Simply Good and Beautiful Math 6
The average time to complete a lesson is 45–60 minutes. This includes time to watch the video and complete the course book sections.
The videos contain the bulk of the teaching and are highly recommended. However, if your student feels confident in the topic being taught, he or she can skip the video and read the mini lesson instead. A student who struggles with the lesson practice should be encouraged to go back and watch the video.
Some families prefer to have the parent/teacher teach the child using the mini lesson rather than have the child watch the video lesson independently.
Yes, Math 6 is designed for your student to mostly complete independently, though at times children may need parent/teacher assistance to understand a concept. Parents/teachers will need to grade the child’s work and should do so on a daily basis when possible, providing immediate feedback.
Yes! The course set includes the Math 6 Answer Key.
This course is designed to be completed without the use of a calculator. Lesson 117 is an introduction to calculators. A scientific calculator is helpful in this lesson but isn’t necessary. Calculators should not be used for any other lessons.
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.
Yes! However, our manipulative items included in the Math K–3 course sets are mainly made from wood and not from chipboard, paper, or cardstock and are not offered in PDF format.
Just like our Language Arts, Simply Good and Beautiful Math K-6 PDFs are free to download.
No. Simply Good and Beautiful Math K-3 each have different Math Boxes. Simply Good and Beautiful Math 4-6 do not have Math Boxes.
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.
While Simply Good and Beautiful Math contains the highest academic standards, it more closely follows grade levels and is not considered advanced.
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.
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.
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 key available. Simply Good and Beautiful Math 2-6 have both free PDF and purchasable physical answer keys available.
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.
Yes! Simple, short stories about children like yours and everyday life are woven throughout the course books.
Yes! Our Simply Good and Beautiful Math Courses feature a significant amount of diversity.
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.
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.
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.
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