Students use math manipulatives to not only learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, but also how, why, and when to apply each skill.

Written specifically for homeschoolers, Making Math Meaningful doesn't require additional training, but rather simply guides the parent to introduce each concept using simple conversations (The "What I Am To Do" and "What I Am To Say" sections). Rather than teaching kids to memorize math facts and formulas, students will progress from utilizing concrete objects, to pictorial representations, to symbolic/numeric representations in word-problem format. This approach helps them apply their knowledge to everyday life and understand the problems they're being asked to solve. Each concept is first introduced with manipulatives and students are given time to work with them in order to figure out solutions for themselves - teaching themselves how to think mathematically in the process.

Ideal for all learning styles, the manipulative activities are ideal for kinesthetic learners, the conversations are perfect for auditory learners, and the pictures work well for the visual learners.

This Level K curriculum is comprised of a Parent Guide and a Student Workbook, with a written parent teaching script. If you don't already have it, you'll need the Making Math Meaningful Manipulatives Kit which can be used for Levels K-4 (sold-separately). The Parent Guide provides scripted sections for teaching the concepts and skills in a conversational and interactive format. The Student Book provides your children to opportunity to practice and apply what you taught during the conversation.

Concepts covered in Level K include:

  • Equal & Unequal

  • Serial Ordering
  • Making Groups/Lengths Equal
  • Representing with Numbers 0-20

This kit includes:

  • Student Workbook
  • Parent Guide

Please Note: Old and New Editions of student/teacher books are not compatible.

Level 1

Making Math Meaningful is a hands-on, Charlotte Mason-based math program that works to elevate a child's conceptual reasoning. Students use math manipulatives to not only learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, but also how, why, and when to apply each skill.

Written specifically for homeschoolers, Making Math Meaningful doesn't require additional training, but rather simply guides the parent to introduce each concept using simple conversations (The "What I Am To Do" and "What I Am To Say" sections). Rather than teaching kids to memorize math facts and formulas, students will progress from utilizing concrete objects, to pictorial representations, to symbolic/numeric representations in word-problem format. This approach helps them apply their knowledge to everyday life and understand the problems they're being asked to solve. Each concept is first introduced with manipulatives and students are given time to work with them in order to figure out solutions for themselves - teaching themselves how to think mathematically in the process.

Ideal for all learning styles, the manipulative activities are ideal for kinesthetic learners, the conversations are perfect for auditory learners, and the pictures work well for the visual learners.

This Grade 1 curriculum is comprised of a Parent Guide and a Student Workbook, with a written parent teaching script. If you don't already have it, you'll need the Making Math Meaningful Manipulatives Kit which can be used for Levels K-4 (sold-separately). The Parent Guide provides scripted sections for teaching the concepts and skills in a conversational and interactive format. The Student Book provides your children to opportunity to practice and apply what you taught during the conversation.

Concepts covered in Level 1 include:

  • Comparison Sentences
  • Order Sentences
  • Equalizing Sentences
  • Addition & Subtraction Sentences

This kit includes:

  • Student Workbook
  • Parent Guide

Please Note: Old and New Editions of student/teacher books are not compatible.

    Level 2

    Making Math Meaningful is a hands-on, Charlotte Mason-based math program that works to elevate a child's conceptual reasoning. Students use math manipulatives to not only learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, but also how, why, and when to apply each skill.

    Written specifically for homeschoolers, Making Math Meaningful doesn't require additional training, but rather simply guides the parent to introduce each concept using simple conversations (The "What I Am To Do" and "What I Am To Say" sections). Rather than teaching kids to memorize math facts and formulas, students will progress from utilizing concrete objects, to pictorial representations, to symbolic/numeric representations in word-problem format. This approach helps them apply their knowledge to everyday life and understand the problems they're being asked to solve. Each concept is first introduced with manipulatives and students are given time to work with them in order to figure out solutions for themselves - teaching themselves how to think mathematically in the process.

    Ideal for all learning styles, the manipulative activities are ideal for kinesthetic learners, the conversations are perfect for auditory learners, and the pictures work well for the visual learners.

