When I began homeschooling, I wasn’t worried about teaching math until my kids hit sixth grade. Until then, we had used A Beka Math. It was easy to follow, because I purchased all the teacher guides and answer keys. After sixth grade we continued with A Beka Math.
We used Math-U-See one year, but it wasn’t really working with the way I was comfortable teaching. In 7th and 8th grade when my kids began pre-algebra we began using VHS and later DVD programs. In Algebra, we used Jacob’s Algebra.
I hired a tutor to come to our home 3 times each week and work with her. I contacted our college math professor and he recommended a sweet Christian girl who was a senior math major. It worked great for us! My youngest had a tutor in Algebra I and Geometry.
We started the online course from BJU Press for Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. My son did well, and didn’t need any extra tutoring for those courses. His senior year, I’ll have him audit
Calculus at the local community college.
@2013, copyright Lisa Ehrman