Homeschooling parents often find themselves surprised and even scared when facing the increasingly intense middle school years. The subject of math only makes these feelings more intense. How do I go from the good old days of addition, carrying, and memorizing the multiplication facts to 8th grade Algebra so advanced it can be on my teen’s high school transcript?
Time for another surprise only this time, it’s a pleasant one. Many families have successful navigated these curriculum waters before and they want to help!
Here are the top 10 choices for Middle School Math Curriculum
Our community of families at Teach Them Diligently have been asked “what do you recommend as a Middle School Math curriculum choice.” We took all these suggestions for Middle School math and 39 other subjects of curriculum in our FREE Homeschool Family Favorites Guide.
You can see in the broad range of styles and approaches in our top 10 that you can continue to homeschool your preteen as per your chosen homeschooling style.
There are many options in our list that span the spectrum of homeschooling styles from a very structured traditional homeschooling option such as the #2 on the list Saxon math, to interactive software/online like our #1 winner Teaching Textbooks, to a more open language based option (great for gifted preteens) #4 Life of Fred.
4. Life of Fred
5. Principles of Math (a Master Books curriculum product)
6. Abeka Math
7. CTC Math
Be aware as you move through the middle school years it is time to start thinking ahead to college. Not to begin pressuring your preteen but to know what prerequisites are required at their top college choices. This can help guide your informed curriculum choices to build a foundation that your teen can have as many options available to them as possible.
9. Horizons Math (an Alpha Omega curriculum product)
Middle school is a time of transition and change for your preteen and you. No need to be anxious about curriculum as well. Let your fellow homeschooling families help your through these important curriculum choices. The preteen years will be a thing of joy and growth for the whole family.
This is just the beginning of many home education curriculum recommendations. Here is our FREE downloadable Homeschool Family Favorite Guide with many other top 10 recommendation by fellow homeschooling families.
Also check out “The Change Ahead for Middle School” an article here on the TTD blog by Stef Layton.