Updated Alpha — Available March 2013

Addition and subtraction for single-digit numbers and other topics.

Alpha focuses on teaching the concepts of single digit addition and subtraction. We use systematic teaching strategies to help students commit the addition and subtraction facts to memory.

Alpha Instruction Manual and DVD


Updates to the Instruction Manual include activities to teach
or reinforce the teaching of:

  • measurement
  • ordering by length
  • decomposition
  • shapes
  • simple fraction language
Alpha  Student Workbook and Tests


Application & Enrichment pages in the Student Workbook include:

  • dot-to-dots for counting by ones, twos, fives, and tens
  • coloring pictures coded to the answers to addition and subtraction problems
  • fill-in-the-blank word problems
  • draw the solution to word problems

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

  • Understanding place value
  • Extending the counting sequence
  • Fluently adding all single-digit numbers
  • Solving for an unknown addend
  • Understanding the relationship between addition and subtraction
  • Fluently subtracting all single-digit numbers

Additional concepts and skills:

  • Telling and writing time by hours and minutes
  • Recognizing & drawing rectangles, squares, and circles
  • Measuring length by repeating units
  • Introducing halves and fourths
  • Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s
  • Reading, writing & interpreting word problems

Check back in the first week of March for ordering information.

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