Homeschooling is just like everything else in parenting. No matter how long you’re doing it you’re still wondering if you’re doing it right. Among the many things I question about this whole homeschooling thing are our curriculum choices. Are my kids at the right level? Is the curricula of choice teaching them the way they need to learn? Are they learning enough? Will they blame me for the rest of their lives if they can’t solve for x?
Due to my indecisive nature, we’ve switch many of our curriculum choices over the years but there is one– thank goodness there is one– that I have not wavered from since we found it.
Our math curriculum of choice
The year my kids were old enough to try Teaching Textbooks (it begins at third grade) we began using it. We haven’t looked back since. My easiest choice every year is math because I don’t give it a second thought, we move right onto our next level of Teaching Textbooks. Up until this year Teaching Textbooks has always come on a disk with an accompanying workbook so my kids just plop the disk in and go.
Sawyer is a fast learner when it comes to math so he has been able to move at his own pace (including flying right past his siblings as he mastered each lesson). This year they will all be at slightly different math levels but it won’t even make me crazy because the new online program does all the work. With Teaching Textbooks 3.0 they just head to the website, login to their account and continue right where they left off the day before.
Math for different learners
My kids could NOT be more different when it comes to learning styles. I have one fast learner, one slow-ish learner, one dyslexic and then Ashlyn who already went through elementary math but does Teaching Textbooks for fun. Each of them does well with Teaching Textbooks– that hasn’t happened with any other curriculum in any other subject. I can’t tell you what a relief it is to find something that works for everyone.
Ashlyn loves it so much that she wanted to do her own video review. Here she is doing her best to give you a sneak peek at Teaching Textbooks 3.0:
Changes coming this year
Even my reluctant little mathematicians are excited to start up again this fall because they got a sneak peak at Teaching Textbooks 3.0 which will now be online rather than the disk sets we’ve used in the past. McKenna loved all the new buddies she can create and Parker is all about getting more frequent rewards for the problems he’s working on. Plus there is a new family plan that equals huge savings for families with 4-8 children.
We’ve got this
I think my number one reassurance that Teaching Textbooks is the right choice for our family came from one of the sweetest teenagers we know who is finishing up her high school courses while dually enrolled in college classes. As a homeschooling mom I look at her and can only hope that my kids end up doing as well as she is doing a few years from now. I asked her what she used for math through the high school years and she said “Teaching Textbooks, have you heard of it? I’m totally ready for college because of it.”
Reassurance that we’re doing something right doesn’t get much better than that!
Your chance to check it out!
I don’t know about you but I can’t buy much of anything without seeing it or trying it out first. Thankfully Teaching Textbooks offers a free trial AND they’ve given me the opportunity to give away one free year of Teaching Textbooks to one of you!
If you’re debating on what level your kiddos need I highly recommend the placement test on the Teaching Textbooks website. Once you know where your child places click to check out the free trial below. I guarantee you’ll be hooked!
Enter below to win one year of Teaching Textbooks (includes one level for 12 months which can be paused for up to 90 days):
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