Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1


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For Ages 5-7

Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1 is a Christian homeschool math curriculum designed to ignite a love for math in your first-grade level students. The captivating story of the twins continues with the specific purpose of helping your student learn to count to 100, identify place values, number families and more.

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.

SKU M923-3
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 2.20
Title Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1
Series Math Lessons for a Living Education
Volume in Series 1
ISBN 13 9780890519233
Contributors Angela O'Dell
Binding Perfect Bound with Perforated 3-Hole Punched Pages
Page Count 344
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1 teaches math through engaging, real-life stories and practical application because math is all around us! This award-winning homeschool math curriculum series uses a story-based approach allowing students to participate in the story, make mathematical connections, explore the world around them with Charlie & Charlotte, and realize the value of math in their own lives.

Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1 teaches through:

  • Short, story-based lessons
  • Real life application
  • Hands-on activities
  • Engaging, full-color worksheets

Learn Smarter

Students learn best and retain more when they are engaged in the material and actively applying concepts to their lives. Math Lessons for a Living Education engages your student through exciting stories allowing your student to learn smarter instead of harder!

Real Life, Real Math

Mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, patterns, and telling time are taught within the framework of an engaging, real-life story while fun worksheets provide your student the opportunity to apply the exciting new concepts. An engaging blend of stories, copy work, oral narration, and hands-on experience brings mathematical concepts to life. First grade level students will explore the world around them discovering why math matters.

Lessons Kids Love

Math Lessons for a Living Education creates a stress-free, tear-free environment for your child to learn, grow, and develop their math skills. Because your student is relating newfound knowledge to everyday life, they’ll retain those skills too!

In Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1 your student will learn:

  • How to count & write numbers 0-100
  • Counting by 2s, 5s, & 10s
  • Addition & Subtraction of numbers 0-10
  • Place value to hundreds
  • Shapes & Patterns
  • Simple Fractions
  • How to tell time
  • and so much more!

* A Math Lessons Readiness Test is available to help you determine if this level is best for your student. You will find it as a downloadable PDF on this page under the product image.

Math Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1 Includes:

  • Convenient Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Short, engaging 15-30 minute lessons
  • Full-color worksheets
  • Link to downloadable answer key
  • Manipulatives section

Course Features:

  • Instructional blend of stories, copy-work, oral narration, and hands-on experience to bring concepts to life
  • Convenient perforated pages
  • Recommended for: Grade 1 / 5-7 years old
  • Designed for parent & child to work through together

Table of Contents

  • Using This Course
  • Schedule
  • Lesson 1: The Adventure Begins! We Learn Numbers 0–9
  • Lesson 2: How Many Eggs? Review of Numbers 0–9
  • Lesson 3: A Bed for Pokey; Introducing Rectangles
  • Lesson 4: Circles and Patterns
  • Lesson 5: Review of Concepts
  • Lesson 6: More Numbers, Patterns, Shapes; Introducing Triangles
  • Lesson 7: Learning to Count with Bigger Numbers—Place Values
  • Lesson 8: More Work with Place Values
  • Lesson 9: Review of Concepts
  • Lesson 10: Place Value, Patterns of 10s
  • Lesson 11: Practice with Patterns and Shapes
  • Lesson 12: Introducing the + and = Symbols
  • Lesson 13: Addition + 1
  • Lesson 14: Writing & Adding Numbers; Introducing the Days of the Week
  • Lesson 15: More About Addition (Vertical Addition)
  • Lesson 16: More Addition; Introducing Squares
  • Lesson 17: Two by Two (Introducing Skip Counting by 2s)
  • Lesson 18: Number Families, Addition to Ten
  • Lesson 19: Counting by 10
  • Lesson 20: Counting Groups
  • Lesson 21: Solving for an Unknown
  • Lesson 22: Tally Marks to Make Groups of Five
  • Lesson 23: Counting by 5s
  • Lesson 24: Telling Time, Part 1
  • Lesson 25: Telling Time, Part 2
  • Lesson 26: Telling Time, Part 3
  • Lesson 27: Introducing Simple Fractions, Part 1
  • Lesson 28: Introducing Simple Fractions, Part 2
  • Lesson 29: Introduction to Subtraction
  • Lesson 30: Subtraction -1
  • Lesson 31: Review of Shapes
  • Lesson 32: Review of Place Value — Numbers to 100
  • Lesson 33: Review of Addition
  • Lesson 34: Review of Skip Counting 2’s and 5’s
  • Lesson 35: Review of Skip Counting 10’s & Tally Marks
  • Lesson 36: Review of Numbers to 100
  • Manipulative Section
  • Appendix – Bean Sprouting Project Instructions
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What Your First Grader Needs to Know
What Your First Grader Needs to Know

