Horizons Math 6
Empower your student with the award-winning Horizons 6th Grade Math. Give him the confidence to complete all his assignments with this rewarding, hands-on course!
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.
Horizons Sixth Grade Math Student Book 1
Horizons Sixth Grade Math Student Book 2
Horizons Sixth Grade Math Teacher's Guide
Horizons Math Scope and Sequence
Not sure if this grade level is right for your student? You can find the Horizons Math Placement here.
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
My girls really enjoyed using the Horizon Math Curriculum. The workbook style of presenting math concepts then having problems to reinforce those concepts in the same book works really well for them.
Very good. Easy to follow. Good review built in
My son did Horizon math for 6 years and it prepared him well to move on to Teaching Textbooks with no problems. My daughter has completed Grade 5 and my third child has completed Grade 2. I have been very happy with this math curriculum. I did not use the teachers manual until Grade 6 when I needed it!
This approach did not work for my son, it was random and it did not give adequate instruction. He was confused and frustrated from jumping from (for example)fractions to circumfrence of a circle. He does better learning in sequence and building onto skills. We had to find a new curriculum.