How to Teach the Course
Math LightUnit 301 reviews concepts that should be adequately mastered in order to succeed in Math 300. It can be used as a diagnostic tool. The remaining LightUnits review previously taught concepts in Math 200 and introduce new skills and concepts in incremental, continuously reviewed steps. We teach the metric system simultaneously with the U.S. system of measurement. Students acquire a full understanding of both systems.
Additional/Subtraction Flash Cards and Multiplication/Division Flash Cards are required for this course. By the end of the course, students should have memorized the multiplication tables up to 10.
The Elementary Math Reference Chart contains multiplication tables, symbols, terms, abbreviations, definitions, metric/U.S. tables of measures, and more.
Each LightUnit incorporates a theme into its daily story problems, adding a practical component to math. Themes in Math 300 include insects, cooking, the ocean, and a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park. Each LU contains two quizzes and a test.