The Horizon TE is very basic. It does not go step by step on how to teach but it does give you what you need.
For example in 1st grade, at the beginning of the year they have you drill addition facts 0-9 with answers showing for a few weeks while teaching basic addition in the regular lesson, then they add remaining facts. Slowly you stop showing answers for 0-9 and they answer it themselves and in time the other facts the same way. Then they start on addition drill sheets to increase speed. At that same time they are also having you teach counting first by 10's, 5's, 2's etc setting up a knowledge for when they get to multiplication.
They are an advanced program so they go through concepts fast but they are regularly reviewing throughout the booklets and in extra worksheets. Each year builds on the previous year and if you don't do the extras in the TE the child could be overwhelmed and not get the processes.
My dd was having a real hard time comprehending it (she hated the flash cards) and I was going to switch to another program but then all of the sudden it was like a light went on and she got it. She really likes the addition timed drills. Not sure what we will do next year, may change, or may not. I'll look at our convention and make my decision then.
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