Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 4
The Math Lessons for a Living Education series helps take math from the pages of a book and place it in the context of real-life situations so that kids can see the practical application of these concepts. Rather than focusing on simple memorization, students are encouraged to discover important connections as they work out solutions, develop a better understanding, and strengthen their skills. Math Level 4:
- Begins and ends the course with important reviews of basic and complex concepts
- Contains a helpful solutions manual and easy-to-use manipulatives in the back of the book
- Includes a course calendar that helps organize daily lessons, focused on multiplication that uses carrying of values, steps for division and how to check it, mixed numbers, equivalent fractions, decimals, percentages, basic geometry, charts, and graphs, averaging, and much more!
In, Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 4, a summer spent in Peru has meant a lot of changes for the growing family of twins Charlie and Charlotte. It’s time to enjoy a family trip and see new sights while they learn how math continues to play an important and unexpected role in their daily adventures!
The meaning of family and other qualities are developed in the midst of their discoveries, while students are encouraged to apply critical thinking and interact with the world around them. The content can be easily adapted for any education program, and uses a combination of stories, narration, copywork, and projects that will appeal to active learners.
- Teach math lessons through the creative means of a life story
- Provide 36 weeks of instruction based on skill levels rather than grade levels
- Guide students by the use of inexpensive manipulatives, including index cards, dried beans, and construction paper!
We often tend to compartmentalize when teaching children. In real life, there aren’t artificial barriers between “subjects.” For example, when you are cooking or baking, you have to use the skills of reading, logical thinking, and measuring, just to name a few. In driving a car, you see and read road signs, read maps, and count miles. So why do we say to children, “This is math, this is language, this is about science and nature, and this is history”? The most natural and effective means to teach children is through life examples. Content, story, and the ability to show math in real life make a living math book!
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