Horizons Math 2
Horizons Math 2
Stop dreading math lessons! Picture your student enjoying math and finishing assignments. Make learning a breeze with award-winning Horizons 2nd Grade Math. Your student is sure to love easy-to-grasp lessons and full-color workbooks. Fun-filled lessons cover advanced addition and subtraction, English measurements, ratios and decimals, multiplication, and the Fahrenheit thermometer scale.
About Horizons Math:
Those who know me know that I often remark on what a blessing it is to have multiple children with multiple capabilities. Not only does it add unexpected dimensions to the family dynamics, but it also helps us to recognize the struggles and triumphs of a wider assortment of parents. Furthermore, it opens our eyes anew to the fact that one size does not fit all. Not in pantyhose. Not in math. While Developmental Math is an outstanding math program for the standard-issue child, it will bore the socks off the bright child who enjoys math. For the child who thrives on a challenge and finds math a wonderful mystery to be solved, choose Horizon Math.
Open any workbook and the first thing you will notice is how bright and colorful the pages are. But don't get the wrong impression; there is nothing fluffy about this program. Horizons Math includes analytical reasoning, memorization, and drill. The skills taught in Horizons Math readily apply to real-life situations. This is a fast-paced, hard-core math program. Using the spiral learning approach, new concepts are introduced while all the fundamental concepts learned in earlier units are reviewed and reinforced for true mastery. This repetition can drive some kids nuts, but spiral learning more closely parallels real life. Some workbooks teach only one topic until it is mastered, but when you use math, you are often employing addition, fractions, and multiplication to solve your problems. If your child frets about all the repetition, you can certainly eliminate all but a handful of the repeats, but reintroduce them if competency wanes.
In the younger grades, directions on the workbook pages are sparse. But they include a bit more student-directed instructions each year until your child is able to do the lessons independently. The teacher's manuals are optional, but beginning or harried moms will find them especially helpful in the early years when they include all the teaching tasks for your hands-on learners. Additional worksheets are also in the teacher's manual in case a student needs extra review on a concept. Each grade consists of three pieces: two colorful workbooks that contain 80 lessons apiece, and a teacher's manual. A placement test is also available.
Not sure if this grade level is right for your student? You can find the Horizons Math Placement here.
Don't struggle any longer with memorizing concepts! With Horizons 2nd Grade Math, math concepts are introduced, reviewed, and reinforced for complete mastery.
This solid math course includes:
These materials may also be purchased individually
The complete teacher's guide includes:
Publisher: Alpha Omega Publications
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
2019 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Family Favorites
2017 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award
2015 Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks
So excited to start with a spiral math program so we dont feel we are constantly reteaching. My daughter was scared at first but after getting to see the books first hand now, she is less apprehensive and ready to dig in.
We switched to Horizons from Math U See and it’s working so much better for us. My first grader is enjoying the color pages and different activities than the repetition from MUS.
Using this for my 2nd grader. She enjoys the colors and problems and is challenged by the work. This is the right level for her.
This is our first year using a math curriculum and after careful consideration I chose Horizons Math 2. I like that it has a teachers manual. The manual guides me through what we need to do for each lesson and what I need to prepare for the lesson. At first it seemed like a lot of prep work but once I read through it I realized it really wasn't that much and some of the things they recommend aren't necessary for us. For example: we don't need flashcards for tally marks, ordinal numbers, days of week, or the months and we don't need a place value pocket chart. Math is NOT my son's favorite subject and these lessons are the right length for him - about 30 mins a day give or take. He likes it so far - we just started and have made it through 5 lessons. The lessons to this point have been a review for him and he thinks they are easy. Which is nice because he doesn't get so stressed out. He is building his addition/subtraction skills (flashcards are a daily part of the lesson) and I know as we continue through the book we will progress to skills he hasn't covered yet. I would absolutely consider using the next level for the next school year. Bottom line - he likes it , I like it! We are happy!
I love Horizons Math curriculum! I've used them for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Wonderfully user-friendly, covers the fundamentals thoroughly