First step in creating your own curriculum is to determine your child’s learning style and your teaching style (there are several online questionnaires that can help you with this). Do you want thttps://www.zearn.org/users/sign_upo use textbooks or online resources? Do you want to use Common Core standards or Singapore math?
Our Answers to these questions:
- Kinesthetic Learner – My child’s learning style
- Online Learning – My teaching style
- Singapore Math – Math standard
Next step is to find your resources. I researched several options to fit our math needs and found Zearn grades 1-5. I was shocked to find this free online resource. Each lesson has a learning video, games and worksheets. For us, this is an amazing find.
We are using Zearn.org as our main curriculum . We supplement with games, YouTube videos and worksheets when extra work is needed. I was not able to find any documentation that states that Zearn is based on Singapore math but the number bonds and other grade 1 materials are the same.
Here is the link to sign up for a FREE parent and then create student accounts at Zearn.org.
Below you can find links to the other resources that we use in our first and second grade math curriculum.
Online Singapore math tools.
Games and online questions:
We use Matholia the Singapore US version for additional video description and questions. There is a monthly access fee but I was able to find a coupon for a free account until May 2019.
- log onto matholia
- create account
- parent or teacher
- in coupon area enter ISMC2019
- then fill in your account information
We use IXL Singapore version for free (limited access) additional lessons.
I choose questions that go along with what we are learning on Zearn.
We use Splash Math games that go along with what we are learning on Zearn.
Click here at Splash Math to create a Free parent or teacher account.