Apologia’s Mathematics 1 curriculum is written to your student in a conversational tone and cultivates independent learning skills. As a hands-on, interactive elementary math curriculum, Exploring Creation with Mathematics, Level 1 was designed to take the student on a journey to learn how numbers help us describe our world and our universe. In level 1, students learn addition, subtraction, place value, measurement and data, and geometry.
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This course is an introduction to elementary math. Level 1 mathematics ensures that your student has a functional knowledge of addition, subtraction, place value, measurement, data and graphing, and basic geometry. The Exploring Creation with Mathematics Series utilizes a mastery approach. Topics are connected using a built-in review with the skills practice sections, while the hands-on projects introduce and reinforce concepts and make learning stick!
The author moves your student through the material following a specific progression and 4-step approach. Each lesson begins with a tangible presentation, then moves through an illustrated presentation of the concept, followed by an abstract presentation, and finishes with an application activity. Each of these projects and lessons apply math in a way that connects it to your student’s life.
In this course your student will find:
- Seeing Our Creator devotionals connect math concepts your child learns to God and His creation
- A suggested daily schedule, with thoughtful, systematic pacing through concepts
- Skills practice, with exciting, easy-to-set-up games, ensuring your child is prepared for new levels
- Hands-on activities, games, and projects using the provided activity sheets and household products aid your child in making tangible connections to the abstract concepts learned
- Colorful, age-appropriate lesson layouts and page design make learning more inviting for your student
- Options and suggestions for customizing a lesson to meet your child’s needs
- Supply lists, answers to the problems, teaching tips, and suggestions for taking an activity further
Lesson Plans and Materials
This course is designed to be done 4 days a week for 28 weeks, and each lesson takes 30 to 45 minutes. A suggested daily schedule is included with this course so your student easily understands what is expected of them each day, while also providing flexibility to meet the needs of your student and family.
To be able to fully use this course, some common household and math manipulative items will be needed. Nothing fancy…things like dry beans for counting or a base ten block set for math manipulatives. A complete list of suggested items is included.
Watch and Learn More
Author Kathryn Gomes explains the concrete, pictorial, and abstract learning progression in Exploring Creation with Mathematics.