Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level K

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Overview

For Ages 4-6

Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level K is a Christian homeschool math curriculum designed to help your student enjoy learning math from the very beginning. Using a captivating story of a twin brother and sister, this full color math curriculum workbook will help your kindergarten student master counting, basic shapes, opposites, and even graphing.

Math Lessons for a Living Education is an award-winning math homeschool curriculum series known for helping students love math. Using the Master Books’ method of education, the grab-and-go workbooks help build confidence at a pace that will not overwhelm your student with the typical “drill and kill” approach.

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Math Level K (10.52 MB)

Book Trailer

Math Level K

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SKU M176-2
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 2.80
Title Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level K
Series Math Lessons for a Living Education
ISBN 13 9781683441762
Contributors Angela O'Dell, Carrie Bailey
Binding Paperback
Page Count 448
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Math Lessons for a Living Education Level K teaches foundational concepts using a delightful story and colorful pages. Instead of just memorizing math facts, young, homeschooled students begin applying what they learn through everyday life situations. Using the popular Master Books' teaching method, this course allows children to learn smarter instead of harder!

In Level K, your student will:

  • Learn to count to 10 and numbers 0-10
  • Develop critical thinking skills and build stamina
  • Make connections to their world by noticing basic patterns, shapes, and concepts of time

This beginner level homeschool math curriculum was written to be used by you and your young students together. It begins the story of a twin brother and sister as they interact with their family, friends, and town. They make connections in life and find it full of learning opportunities! Students will learn about counting, basic shapes, opposites, positional words, graphing, and more. They will also learn about the weather, nature, and how unique God created them to be. Come join the twins as they encounter living math adventures.

Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level K Includes:

  • Convenient Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Short, engaging 30-minute lessons
  • Full-color worksheets
  • Schedule suggests 5 days a week

Course Features:

  • Instructional blend of stories, copy-work, oral narration, and hands-on experience to bring concepts to life
  • Convenient perforated pages
  • Recommended for: Kindergarten / 4-6 years old
  • Designed for parent & child to work through together

Table of Contents

  • Using This Course
  • Schedule
  • Lesson 1: Counting to 5, Circles, and Calendar Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Counting to 5, Ovals, and Seasons
  • Lesson 3: Counting to 7, Triangles, and Number Line
  • Lesson 4: Counting to 7, Squares, and Shape Matching
  • Lesson 5: Comparisons, Rectangles, and Shape Review
  • Lesson 6: Comparisons, Stars, and Number Line
  • Lesson 7: Opposites and Symmetry
  • Lesson 8: Differences and Similarities, and Matching
  • Lesson 9: Cooking and Measuring, Diamonds, and Graphing
  • Lesson 10: Number of the Week: 0, Measuring, and Counting Review
  • Lesson 11: Number of the Week: 1, and Position Words
  • Lesson 12: Number of the Week: 2, and Position Words
  • Lesson 13: Number of the Week: 3, and More or Less
  • Lesson 14: Cooking and Measuring, and More or Less
  • Lesson 15: Reviewing Shapes, Matching, and More or Less
  • Lesson 16: Reviewing Counting to 7, and More or Less
  • Lesson 17: Basic Sequencing, and Counting Review
  • Lesson 18: Completing the Sequence, and Number Review to 3
  • Lesson 19: Number of the Week: 4, Counting, and Reviewing Shapes
  • Lesson 20: Number of the Week: 5, and Counting
  • Lesson 21: Number of the Week: 6, Counting, and Differences
  • Lesson 22: Number of the Week: 7, Counting, and Comparisons
  • Lesson 23: Number of the Week: 8, Graphing, and Shapes
  • Lesson 24: Number of the Week: 9, and Differences
  • Lesson 25: Number of the Week: 10, and Completing the Sequence
  • Lesson 26: Review Counting to 10
  • Lesson 27: Review Counting, and Right and Left
  • Lesson 28: Review Numbers, and Patterns and Sequences
  • Lesson 29: Sorting and Matching
  • Lesson 30: Review Shapes and Matching
  • Lesson 31: Concepts of Time: Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Night
  • Lesson 32: Review of Shapes, Position Words, and Counting to 10
  • Lesson 33: Review Weights, Small and Large, and Comparisons
  • Lesson 34: Introducing Money, Patterns, and Shapes
  • Lesson 35: Possible vs Impossible, and Review of Symmetry
  • Lesson 36: Ordering Numbers, Right and Left, and Review of Numbers 1-10
  • Practice Sheets
  • Calendar Activities
  • Puzzle Solutions
My girls loved this curriculum
Review by Ashley
I’ve had two girls go through this curriculum and both loved it! They loved the stories and actually motivated them to work through their lessons to get to the next story.
Amazing
Review by Tailored Homeschool
Master Books is definitely where faith grows! All the curriculum I have used blows my mind in how it helps me disciple my children. Highly recommend them

