ShillerLearning: Montessori at Home

New to homeschooling? Switching curriculum? Give your child a solid foundation. Montessori-based ShillerLearning recognizes that children aren’t taught: they learn. We are here to provide the finest possible learning tools for your children to reach their full potential. Multisensory ShillerLearning math (pre-k to pre-algebra) and language arts (pre-k to 4th gr.) curricula feature colorful lesson books that guide hands-on discovery with manipulatives, visuals, songs, and body movement.

Diagnostic testing pinpoints gaps and provides a personalized learning plan with the exact lessons a student needs. It makes placement a breeze! Personalized learning with a unique combination of spiral and mastery delivers solid conceptual understanding. With a time-saving, no lesson prep, scripted format, parents need not have knowledge of the Montessori method or even the subject.

Free downloads of replacement consumables means one kit works for the whole family without having to buy extra books (your budget will thank you). Our toll-free phone support, homeschool blog, Facebook group, free webinars, and additional homeschool resources keep you supported and encouraged throughout your journey.

Live online Math Facts Boot Camp class for kids and downloadable activity packs are also available.

Why are we so sure you will LOVE ShillerLearning curriculum? – Montessori-based, but no Montessori or subject knowledge or experience required

  • No lesson prep: Open’N’Go scripted lessons
  • Concrete introduction of concepts: visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic
  • Diagnostic testing for easy placement and filling holes in the knowledge foundation
  • Amazing manipulatives
  • Fun, corny learning songs
  • One kit works for the whole family
  • Includes phone 888-556-6284 and email support (it’s like having a personal homeschool coach)
  • Additional homeschool resources keep you supported and encouraged throughout your journey.
  • Get your Homeschool Freebie Bundle today for scores of free samples plus bonus homeschool planners.

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ShillerLearning Math Kit I

General Information

 

  • Curriculum Developer – Shiller Learning
  • Website Link
  • Sample Link
  • Grade Level Scope: Lower elementary
  • Subject Covered: Math
  • Cost Range: over $200
  • Supplemental Material Cost: none
  • Format: Physical product plus includes digital lifetime access to downloads of consumable replacement and songs
  • Religious content: No

Basic Features

 

  • Methodology: Montessori
  • Learning Styles Utilized: Visual, Spatial, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile
  • Intelligences Utilized: Music, Logic, Pictures, Movement, and Words
  • Teaching Styles Utilized: Progressive steps, Mnemonics, Multi-Disciplinary, Independent Work, and Mastery
  • Common Core: Unknown
  • Accredited: Unknown
  • Teacher Helps: Above average

Product Description 

 

  • Font Size: Larger than average
  • Pictures: Simple illustrations when necessary
  • Binding: Soft cover with spiral 
  • Intended Curriculum Usage Length: 5 years – Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades

Adapability 

 

  • Amount of Handwriting Required: Less than average
  • Possible Assistive Technology Modifications: Cutting and pasting
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: None if only one lesson’s items are removed for student use at a time
  • Average Length of Lessons: 5 days
  • Concentration Level Required: Average
  • Modifiable by Lengthening Out Lessons: Fairly easy for parent to do
  • Language Complexity: Average

Specific Disabilities 

 

  • Very helpful for students with Dyslexia & Dyscalculia type struggles

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

 This curriculum so far has been a relief to use with my struggling daughter.  She enjoys doing math and asks to do it first.  The lessons are paced in a way to give confidence and allow her to gain understanding quickly without piling on too many topics at one time. She is able to complete math lessons quickly each day we have not had any tears.  The concrete materials are a major benefit with her. She can verbalize her thought process easier by having the information and manipulatives organized. 

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

When we did the lesson on exchange in multiplication for my son, he was confused by the vocabulary at first until I explained to him it was the same as when we used the words borrowing or carrying over in addition and subtraction.  This was because we used different curriculum for him.  If you have used this curriculum from the beginning in math the terminology appears to stay the same from the first book I am using with my daughter.