Horizons Math 2
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.
No special manipulatives are required, but we know that our 100-piece counter set will get quite a work-out and be a bit more durable than the typical jelly beans and more fun than popcorn kernels. We include a set FREE with every boxed collection.
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
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
My daughter finished another Christian curriculum's 2nd grade math early and I wanted to review her skills before moving onto 3rd grade level work. I've heard good things about Horizons and decided to try out the teacher's manual and 2nd grade, book 2 (for the 2nd semester). Horizons covers more things and in a better way than our previous curriculum. We used to use an Asian math curriculum alongside an American Christian school's curriculum which was supposed to be very advanced/accelerated. Horizons covers the topics in a better way. I will not longer need to supplement with the Asian math curriculum as Horizons covers the how-to's and the word problems effectively. I'm planning on ordering the 3rd grade math ASAP.