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Simply Good and Beautiful Math 3
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Math 3 FAQs
- How long are the lessons?
The average time to complete a lesson is 30–35 minutes. This includes time to teach the lesson, complete the practice and review, and practice multiplication facts.
- If the child takes longer than average but is understanding and retaining information, don’t worry. You may want to break up the lessons. Complete the mini review and lesson practice at one time and the review and activities section at another time.
- If the child is taking less time than average but is learning new concepts, we suggest not skipping entire levels to avoid holes in his or her math foundations. Consider having him or her do multiple lessons a day to complete the course faster.
- If the child takes less than the average time and seems to already know all the information, consider having him or her take the unit assessments. Skip any units or lessons the child shows mastery on. Remember, the first few lessons of the course are review from Math 2, and it’s expected that most children will know the information already.
- How many lessons should my child do each week?
There are 120 lessons in the course. If the child completes four lessons per week, he or she will complete the course in a standard school year with normal breaks for vacation or sickness.
- How do you teach multiplication facts?
The process and concept of multiplication is taught over several lessons in Unit 1. Children are then instructed to spend 10 minutes each day practicing one set of multiplication facts. Then they complete a few problems as part of the review and activities.
Families may choose which resources they use. The Good and the Beautiful offers the following options: Musical Multiplication, multiplication flash cards, or multiplication practice sheets.
- Is Math 3 a parent-directed level?
Math 3 lessons are designed to be parent led. These sections take an average of 12–15 minutes for the parent to teach. The other sections—lesson practice and review and activities—can be done independently by the child. The parent/teacher will need to check the child’s work and should do so on a daily basis when possible, providing immediate feedback.
- What if there isn’t room to complete the work?
The child may use a personal whiteboard or keep scratch paper on hand while completing the lessons.
- Does Math 3 have an answer key?
Yes! You can find the answer key above. The answer key is a free download. You may also purchase a physical answer key under the “Recommended Resources” section of the Math 3 page at goodandbeautiful.com.
- How do I make my own Math 3 box?
- Magnetic whiteboard
- 2 capacity dice (1 inch cubes) To download the templates for the capacity dice, please click here.
- 1 ten-sided die (including numbers 1–10)
- 1 six-sided die
- Mini measuring tape (must measure up to 5′ and include measurements in both inches and cm)
- Array mat with calendar on the back (laminated and printed on heavy cardstock) To download the templates for the array mat, please click here.
- 2 game pawns
- Tangram pieces and pattern blocks. We highly recommend printing on something heavier than cardstock. To download the templates for the tangram pieces and pattern blocks, please click here.
Simply Good and Beautiful Math FAQs
- I want to switch to Simply Good and Beautiful Math. Where do I start?
Welcome! We encourage you to start with our Math Placement Test found here:
We also encourage you to review the extensive sample pages on our website. The sample pages for each course include the table of contents.
- Do you offer the courses in printed and PDF format?
Yes! However, our manipulative items are mainly made from wood and not from chipboard, paper, or cardstock and are not offered in PDF format.
- Are the PDFs for Simply Good and Beautiful Math free like the Language Arts?
Just like our Language Arts, Simply Good and Beautiful Math K-5 PDFs are free to download.
- Do any of the levels use the same Math Box?
No. Simply Good and Beautiful Math K-3 each have different Math Boxes. Simply Good and Beautiful Math 4-5 do not have Math Boxes.
- Does it follow a mastery or spiral approach?
Simply Good and Beautiful Math is mainly a spiral curriculum, constantly reviewing concepts your student has learned to ensure he or she understands and retains the information.
You can also view our blog post about why spiral math works.
- Is the Math curriculum advanced like the language arts courses or do the levels match general grade levels?
While Simply Good and Beautiful Math contains the highest academic standards, it more closely follows grade levels and is not considered advanced.
- I’m teaching Math to multiple children. Which items do I need?
Each child will need his or her own consumable Course Book.
If the children are being taught as a group, ideally each child should have their own Math Box. Sharing the manipulatives in the Math Box would render the lessons less effective and cause them to take a much longer amount of time.
If the children are being taught individually, the Math Box may be shared.
- How do I get started?
Gather the supplies needed. You are then ready to open to the first lesson and follow the instructions. You do not need to read the lessons before teaching them.
- Is there an answer key?
Every level of Simply Good and Beautiful Math has an answer key except for Math K since this level is so basic.
Simply Good and Beautiful Math 1 has a free PDF answer keys available. Simply Good and Beautiful Math 2-5 have both free PDF and purchasable physical answer keys available.
- Do the courses have many moving parts?
A huge focus of Simply Good and Beautiful Math is increasing the simplicity and ease for children and parents. Simply Good and Beautiful Math has a minimum number of items and moving parts in the math boxes. The lessons are also concise while maintaining the highest academic standards.
- Do the courses contain stories?
Yes! Simple, short stories about children like yours and everyday life are woven throughout the course books.
- Is there diversity in your courses?
Yes! Our Simply Good and Beautiful Math Courses feature a significant amount of diversity.
- My child loves games. Do you have those in Simply Good and Beautiful Math?
Yes! We want to make learning fun for you and your child. Games, puzzles, and more are included right in the course book. No need to search for game mats or instructions as they are part of the lessons.
- Does Simply Good and Beautiful Math follow Common Core?
Our curriculum does not follow Common Core standards, but it does match or exceed most national public school standards. The academic spine of our curriculum was developed by compiling national state standards and then determining which ones match Good and Beautiful moral standards and the abilities of our pilot families. We believe that children who work on The Good and the Beautiful curriculum consistently each day will find that they are far above public school standards.
- Do you include any specific doctrine?
No, the goal of our curriculum is not to teach doctrines specific to any particular Christian denomination but to teach general principles, such as honesty, hard work, and kindness. All Bible references in our curriculum use the King James Version.