Christ-Centered Math provides a strong Scriptural foundation for arithmetic for preschool through first grade. Colorful Math Flashcards use animal families adapted from Bill Gothard's Character Sketches to teach godly character traits such as generosity and orderliness.
Level A, recommended for older three-year-olds and four-year-olds, covers beginning number concepts for 1 to 10, and simple addition, numbers in sequence, greater than/less than, counting to 100, tracing and writing numbers to 10. In Level A, the emphasis is not quite so academic but more activity-oriented.
Level B is recommended for older four-year-olds and five-year-olds, so it might be used at the kindergarten level. It includes number recognition up to 100; counting by 1's, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s; addition and subtraction facts up to 10; and an introduction to money, time, and fractions.
Level C can be used for advanced kindergartners or first graders. It teaches children how to read and write numbers up to 20; counting by 1's, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, and 10’s; place value; addition and subtraction (without renaming); and word problems.
This is a formal program that teaches concepts in sequence with lots of repetition, which is what makes it usable with children as young as ages three or four. Lessons begin with hands-on activity followed by workbook exercises and drill. The math manipulatives that come with the Level A kit are used with all three levels, and Base Ten Blocks are added for Level C.
The Christ-Centered Math Master Guide is an overview guide for all three levels that has an explanation of the program and visual aids—two sets of flashcards and a number line. The Level A kit includes the Math Master Guide, a student workbook, Level A Math Lessons book (with lesson plans and answer keys), the Christ-Centered Animal Stories CD, a place-value pocket chart, and snap cubes. The Level B add-on kit (for those who already have used Level A) has Math Lessons B1, Math Lessons B2, Math Workbook B1, and Math Workbook B2. You will use the Master Math Guide and Animal Stories CD from the Level A kit. The Level C kit includes Math Lessons C, Math Workbook C, and a set of Base Ten Blocks.