We love math kinder! My boy is 4 and doing amazing with it! So fun engaging, and it sticks!
Kindergarten math
Review by Raina
This math program is so much fun to teach. My daughter really has enjoyed Charlotte and Charlie and the fun engaging lessons.
Great starter Math book!
Review by Eileen
This is a great book for just introducing kids to Math; I started my youngest later with it. Come to realize it was way too easy for him, but it built the foundation, so I’m thankful for that. He will be soaring through level 1!
Gentle curriculum for little kids
Review by Jamie
My youngest son is technically in preschool but he is breezing through this curriculum and loving it. I hope he continues to enjoy the math curriculums as much as he does this one.
My only regret was not starting sooner
Review by Charity
My 1st daughter never really had a math curriculum for K, and really struggled when it was time to dig deep into 1st grade. We went through 4 different curriculum and many tears before we started gaining any traction. I knew I did not want that for my other children, but I didn't want to overwhelm them either.

I was very pleased at how gentle and developmentally appropriate Math K was. We also loved all the great conversations Charlie and Charlotte's family had together. I was so impressed that immediately also switched my other Daughter to MB math and she started to thrive!

We have are now in Piggy Math with my 2nd and she is ready to dive deep into place value and more. My only regret is that I wish i had started K sooner. I held off until 5.5 but she could have easily done the program sooner.




Fun & Engaging
Review by Johanna
Math: Level K was fun & engaging for my kids and they learned the math concepts well. I appreciate the various ways of learning math concepts including mazes, cooking recipes, and kinesthetic activities.

One important thing we found to do is to laminate the “Shape Practice Sheet” at the back of the book, like the author suggests, and have your child practice that before starting the lessons about shapes. Lesson 30 also has a very helpful sheet on how to draw shapes. My oldest son, who tends to understand math concepts easily, struggled so much learning how to draw shapes. When my second child started Math K, we knew to start practicing the shapes worksheet in the beginning of the school year to avoid the frustrations of learning this new concept. Lesson learned!

Overall, this is a great book and I would suggest this to anyone who is looking for a kindergarten Math curriculum.
Level 1 was best for my son but this would be great for many children
Review by Jessie
I debated on whether to use this or math lessons level 1 with my kindergartener. I didn't want level k to be so easy he was bored but I also was afraid to skip it and that level 1 may be developmentally more advanced with too much writing or concentration needed. He has always been very "advanced" and he knew everything listed in the level k scope and sequence and a lot of level 1. If he had been at a typical 5 year old level in math I wouldn't have debated at all and would've just got level k. I ended up going with level k but for him it wasn't just a good review, or a way to ease into "school", it was feeling like a waste of our time so I let him zoom through it as fast as he could. We finished in 3 months and then started level 1. It was much more appropriate for him and we were pleased with it. He enjoys the stories of the twins. The lessons are simple and to the point which is great for me with severe chronic illness. For a lot of 5 year old's I'd say this level would be perfect for kindergarten. I recommend and appreciate this book is biblical without crossing lines on doctrine.
Sweet Kindergarten Curriculum
Review by Betsy
I have used this math curriculum with two children. It was always a happy time and never a fight to complete it. The stories are precious and I love the fact that the Bible is interwoven with math. My friend, an AP Calculus teacher, chose this curriculum for her children and I followed her lead.
I have been homeschooling for over 14 years and have homeschooled a total of 9 children.
I do agree that this is on the easier side, but I have to ask why that is a problem. This entire series prepares children for Master Books’ Principles of Mathematics Volumes 1 and 2. There is nothing wrong with a gentle approach to mathematics (or any subject). If you are concerned, I would definitely look at the placement guide.
Great Product
Review by Heidi
Great Product. Makes learning fun.
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