CHER carries several quality math programs to help you teach your child well. But which one is the best for your child? They all come highly recommended by other home school families. So which to choose? Remember, what works for another family, or even another child in your family, may or may not, be the right fit for this child. And it has to work for Mom as well.
Some programs are very teacher directed, with teacher manuals that tell Mom what to think, do and say. Some have the teacher's notes included in the text for student direction. Some are colorful, others black & white. Some are very hands on, with lots of manipulatives, others rely on workbooks to explain the concepts well. Some use a story approach to explain concepts, others use just the facts.
Educational philosophies differ as well. When do you start certain concepts? How do you introduce them? Do you include manipulatives? Are workbooks a necessary tool? Do you need a teacher's manual to teach the course?
So what Math Curriculum is right for your child? (MORE)
Instead of leaving Math as a subject all on its own, Math for a Living Educationuses stories to incorporate all the other subjects in a more natural way. Just like in real life, Angela O'Dell has shown us math can not only be interesting, but it can be more of what Charlotte Mason refers to as a living math book.
Available for grades K through grade 6, Math for a Living Education is now in a user friendly format that is sure to please many learning styles, especially that literary minded child who enjoys a story.
The Primary Mathematics Standards Edition is a series of elementary math textbooks and workbooks from the publishers of Singapore's successful Primary Mathematics series. The program aims to equip students with sound concept development, critical thinking and efficient problem-solving skills.
The Primary Mathematics Standards Edition 1A-5B is ideal for both classroom and home use for 1st - 5th grades. This series is an adaptation of Primary Mathematics U.S. edition, the most popular (Singapore Math) primary math series used by schools and homeschoolers in the U.S. and Canada. Each textbook is used in conjunction with a workbook. Also available are optional Extra Practice books and Tests books.
This series is recommended for those who want a solid, basic math program with a proven track record and an emphasis on concept development, mental techniques, and problem solving, along with a program that covers all the California state standards for each grade level. The books include added units on probability and data analysis primarily, as well as negative numbers and coordinate graphs, concepts not covered normally until secondary levels in Singapore and not covered in the Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition. This series also provides more re-teaching of material from earlier levels and more frequent review and is therefore recommended for students new to Primary Math but not starting at the beginning. This is primarily a direct instruction program. Students are given several approaches for solving problems and are encouraged to discuss ideas and explore additional methods.
Looking for other editions of Singapore Math? CHER carries them too! Here are some links to other Singapore Math editions: Dimension Math ®, Singapore Math US Edition, Singapore Math CC Edition, and Singapore Math 2022 Edition.
Looking for colourful, incremental workbooks to capture your child's attention?
Combine hands on learning with 2 colourful, well planned student Horizons Math workbooks, add a comprehensive, easy to use teacher's guide and you have Alpha Omega's Horizons Mathematics program for grades K through 8. Teacher's manual includes clearly laid out daily lesson plans, readiness tests, scope and sequence, list of manipulatives needed, answer keys, and extra worksheets. Lesson plans list concepts, objectives, teaching tips, materials, supplies and equipment activities and worksheets needed for each lesson. Lesson plans are presented on a two page spread to make presentation not so overwhelming for the beginning teacher / parent yet well laid out for the experienced teacher. Horizons Math incorporates a detailed concept introduction, development, and review cycle.
Results, not methodology, should be the basis of curriculum decisions. Results matter.
- John Saxon - Co-Author of the Saxon Math Series
Saxon Math has long been the favourite homeschool math program for grades 4 and up. Brenda used it with great success with her own 3 children and homeschool families have told us over and over again how much they love Saxon Math. Saxon's continual and incremental practice provides your child with the opportunity to learn and remember the foundational skills and concepts of mathematics.