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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.
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 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 1-5 PDFs are free to download. Simply Good and Beautiful Math K is not free to download.
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.
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 keys available. Simply Good and Beautiful Math 2-5 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.
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.
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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