As a parent, you want to ensure that your children have the tools that they need in order to be successful in everything that they do. Today, I’m excited to share with you just how much we love having Teaching Textbooks in our toolbox and why it’s now the math curriculum of choice in our homeschool.
This is a sponsored post written by me for Teaching Textbooks. We have received Teaching Textbooks 3.0 for review and I am being compensated for my time, however, all text and opinions are my own.
First things first, the folks at Teaching Textbooks are awesome and they have generously offered to give one of you a 1-year subscription to Teaching Textbooks 3.0 (the specific course is up to you), so make sure you enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!
Now, with that covered, let’s get down to business.
Anyone else have the soundtrack to Mulan now playing in your head?
No? Just me? Okay then, moving on.
If you read the very beginning of this post, you’ll notice that I said: “as a parent, you want to make sure that your child has the tools they need to be successful.” I didn’t say that you, as the parent, ensure that they’re successful in everything they do.
We want them to be able to learn, observe, and manipulate the environment around them as they get older, on their own. We don’t necessarily want to teach them what to learn, but rather how to learn.
We spend hours, days, weeks searching for the proper tools that will help them make the most of the learning opportunities that are presented to them and for us, we found a perfect addition to our homeschool toolbox in Teaching Textbooks.
While many of the math curriculums that we’ve tried are nice, they almost always set the same scene: Use the included manipulatives to recreate the examples and problems found in the book and then move onto the next lesson.
Teaching Textbooks, on the other hand, was like a breath of fresh air.
This math curriculum actually taught my child math.
Let me rephrase that.
It did not show him how to simply recreate and solve the problems in a textbook, it did not show him how to retell what he had been told in order to pass a test, it TAUGHT him math.
Very quickly we noticed the difference between the two when the lecture included at the beginning of each lesson actually went through and taught the concept, not simply how to come up with the correct answer.
Right now, even though he is technically in first grade, our oldest is working his way through Math 3.
Math has always been a subject that has come easily to him and him getting bored with material that is just too easy for him is always something that I’m watching out for.
Fortunately, with this program, it hasn’t been a concern as he is engaged and constantly learning something new.
Teaching Textbooks 3.0
Now, since this is the first year that we’ve used Teaching Textbooks, I obviously can’t speak to the previous versions, but to be honest, we are loving 3.0!
With 3.0, your child’s entire math curriculum, textbook included, is online.
Whereas you used to have to pull out the books and load the lessons up on your computer via disc, you now have the option of accessing your course from anywhere on any computer or mobile device as long as you have an internet connection.
Yep, that means you can take your math lessons with you while you’re traveling, waiting at the doctor’s office, or even just setting up an outdoor classroom for the day.
Once you sign up, you’ll have instant access to your child’s coursework without having to wait for any materials to arrive by mail and with the parent login, you can easily access their grades, see their progress through the course, and find out what concepts may be tripping them up a bit.
Our Homeschool Math Curriculum
At this point, now that we’ve been working through this program for a few months now, I can’t imagine our homeschool without Teaching Textbooks.
I know that my oldest child is enjoying what he is learning as I watch him progress through his course and I’m excited about the fact that my younger two will eventually get that same opportunity.
It’s one tool that I can absolutely say we will be providing all of our children as it is one that I honestly feel will truly empower them throughout their academic careers.
Have more than three children? Teaching Textbooks is making it easier and more affordable than ever to teach your children math!
Their large-family discount plan helps you keep the cost down for larger groups.
Teaching Textbooks Free Trial
Want to give it a try for yourself before you buy?
The amazing people behind Teaching Textbooks have put together a pretty incredible free trial program that allows you to get the full scope of the program before ever committing to anything.
With the Teaching Textbooks 3.0 free trial, you can try out as many courses as you like, from Math 3 through Pre-Calculus, and you’ll have access to everything in the course through Lesson 15.
Not sure where to start or what course your child should take?
Well, the folks at Teaching Textbooks thought of that too!
Since every child learns differently and at different paces, the Teaching Textbooks placement test will help you evaluate what your child already knows and what course level they should start with.
Teaching Textbooks Subscription Giveaway
Now, remember when I said that we’d be giving away a 1-year Teaching Textbooks subscription?
Well, the time has come my friends.
Use the Rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win a 1-year subscription to Teaching Textbooks 3.0 (the specific course is your choice). The contest will end at midnight on December 4, 2018, so make sure you get your entries in!