Updated Primer — Available March 2013

A gentle introduction to mathematics.

In Primer your child will learn how to write numerals and also addition and subtraction, basic counting, skip counting, geometric shapes, telling time, and also be introduced to the manipulative block system. It’s a gentle introduction to “doing math.”

Primer Instruction Manual and DVD


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

  • comparison
  • classifying
  • shapes
  • word problems
  • counting
Primer Student Workbook


Application & Enrichment pages in the Student Workbook include:

  • dot-to-dots that count by ones, twos, fives, and tens
  • coloring pictures coded to the answers to addition problems
  • matching
  • number formation
  • solving simple addition word problems with pictures
  • activities with shapes

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

  • Counting objects and developing numeracy
  • Understanding place value
  • Recognizing number names and symbols
  • Reading and writing numerals
  • Understanding addition and subtraction with concrete and representational models
  • Understanding and writing the symbols +, – and =
  • Addition and subtraction of select 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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