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.
We took our daughter out of public school at the end of last year in 4th grade. She was struggling, getting 10% on math tests and average 2 out 4 on her report card. We did Teaching Textbooks Grade 4 over the summer and caught her up so she could start 5th grade in September. She has gained confidence and now she is getting 90%-100% on her daily work and tests as well on this program. This program is made her more motivated as well. Her frustration level is diminished and she now knows she can do Math! We will use Teaching Textbooks through high school!
This math program has an excellent method of presenting and teaching the information from the CD's. My kids liked it for awhile.
However, I have found for grades 4 - 7 (at least) that it falls a year behind of Saxon and other reliable homeschool math curriculum, and is not very challenging. My kids became bored about half-way through the book. If your child must take a standardized test under your state's homeschool law, he/she may have trouble with the math portion.