Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
ThemeVille Math offers a complete, comprehensive math curriculum for grades 1-5. We received level 4 for my 8-year-old, which consists of a workbook and an answer book, and he was excited to dive in! If you’re unsure of the level to start with, their website offers a placement test so you can see which program would be the best fit.
Level 4 consists of 126 lessons. Each lesson is composed of pre-lessons that act as a warmup and then the lesson that expands upon the topics covered. We’d work through 4-6 pages of material, which offered different equation types to keep the work from becoming redundant. I was pleased to see that many questions used images like tens and hundreds blocks to aid visual learners.
This curriculum aligns with common core standards and level 4 covers fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, factors, prime numbers, rounding of numbers, long division, decimals, multiplication, and division by 10 or 100, time calculation, word problems, area, and perimeter.
Overall, I was impressed with the content and quality of the curriculum. The material provides ample practice, review, and ventures into new content. The ThemeVille website offers some videos that go over content for groups of lessons and offer some explanations for students. But being solely a workbook for the student, I found myself referring to the answer book to try to explain how and why equations were performed a certain way which felt a bit clumsy on my part. I found it helpful to review the lessons myself before my son started, so I could get a sense of what would be new for him and what I’d need to explain.
Ultimately, ThemeVille math offers a thorough, common core aligned math curriculum, with great aids for visual learners. The topics were equations were laid out in a very clear format, the lessons were diverse in material so that if a child struggled on rounding to the nearest hundreds, they’d only do 3-4 questions before moving on to another type of question they might be able to tackle with ease. I was impressed with ThemeVille Math, and many more members of the Homeschool Review Crew checked out the program to offer their thoughts. Click below to check them out!
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