My daughter and I are both very pleased with Teaching Textbooks so far. My daughter is doing very well with the program and looks forward to her assignment each day. Teaching Textbooks has reignited her confidence in herself and helped her find her love of math once again. This program is multi-sensory and targets just about any kind of learner.
Teaching Textbooks is a great curriculum. My daughter does not enjoy math, but enjoys this program because of the cute animations. I appreciate the automatic grading and it's really very user-friendly.
This is so much easier to use and install. Compared to SOS math we used last year. The explanation (lecture) part of the lessons are better in our opinion. My 4th grader can do math all by himself with no assistance. The book is the problems worked out in the lessons with a readable version of the lecture for each lesson. Highly recommend this over SOS. It would be nice if it was more affordable, but has been worth the purchase.
My youngest child really doesn't like school. We started with a different math program and math was taking her close to 2 hours a day! After watching her be frustrated and angry for a a while I finally said enough is enough. That is when I started looking for a CD Rom based program and found Teaching Textbooks. The program lectures her on how do perform her math everyday and gives a mixed review of concepts already learned. She gets math done now in 30 minutes or less. She enjoys the little "Buddy" cartoon character that she can pick that encourages her.
My son loves Teaching Texbooks. Math is definitely not my strong suit, so I feel a little inadequate in teaching it. This curriculum is fantastic. It also gives me the chance to walk away and give some one on one time to my kindergarten age daughter. My son is in 3rd grade, but tested at the 4th grade placement level. I would recommend taking a placement test on their website before purchasing.