How to Teach the Course
The LightUnit study:
Math LightUnit 601 reviews concepts that should be adequately mastered in order to succeed in Level 600. It can be used as a diagnostic tool. The remaining LightUnits introduce new skills and concepts in incremental, continuously reviewed steps. We teach the metric system simultaneously with the U.S. system of measurement.
We assume total mastery of the number facts in all four operations previous to Math 600. After Math 601, speed drills stop. This course covers three-digit divisors, decimal division, area and volume, using a compass and protractor, exponents, simplifying expressions, solving equations in two steps, estimation, and graphs and statistics.
LightUnit themes in story problems and random nuggets of information are based on noted mathematicians in history.
The textbook study:
Now this time-tested math program is also available in a full-color textbook. The format and appearance are new, but we have kept the incremental approach to learning and the same scope and sequence as the LightUnits.
This course includes a textbook that is attractively and professionally formatted with colorful pictures and illustrations. It uses the same learning approach as LightUnits: spiral, incremental learning, continuous review.
The Teacher’s Guide is full-color, and includes reproductions of all textbook pages with answers.
The Full Solution Answer Key shows each problem with its solution for the textbook, quizzes, and tests.
The Student Pack includes consumable quizzes, tests, and daily speed/mastery drills.