# Math/Stem/Science/Computer

**Math**

- Spiral Vs Mastery Math - This article from the Alpha Omega website helps to teach the difference between Spiral VS Mastery Math.
- Horizons and Lifepac - Link above - Both from Alpha Omega - Both workbook style math.
*Expect $80-$90 per level per set.* - The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series from Simply Charlotte Mason - Short, Interactive, Living Charlotte Mason Style Math Lessons.
*Expect to spend about $100 per level for book and kit.*- Book 1: Exploration of Numbers to 100
- Book 2: The Four Rules and Tables/Work with Numbers to 1,000
- Book 3: Tables continued/Work with Numbers to 10,000 (in progress)
- Book 4: Long Multiplication & Division/Weights & Measures (coming soon)
- Book 5: Decimals/Factors/Fractions/Percentages (coming soon)

- MEP Math - living math -
*free math*- Hungarian Math - 15 minute lessons - Many Charlotte Mason-ers follow this one. It can be overwhelming when you first go in there, but those who follow the program say it is easier once you've done it. Spiral Math - Easy Peasy Math -
*Free*- Lee Giles wrote Easy Peasy and Genesis.*Easy Peasy is her free math.*Her Mental Math is amazing. Not Living, but still a very quality system. (Don't let the word easy fool you.) Most children can man either the workbook or online version of Easy Peasy on their own with little to no help from parent. Spiral Math - Easy Peasy - All in one High School - 9th-12th Grade
*Free*Math Classes - Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry/Pre-calculus, Calculus - Genesis Math - A Mind for Math - one book with 180 lessons to be used for multiple years. (Last 50 lessons are more like review, so if you like to have a shorter year or longer year, this can be versatile.) Very Christian, sapping in Christianity. Uses Jesus Parables from Matthew to teach lessons. Separating the wheat from the chaff might be subtraction or division, counting the lines of genealogy of Jesus, etc. Lessons to be taught schoolroom style but can be used for single children. Great for teaching multiple children on different levels, filling in gaps for one child, or getting a child ahead! Wonderful math that teaches math reasoning. You teach it, you can let them use a workbook or not. Even if they have the workbook they cannot do it on their own without the teacher book. Each lesson has work for 4 levels of children. Spiral Math -
*Expect to spend $25 for the Teacher book and $8 for workbooks for a, b, c and d work. However, you could get by with having the child write in a journal with this curriculum. It would not tedious to do that with this one.*- A=1st grade
- B=2nd grade
- C=3rd grade
- D=4th grade

- Saxon Math - Common Core Aligned workbook style math - This seems to be very common among the classical style homeschoolers. I also use their placement tests to test my kid's math if I worry about falling behind.
*Expect to spend $100-$150 for each level for this curriculum.* - Teaching Textbooks - Visual Math - 100-130 lessons in each level. Many children can man this curriculum on their own. Spiral Math. I also use their placement tests to test my kid's math if I worry about falling behind.
*Expect to spend about $55 for the complete online version or $150 for offline version.* - Life of Fred - Math in story book form - answer 10 questions at the end of each chapter. Spiral Math -
*Around $130 for each set and each set spans years for the younger courses.*About 18 chapters in each book - Some use as a complete math, and some use only to supplement. (Actually, he has language books, books that teach kindergarteners things like colors, and chemistry books also) It's a neat little series. This is a Christian author, but I use this set and I have seen nothing to allude to Christianity within the books.- Elementary book set is for grades 1-4
- Grade 1 - Apples, Butterflies, Cats
- Grade 2 - Dogs, Edgewood, Farming
- Grade 3 - Goldfish, Honey, Ice Cream
- Grade 4 - Jelly Beans

- Intermediate set
- Grade 4- Kidney, Liver, Mineshaft

- Arithmetic Set
- Grade 5 - Fractions and zillions of problems
- Grade 5 - Decimals and Percents and zillions of problems

- Getting Ready for High School Math Set
- Grade 6 - Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics and zillions of problems
- Grade 7 - Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology and zillions of problems
- Grade 8 - Pre-Algebra 2 with economics and zillions of problems

- High School
- Grade 9 - Beginning algebra expanded edition and zillions of problems
- Grade 10 - Advanced algebra expanded edition and zillions of problems
- Grade 11 - Geometry expanded edition and zillions of problems
- Grade 12 - Trigonometry expanded edition and zillions of problems

- University Math (Or if your child gets ahead)
- Logic
- Calculus
- Statistics
- Linear Algebra
- Upper Division math
- Real Analysis

