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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Homeschool math curriculum from Math Mammoth ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a Complimentary 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. 

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Math…it either strikes fear in your child or your child enjoys it. With six kids we have had our share of children who fall into both camps. Math is a subject that we have a solid main curriculum for that we love. However, it is always fun to supplement and fill in any gaps where necessary and that is what we did when the opportunity to review a grade level of the Light Blue Series from Math Mammoth was offered.  
For the last few weeks McKenzie (6th grade) and Micah (2nd grade) have been supplementing with our math lessons using the Math Mammoth Skills Review Workbook Grade 6 and Math Mammoth Light Blue Series Grade 2 . My youngest two children actually fall into the “love” math category so that makes this review fun for us. 

Math Mammoth was created by Maria Miller, a homeschooling mom with a degree in mathematics. Her company offers multiple products that help parents teach math to their kids. The Light Blue series is a full elementary math curriculum intended for 1st – 7th graders. The Light Blue series is a mastery-oriented program that focuses on chapters that focus on one central math theme. Through the use of visual models and exercises this curriculum has a strong focus on conceptual understanding of the topics presented with mental math and number sense emphasized.

We received a digital download copy of the Math Mammoth Light Blue Series Grade 2. The Light Blue series comes with two student worktexts (A and B). These worktexts include the teaching explanations as well as the student work pages. Answer keys, chapter tests, and cumulative review lessons are also included for each grade level. Online videos that match the curriculum are also available if you need them. I should note that this curriculum meets and/or exceeds the Common Core Standards. 

Grade 2 can be purchased as a PDF download $39.50, on a CD $44.50, or as an already printed worktext (see website for specific pricing). In addition to studying time/clock, money, and an introduction to multiplication, Grade 2 has four areas that it focuses on including: ~ understanding the base-ten system within 1000 ~ developing addition and subtraction fluency within 100 ~ using standard units of measure ~ to describe and analyze shapes 

We also received a PDF download of the Skills Review Workbook Grade 6 ($9.25) that includes 92 worksheet pages which I used with McKenzie. The Skills Review Workbooks are divided into chapters that correspond with the Grade 6 Light Blue Curriculum. Having the concepts reviewed repeatedly over the course of the school year is handy. Since our main curriculum is not Math Mammoth we were able to use these review sheets to give McKenzie just a little bit more practice on concepts. The worksheets are one-page in length and are meant to be a quick review. This were perfect for us to take with us as we travel during her busy competition season.
As I stated above I used these with Micah and McKenzie as a supplement to our main math program. It was easy to switch out our main curriculum for Micah, as I knew I wanted to dive into addition and subtraction more in depth with him. I loved the in-depth look that he got on individual topics that he needed just a little extra help with. These materials are just the right amount of material without being too overwhelming. The best thing is that Micah is getting better at his addition and subtraction fluency which will only serve him well as he progresses up through higher levels of math. 
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Math Mammoth is a complete and thorough math curriculum that you can be sure will help teach your children what they need to know at each grade level. I look forward to continuing to use this curriculum with my two children for the rest of the school year. But don’t just take my word for it. Eighteen of my CrewMates also reviewed different grade levels and skills reviews so be sure to read their thoughts by clicking the banner below.
Tackle Math Curriculum with Math Mammoth
   
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

 


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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Memorize Bible Verses with The Bible Memory App - Bible Memory PRO ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a Complimentary 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. Memorize Bible Verses with BibleMemory.com Happy Tuesday friends! Today I am excited to tell you about a memorization tool we have been using in our homeschool to help us remember our weekly Bible verses. Memorization is such an important skill for life, but especially so to be able to recall a scripture when you need it. Over the past several weeks we have been using The Bible Memory App - Bible Memory PRO from BibleMemory.com to help my three youngest and myself memorize our weekly Bible verses. 


Bible Memory App – Bible Memory Pro is available on Apple and Android devices as well as being online. Getting started with this program was easy. Once I created my master account on my MacBook I was able to activate my Pro membership that includes lifetime access. I then downloaded the app to my phone. My Pro membership also allowed me to add my three younger children to the account as well so I added the app to each of the kids iPad’s. To do this they each needed their own email address. The girls already have email addresses so I just let Micah use my alternate email for his account. 

BibleMemory.comThe Bible Memory App is great for all types of learners! Visual learners are able to watch animated words or use flashcards to help with memorization. They also can draw pictures within the app. Auditory learners can listen to the verse and play it back as many times as necessary. The Type it- Memorize it- Master it format is perfect for your kinesthetic learners.  

With this program there are five different Bible translations to choose from including the King James Version which comes standard with the program. The four other translations are available with a license fee and include the ESV, NIV, NASB, CSB. As you learn your verses you have the opportunity to collect different badges and to earn points. This makes memorizing Bible verses fun!


The Bible Memory App- Bible Memory Pro is an awesome addition to our homeschool and we have been blessed with the opportunity to be able to use it over the last six weeks. Each week the kids would enter their verses for the week into the program to study. 

McKenzie really enjoyed being able to type her words in even though she is mainly an auditory learner. Being able to see the verse too help her memorize her verses easier each week and she loves that she can earn badges and points. Micah is an auditory learner so we focused on that with him, as well as Montana. For myself, I used a combination of all three as I work to memorize the 52 verses for the scripture program I am using. Having access to the program right at my fingertips on my phone gives me no excuse to not be in the Word each day. 

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If you memorize bible verses as part of your homeschool day, definitely check out The Bible Memory App - Bible Memory PRO. We will be continuing to use this program and I am excited to see how many verses we can learn throughout the year. This program works for us, and I highly recommend you taking a peek to see if it will work for your family. Memorize Bible Verses with BibleMemory.com But don’t just take my word for it! Check out what my CrewMates thought of this program by clicking the banner below to read their thoughts. Memorize Bible Verses in Your Homeschool with BibleMemory.com

Company ~ BibleMemory.com 
Format ~ online, apple or android app 
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Wordless Wednesday


 

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