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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.