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Mathematics Level 1 Student Text and Workbook


Exploring Creation with Mathematics, Level 1, is a hands-on, interactive math curriculum. Filled with activities, projects, and games that help students comprehend lessons, students will see the connections between math, science, business, art, our world, and our universe. Most importantly, students will begin to comprehend how mathematics gives us a glimpse of our Creator.

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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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Curriculum Overview

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.

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Author Kathryn Gomes explains the concrete, pictorial, and abstract learning progression in Exploring Creation with Mathematics.

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Kathryn Gomes

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Anna K.

Lots of hands-on, teaches multiple strategies

This is actually a review for Level 1, as we haven't used level 2 yet: I'm pleased with this math curriculum. There are so many great hands-on activities to help make the math stick. They can easily be skipped if necessary, but I have my son do most of them. I love that it teaches the kids to think in 10s and that it gives them multiple strategies to find answers. One thing I would like improved is to have more review and to have tests occasionally.

Natalie D.


I’m so thankful we found this curriculum at the beginning. I am not strong in math and it was my biggest concern about homeschool. The author has made math fun and easy to teach!

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We love everything about it!

I love that this curriculum has a lot of hands on activities, which allows the child to digest each topic in a healthy way. I love how each game shows the application of each math topic and makes learning math so much fun! My first grader always looks forward to the games in each topic.

Apologia Mathematics Level 1 Student Text and Workbook Review
Christine A.


Excellent curriculum

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 1 in








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