Many of you have expressed great excitement about the upcoming release of Math Lessons for a Living Education Book 6! I thought I’d give a little update on my writing progress, as well as give you a little peek behind the scenes…
Math Lessons for a Living Education is well known for its stories, projects, copywork, narration, and whole-picture approach for teaching math. If you haven’t seen the NEW Master Books editions, go take a look here! The talented folks at MB have given the series a whole new look, complete with beautiful, bright colors, updated graphics, and – you’re going to love this! – complete lesson plans for each book! We are working on supplying placement tests for each level, which will be available at the Master Books website.
So, here’s the good news: Math 6 is coming right along! We don’t have a release date yet, so you’re going to want to stay tuned!
Math 6 continues in the same teaching approach as the other books in the series, but we’ve made a few changes in the format. I feel that in order for the students to successfully transition into the upper levels of math, they need to be able to be more independent. To help in that transition, I’m writing Math 6 almost completely toward the student – don’t worry, though, all of the necessary teaching instruction is still included! Another change you will see is the story is not included in the math book. Instead, it will be available as a free download for those students (and their moms!) who aren’t quite ready to say good-bye to Charlie, Charlotte, Hairo, Natty, and Ella.
In place of the story in the book itself, you will find a immense amount of cross curricular experiences. Students will explore the mathematical connections and concepts in meteorology, geography, earth science, apologetics, anatomy, history, and more! Real life application abounds as the student grows in their critical thinking and ability to understand the processes around them in their own unique surroundings.
Math 6 will lead students through a review of all operations learned up to this point and then invite them to dive deep into the world of exploration and investigation! This is the year that they will take all of the computation skills and learn to plug them into the real world around them.