Choosing a math curriculum can be really daunting, and I hope my last post in this series, How to Choose a Homeschool Math Curriculum, was helpful. However, I realize that asking questions about math curricula does not point you in the direction of something that may actually work for you.
So, in this post, I rounded up 10 popular homeschooling math curricula and organized them by their features. I haven't tried all of these, but I am somewhat familiar with them. If you'd like an easy-to-follow checklist of these, you can sign-up through the form at the bottom of this post.
Price Point Is Less Than $100 Per Year
When you homeschool multiple children, expensive math curriculum is not sustainable. Choosing a curriculum that fits into your budget is a must- no matter what your budget is. I am definitely not saying you should avoid more expensive curriculum (the one we use didn't make the cut!) but knowing these options may be really helpful.
Hands-on Math Curriculum
Hands-on learning is really important for young children, especially in math. Much of math is abstract, so being able to demonstrate why something works is key. Here are some hands-on math curricula, with a little note about how it's hands-on. The term "manipulatives" refers to any object that you can move or touch in order to demonstrate math skills.
In my last post, I talked about the mastery and spiral approaches, two standard stances that math curricula takes. A mastery approach means that a skill is taught in entirety before a new skill is introduced. These curricula are just a few that use this approach.
The spiral approach is when a math curriculum teaches a skill, and then moves on before a student masters it. Then, it returns to the concept and teaches it again. This is based on the idea that students need to be exposed to something multiple times before they learn it.
I've compared 10 math curricula in 7 different areas. To get the printable comparison, sign up below. You'll be redirected to a page with multiple printables links to the other posts in this series!
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