Choosing a homeschool math curriculum

At this time of year there are traditionally many people who are just starting to homeschool that might be looking for a math program for your homeschool. I'd like to feature the Homeschool Math Curriculum Guide at HomeschoolMath.net to help all of you who are trying to find a math curriculum for homeschooling.

This guide contains:
  1. Articles on curriculum issues; such as "Choosing a homeschool math curriculum";

  2. Lists of cheap or free math curriculum resources;

  3. Lots and lots of reviews of all popular homeschool math curricula that visitors to my site have left over the past six years.
You are also welcome to leave a review of any curricula you have used in the past, and that way help others to decide.

Just head on over to the Homeschool Math Curriculum Guide to find all these resources!

Comments

Anonymous said…
In the reviewed materials, I was missing The Art of Problem Solving series. We are currently using Intro to Algebra and it has been the most wonderful experience- because you can feel the author's joy and excitement about math on every page.
Agnes
Fluency with set theoretic and logical notation makes much other Math go down much easier than without it, and it's no harder to teach to little kids than decoding the phonetic alphabet.
Karen said…
I was so excited to find your site! Math is my weakness, so any help is much appriciated.
Julia said…
Hi, Maria
Thank you for the review. As I was teaching my kids, I realized that the "regular math" content as currently taught in school may be severely outdated our days. While reading the " Ex-Prodigy" by N. Weiner, I also confirmed my observations that a gifted child may easily grasp very advanced concepts while struggling with number manipulation.The question is why should we start with numbers at all? Why not with logic, geometry, game theory? My experiments in that show that children really appreciate being taught non-traditional math, which is less routine.
Xamuel said…
The thing about math curriculum is, math never really changes (unless you're an actual research mathematician on the cutting edge). As such, I've never even understood why new editions need to be churned out every year in the first place... Well, of course it's all about profit. (I remember one calculus book, around when Star Wars Episode 1 came out, had pictures of the pod race between chapters... the license deal to do that probably cost more than the actual writing of the core material...) If you really want to strike out on a different path than most, you could try going with Euclid's Elements: still a great geometry source 2000 years after they were written! Besides that, a general rule of thumb is, trust the libraries to weed out the crud: go to a good library and find the mathbooks at least 5 years old which are still in circ. If they sucked, the library would've axed them. Plus, they're free to borrow... :)

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