Homeschooling a first grade student is fun and exciting because children are naturally inquisitive and curious at this age, eager to develop their skills and learn about the world around them. But what exactly does a first grader need to know? Carrie Lindquist, homeschool mom of 3 and Master Books curriculum author, is here to walk you through the skills your student will be developing during this foundational year.

We love this series
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This book goes at a nice pace. It's helped my boys build confidence through repetition ay the beginning and has visual/hands on approach as well which greatly benefits them.
Good for us
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I debated on whether to use this or math lessons level K 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 we started this level 1. It was much more appropriate for him and we were pleased with it. He enjoyed the stories of the twins. The lessons are simple and to the point which is great for me with severe chronic illness. Place value village was the only thing that was a struggle for him. I felt frustrated and it didn't seem like there was any way for me to explain it better or for him to understand. We took time off school for my health. When we restarted a month later I was afraid he would struggle even more with it, but it suddenly clicked and he got it. I now realize it wasn't a matter of telling him enough about it, that time was a big factor for it to be comprehended and make the right connections in his brain. I decided to continue with this series and he is about finished with level 2. I recommend.
I wanted to like this so much more
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My son LOVED following Charlotte and Charlie throughout this book. Unfortunately, it moved too slowly for him I love the layout, design, story, and pictures of this book. I was bummed that it just did not work for us.
Beautiful approach to math!
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I just purchased Grades 1 and 3 to use with my granddaughters next year. I know they will love starting out each unit with a story about the twins and how math applies in every day life! The course seems to flow naturally from concept to concept, with plenty of practice. I will use the "practice makes perfect" books with them, as well, to reinforce concepts. The books are colorful, and the use of manipulatives that you already have or are readily available is fantastic!
Loved it!
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My first grader (and I!) Loved this gentle, and fun approach to math! The concepts are so integrated into real-life that she grasped it quickly and found many application points in her everyday life. The story of the twins brought the concepts to life.
I love this!
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I was a little hesitant when I first ordered, as most of the information in the book, my child learned last year kindergarten. After going through 20 lessons I realized how much I love this curriculum. Some of the lessons we did the week in a day which was just review, but for the new information it was amazing! I love the approach the author takes and taking a gentle start to learning math. Math is a very important subject and needs to be mastered in my opinion. This is a Mastery style which Builds on spiral approach. I definitely recommend to go through the sample pages and try it out for yourself!
All you need
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I love that Master Book math does not push to the point of exhaustion. It's just enough. The lessons are short and to the point! After coming from a very rigorous curriculum and being with MB for a couple of years, I can tell you it's wonderful!
My daughter and I love it!
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My daughter is currently using this level and we both love it! She stays engaged and loves the stories. I love that it’s truly open and go and the stories are so sweet. I’m so thankful we made the switch to MB!
Building a foundation for math
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This course is a gentle, but solid course to begin building a foundation for your child to learn math. It has encouraged all 3 of my children to love math. There are no tears or frustrations as I’ve heard others have with other curriculum. It’s not overwhelming and does a great job with the foundational basics.
Not for us but I liked it
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We bought the book after doing the placement test but soon after starting it we realized it wasn't the right level for my kid, he needed to go way faster than that. It goes at a very mild pace in my opinion, which may be beneficial for some kids but not for others. But we enjoyed the farm stories a lot!
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