Abeka provides a complete line of traditional Christian educational materials that have been developed and refined over a period of 50 years in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy. The resources are available in physical and digital format and include textbooks, workbooks, readers, and videos. Products can be purchased individually or as grade level kits. Continue reading »
Math Curriculum Reviews
ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) is a research-based, web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning online math program for grades 3-12. ALEKS provides the advantages of one-on-one instruction 24/7 for a fraction of the cost of a human tutor and is accessible from virtually any computer with Internet access. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to Continue reading »
BigIQkids offers both free and premium online programs for spelling, vocabulary, math, and geography. The programs are designed for students in grades K-8 and promote spelling efficiency, vocabulary building, math fact mastery and US geography knowledge via multimedia reinforcement and independent learning.
BJU Press offers both curriculum for purchase and a distance learning solution. The texts cover all core subjects with a Christian worldview, critical thinking, and hands-on learning.
Blossom and Root is a secular homeschooling curriculum that focuses on Nature, Literature, STEM, and art. Program levels are for Early Years (ages 2-5), Kindergarten (ages 6-7), Elementary (grades 1-4), and 2 science-based stand-alone mini-programs called "Book Seeds". The Book Seeds series is recommended for ages 2-12. Continue reading »
CalcuLadder consists of a sequence of 96 one-page standard arithmetic drills, divided into six one-year wirebound workbooks spanning 16 drills each. The publisher asserts that even though the workbooks are named CalcuLadder 1 through CalcuLadder 6, any workbook may be used as needed at any grade level along with any math curriculum. The drills are Continue reading »
"The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Student readers, teacher guides, activity books, and other materials are available for Language Arts, History and Geography, and Science. Materials for Math are in development." The downloadable curriculum is available at no cost with free registration; teacher guides are Continue reading »
CTCMath, created by math educator Pat Murray, is a K-12 online math curriculum that uses a multi-sensory approach to help students build on math concepts. CTCMath overs over 1400+ tutorials the present math concepts step-by-step. Videos are between 4-9 minutes long and include audio and animated instruction. A printable summary of each video is available Continue reading »
This program is based on the unique system for helping students grasp abstract math concepts using colored blocks of varying length. The course materials are a combination of books and manipulatives.
DIVE Math teaches every lesson in each Saxon textbook from a Christian worldview. Each level of Saxon Math has a CD that features a Video Lecture covering each Saxon Math Lesson, practice problems that are different than Saxon's, so student can complete DIVE practice problems and then complete Saxon's practice set if extra practice is Continue reading »
Excel Math a K through 6th grade math curriculum, that "teaches math concepts using a spiraling approach, with CheckAnswers to provide immediate feedback to students as well as giving you excellent value for your curriculum dollars." The course consists of a student text and worksheet, teacher’s guide and projectable lessons on a CD.
These materials are lapbooks of various subjects to facilitate the teaching of homeschool curricula. There are currently more than 370 subjects available.
Horizons is a brightly illustrated, engaging workbook curriculum filled with consumable lessons and hands-on activities. Designed with fast-paced lessons, Horizons uses a spiral learning method to help your student master concepts through the process of introduction, review, and reinforcement. This learning method allows students to quickly grasp difficult concepts in a colorful, motivating format. Available Continue reading »
With resources for Pre-K to 8th grade, IXL Math is a good site for practice and drill. While the site also has a paid membership that includes comprehensive coverage of math skills, the free access provides plenty of interactive practice on a variety of skills arranged by age and topic. The coverage meets state standards Continue reading »
K5 Learning offers an online math and reading program for kids from kindergarten through grade 5. Kids complete an online assessment of 8 key reading and math skills, and then work independently and at their own pace through over 3,000 lessons and activities. The lessons are animated, interactive and simple enough that even a 4 Continue reading »
These standard math workbooks for 4th to 12th grade students provide those students the key to basic math-skill mastery. Key to… workbooks are classroom-tested and proven successful with students at all levels. The workbooks are grouped into broad subject areas like measurements, fractions and algebra and may be purchased separately or a la cart starting Continue reading »
The Leap Frog DVDs teach basic phonics, reading, and math. The content and songs tie into other Leap Frog items, which is good for repetition.
