Math Lessons for a Living Education

Your Kids Will This Math!
Story-Based — Short Lessons — Hands-on Activities
Math Level 1

Level 1

Learning numbers 0 to 100, circles and patterns, counting and addition, days of the week, and telling time.

Math Level 2

Level 2

Subtraction, writing numbers to 100, introducing word problems and measurement, and dollars and cents.

Math Level 3

Level 3

Column addition, introducing multiplication and division, and Roman numerals.

Math Level 4

Level 4

New fraction concepts, metric units of measurement, basic geometry, and averaging.

Math Level 5

Level 5

Factoring, improper fractions, common and uncommon denominators, and multiplying decimals

Math Level 6

Level 6

Decimals, percentages, fractions, geometry, maps, graphs, finances, equations, and charts.

Math Made Enjoyable

With short story-based lessons, real life discovery, fun worksheets, and hands-on application, Math Lessons for a Living Education gives your child a LOVE for math! Math Lessons for a Living Education features a Charlotte Mason flavored blend of stories, copy work, oral narration, and hands-on experience to bring concepts to life and invite the student to explore the world around them through math.

Learn Smarter

Students learn best and retain more when they are engaged within material and actively applying concepts to everyday life. Math Lessons for a Living Education engages your student through exciting stories and teaches them how to apply mathematical concepts to everyday life situations, allowing your student to learn smarter instead of harder!

Real Life, Real Math

Math Lessons for a Living Education puts math into context because math is so much more than a worksheet—it's measuring ingredients to bake with grandma, plotting garden space, planning for family trips, and counting down the time until that trip!

A Unique, Engaging Approach

In Math Lessons for a Living Education, students are encouraged to explore the big picture and break it down into smaller pieces, discover important connections as they work out solutions, develop a deep understanding of concepts, and strengthen their critical thinking skills.

Math Lessons for a Living Education creates an exciting, enjoyable environment for your student to learn, grow, and develop math skills—and because your student is relating newfound knowledge to everyday life, they’ll retain it too!

Math Lessons for a Living Education utilizes:

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

Course Features:

  • Convenient Daily Schedule--saving you time!
  • Short, engaging 15-30 minute lessons
  • Instructional blend of stories, copy work, oral narration, and hands-on experience to bring concepts to life
  • Perforated Worksheets
  • Manipulatives Section
  • Solutions Manual
    • Link to downloadable solutions manual included for Levels 1 & 2
    • Solutions manual provided in the back for Levels 3-5
    • Solutions manual contained in Teacher Guide for Level 6

What others are saying...

"Love these math lessons, it's no longer a fight to get our work done." - Charity

"This is such a good math curriculum; we are so pleased with it!" - Courtney

"This is the first Math program that my 11 year old LOVES!!" - Jennifer


Review of Math Lessons for a Living Education by Rebecca at

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Math Lessons for a Living Education work? This is a skills-based series that uses a Charlotte Mason flavored approach to teaching elementary mathematics. Each skill level is the equivalent of one school year and everything you need for the course is in one book. There is a free online placement test that students are encouraged to take prior to starting the program. Once the appropriate skill level is determined, there is a lesson plan at the beginning of each book to guide you through the level. Students do approximately 1 lesson a day. Lessons include instruction, story, narration, review and practice. The teacher’s instruction is worked throughout the course with answers and manipulatives in the back of the book.

What grades are covered? This is an elementary math program for grades 1-6. Level 6 also serves as a transition into our Principles of Mathematics 1, which is our pre-algebra for Jr. High students.

Is this Common Core? No. Students who are coming from a Common Core based program are highly encouraged to take the free placement test. Math Lessons for a Living Education follows a more traditional scope and sequence and requires mastery of skills before moving to the next level.

Is this a spiral or mastery curriculum? Math Lessons for a Living Education would be classified as a mastery program; however, it is not your typical mastery approach methodology. Instead it uses various practice techniques, which help the student take in the concepts using as many senses as possible. Because narration is employed, both the teacher and the student know exactly where they are in the learning process and every concept is completely mastered before moving on to the next.

How religious are these books? This is a non-denomination, faith-based series that teaches Christian values and that God is the author of all true knowledge. Christian character is taught through the modeling of Biblical truths and familiy values.

Is this a complete course or a supplement? This is a complete course, including everything you need for one school year of elementary mathematics.

To see a complete FAQ by Angela O’Dell, the series author, visit her website:


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