# Making Math Meaningful

This level includes one student book and one Parent Guide. This curriculum uses word problems and hands-on activities to reinforce and combine concepts and skills. Students gain understanding as they enjoy concrete experiences. Endorsed by Mary Pride, this book is easy to use and includes a parent guide and student workbook. The Kindergarten levels covers Equal and Unequal, Making Lengths Equal, Serial Order, Making Groups Equal, and Representing using numbers 1-20.

In this series your children will: learn to reason, learn the math facts, learn to solve word problems, really understand math ideas, and finally have fun doing math. Making Math Meaningful is perfect for all learning styles. There are activities using manipulatives for kinesthetic learners, activities using natural conversations for auditory learners, and activities using pictures for visual learners. The lesson plans are clear and easy to use. The student book is a workbook. The pages are not reproducible.

This set includes the Student Book and the Teacher's Guide. Grade 1 covers comparison sentences, order sentences, equalizing sentences, and addition and subtraction sentences.

This level includes a student book and the parent/teacher book. David Quine, author of Making Math Meaningful, says:"The math instruction of children should proceed on two lines. The young child should begin to learn the basic facts and to understand math concepts, and his understanding should be well in advance of his skill to compute. The scale should be tipped in favor of a concrete understanding of math concepts so that he can think mathematically." In this series your children will: learn to reason learn the math facts learn to solve word problems really understand math ideas finally have fun doing math Making Math Meaningful is perfect for all learning styles. There are activities using manipulatives for kinesthetic learners, activities using natural conversations for auditory learners, and activities using pictures for visual learners. The lesson plans are clear and easy to use. The student book is a workbook. The pages are not reproducible. Level 2 covers addition and subtraction, place value, addition and subtraction of real objects, addition and subtraction of symbols, part whole, and multiplication and division.

Making Math Meaningful was written by a homeschooling father for his children; it treats children as more than mere calculators or computers, but rather teaches them why learning math is important. Filled with more information than just rote memorization, children will learn to reason, to understand math concepts and to think mathematically. Level 3 studies place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, investigating problems and more. Student book is non-reproducible, 211 pages, softcover. Teacher book is 120 pages, softcover and contains teaching activities and answers.

Making Math Meaningful Level 4 is comprised of a parent-teacher book and a consumable student workbook. 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. Rather than just memorizing facts and concepts through a "drill and practice" approach, Making Math Meaningful approaches children as specially created by God with the ability to reason, understand, and conceptualize how math is applicable to life.

The Parent-Teacher Book features easy-to-follow lessons that include a list of materials needed, the main concept, a lesson with "What I am to Do" and "What I Am to Say" sections that easily explain how to conduct the lesson. An answer key for the student workbook pages is also included.

The Student Book features a variety of exercises, including word problems, writing-based exercises, math problems, and questions that ask students to reason through answers. Level 4 covers place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and problem-solving.

This kit includes:

• Level 4 Student Book, 224 pages, consumable and not-reproducible.
• Level 4 Parent-Teacher Book, 106 pages, softcover.

Making Math Meaningful Level 5 is comprised of a single student-directed consumable workbook (there is no parent-teacher guide for this level). 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. Rather than just memorizing facts and concepts through a "drill and practice" approach, Making Math Meaningful approaches children as specially created by God with the ability to reason, understand, and conceptualize how math is applicable to life.

Lessons explain each concept to students with examples and exercises integrated throughout. Concepts covered include place value (including adding or subtracting numbers larger than 999,999), write equations involving multiplication or division as needed by the word problem, division of numbers less than 10,000 by a 2-digit number, add or subtract common fractions, work with mixed numbers, describe patterns, and more.

A suggested schedule of 1.5 to 2 hours for two to three days per week is recommended. A list of objectives in checklist form is included, to be checked off as each concept is mastered. A line-listed answer key is provided at the back of the book.

336 pages, softcover. Consumable and non-reproducible.

This level contains a student-directed workbook only. David Quine, author of Making Math Meaningful, says: "The math instruction of children should proceed on two lines. The young child should begin to learn the basic facts and to understand math concepts, and his understanding should be well in advance of his skill to compute. The scale should be tipped in favor of a concrete understanding of math concepts so that he can think mathematically."

In this series your children will:

• learn to reason
• learn the math facts
• learn to solve word problems
• really understand math ideas
• finally have fun doing math
Making Math Meaningful is perfect for all learning styles. There are activities using manipulatives for kinesthetic learners, activities using natural conversations for auditory learners, and activities using pictures for visual learners. The lesson plans are clear and easy to use. The student book is a workbook. The pages are not reproducible.

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.