Learning Math Fast consists of four easy-to-read paperback books designed to quickly and thoroughly teach anyone math. Its systematic approach to learning math concepts in a forward progressing pace allows students who are skilled in math as well as students with learning disabilities to learn math easily. The course covers beginning math through pre-algebra and Continue reading »
Life of Fred, written by Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D., is a series of math books that are based on the story of 5 year old math genius Fred Gauss. Once children have mastered addition, subtraction and the multipication tables, they are ready to begin using Life of Fred, which carries the student from fractions through Continue reading »
This program purports to be useful in teaching students regardless of the student’s learning style. The learning styles that this curriculum reaches include kinesthetic learners, auditory learners, visual learners, and analytical learners. The curriculum is entirely contained within workbooks that provide a script for the instructor to use in presenting the materials. At the higher Continue reading »
This is a collection of texts and worksheets that can be mixed and matched to meet the needs of the student. The goal of the publisher is to provide materials that “help parents and teachers teach math so our children and students can really understand what is going on.” The materials are prepared in such Continue reading »
Math on the Level is a complete K-8 homeschool math curriculum for the whole family. Designed for the home learning environment, this well-tested curriculum equips you to teach any math concept from pre-K through pre-algebra and give your children a strong foundation in math. Math on the Level combines math instruction with meaningful, hands-on experiences Continue reading »
Designed as a parent-friendly math program, the Math with Confidence program includes: Short, hands-on, and fun lessons Lots of games, pretend activities, and real-life contexts Complete coverage of all grade-level math topics Open-and-go format so you can pick up the book and start teaching Friendly, approachable notes and tips that help you grow as a teacher Checkpoints at Continue reading »
This is a hands-on curriculum that uses workbooks, videos and manipulative blocks to teach math concepts. Students learn how to perform math operations and understand why they are performing those operations so they can apply them to everyday life. The program was described in 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy as "easier Continue reading »
McGuffey Readers are reprints of early 19th century eclectic readers and feature literary selections that are suited to the age level (1st through 6th grade) and interests of students. They teach reading through moral stories geared toward their original audience of white Protestant Americans. Also available from the same publisher are reprints of 19th century Continue reading »
Modern Curriculum Press offers elementary math, phonics and spelling instruction. Features of the 2005 edition of Modern Curriculum Press Math include: Four-step problem solving strategy Guided and independent practice Real world application Word and story problems that "require students to draw upon and integrate multiple skills and strategies to find a solution." Clean uncluttered design Continue reading »
McRuffy Press creates and publishes curricula for Preschool to grade 5 for Language Arts (with phonics, reading, spelling, and writing skills), Math, Science, and Handwriting. McRuffy Press provides complete subject area packages with teacher's guides, workbooks, reading books, resource material, and manipulatives for an integrated and hands-on approach.
Miquon Math is a series of six workbooks for elementary students. The publisher avers that the programs is “based on the belief that mathematical insight grows out of observation, investigation, and the discovery of patterns, [that] lead children through an exploration of mathematical relationships.” The materials range in cost from under $10 for workbooks to Continue reading »
Moving Beyond the Page is a comprehensive homeschool curriculum that covers science, social studies, and language arts. Its project-based curriculum covers preschool through about 10th grade and is designed for gifted, creative, and hands-on learners with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. Continue reading »
This curriculum is divided into levels rather than grades and features extensive use of hands-on materials. The course is workbook-based and employs a great deal of interaction with an abacus and other counting skills. The publisher says that incorporating the abacus into the training allows the teachers “to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experience” Continue reading »
According to its publisher, “Saxon Math is the only major math program on the market today that systematically distributes instruction, practice, and assessment throughout the academic year as opposed to concentrating, or massing, related concepts into a short period of time--usually within a unit or chapter. Saxon Math's approach to math instruction ensures that students Continue reading »
ShillerMath is a complete Montessori-based math curriculum solution for ages 4-12 for the home. The course addresses 6 areas of learning: Kinesthetic, Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Writing, and Mental. The curriculum itself is completely scripted and involves a great deal of movement from the students and instructors.
Singapore Math is a curriculum modeled on the way math is taught in Singapore. Children in Singapore traditionally score highly in math when compared to those in other countries. Singapore method is demanding and relies heavily on mastery of the material. There are textbooks, workbooks, manipulative and teacher’s guides for each grade run from $9 Continue reading »
Spectrum offers supplemental workbooks in the following subjects: Math, Early Childhood Reading & Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Testing. The materials are grade appropriate, but there are not materials for every grade.
Starfall offers both a free online phonics/reading program and a (fee-based) reading/language arts curriculum that is "magical, creative, sequential, integrated, and combines content area instruction in Social Studies and Science - that's kindergarten, the Starfall Way. Starfall uses fantasy as a springboard for motivating children to use their natural sense of wonder and curiosity to Continue reading »
Teaching Textbooks™ is a math curriculum based on 3 easy steps: watch the lesson, do the problems, and watch a tutor explain the ones you missed. Teaching Textbooks™ were designed specifically for independent learners (they focus on teaching/explanations). From the website: A Teaching Textbook™, with its approximately 700 pages of text and 120 - 160 Continue reading »
Thinkwell's multimedia products in math, science, and social science integrate technology, art, and video with great teaching to produce a new path to success for students.
Time4Learning.com is an online education program that teaches preschool through twelfth grade curriculum in an interactive, student-centered environment. Time4Learning combines 1000+ animated lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities to teach math and language arts lessons correlated to state standards. Science, social studies and art are also provided as a bonus for most grades. Key features Continue reading »
Times Tales is a story-based mnemonic for memorizing multiplication tables. The system includes a large flip book and small flip book to help students learn the multiplication tables from 3x through 9x.
Under the Home offers studio art, art history, music, mathematics, reading, writing, prose, and poetry for grades K-1 as well as science, geography, and history for grade 1. They will be adding grades 2-5 over the years 2017 & 2018. As of January 2017 the price is $30/year.