Ray’s for Today offers the rigorous and uncompromising content of the original Ray’s New Arithmetic series in an updated format. It recreates the classical teaching in an age-appropriate and contemporary manner while still keeping the emphasis on oral language, mental math, and math reasoning.

The lessons are designed along the stages of learning: exposure, practice, and mastery. The goal is to build a deep, yet practical understanding of math. Eight levels are planned for grades 1 through 8.

Each level includes a Student Text and the Instructor’s Manual (sold separately or as a set) Please note: the Instructor's Manual is necessary to teach the course.

Each book comes shrink-wrapped and three-hole punched. Customers have the option of using their own binder or they can purchase a binder from us (sold separately, order HBC# 130632, the 2-inch binder for the Student Book). The product cover can be slipped into the cover of the binder. This keeps costs down to make this one of the most affordable, full-fledged curriculums on the market. It also gives the parent/teacher several options for pulling out individual sheets for the daily lesson or giving the student his/her own notebook.

The Student Book contains the teaching presentation in conversational form. In the primary levels, the parent/teacher reads the lesson along with the child and guides the child’s use of the manipulatives and visuals. Levels 1 and 2 are considered consumables, although it is possible to have the student write the answers on a separate sheet of paper.

The essential learning objectives for Level 1 are: (1) learn how to read, write, count, and conceptually understand the numbers through 100; and (2) learn how to add and subtract numbers with sums up to 20 (the addition and subtraction fact families for the numbers 1 through 10). Students are also introduced to telling time, the calendar, geometric shapes, coins, skip-counting, measuring in customary units, simple fractions, and graphs.

Ray's for Today Arithmetic Level 1 Student Book

SKU: 010032-3308CA
$49.95 Regular Price
$42.49Sale Price
  • ISBN-10: 0880622954
    ISBN-13: 9780880622950
    Publisher: Mott Media
    Format: Loose Leaf
    Author: Lori COeman, Joyce Bohn
    Grade: 1
    Topic:Mathematics - Elementary Arithmetic