8 Options: The Math Curriculums that will benefit homeschool parents
Are you a homeschool parent looking for a multisensory math curriculum? Then, you could journey to the depths of Google, make calls, crunch numbers, and when it’s all said and done, feel
We asked our long-term Math Specialists about the homeschool math curriculum options available and here’s what they said! Here are 8 homeschool math curriculum options! I’m saving my personal favorite for last.
But first, a caveat! I love caveats!
As a company, we don’t use any singular specific program, because we believe no program on its own contains all the elements of math instruction that we know is best for kids! What’s MOST important is to take the standards from the curriculum and pair them with powerful manipulatives. Even cats like manipulatives! More than the “package of content” is the implementation! How do we engage the curriculum and apply it? With compassionate joy, awesome games, multisensory math training, and the C-R-A method.
6. Aleks Math – Subscriptions for this web-based curriculum start at $20 per month. You can see your pacing through grade levels easily and friendly reports on what needs to be practiced. This is not multisensory but it is great when paired with multisensory instruction!
5. Prodigy Math – Does not follow the CRA method, but kids love it.
4. Math U See – They’ve been around for a while!
3. ST Math – Free through June 2022. Very visual and focuses a lot on mathematical reasoning. This is great for helping students understand and reason with math, but doesn’t teach math vocabulary and can frustrate some students who don’t like the trial and error process.
2. Illustrative Mathematics – Free resources, great visuals, ideas for using manipulatives, and games! However, you have to make a call and talk with someone to get access to the entire curriculum.
1. Zearn – This is more interactive than Illustrative Mathematics and completely free, except if you want to purchase the workbook and answer key. The downside is it stops after 5th grade, though they are working on a 6-8th curriculum. You can sign up for middle school updates. You can find out more about how to use Zearn with homeschooling here. There are great videos that go along with the curriculum. There is so much about Zearn that reminds me of what we hold dear at MFM.
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Multisensory Math Specialist
Matthew is a Blue Belt in Shotokan Karate, a happy husband, wilderness lover, drummer, and a voracious reader! He works with students one:one as well as in group classes.