
Once
your child has learned his numbers and begins to read, introduce
simple addition and subtraction.
This
can begin as early as four and as late as seven or eight.
Here are some good resources to for
all learners, especially the Visual
& Kinesthetic:

If
you prefer a textbook series, I highly recommend the MathUSee
program. I wish this were available when I was teaching
homeschool! It espeically works well for kids (and teaching
moms) of Visual, Kinesthetic,
and Auditory learning styles. (For your
traditional Read/Write or advanced math students, see
below.) It teaches with manipulatives for the Kinesthetic
and Visual Learners and video instructions (VHS or DVD)
& music (skip counting songs on cassette or CD) for
the Auditory & Visual Learners. The teacher's manual
includes instructions and the answers. The student workbook
includes practice pages and review. There are three practice
pages for each lesson so that you child can do one or
more depending on his particular needs. Following the
practice pages, there are three review pages which includes
one or more problems from the current lesson as well as
one or more problems from all the previous lessons so
that your child will not forget what he learned earlier
in the year. Again, you decide how many problems your
child needs to do. I also love the way Mr. Demme integrates
learning time & measurements into the curriculum.
It's very effective! This is my favorite math textbook
series. The only thing that could make it better would
be color illustrations to appeal to us artistic types!

Hershey's
Kisses Addition Book. Introduces simple addition
concepts in a fun and delicious way! ISBN 0439241731.

Hershey's
Kisses Subtraction Book.
Introduces simple subtraction concepts in a fun and delicious
way! ISBN 0439337798.
Begin
daily drill work of the basic math facts
as they are introduced.
I
recommend spending 5 minutes per day on math drills using
a variety of different methods of drilling — flash
cards, handson manipulatives, computer games, and songs.
Here are some recommendations:
Math
Shark. Math Shark is great for all
learners. It drills addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, and percentages.
Math Shark is also a handy calculator.
U
Can Do, Exercise and Memorize by Can Do Kids
Videos. Here's a video for your Kinesthetic,
Visual and Auditory learners.
Students exercise while practicing their math facts. I have
a friend who borrowed this from me all the time until she
finally got one of her own! Buy directly from the publisher:
http://www.candokids.com/
Flash
cards. Make your own or buy them at Walmart. Also
available online  see below. They're inexpensive and work
well for the Visual and Read/Write
learner.
Learning
Wrap Ups  excellent resource for the Kinesthetic
learner. Your child wraps string around a
plastic rectangle to practice his math facts. If he wraps
the string correctly, the lines on the back will match up.
These helped my son a lot. Available in:
Math
Computer Games. I recommend that you limit the time
your child spends on the computer for several reasons. Here
are two: (1) They need lots of physical activity at this
age. (2) Using the “hunt and peck” system for
typing is hard to break when you later want to learn true
keyboarding skills. However, using the computer to drill
math facts is very effective on kids who like the computer.
My advice is to buy games that use a mouse, not the keyboard
(at least until they are ready to take touch typing) and
to limit computer time to 30 minutes per day. Also, don't
get one that is too difficult for your child. It will only
frustrate him and won't want to use it. Check your local
software store for more titles.

The
Quarter Mile Math: Grades K3 Single CDROM by
Barnum Software. I like software because your child competes
against himself, not the computer. He chooses to be a
horse or a race car for each race. The goal is to win
the race against the other racers (which are your child's
previous scores). Excellent for the Visual
and Auditory learners and kids who like
to learn on the computer. The CD not only includes every
math drill possible, but phonics drills also.

Reader
Rabbit Math Adventures, 46. Covers addition
and subtraction. UPC B00005IB4R.

Reader
Rabbit Math Adventures, 69. Covers math
skills normally learned in grades 1 through 3: addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division. UPC B00005IB4S.

Jump
Start Advanced First Grade. Covers addition
and subtraction. UPC B00008OE6J.
 Multiplication
to Music. Classical Math to Classical Music.
Children sing the math tables to classics. Composers include
Mozart, Bach, Bizet, Beethoven, Rossini, Schumann, Haydn,
Strauss, Chopin, Handel, and Schuber. I love this and so
will your Auditory Learners!
Begin
to introduce telling time, simple measurements, and reading
simple graphs, as you continue increasing addition and subtraction
skills.
For
the Read/Write
learner, workbooks
are effective and easy for parents to use. The Visual
learner will like them better if they are
colorful. Kinesthetic, Auditory,
and
Visual learners will do much better in math
if you give them a variety of math curriculum, including manipulatives,
interactive computer games, videos, handson activities, board
games, and audio tapes. See below for resources.
All learners
should do some workbook pages in order to prepare them for
the readwrite world. If you have a child who has difficulty
writing in workbooks, have him work the problems with manipulatives
or answer orally, if possible.
Kindergarten

Horizons
Math, Grade K, Student Workbook 1 and Horizons
Math, Grade K, Student Workbook 2. Use Workbook 1
for the first half of year and Workbook 2 the second half
of year. You
really don't need the answers for this as you will be
working with your child. (NOTE: For your child on a slower
pace use only Workbook 1. Save Workbook 2 for first grade.)
Colorful illustrations make this an excellent choice for
your Read/Write,
Visual and advanced student.
First
Grade:

Horizons
Math, Grade 1, Student Workbook 1
and
Horizons Math, Grade 1, Student Workbook 2. No answers
needed as you will be working with your child. Colorful
illustrations make this an excellent choice for your Read/Write,
Visual and advanced student.

