The Level 1 Teacher's Manual focuses on addition while developing many
related skills. Each of the 52 lessons begins with a measurable objective
and includes a clear teaching activity, numerous optional games,
activities and ideas for teacher made supplemental materials. Added
sections such as "special problems" and "older students" assist the
educator in adapting the program to the spectrum of learning challenges.
Available Fall 2005, the Second Edition Level One Teacher's Manual has
been revised by the original author.
Letter to the Reader
Semple Math is a complete, basic-skills mathematics program for
students of all ages and all learning abilities. We use a carefully
ordered sequence of associative mnemonics in order to embed an accurate
understanding of math concepts and skills in the long-term memory of our
students, hence the expression, "Simply Unforgettable."
We do not ask students to memorize math facts through repetition. We
do not use learning by rote methods that teach only to a student's
short-term memory. We have never encountered a math program or a
supplemental material based entirely on learning by association, nor
have we ever encountered a program that has enjoyed our level of success
with all students across the learning spectrum.
Now in its 25th year, the program has undergone both a business
reorganization and a long-awaited revision of the Level One Teacher's
Manual by the original author, Jan Semple. Semple Math materials were
formerly distributed by Stevenson Learning Skills, Inc. Moving forward,
Semple Math, Inc., a new company founded by members of the Semple
family, will actively market our program while safeguarding the
integrity of this tried and true process.
For more information please visit us at www.semplemath.com
William W. Semple
President and Co-founder Semple Math, Inc.