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.
Teaching Textbooks is a great program. We finally found a math my daughter enjoys and learns from. We have tried dozens of programs and she struggled and struggled. This program helps her enjoy as she learns and is very thorough.
WONDERFUL program. My son took the placement test on the publishers website. We've tried ABeka, Switched-On and now Teaching Textbooks. I asked my son his opinion and his response was "it's better than the other ones". Some of the reviews seem to be misleading in that they imply that TT lags behind other curriculum. However, anyone wanting to use this particular math curriculum should always administer a placement test prior to using it for their child. Perhaps those who seem to feel negative about this program would benefit from this. Also, one review implies your child won't go anywhere in life if they use this program, including college. This simply isn't true. Our 19 year old son attended public High School on an IEP for math and reading. He attends College, 2nd year and will become a Firefighter. He may someday save lives, maybe yours yet his math is not good. To this day he only does basic math... even in college. Don't be discouraged... Luke 1:37 Our children are a gift from the Lord and will grow up to be all HE wants them to be. If your child is advanced, place them in a TT higher grade level math.If your child is below grade level place him/her in a lower TT grade level math. All children function at different levels in most areas, not every child is the same.This program is truly a blessing at our house.