Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to choosing curriculum? Do you buy the same stuff each year just because you used it last year? Realize that no single approach to home schooling works for all ages and all subjects. We are here to help get you out of your curriculum rut.
We have asked some Teach Them Diligently families what their favorite High School trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus 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.
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.
Saxon – 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.
Top High School Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus Curriculums 4-5
4. Life of Fred – From the website: Never again hear the question which many math students have: “When are we ever gonna use this stuff?” or “Math is boring!” No other textbooks are like these. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for math and then learns the methods. Tons of solved examples. Each hardcover textbook contains ALL of the material – more than most instructors cover in traditional classroom settings. Includes tons of proofs.
5. Abeka – From their website: Homeschooling is an opportunity for parents to give their children the education they need to succeed. The first step to their success: choosing an educational curriculum that invests in your kids the way you do. Our proven spiral learning approach helps kids retain more of what they learn.