The program is very easy to use and my daughter loves it! I love how it checks her work and I can see the results easily. I don't see a need yet for the printed book or answer book. Next time I will just get the discs! Love it!
This math program has saved my sanity! Some say it is below grade level so I put my gifted 5th grader in Math 6th and he has done well and gets his work done in no time flat. He does 2 lessons a day and does not complain at all. (This is after 2 years of struggling to get 1 lesson done a day! When I asked him what the difference was he said his previous math curriculum bored him to tears!)
My daughter always struggled with math before but she loves Teaching Textbooks! She loves that she can listen to the lectures by herself. If she forgets how to do something she will go back to the lecture that explains it and listen again. Also, the fact that the program lets her know if she did a problem wrong right away has been a HUGE help! (This ensures that she is doing it correctly and not learning something incorrectly and then having to RELEARN it again the correct way after I grade her papers)
My daughter has always struggled with math. I have used many different types of math programs, and this seems to be the perfect fit for us. She really likes it. She actually wants to do math!! I will continue using Teaching Textbooks for my daughter and will be purchasing it for my sons next school year also.
This kit is great if you want your child to gain independence skills, or if he's struggling with math. It's fun and easy to use. However, it is below the grade level shown. In addition, it's not organized by topics, so it's very difficult to supplement with other materials. Problem solving is limited. We're half way through the school year, and my son hasn't learned much of anything new. I'm searching for a new curriculum now.