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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
My daughter is dyslexic and has a hard time remember math if she doesn’t have constant review and practice. Horizons is absolutely amazing! It’s colorful and has good review without be overwhelming. Love, love, love, I will continue Horizons and start the program when my younger kids are old enough. I can’t say enough good things about horizons.
We've only just started the math program but it's been a good fit so far. My girl is challenged in each lesson but also finds parts that are not so challenging so it is a good blend so far. There is a little more teacher prep than our last math book but it's okay because the teacher manual helps me explain and discuss the concepts.
I love these books! They are thorough, user friendly and engaging.
We are in our 3rd year of using Horizons for my son. My son likes that there are colorful puzzle activities mixed in with the 'regular' math stuff. It also teaches in small steps each day. So sometimes it seems like we realy didn't learn anything new, it keeps things easy. There is also TONS of review built in. I think this is a good thing, my son thinks this makes it more boring. We settle that by only having him do half the problems in the review sections if he can do that half perfectly. We have been very please with Horizons. Another pro of Horizons compared to some other programs is that the child doesn't have to rewrite the problems like some texts require. This is a huge plus for a child with handwriting issues.
I bought Horizons math for my 1st grader who is advanced. He likes the colorful drawings on the pages, but he gets tired of doing the same math over and over again. If your child is advanced, I would recommend moving them up a grade level. However, if your child is right on grade level, I think it's a fantastic and fun math program.