The 165 lessons include instructions for teaching with manipulatives to develop math understanding
and problem solving skills. Each lesson includes Practice and Review activities with a spiraling review and colorful Student Worktext pages with answer overprint. Each chapter concludes with Chapter Review and Cumulative Review lessons. A Chapter Overview preceding each chapter contains a theme story about Matt the construction worker and Paddy the seal, a chart with materials to be gathered and prepared and lesson objectives, and a bulletin board illustration and description. A Little Extra Help section provides ideas for helping the student who is experiencing difficulty with the concepts. Grade 2.