Use
Horizons
Math, Grade K, Student Workbook 2. for 1st grade for
child on a slower pace. No answers needed as you will
be working with your child. Colorful illustrations make
this an excellent choice for your Read/Write,
Visual and advanced student.

Math
U See. A great choice for the Kinesthetic,
Visual, and
Auditory learner. For
a currently homeschooling mom's review, click here.
Second
Grade:

Horizons Math, Grade 2, Student Workbook 1 and Horizons
Math, Grade 2, Student Workbook 2 . No answers needed
unless you will not be working with your child. Colorful
illustrations make this an excellent choice for your Read/Write,
Visual and advanced student.

Horizons
Math, Grade 1, Student Workbook 1 and Horizons
Math, Grade 1, Student Workbook 2 . Use this for 2nd
grade for child on a slower pace. No answers needed as
you will be working with your child. Colorful illustrations
make this an excellent choice for your Read/Write,
Visual and advanced student.

Math
U See.
A great choice for the Kinesthetic,
Visual, and
Auditory child. For a currently homeschooling
mom's review, click here.
Third
Grade:

Horizons Math, Grade 3, Complete Set Answers are
included. Colorful illustrations make this an excellent
choice for your Read/Write,
Visual and advanced student.

Horizons
Math, Grade 2, Student Workbook 1 and Horizons
Math, Grade 2, Student Workbook 2 . Use this for
3rd grade for child on a slower pace. No answers needed
as you will be working with your child. Colorful illustrations
make this an excellent choice for your Read/Write,
Visual and advanced student.

SwitchedOn Schoolhouse 2003 Edition, Math, Grade 3
Use this curriculum for the child who prefers to work
on the computer. Teach him keyboarding skills at the same
time so he doesn't learn bad habits!

Math
U See.
A great choice for the Kinesthetic,
Visual and
Auditory child. For a currently homeschooling
mom's review, click here.

For
delayed learners, try Jump
Math. Doing the Fractions unit first will help get
them back on track. To read my review, go to my blog at:
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/EmptyNestMom/155946.
Math
Enrichment Curriculum
Your
child may need extra practice on measurements, telling time,
and/or word problems. Your Kinesthetic
and Auditory
child may need handson activities or verbal instruction to
master a math concept. In that event, discontinue the use
of his textbook and add some of the following resources as
needed. Remember, you don't have to finish every textbook
every year. Your curriculum is there to help you, not for
you to be a slave to it. Use only the pages you need and skip
the ones you don't. If you get behind, you can catch up later
by following the plan outlined in
Teaching Math Grades 46. The object is to learn math,
not finish textbooks!

How
to Calculate Measurements: Grades 13 ISBN 1576909522.

How
to Work with Time and Money: Grades 13 ISBN 1576909514.

Word
Problems ISBN 0743933117.

Beginning
Charts Graphs & Diagrams. ISBN 1557341680.

Math
in the Kitchen. Kids will practice measurements, addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, graphing,
and money while cooking! ISBN 1557993270.
 Mathart
Projects And Activities: Dozens Of Creative Projects .
Perfect for the Visual learner!
Students make "stained glass windows" to explore
geometry, create a "multiplication house" to reinforce
basic multiplication facts, design "fraction flags"
and make "place value" snakes! Plus: projects
involving number sense, measurement, patterns, symmetry,
statistics, and more. ISBN 0590963716. Grades 35.

Math
for Fun Projects: Ages 79 Handson games and experiments
that teach fractions, numbers, patterns, shapes, graphing,
measuring, time. This is a great onceaweek textbook
break for the frustrated Kinesthetic and Visual learners.
Lots of cutting, pasting, building, and games. ISBN 0761307893.

Math
Snacks.
Using various snacks such as animal crackers, gummy bears,
watermelon, celery sticks, trail mix, pumpkins, raisins,
graham crackers, lollipops, and more help kids leran patterns,
addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions,
measurements, geometry, time, graphing, and estimation.
ISBN 1576903230.

Google Power: Multiplication Vacation DVD.
Your kids will learn about our world, music, art, history
and space while practicing math. Includes 18 songs
and dialogue, math rules multiplication facts 013, skip
counting, a lesson from The Learning Lady on early multiplication
and googols more. Story line: THERE'S BIG TROUBLE ON
EARTH! Nena and the GoogolKids are having trouble learning
their times tables! Send in the Googols, who use their
powers to make multiplication an exciting adventure that
journeys "from the jungles deep in Africa, to the
icefields of Antarctica" and even into outer space!
Follow Azatara, Cozmo, El Mundo the Great Wizard, and
their friends Mr I. and Gary Q, as they use music and
exploration to learn all about multiplication.
There
are lots of resources on the internet that can help reinforce
your child's math skills. Check here for a list of my favorite Internet
Resources for Math
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