Choosing Your Fall Elementary Math
It's the beginning of June and it's starting to feel like summer. The weather
is warmer, the kids have been swimming a few times, and everyone is enjoying the
quieter pace of summer. June is also the month in which many homeschool parents
start planning for the upcoming year. The month in which we ask ourselves — what
will we change next year, what will our kids want to learn, what do we as
parents want them to learn, and of course, what curriculum, books will we use?
There are so many questions and so many decisions to be made!
can assist in this decision making process — making the process a little easier
— and an overall success as well! Pearson offers homeschool programs that help
parents build a rich foundation of learning in their homes. Thousands of
parents like you are using these very popular products, including, "Sing,
Spell, Read & Write," "MCP
Plaid Phonics," and "MCP
Mathematics is a comprehensive, easy-to-teach,
easy-to-learn math program. A favorite among homeschoolers nationwide, MCP
Mathematics consists of seven levels covering kindergarten through sixth grade -
so you can provide each child with the right math instruction at just the right
Emphasizing basic math skills and problem-solving strategies and with direct
instruction embedded throughout, this affordable curriculum can be used as your
primary math program, or as an outstanding supplement to other math programs. Its
design encourages active participation and abundant practice to master skills.
Each lesson begins with a developed model that teaches algorithms and concepts
in a problem-solving situation, and students are required to interact with that
model. Chapter tests at the end help assess their understanding.
MCP Mathematics (Grades K-6) homeschool bundles
feature and promote:
- Models for each lesson to help students
learn concepts and skills using real-life examples
A wealth of practice activities to build retention
Incorporates active learning into your
Boosts confidence through friendly,
math concepts via a developmental sequence that's in sync with the child's
Encourages success through valuable practice and
A comprehensive Teacher Guide for each level provides easy-to-follow lesson
plans with all the tools to help you guide your child through the curriculum.
Additional features include a Skill Review section to reinforce learned
concepts, challenging Mental Math problems to stimulate thinking skills,
and extra support and enrichment exercises to enhance problem solving.
MCP Math Kindergarten — Prepare your student
for success as you introduce math concepts including numbers through 20,
addition, subtraction, time and money.
MCP Math Grade 1 — Your first grader connects
math to the real world by learning addition and subtraction, place values
through 200, how to tell time, how to count money, and early concepts of both
geometry and measurement.
MCP Math Grade 2 — Your child encounters
numbers in a wide variety of contexts in order to expand overall Math
understanding. This level extends addition and subtraction though 3-digit
numbers, builds on geometry, introduces fractions and begins multiplication.
MCP Math Grade 3 — During third grade, you
child moves from addition and subtraction to multiplication and division. Your
child applies math to everyday living situations by measuring, using geometry
and graphing, and by working with both fractions and decimals.
MCP Math Grade 4 — Your child makes the
connection between concepts and real-world problem-solving by learning that
there are numerous ways to solve a problem and by focusing on the process — not
just the solution. Additional skills taught include geometry, addition and
subtraction of fractions, decimals, graphing and probability.
MCP Math Grade 5 — Fifth-graders acquire the
tools and understanding necessary to succeed in middle school level courses by
learning to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with decimals, fractions, and
whole numbers. Your child learns how to use algebraic thinking to solve
real-world problems with tables and graphs. Your student learns basic geometric
concepts that extend to ideas of length, mass and volume.
MCP Math Grade 6 — Building on math
knowledge, your child hones skills in multiplication and division of fractions
and decimals, geometry, area and volume, ratios and percents, graphing and
Cathy Duffy (MCP
is one of her Top 100 picks) and
have very positive and informative reviews of MCP. For instance, one mother
This is a great math program. I like that it's mastery based, but also
reviews concepts later. For example, my daughter learned addition in one
chapter, than subtraction in the next. A few lessons later, she learned how the
two were related. She was in public school for K5 and math did not seem to be
her strong point. But after using this, she is really "getting" it. Now I tell
her she's a math whiz :)
Really, isn't that what we want for our children when it comes to Math? We
want them to "get it"— and if they can "get it" to the point that they become
whizzes, so much the better! Future Math, Science, Computer and Finance courses
will be so much easier for them. Future career choices will open up
(Architecture, Medicine, Engineering, etc). And as parents, we'll see the
elevated self-confidence our children exhibit because they "get" Math.
It doesn't get any better than that!