Addition: Booklet 1 - Student Workbook

Addition:  Booklet 1 - Student Workbook - Beginning Addition

Student Workbook 80 pages - stapled booklet 

The Parent/Teacher Guide has instructions on how to teach the lessons, sample dialogues, games, and the Answer Key.  The Student Workbook has worksheets and practice pages.

This unique approach to addition was developed by Prof. Emeritus Michael Butler at the world renowned UCI Farm Elementary School.

  • The Patterns in Arithmetic series teaches for understanding using a discovery and inductive approach.
  • Circle Math is our unique way of teaching arithmetic and specifically regrouping.  It is the process of breaking up a large problem into many small problems, solving each small problem, and adding the results.
  • The student is guided to find patterns and generalize those patterns in to working knowledge of how procedures work and why they work that way.
  • Parents are guided though a series of lessons that give sample dialogues that a teacher might have with a student who is learning.

Exploring Combinations

How Many Dots?

Beginning Circle Math 

Standard addition formats, e.g., 6 + 2 =  8 and 6                                                                                                                                   +2

Discovering the Commutative Property of Addition

Foreword by Professor Michael Butler, Introduction, Farm School Math Notes, A guideline to the Lessons, Teaching Techniques, Arithmetic Conventions, Lesson Planning, Materials, and Resources

Introduction to Circle Math with three and two circles review