Simply Good and Beautiful Math K
For children right on level with the lessons, most lessons take 10–12 minutes.
Our thorough piloting program shows that most children in kindergarten thrive with having math for 10–12 minutes a day, as this curriculum is carefully designed to maximize time and effectiveness. If you or the child feels more time is needed, consider doing two lessons a day.
No. Math K is very basic, and we didn’t feel an answer key was necessary.
Whenever the course has the child count, feel free to have the child use the hundreds chart, pointing to each number while counting.
For more addition and subtraction practice, we suggest using Anteater Addition and Snowy Owl Subtraction, which are coming soon and will be available at goodandbeautiful.com. The game cards can also function as addition and subtraction game cards.
These thorough, academically solid courses align more closely with our mission of 1) making homeschooling more affordable (math course sets are $49.99, including manipulatives) and 2) making homeschool less overwhelming.
Our amazing math team piloted Simply Good and Beautiful Math with over 60 families. With the overwhelmingly positive response from our pilot families, we feel confident this new math line will be able to bless many more families.
Simply Good and Beautiful Math courses are completely new (not just new editions)—not a single paragraph is the same.
1) We have found it is not necessary to take 5-7 pages to teach every lesson and math concept like our original math does (even though it does it so well!). Our new approach is academically thorough but much more concise. It still uses all learning styles and is packed with beauty and meaning. Games, activities, and stories are still included but in less overwhelming and lengthy ways. The new approach will make homeschooling multiple children incredibly more easy and effective in a shorter amount of required parent time.
2) The large amount of moving parts and manipulatives in our original math makes it overwhelming for some families and hard to keep children’s focus as the parent searches for manipulatives, game instructions, place value charts, certain numbered cards, calendars, etc. Simply Good and Beautiful Math has fewer manipulatives, but uses them in very effective and fun ways, and the layout streamlines all instruction into one course book.
3) Our original math is our highest priced K–8 product and our lowest profitable product. It also takes up by far the most space in our warehouse and the most time from warehouse, purchasing, and inventory employees. It is not sustainable, and we determined we needed to discontinue the math in favor of a new, improved product or raise the price (which we know is already outside many family budgets) to $159 per math course set. This cost is not in line with our mission to make homeschooling affordable, but with Simply Good and Beautiful Math, we can offer an affordable, amazing math program for just $49.99 for each course!
The scope of the courses have remained largely the same as our discontinued math, but the sequence and lessons vary. Not a single paragraph has remained the same in Simply Good and Beautiful Math. As the scope is largely the same, students can transition between the discontinued math to Simply Good and Beautiful Math with ease. Our development process incorporates numerous math experts to ensure the highest academic standards.
Yes! The scope for Simply Good and Beautiful Math remains largely the same. If your child completed a discontinued math level, he or she can move into the next level of our Simply Good and Beautiful Math. For example, when your child completes The Good and the Beautiful Math 1, he or she can begin Simply Good and Beautiful Math 2.
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 fewer items in the math boxes and fewer moving parts. 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, but not as often.
Yes! Our new Simply Good and Beautiful Math Courses feature more diversity than our discontinued math courses.
Yes! We want to make learning fun for you and your child. Games, puzzles, and more are included right in the course book, but not as often or as extensive. No need to search for game mats or instructions as they are now part of the lessons.
Yes! However, our new manipulative items are mainly made from wood and are no longer made from chipboard, paper, or cardstock and will not be offered in PDF format.
Just like our Language Arts, Simply Good and Beautiful Math 1-5 PDFs are free to download. Simply Good and Beautiful Math K is not free to download.
By design, The Good and the Beautiful curriculum does not follow Common Core or the educational standards of any state. The academic spine of this curriculum was developed by compiling all the principles and information deemed important by The Good and the Beautiful creators. This was a very thorough process that took months to complete for each subject and had input and review by educators, historians, scientists, reading specialists, math specialists, and grammarians. The Good and the Beautiful curriculum is extremely thorough and has high academic standards, many of which go above and beyond those adopted by Common Core. 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.
Welcome! We encourage you to start with our Math Level Assessment 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every level of Simply Good and Beautiful Math has an answer key except for Math K since this level is so basic.
The previous math line is no longer available for purchase. Answer keys are still available and can be accessed by clicking here.
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