Right now I am using two different math curriculums in my home. Today I will review Horizons Math and tomorrow I will review Math in Focus.
When I was about to decide on a math curriculum for my firstborn son, I did a lot of research. Horizons Math was a more recent development in the math world but had great reviews.
Here is what I like about it:
*Varied, covering multiple topics per day
*Spiral learning – introduction, review, and reinforcement
The teacher’s edition is very helpful (but I do not use it for the first few grades). Lessons and tests can be graded quickly with the answer keys, and other instructional material – like objectives and extra worksheets – are inside as well.
I do tend to omit some of the problems because there are just too many of them sometimes! Math takes long enough as it is. If my students understand the material, I do not feel they have to be burdened with twaddle. Oftentimes, I will use motivators like: “Do the first half. If you get them all right, you’re done!”
My boys like Horizons Math, and I am excited because the company just came out with a Pre-Algebra course this year. Up until now, Horizons has only gone up through sixth grade.
This post is linked to The Homeschool Curriculum Review Round-Up.