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Old 04-10-2019, 01:27 PM   #1
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Life of Fred -- goes all the way through college. Hilarious. Can be done independently.

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Dragon Box-- app and PC game. Comes in various levels from preschool through algebra and geometry.

Algebra Unplugged -- a book about algebra without any problems, it's about thinking algebraically

Calculus for Cats -- same as Algebra Unplugged

Making Friends With Numbers. by Edric Cane. I believe it's only available through LoF and CBD.

Singapore Math

Teaching Textbooks

Math U See

Mathematics Enhancement Programme https://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mep/index.htm

Right Start

Mister Numbers & Pattern Play Math. YouTube channel with some right-brain oriented math videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNa...1KnF53DUmTipEw Also a website with a few feebies and things to purchase. http://www.patternplaymath.com/

Math Lessons for a Living Education https://www.rainbowresource.com/prod...Education/7775

Prodigy Math Game https://www.prodigygame.com/

Big Fat Notebook for Middle School Math https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Yo...81ST6ZH8QDVT5X

Miquon Math. Hands-on math for younger grades. https://miquonmath.com/

RightStart Math. https://rightstartmath.com/our-curri...r-home-school/

CTC Math. An online math curriculum that costs $118 per family and has a free trial. https://www.ctcmath.com/how-it-works/home-school

ST Math. A challenging visual math program for k-8. https://www.stmath.com/

Gattegno's math method, books that use Cuisenaire rods.

Crewton Ramone's House of Math https://www.crewtonramoneshouseofmath.com/

Mortenson Math
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Singapore Math

I started both of my kids with this program. I didn't really use the teacher's guide, although it's recommended if you really want to teach the Singapore way. My daughter did 1A - 2A and then we switched to Teaching Textbooks, which was a better fit for her. My son is currently working on 2A and I plan to have him continue with Singapore. He is more naturally inclined to math concepts.

Teaching Textbooks

This is a computer program that starts with Grade 3. It worked well for my daughter. It does not introduce concepts at the same rate and time as what the public school system does, which cause some people to say that it is behind.
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I'm currently using https://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mep/index.htm
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I love Math U See and hope we can use it though high school.
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We've used Life of Fred from the beginning. I've often seen it said that LOF is not a complete curriculum, but I am amazed at how good it has been for my kids and their math skills. It has not been an issue for us to use it as their sole math curriculum from the start. We have gone through the entire elementary series, intermediate series, and the first two of the pre-algebra series (Fractions and Decimals & Percents) so far, with my 12 year old about to start Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics and my other kids at various points in the elementary series.
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My kids love Life of Fred too. I really hadn't considered using it add the only curriculum.
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We've used Life of Fred from the beginning. I've often seen it said that LOF is not a complete curriculum, but I am amazed at how good it has been for my kids and their math skills. It has not been an issue for us to use it as their sole math curriculum from the start. We have gone through the entire elementary series, intermediate series, and the first two of the pre-algebra series (Fractions and Decimals & Percents) so far, with my 12 year old about to start Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics and my other kids at various points in the elementary series.
It teaches far more real mathematics than anything I've ever seen. As you move on, it incorporates biology, physics, economics, etc. Not enough that you don't need those separate courses in high school but my high schooler is finding that she is extremely well prepared for her courses thanks to LoF.

He's added practice books for the higher levels for kids who need more repetition. But, as far as reinforcing, my kids love going back and re-reading the stories!

I absolutely think LoF is outstanding as a sole math curriculum, as long as the child likes the format. Some kids might need to add in flash cards or an app that reinforces basic math facts. I love the book he recommends, "Making Friends With Numbers." I need to go add that to the list.

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My kids love Life of Fred too. I really hadn't considered using it add the only curriculum.
I think it's a great add-on, too, since it's fun and doesn't take too long. (until you get to the higher levels, then it is much more time consuming with longer assignments.)

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DRAGON BOX!!! My eldest can solve problems in Algebra I visually, with arrows, and get the right answer because she progressed through all the levels of Dragon Box when she was younger. I'm trying to force her to write it out the traditional way, just to be sure she knows how to do it, in case she ever has an instructor that requires it.
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We use and love Right Start.
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explodingdots.org is great for any time you need a curriculum break or for a child needing help with place value or decimals. It also gives a different algorithm for division, and as it gets into higher level maths will blow your mind. (I definitely recommend it for adults, too!)
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We've used Math U See and I think it's brilliant. I'm only not using it now because I can't get hold of it (we're not in the US). I think the strength of Math U See is that it makes things very clear, and using manipulatives makes things concrete and allows students to see what's going on. The path of progression seems very logical to me too.
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Horizons Math, Math U See


We used Horizons math early on and while it worked well for one child for a certain period of time, it didn't work well for the other. It has a cyclic approach where a new concept is introduced and old concepts are continuously reviewed. Ds hated doing a page of the same kind of problems (a book I had for K but can't remember the publisher) and so I switched him to Horizons and he liked it until we got to high school when we switched to Math U See which worked really well for high school. I switched dd from Horizons to Math U See earlier because she just didn't like having so many concepts at one time. She would rather focus on one concept and master it before moving on to another which Math U See does much better. MUS does have built-in review but not in every lesson.
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This (MEP) is what my older two use. It's very complete and I love the thinking problems. I also love that it's free It's designed for schools and needs a lot of adapting to homeschool. There's a FB group to share ideas.

With my youngest, because I wanted a change and was intrigued, I'm using Gattegno a la arithmophobianomore.com and https://www.playdiscoverlearn247.com . You kind of start with algebra and later apply it to numbers, instead of the other way around. I'm loving it. Gattegno's books can be read free online but it's cumbersome so I eventually caved and bought book 1. Probably after we finish that I'll move Mouse into MEP around year 3.
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I love Hands on Equations fir teaching algebra for elementary kids. I used it as a teacher too.
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I just found a really fun math YouTube channel. He has some right-brain oriented math videos as well as some fun tricks for mental arithmetic. I'm really hoping it helps my right-brain oriented DD with her times tables.

Mister Numbers
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Math Lessons for a Living Education. We are absolutely loving it. I waited until age 9 to really require math so my kids are a bit behind but they have enjoyed and zipped through the first 2+ books this school year and they are really getting the basics down and enjoy the lessons. My dd2 will be "on grade level" by next year and my dd1 should be all caught up by the end of next year!
the curriculum follows twin siblings through life from age 6 on up, as they grow the concepts grow with them. My kids appreciate the real life application of the concepts taught. It uses hands on manipulatives and builds on concepts gradually. If you have a right brain learner who learns well with a Charlotte Mason style model I definitely recommend this curriculum.
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