We have been through so many different math curriculum options over the years. I have been looking for a homeschool math curriculum that included short lessons, hands on activities, an easy parent guide, and a physical workbook for my kids to work in for years. I had only found curriculum that included a few of these requirements…until I found Apologia math curriculum, Exploring Creation with Mathematics. It fits all of my “must haves” list and I’m so excited to finally have a math that I love using!
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Apologia Math Curriculum
Apologia is obviously super well known for their science curriculum, but they knocked it out of the park with their math. Levels 1-3 are out now and I cannot wait for future levels to be released! My older two boys are above the released levels, but with my one kiddo just finishing third grade, we’ve been able to use bits and pieces of Level 3 to try it out. The rest of it is going to be safely tucked away until my little girl is ready for it in just a couple short years! I am in LOVE with what we’ve done so far. Here are my very favorite aspects of this curriculum….
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Exploring Creation with Mathematics includes short lessons
Young kids have short attention spans. We all know this, right? Then why, oh, why do so many math curriculum optios have these long, drawn out lessons?! With Apologia’s math, you’re going to find short, age appropriate lessons. There’s a sample schedule in the front of each parent guide that you can follow to get the lessons done in a 4-day-a-week set up for 30 weeks. This is so wonderful for elementary age children because it gives you time to do real world exploring, too!
Learn math with hands on activities
Hands on activities are HUGE for me! If a math curriculum for elementary age kids doesn’t get them hands on, I don’t feel like it’s a complete curriculum. This curriculum covers so many different learning styles: visual with the workbooks, auditory with the parent guide for you to verbally explain what your child needs to do, and that great kinesthetic learning with hands on activities.
My kids had a blast playing Multiplication Battleship. All of the hands on activities can be done with simple supplies you can find in your home, or with worksheets like this one that are found in the back of the parent guide. Even my 12 year old was eager to play this game!
Apologia’s math has an easy-to-use parent guide
Math is probably my least favorite subject to teach because I was not great at math growing up. However, when math curriculum includes a great parent guide, it gives me the confidence I need to teach math to my kids. Apologia lays it all out for you in each lesson. The parent guide pairs beautifully with the child’s workbook so you can see exactly what they’re doing, what the correct answers are, what you need to say/do to teach them, lesson extentions, and more.
An age appropriate workbook for children
Like I’ve already mentioned, Exploring Creation with Mathematics is super age appropriate! I love that there is a physical workbook for the kids to work in. It’s just colorful enough that it isn’t distracting, and it also includes pictures of the projects the children will be working on. This is a great visual for parents and children alike. This definitely gets an A+ from me!!
Apologia Math may be my favorite math curriculum option out there…
After searching far and wide, I think I’m pretty confident that this is my favorite math curriculum I’ve ever seen. I cannot wait for my daughter to be old enough to really dig in and get amazing use out of it!! But, don’t just take my word for it. Check it out for yourself!
What’s your favorite part of Exploring Creation with Mathematics? Let me know in my online homeschool community or down in the comments below!
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2 winners (USA or Canada only) will get an Exploring Creation with Mathematics Basic Set — winner’s choice of either Level 1, 2, or 3. So exciting!! This giveaway is only through August 1, 2021, so enter now! Apologia also has their math available up to 25% off through August 3rd, so be sure to check it out and snag your discount!
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