My 13 year old son used TT Pre Algebra this year. He has Asperger Syndrome which is a high functioning form of Austism. He hated Math forever but with this curriculum he has learned to love it. He hates repetition when he already "gets it" so the format of TT is wonderful. It has been a life saver for us. We will continue use of TT products through high school. The nice part is that my daughter coming up a few grades behind can use it without me buying anything new!
We completed level 7 and are about half-way through Pre-Algebra, and after trying many other math curricula, this one has been a pretty good fit for us. I like the way the lessons are presented bit by bit and so the student isn't overwhelmed with new information.
The only real "issues" I have with it, is the quality of the books isn't that great, and I wish there were supplemental exercises that could be done if the student needed it.
The automated grading is a great feature; saves lots of time and the student can have immediate results! This is a very homeschool mom user friendly program!
Would really recommend Teaching Textbooks if you have a learner that needs to take things at a slower pace, or is struggling in math. (I have yet to find the "perfect" math curriculum, but this one is pretty close!)
My daughter, hates math with a passion. From the very first lesson of TT she has slowly begun to change her mind. She really enjoys what TT has to offer her. She's an audio/visual leaner with slight dyslexia so this has been a wonderful way for her to learn. I love the fact that version 2.0 does the grading for you, one less thing I need to grade but I do go in and check her progress. I can say, she's excited enough about this product that I get daily updates from her on how her lesson went and what her grade was. :) I hope that the rest of the year goes as smoothly and that she continues to enjoy TT. If so, we will continue with this for the remainder of her highschool years.
This is our first year of Teaching Textbooks (pre-alg)... my 8th grade daughter has gone from crying, hating math last school year...to 'Math is my favorite subject!'...all because of Teaching Textbooks! Thank you so much for this curriculum, it makes it so much more understandable to a child that has always struggled in math, always cried about math because she didn't understand even the basics.