We discussed different Math curriculum today.  I presented two curriculum that we use: ACE and Saxon.  The ACE curriculum is the same as we use for English.  It is the School of Tomorrow curriculum and the website is: www.aceministries.com. The cost for one year of PACES is $36 and an additional #12 if you purchase the answer keys.  There are not Teacher Guides for this program because it is a self-teaching curriculum.  The reason we like this curriculum is that it is broken up into small booklets called PACES.  It is a workbook that takes about 2 to 3 weeks to complete.  The child completes 12 of these booklets per subject each year.  They are also very compact and travel well.  This is one of the features we have enjoyed since we travel a great deal.

The other curriculum I have used is Saxon.  Saxon is about $80 to 90 a year, but in my opinion it is one of the best math programs out there.  I own some of the older texts and will be using those.  The new tests are very well done.  Saxon works on a sequential, spiral basis.  This means every concept builds on the next and that concepts are revisited many times to insure mastery.

The other curriculum we discussed I will list below with name, price and website. The first website is a site I found while doing my research.  It has curriculum reviews for many different math programs. Some of the last ones are curriculum and websites that were mention during the discussion.

Math reviews – http://www.homeschoolmath.net/curriculum_reviews/

ACE ($36 & $12/answer keys) – http://www.aceministries.com/

Saxon ($80 – 90/yr) – http://saxonhomeschool.hmhco.com/en/saxonhomeschool.htm;jsessionid=6092A750EE44805CAEE8762B5EB8BCDB.ecom-app-wk2

Math U See ($20/student, $35 TE) – http://www.mathusee.com/

Singapore Math ($62 – 75) – http://www.singaporemath.com/

Modern Curriculum Press ($18/workbook, $34/TE) – http://www.learningthings.com/modern-curriculum-press-math-books?Cc=MCPMATHEMATICS

Teaching Textbooks ($184) – http://www.teachingtextbooks.com/

RightStart Geometry ($120) – http://store.rightstartmath.com/rightstartstarterkitgeometricapproach.aspx

1+1+1=1 –http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/

Homeschool Creations – http://homeschoolcreations.com/EarlyLearningPrintables.html

Ray’s Arithmetic – http://books.google.com/   You can find this curriculum for free at this website.

critical thinking press products – http://www.criticalthinking.com/index.jsp

Hands On, Inc – http://www.hofl.org/   I did not find math here, but there were many science projects.


I hope this is of some value as you prepare to go to your respective Homeschool Convention.  Remember I have plan before walking into that exhibit hall.

See you next week!!