There is no one perfect curriculum, but the right curriculum will help you teach well and raise children who are confident and successful at math. These reviews and buying guides will help you find a curriculum that’s a great fit for your family.
This five-question quiz isn’t meant to be scientific (and it doesn’t include every possible curriculum out there). But I hope it at least gives you a starting point if you’re having trouble making a decision.
An overview of the key ingredients that make for an excellent math curriculum. Includes my top curriculum picks, plus questions to help you identify your personal constraints to choose the best fit for your family.
The benefits I’ve gained from changing curriculum, the potential pitfalls, and how to make your curriculum switch a success. If your curriculum just isn’t working for you, it’s worth considering a switch.
A great start for your child’s math education, but also the biggest investment of time and money.
Solid conceptual mastery with plenty of practice and problem-solving, all wrapped up in a familiar textbook/workbook format.
Budget-friendly curriculum that develops thorough conceptual understanding and number sense with a minimum of hands-on teaching time.
Unconventional and challenging program for curious kids, with a graphic-novel-style textbook and lots of problem-solving.
Straight-forward, incremental, mastery-based program. An excellent choice for children who struggle with math or math anxiety.