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Thursday, August 27, 2020

ThemeVille Math: Grade 2 ~ a TOS review

 

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations. 


Morning friends! Another week down in our homeschooling year. Have you started back to school yet? Are you a new homeschooler feeling kind of lost and confused about what curriculum to use? Because there are so many quality curriculum out there it is easy to do.

Today I want to share with you a math curriculum. If you are looking for a straight forward homeschool math program, check out the options from ThemeVille Math. We received a copy of the 2nd grade program for our review, let me tell you about it.

 

ThemeVille Math is a complete homeschool math curriculum that is workbook based and it is based on the Common Core standards. There are manipulative for the program, they can be purchased separately. However, you might already have these items on hand. There are also videos if you or your child needs extra help understanding the concepts presented. I checked out the videos initially, but found them to not be needed for my son or I.



The curriculum is divided into daily lessons and also a daily review. With 120 lessons and 10 tests the format for completing the work each day. 
Pre-Lesson ~ this is a review warm up of previous topics studied. 
Daily Lesson ~ the main concepts are taught here including problem solving


The workbook is a thick, three hole punched, softcover worktext. Inside the pages are black and white without much illustration. I personally like this because there is not much distraction as some programs have with lots of colors or illustrations. I would prefer to have the pages be perforated for easy removal because the book is so big. Being able to remove the pages to be stored inside our weekly binder would be a huge plus, especially since it would make it easier to write on the pages.


The Scope and Sequence of this curriculum is aligned with the Second grade Common Core standards. The following topics will be covered in this curriculum:

Review of the Level 1  
Place values of 100s, 10s, 1s
 Multiplication/division within 100 
Even – odd numbers 
Long addition/subtraction 
Operations with arrays, number line, money 
Numerals – words 
Comparison/rounding of numbers 
Plane/solid figures, perimeter 
Clock reading, calendar 
Graph reading/plotting 
Word problems


A Solutions Guide is also included. It is set up as a visual solution guide and is quick and easy to use.

 



While we have been plowing through this curriculum over the summer, it is not the best fit for Micah. Not any fault of his own, but I think we would have done better with the Grade 1 set. I think he would have had a better experience starting mid way through the Grade 1 book. Another thing is that we don’t follow Common Core Standards. Having to solve a problem using several different ways was tiresome for Micah and me at times. Most days he could get through a lesson in 20-25 minutes.

Be sure to check out what my CrewMates thought of this homeschool math curriculum by clicking the banner below to read the thoughts on grades 1-4.

 Company ~ ThemeVille Math 
 Product ~ Grade 2 
 Format ~ Softcover workbook 
 Price ~ Worktext, $29.85, Solution, $14.85 
 Ages ~ 2nd graders


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