Horizons Math 1
Horizons Math 1
Want an exciting math curriculum? Award-winning, color-filled Horizons 1st Grade Math will teach your student math successfully in an interactive, hands-on format. No boring lessons here! Your student will learn effectively through using common manipulatives such as a clock, a ruler, or coins to emphasize concepts. Carefully planned lessons teach counting by 2s, 5s and 10s; ordinal and cardinal numbers; time and money; fractions and shapes; and graphs. Highly acclaimed Horizons 1st Grade Math is a best-seller and is popular with teachers and students alike!
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.
This solid math course includes:
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
We started with Math U See and neither my child nor I liked it. We switch to Horizons and it’s so much better for us. We both like the spiral approach better and the pages are colorful and whimsical, which you wouldn’t think matters that much, but it does. It makes it feel more approachable.
We like Horizons…it’s easy to use and my kids have done well with it!
We love horizons math!
My 1st grader seems to really enjoy the workbook and gets it done quickly! The teacher guide doesn't really seem all that helpful but, as it's 1st grade math, I'm still comfortable teaching it without the guide.
Great curriculum, the lessons build on one another and have tons of review from previous lessons to really teach the concepts for long term recall. Bright, colorful, easy to teach, and fun for my son! I will be going with Horizons every year!