Math is a scary subject to teach. There are so many different ways to teach math and there are so many different curriculums which all have the “best” way to teach it. We’re here to help you navigate all of the different curriculums and teaching styles.
We have asked some Teach Them Diligently families what their favorite math curriculums are. Those are listed below with a link to our complete Homeschool Family Favorite Guide.
The Top 3…
Math-U-See – From their website: Math-U-See is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction. The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches using multi-sensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner. With these resources, we are able to adapt to a variety of homeschool styles.
Math For a Living Education – From their website: Students learn math best and retain more when they are engaged in the material and actively applying concepts to everyday life. Math Lessons for a Living Education engages your student through exciting stories and teaches them how to apply mathematical concepts through everyday life situations-allowing your student to learn smarter instead of harder!
Teaching Textbook – From their website: TT is the only homeschool math curriculum that does everything for the mom. Specifically, each Teaching Textbook both grades AND teaches. Most homeschool math programs don’t do either and only a few do one of the two. But none grade every single problem and teach a student how to do every single problem (using multimedia step-by-step tutorials). Because TT does “the whole job” for math, it can’t be compared cost-wise with other homeschool math curricula. In fact, it’s much fairer to compare TT to a tutor and on that basis, TT is also an incredible value.
Top Elementary Math Curriculums 4-5
Saxon Math – From their website: Saxon takes an incremental (little by little) approach to math, introducing a new skill or principle each day, then reviewing these concepts and skills day after day for weeks. This approach helps build students’ confidence in their ability to “do” math successfully. Students who have used this program receive consistently high scores on standardized math tests.
Primary Mathematics – From their website: Primary Mathematics epitomizes what educators love about the Singapore math approach, including the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) progression, number bonds, bar modeling, and a strong focus on mental math. It is a rigorous program that balances supervised learning and independent practice while encouraging communication.