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Getting StartedInstead of being directed to the student, this module is designed for the parents of younger children (K2nd grade). There is a brief summation of the decline of math education in the US, and what it means for homeschoolers. It also provides guidance concerning when and how to teach various mathematical concepts. This module has two DVDs that cover the following topics: Introduction, Place Value, Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, and a Summation.
There is also a CD containing a diagnostic test for multiplication, the Diagnosing Subtraction Test, charts and graphics that can be used in teaching math concepts, and more. This module includes: 1 Data CD (printed material) 2 DVDs $23.00 
We have been recommending some books for lower grades and have heard good things back from those who have used them. As a convenience to our customers, we now stock them. These books were written in 1934. We like the fact that they don't jump around. There are many stories that apply the math lessons and relate them to everyday life. These books are reproduced from the original, and come hard bound in 2year volumes of about 500 pages each. The First Book covers 3rd and 4th grades. (Arithmetic was not taught before 3rd grade until the 1960s.) The Second Book covers 5th and 6th grades. The name of this series is Practical Arithmetics, written by Strayer and Upton.

Practical Arithmetic  First Book  Covers 3rd & 4th GradeThe 3rd grade section of this book goes up to page 256. Some of the concepts that will be covered include numbers to 100,U.S. money, reading and writing numbers; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; addition with carrying, subtraction with borrowing, simple multiplication and division, telling time, the calendar, and measures. Story problems are used to apply the math to everyday life. Explanations of new principles and processes are clear and simple. The answers are in the back of the book.
The 4th grade section of the book starts on page 257. In this section, the student will move on to solving twostep problems, making change, reading and writing numbers, harder addition and subtraction, multiplying up to two 3digit figures, long division, fractions, finding averages, measures of time, problem solving, measuring length and area, drawing to scale, and other units of measure. All that is learned will be applied through story problems. Again, the answers are in the back of the book. $14.00 
Practical Arithmetic  Second Book  Covers 5th & 6th GradeThe 5th grade section of this book goes to page 256. Some of what will be covered include cash accounts; harder addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; applying all four functions to fractions, problem solving, comparing numbers, bills, measures, areas, scale drawing, volumes, graphs, reading and writing decimals; and adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. There are lots of story problems, which apply the math to everyday life. Explanations of new principles and processes are clear and simple. The answers are in the back of the book.
We recommend skipping the 6th grade section of this book, and moving the student on to Level 6 of our DVD math program. No Longer Available  you can find this book at www.rainbowresource.com/prodlist.php?subject=Mathematics/10&category=StrayerUpton+Practical+Arithmetics+Series/9224 
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