Though it is a bit pricier than other options, it is so worth it. I have three boys, and so far I have used this on my older two (my youngest will start in a year). Neither of my boys loves math, and this is pretty effective at engaging and teaching them. I do think it is a little below grade level, but that's fine with me and they will just go at their own pace. I believe it would be considered the spiral method which is great at keeping them from getting bored of doing too many of the same type problems in a row. I know that doesn't work for every kid, but so far I love Teaching Textbooks! It also frees me up to do one-on-one with my kids and teach subjects that I like better.
I love Teaching Textbooks! Math was so frustrating for me to teach, I am so thankful to have this program. Some people find it expensive...the program itself, I find very reasonable. I can continue to use it with future children. Though, I think the workbooks are a bit pricey. I think it is slightly below grade level, although that works well for our family. There are not a lot of drills, which I wish they would add for struggling students. If your student is excellent in Math, you may need to buy a grade or two ahead. Aside from the lack of drilling, I am VERY HAPPY with Teaching Textbooks 4.
Math was my least favorite subject when I was in school and consequently, is my least favorite subject to teach.
Teaching Textbooks is a life saver! My son is now in complete control of his own math lessons and we both love it. The lectures are thorough (without being boring) and there is a good mix of both practice and application.
I would suggest taking the placement test prior to selecting the grade level. My son is 8 and in 3rd grade, but tested into 4th grade TT math. The math program we were previously using (BJU) was a little more advanced than this program.
I homeschool 4 children. Three are classic textbook learners. My 9 year is not. Which led to alot of frustration and feeling of failure on both of our parts. This math is truly a God send!! She loves the software and is actually EXCITED about doing the work. It has given her a confidence that she CAN learn (especially when she sees her siblings accelling while she struggles). If your child is an audio learner, rather than a visual, this is the solution. My only complaint is that there aren't any other subjects available through Teaching Text.