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Modern Curriculum Press offers elementary math, phonics and spelling instruction. Features of the 2005 edition of Modern Curriculum Press Math include:

  • Four-step problem solving strategy
  • Guided and independent practice
  • Real world application
  • Word and story problems that “require students to draw upon and integrate multiple skills and strategies to find a solution.”
  • Clean uncluttered design and simple text-with graphics in black and white.
  • Emphasis on the practice of estimation, mental math, and calculator activities.
  • Teacher’s Manual provides assistance in identifying and remedying common errors.
  • Problems to promote algebraic thinking to help prepare students for algebra
  • Chapter Tests

Spelling Workout uses a sports theme to give students the tools they need for success. Capitalizing on the close tie between spelling and phonics, the program leads students from simple sound-letter relationships to more complex spelling patterns. The Teacher’s Edition provides detailed lesson plans for either a 3-day or 5-day plan.

Modern Curriculum Press Plaid Phonics K-3 incorporates the most current research-based instruction for phonemic awareness and phonics in today’s classrooms. Its proven scope and sequence, along with the abundance of practice, review, and application of skills, ensures comprehensive coverage and supports best practices in phonics instruction.

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  1. MCP (Modern Curriculum Press) Review by Brose
    Pros: not expensive
    Cons: Only goes to 6th grade

    I am currently using this math with my child. I really like it!
    The teacher book is easy to follow; and I love the fact that there are Alternate tests as well. My child is able to understand and follow the workbook much better than math curriculum we have used in the past.
    My child likes the workbook approach so this curriculum works for us.

  2. MCP (Modern Curriculum Press) Review by Holly Pixley
    Pros: Simple layout, traditional, lots of practice
    Grades Used: 1st (level A) 2005 edition

    I very much appreciate the simple layout. It is easy to teach and there is a lot of repetition each lesson. They also have a cumulative review page at the end of each chapter.

    Workbooks are consumable, and reasonably priced.

  3. MCP (Modern Curriculum Press) Review by Nicole Hale
    Pros: economical
    Cons: too repetitive, no real guidance, no manipulatives

    Grades Used: K and 1st

    This was the math curriculum suggested for us by Catholic Heritage Curriculum. My children hated it! It’s very traditional-school workbook based, and very repetitive. We found that it didn’t work for us – perhaps it will for some, but not us. Every day was frustrating, especially since there was no intro for lessons – just another workbook page. If your child enjoys doing workbook pages, then this would work for you. But if your child needs more manipulatives or lesson intro/guidance, I cannot recommend this curriculum.

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