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One of the perks of homeschooling is getting to choose your own curriculum. While we have the option to use the textbooks from our homeschool provider, we also have the choice to pick our own.
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Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math With Albert: A Vibrant Math Curriculum for Preschoolers

One of the perks of homeschooling is getting to choose your own curriculum. While we have the option to use the textbooks from our homeschool provider, we also have the choice to pick our own. So far, we’ve already tried two math curriculaβ€”Math U See and Saxon Math. πŸ™‚

Math U See didn’t fit Timmy’s learning style so we shifted to Saxon Math, which worked for us. But its repetitive nature needs sprucing up. It’s mostly black and white so it lacks appeal especially on lazy days. Haha! Just recently, my homeschool mentor Donna introduced me to Learning Math with Albert!

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What got us really excited about this curriculum were two thingsβ€”full color books and supplementary materials. Timmy was so eager to use the numbers when he saw them all laid out! I was just as thrilled! πŸ™‚

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Basically, the entire curriculum covers everything from the basics of size recognition to multiplication. The division level will come in next year and will most likely be included in the package. Learning Math with Albert is based on Singapore Math, too! πŸ™‚ Below you will see the colorful and engaging supplementary materials complete with CDs, magnetic numbers, magnetic board, flash cards, reward stars, and multiplication tile set. πŸ™‚

Learning Math with Albert

Here’s Timmy eager to use the number magnets and the magnetic board! πŸ™‚ We actually used the addition and subtraction flash cards first because he was so eager to open them already! Removing the numbers from the board is actually a good fine motor practice. The pieces are thin so it provides challenge for small hands. πŸ™‚

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

The entire curriculum consists of 10 hardcover, full color books with 10 corresponding thin activity books. You can choose to photocopy the activity books so you can reuse it or you can place stickers like what I did in the video. My son loves it because it reads like story books with big colorful illustrations. πŸ™‚

Admittedly, my son is pretty advanced in math. I was thinking of skipping levels 1 and 2. Good thing I didn’t because as much as it is simple, it takes keen observation skills. Level 1, which we just finished, tackled sizes, length, height, thickness, and depth. Timmy didn’t breeze through it. He was still challenged in some areas particularly in arranging the objects according to size, depth, etc. He had to look closely at the pictures to see the differences. So yes, it’s still beneficial to go through the basics. πŸ™‚

Here’s Timmy going through the Level 1 book:

Here are some photos of him fully engaged in his lessons. πŸ™‚ I didn’t want him to write on the book that’s why he’s just pointing. Haha! I also cut out greater than and less than symbols for the exercises. πŸ™‚

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

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Here’s Timmy going though the Level 1 activity book:

Here are some photos of him answering his Level 1 activity book. πŸ™‚

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

This curriculum is not heavy on worksheets. But it comes with five CDs that has A LOT of practice exercises. Your child should be able to use the mouse or your laptop’s touch pad for the exercises. If you have a touchscreen monitor then this will be very easy to use because it’s just like playing on a tablet device. Otherwise, all the exercises should be guided. πŸ™‚

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

Learning Math with Albert

So far, we’re loving this new curriculum! Will blog about Level 2 next week. Watch out for it! Here’s a quick recap of some practical tips I shared earlier:

  • Supplement it with more written exercises if your child is having a hard time doing the CD exercises.
  • Photocopy the activity book for repeated use.

If you’re interested to find out more about Learning Math with Albert, call Gerald Domer at 0927-6455957 or 0932-8892708. πŸ™‚

Ivy San Diego-Guerrero
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4 Comments
  • Anupama
    Posted at 04:02h, 19 September Reply

    Are these available in India?

  • Pam
    Posted at 02:42h, 14 March Reply

    Hi Ivy! My daughter enjoys numbers and comparisons (big, bigger, etc) She’s just 3 though but I saw some illustrations from your photos which maybe applicable to her. Do you think 3 yr olds can handle this? πŸ™‚

    • Ivy
      Posted at 05:28h, 14 March Reply

      Hi Pam! Yes! I think she will enjoy this particularly the first 2 books. There’s 10 books with so it’s like investment on a math curriculum until she’s 7 or 8! πŸ™‚

  • What I've Learned From Our First Year of Homeschooling - The Vine That Writes - Motherhood | Marriage | Faith | Family
    Posted at 11:52h, 23 April Reply

    […] and Explore the Code for English/Reading, and Writing with Ease for his writing. We are still using Learning Math with Albert in conjunction with Math Mammoth Blue Series.Β I’m going for a local textbook for Filipino. […]

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