This is the best teaching method for math for homeschoolers. I've used teaching textbook since pre-algebra and was thrilled to see that teaching textbook was available starting in the 3rd grade. My youngest son loves it...he's been using since 3rd grade and now is on the 5th grade....Thank you!
My Son loves this program so much! He can work independently. The program would be a good fit for several types of learners. He used to complete one math lesson a week, now he completes up to three in one day. We will continue to buy this curriculum.
I had previously tried non-curriculum, and 4 other curricula for my son. He had learned to say "I can't" in school and had particular difficulties in math. This curriculum, which we began using at the "third grade" level and have continued with, has worked well. We supplement with the word problem materials from Critical Thinking Publications, and with the online drill program of Reflex math - and my son wants to do his math first!. As he has difficulty with the physical acct of writing we use this on a split screen with the MathPad Plus program, to work out the problems. This means I don't really need the book, but I get it anyway so I can review what is coming up first.
Concerns that it is "not at grade level" don't matter to me, as we are working at several grade levels, catching up on math by completing 1.5 levels per year, and I don't care what level the program says it is -- only that my son is learning the skills. I have no intention of putting him back in school , so the level just is irrelevant.
We LOVE Teaching Textbooks!! Three weeks ago we made the decision to remove our son from the public school system, and start home schooling. Math is not my best subject, and I didn't want to hold him back. With such huge pressure falling on my shoulders, I researched curriculum for 3 days. What a blessing to have found such a fantastic program. We are both learning to actually "enjoy" math time!
Gone are the tears and 3 hour homework battles. Thank You so much for creating such an awesome program, and easing some of the pressure! Now if only they would create programs for the other subjects! :)
We have used about 4 of the levels now and have NOTHING negative to say! It is an amazing program that I recommend to ALL of my friends and any homeschooler I meet! It allows our kids to work independently and they have gained sooo much self-confidence. We have many learning disabilities in our home...some with major auditory & visual processing disorders, as well as fetal alcohol effects, and they ALL do amazing with this program. I don't know how, but it works with all 5 of our kids that have used it, and I am so thankful for it! On a side note...we only buy the CD's alone...the workbooks etc are optional & we have never needed them (saves money). And it is VERY simple to reuse the CD for another child...I am computer illiterate & have called the customer service a few times when forgetting how to 'erase' a CD for a new student to use, and they have always been so wonderful!! It is worth every penny to purchase this program!! (just wish they would make other subjects!!)