    This Grade 2 curriculum is comprised of a Parent Guide and a Student Workbook, with a written parent teaching script. If you don't already have it, you'll need the Making Math Meaningful Manipulatives Kit which can be used for Levels K-4 (sold-separately). The Parent Guide provides scripted sections for teaching the concepts and skills in a conversational and interactive format. The Student Book provides your children to opportunity to practice and apply what you taught during the conversation.

    Concepts covered in Level 2 include:

    • Place Value

    • Addition & Subtraction of Objects
    • Addition & Subtraction of Symbols
    • Part-Whole Relationships
    • Multiplication and Division

    This kit includes:

    • Student Workbook
    • Parent Guide

    Please Note: Old and New Editions of student/teacher books are not compatible.

      Level 3

      Making Math Meaningful is a hands-on, Charlotte Mason-based math program that works to elevate a child's conceptual reasoning. Students use math manipulatives to not only learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, but also how, why, and when to apply each skill.

      Written specifically for homeschoolers, Making Math Meaningful doesn't require additional training, but rather simply guides the parent to introduce each concept using simple conversations (The "What I Am To Do" and "What I Am To Say" sections). Rather than teaching kids to memorize math facts and formulas, students will progress from utilizing concrete objects, to pictorial representations, to symbolic/numeric representations in word-problem format. This approach helps them apply their knowledge to everyday life and understand the problems they're being asked to solve. Each concept is first introduced with manipulatives and students are given time to work with them in order to figure out solutions for themselves - teaching themselves how to think mathematically in the process.

      Ideal for all learning styles, the manipulative activities are ideal for kinesthetic learners, the conversations are perfect for auditory learners, and the pictures work well for the visual learners.

      This Grade 3 curriculum is comprised of a Parent Guide and a Student Workbook, with a written parent teaching script. If you don't already have it, you'll need the Making Math Meaningful Manipulatives Kit which can be used for Levels K-4 (sold-separately). The Parent Guide provides scripted sections for teaching the concepts and skills in a conversational and interactive format. The Student Book provides your children to opportunity to practice and apply what you taught during the conversation.

      Concepts covered in Level 3 include:

      • Place Value

      • Addition & Subtraction
      • Multiplication & Division
      • Common Fractions
      • Investigating Problems

      This kit includes:

      • Student Workbook
      • Parent Guide

      Please Note: Old and New Editions of student/teacher books are not compatible.

      Level 4

      Making Math Meaningful Level 4 Bundle includes a consumable Student Workbook along with a Parent Guide with a suggested teaching schedule and detailed, scripted lessons. Lessons help students understand not only the mechanics of "doing math" but the why behind the formulas. Perfect for all learning styles, activities use manipulatives (for kinesthetic learners), conversations (auditory learners), and pictures (visual learners) to help communicate concepts. Level 4 covers Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, and problem-solving, preparing students for pre-algebra work.

      The Parent Guide’s easy-to-follow lessons include a list of materials needed, the main concept, a lesson script with "What I am to Do" and "What I Am to Say" sections that easily explain how to conduct the lesson. Line-listed Answer Key for Student Text problems is included.

      The Student Workbook features a variety of exercises, including word problems, writing-based exercises, math problems, and questions that ask students to reason through answers. Level 4 expects students will work more independently than previous Levels.

      This kit includes:

      • Level 4 Student Book, consumable and not-rep roducible.
      • Level 4 Parent Guide, softcover.

      Making Math Meaningful Manipulative Kit (sold separately) is required. Additional household resources, such as graph paper, will be listed in the Materials Needed section of the Parent Guide.

      Level 7+

      Teach your children not only how to do algebra, but why they're doing it! Using manipulatives, concrete and abstract reasoning, and mathematical thinking, Quine moves your students beyond simply learning facts and memorizing formulas as they explore algebraic principles, equations, variables, polynomials, the Pythagorean theorem, and more. Ages 12 and up. Includes answer key. 333 pages, softcover from Cornerstone Curriculum.