Elementary Math Curriculum
An elementary math curriculum for supplementary or home school should teach much more than the "how to" of simple arithmetic. A good math curriculum should have elementary math activities that build a solid foundation which is both deep and broad, conceptual and "how to".
Time4Learning teaches a comprehensive math curriculum that correlates to state standards. Using a combination of multimedia lessons, printable worksheets, and assessments, the elementary math activities are designed to build a solid math foundation. It can be used as a homeschool curriculum, an afterschool alternative to a tutor, or as a summer skill builder for enrichment.
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Teaching Elementary Math Strategies
Children should acquire math skills using elementary math activities that teach a curriculum in a proper sequence designed to build a solid foundation for success. Let's start with what appears to be a simple math fact: 3 + 5 = 8
This fact seems like a good math lesson to teach, once a child can count. But the ability to appreciate the concept "3 + 5 = 8" requires an understanding of these elementary math concepts:
To paint a more extreme picture, trying to teach addition with "carrying over" prior to having a solid understanding of place value is a recipe for confusion. Only after mastering basic math concepts should a child try more advanced elementary math activities, like addition. Trying to teach elementary math strategies prior to mastering basic math concepts cause confusion, creating a sense of being lost or of being weak at math. A child can end up developing a poor self image or a negative view of math all because of a poor math curriculum.
It's important to implement an elementary math curriculum that teaches math in a sequence, using elementary math activities that allow children to progressively build understanding, skills, and confidence. Quality teaching and curriculum follows a quality sequence.
Time4Learning teaches a personalized elementary math curriculum geared to your child's current skill level. This helps to ensure that your child has a solid math foundation before introducing harder, more complex elementary math strategies. Get your child on the right path, learn more about Time4Learning's strategies for teaching elementary math.
Time4Learning's Elementary Math Curriculum
Time4Learning's math curriculum contains a wide range of elementary math activities, which cover more than just arithmetic, math facts, and operations. Our elementary math curriculum teaches these five math strands.*
Elementary math curriculums that cover just one or two of these five math strands are narrow and lead to a weak understanding of math. Help your child build a strong, broad math foundation. Learn more about Time4Learning's elementary math curriculum.
With Time4Learning, math lessons are taught by engaging characters in colorful, fun activities.