Homeschool Math Curriculum
Teaching kids to think critically and gain a full conceptual understanding has always been an important aspect to the Moving Beyond the Page curriculum, and our math program is no different. Through a variety of projects, activities, manipulatives, engaging literature, and adaptive review, children will learn how to apply mathematics to their world.
Moving Beyond the Page math is unlike any homeschool math curriculum you have seen. Here is a look at some of the unique features of our math curriculum.
True learning and understanding come from accomplishing things in the real world. Rather than relying exclusively on short, isolated lessons, students use their skills and knowledge to solve problems and create products. Projects reinforce learning and provide an excellent tool for evaluation. They also provide opportunities for discussion, feedback, critical thinking, and review.
Each day, children will have between 2 and 4 short activities to finish. These activities will run the gamut from
- reading literature,
- singing a song about numbers,
- playing math games with cards and dice,
- creating shapes on a geoboard,
- to creating their own counting book.
Literature-based Math Curriculum
This is something you don't see every day — a math curriculum that incorporates reading and literature. We use books to introduce new topics in fun and creative ways. Using literature also keeps kids engaged and interested. It highlights that math is all around us.
Aligns with Common Core State Standards
Many homeschool parents confuse standards alignment with a boring and uninspired curriculum that relies on worksheets and teaches to the test. It doesn't have to be this way. The Common Core State Standards simply outline what students should be able to do by the end of each grade. We get to decide how to teach the standards, and we do it with literature, projects, and a variety of manipulatives. You can rest assured that Moving Beyond the Page math will teach your child what he needs to know at each grade level in a fun, creative, and engaging way.
Adaptive Online Review
Children should remember in May what they studied in August. The best way to accomplish this is with a system that regularly reviews concepts throughout the year and provides extra support for areas of weakness. Since each child is different, the system should adjust and adapt to each student's needs.
Our Learning Gates system does exactly this. Each lesson ends with a short quiz that includes a mix of new questions and review questions. The review questions adapt to each student's needs. Areas a student has struggled with in the past will feature more prominently in the review questions. You will also receive an email after each quiz that details areas of strength and struggle for your child. If your child needs extra attention in a specific area, you will know about it.
Comprehensive Materials Kit
Implementing a hands-on curriculum takes materials, and we are doing everything we can to make sure it is as easy as possible for you. Our materials kits include some items you may expect in a math curriculum like
- number and place value cards,
- an abacus,
- base-10 blocks,
- learning clocks, and
- play dough,
- construction paper,
- sidewalk chalk, and
- drinking straws.
We will be developing our elementary math program over the next 3 years according to the following schedule:
- Summer 2018
- Age 5-7 available now
- Age 6-8 available now
- Age 7-9 available now
- Age 8-10 available in October
- Summer 2020
- Age 9-11
- Age 10-12
- Summer 2021
- Age 11-13