**A comprehensive list of the best homeschool math curriculum to help parents move forward with choosing the right math curriculum for their homeschool students.**

**A comprehensive list of the best homeschool math curriculum to help parents move forward with choosing the right math curriculum for their homeschool students.**

Searching for a homeschool math curriculum can be intimidating, to say the least.

Type the words *homeschool math curriculum* into the google search bar and WOW.

*Where are the lavender essential oils!*

This google search will take curriculum seekers to a land far beyond imagination. Completing a detailed read into both personal and company reviews and recommendations brings what you thought was your conclusion on the matter to a screeching halt. Yikes!

So, how do I pick out the best homeschool math curriculum for my homeschooler?

*Tip*.

Read curriculum reviews with caution and don’t be afraid to contact other homeschool moms to ask for help before making a decision. You never know who has the curriculum you need lying around.

or

** book a free 30-minute homeschool consultation where you can Ask Me Anything** and

*I’ll help if I can.***Now what?**

**Now what?**

Firstly, you’ve taken the time to ** deschool** and are aware of their preferred

*. Subsequently, testing out a few different math curriculum samples along the way, but not ready to commit to a specific math curriculum.*

**style of learning***Not to worry*, sometimes learning more information can be helpful in narrowing down your choice before purchasing a math curriculum.

In other words, if searching for the best math curriculum leaves you feeling overwhelmed or you don’t have time to develop a complete list of homeschool math curricula, I’ve done the work for you.

In short, most curriculums break down into four different categories—

*Mastery versus Spiral*and

*Conceptual versus Procedural*.

**Here’s a quick overview of how curriculum writers break down their curriculum. **

**Here’s a quick overview of how curriculum writers break down their curriculum.**

**Mastery versus Spiral**

* Mastery *curriculum

*is traditionally a curriculum designed to focus on one concept at a time (i.e, decimals, additions, geometry). *

Yes, *all* curriculum is intended for a child to understand all skills on a mastery level. However, in this case, the word mastery refers to how the lessons are presented and understood.

*Does your child learn well with repetition until the concept is understood*? Then a **mastery-developed** curriculum would be the perfect fit.

Or

homeschool parents could add in a spiral math curriculum in addition to mastery develop curriculum to mix up the lessons for encouragement and less rigidness.

However, a * Spiral* curriculum

*is designed to teach math in more minor breakdowns and rotates frequently. *

An example of a spiral math lesson would be introducing fractions, then moving on to multiplication, and eventually returning to the newly introduced concept of fractions.

In other words, a spiral curriculum is a constant review of the learned curriculum in a short amount of time.

Additionally, you can add in mastery worksheet sheets to ensure * gaps* are being filled in and the new concept is continually practiced.

**Conceptual versus Procedural**

*Conceptual* math curriculum lives up to its name.

*Its primary focus is to teach why math is designed to work this way. *

For example, why do students need to know how to skip count before they learn how to multiply, thus tying the whole concept of multiplying together.

*Conceptual math curriculum builds on ideas via visual processing and critical thinking. *

A * procedural* math curriculum

*teaches homeschoolers how to complete each equation or procedure. *

In other words, how to work out math problems the correct way to find the right answer. Procedural math is straight to the point and direct by using a step-by-step process to break down a problem and solve the equation.

**In my opinion, **

**In my opinion,**

the procedural curriculum approach teaches using minimal examples and limited repetition, with very few manipulatives.

**However**,

**However**,

I do like the straight and to the point approach, which allows me, as the teacher, the opportunity to refresh my memory quickly.

**To sum up,**

*Find a curriculum that works for you* and your child’s style of learning.

The design and intended use of a math curriculum *are* good to know.

Keep in mind.

There is *no* wrong or right curriculum when purchasing a math curriculum or any homeschool curriculum for that matter.

** Remember**, a homeschool curriculum is merely a

*tool*designed to help you the teacher teach in a way your child can learn that suits

*both*of you best.

**Online Math Elementary and Beyond**

**Elementary Text-Book (*Both Text and Digital)**

*Exploration Creation with Mathematics*

*and more.*

**Happy homeschooling!**

Jaclyn