- Elementary book set is for grades 1-4
- Beast Academy - Books or online. Very Puzzle oriented. Take a look at their placement tests. I was intrigued by this curriculum because it seems to put a great emphasis on logic. Secular.
*Expect to spend about $108 dollars for each grade. (4 book levels for each grade, each $27 - 27x4=108) Online version is $15/mo or $96 per year, or $150 for both online and books for the full year.)* - Prodigy Math -
*FREE-*This is a zelda/skylander-like math game that inserts math into the game. (Great for sick days) Grades 1-8 - Enjoyed by both genders. - Math you see - Visual Math - Very hands on - This isn't a set it and forget it math, it's going to take you teaching it. Uses manipulatives and counters. If you worry about falling behind, this curriculum also has a placement test you can use to test children.
- Math Mammoth - Mastery Type Math - Teaches with abacus. Primary School Math only.
*Can be quite costly. Expect to spend $175 for one year.*Placement tests available to test to see where your child stands. - Singapore Math - Can be quite challenging.
*Pretty cheap - $12-$27 per year.*Many leave this program. I have never used it, but I have helped many who are frustrated with this program. Focuses on math reasoning instead of rote memorization of math facts, but is not considered a living math. One on one teaching required. Comes both common core aligned and non common core aligned. The common core aligned books have poor reviews. Primary School Math only. If you get stuck teaching a method, sometimes youtubing a singapore math method can help to teach reasoning so your child can "get it". Singapore Math has now been replaced with Dimensions math by the same publisher. - Math Made Easy by DK Publishing - Buy these workbooks for $4 on thriftbooks. Sticker chart in the back. If you feel compelled to use something above and worry that it "isn't enough" - adding these little workbooks might be the difference for you in feeling comfortable in letting go. 1-5 Grades.
- Khan Academy -
*Free Complete program.*Login on their website and there are MANY courses available. This is great for child and adult learners alike. They do test on the video afterward, but you will only do 5 questions or so. Sign up as an educator and manage multiple accounts for children. So when they login, they only see their courses. Use as many courses or as few as you like. - IXL - $9.95 a month for one subject only and $19.95 for all subjects. Link shows all options for math available on that website.

**STEM/Typing/Computer/Computer Programming/ Website Design, Etc. **

- Code Ninjas - Build video games while learning coding, math, logic and problem solving. Learn as a group, find a group in your area - nationwide! They also have camps and parents night out nights.
- EEME - Free online lessons for building, electronics, etc. (Also can purchase kits)
- Stem Revolution
- DK Publishing books - Some great options here. Always look for books cheaper at abesbooks, thriftbooks and Amazon
- Scratch - Computer programming for
*free*for kids! Very cool program. Compete for scholarships. - Typing at Typing.com Gamified learning, engaging curriculum, and the ability to personalize it for your learner.
- Khan Academy -
*Free -*Multiple options for Engineering, Computing, Computer Animation, Computer Programming and coding. Great Resource for kids and adults alike. - Easy Peasy - All in one High School - 9th-12th Grade LIST OF
*Free*Computer Classes - Easy Peasy - All in one Homeschool - 1st-8th Grade
*Free*Computer basics class - KiwiCo - Subscription to monthly Box
- Steve Spangler Science - Monthly Science Kits
- Tinker Crate
- Bitsbox

**Science **

- Nature Study - Nature study IS science! It is physics, and botany, and anatomy and chemistry and earth science and life science. Some of the greatest minds in history started with nature study
- Educational Innovators, Inc. - Science Unit study help. Owl Pellets for $2.75! Products and ideas for science experiments at home.
- Apologia - uses textbooks - I have heard great things about Apologia -
*Expect to spend about $85 per year for the whole science kit* - Mystery Science
- Homeschool Science Tools - Curriculum and Kits - some great finds here - Great for unit studies or for adding hands on resources to the curriculum you're already using.
- Khan Academy has multiple
*Free*courses on science and related subjects. - Supercharged Science
- Winter Promise - Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool -Designed for different learning types. Unique Science Courses - 1 curricula for multiple age groups. Save money and time.
- Sabbath Mood Homeschool - Charlotte Mason style education - I hear great things about the science education on this website. Read here about "The REAL scientific method".
*Free*Magic School Bus Curriculum - Based on the old school Magic School Bus Episodes which can be found on Youtube or Netflix- Easy Peasy - All in one High School - 9th-12th Grade
*Free*Science Classes - Biology with lab, Earth Science with lab, Chemistry with lab, Physics with lab, Oceanography with lab - Easy Peasy - All in one Homeschool - 1st-8th Grade
*Free*Science classes - Biology, Zoology, Earth Science, Phys/Chem - Teach Zoology and Conservation at World Wildlife
- Texas Regional Science Fair - if you aren't in a co op that offers one, there may be science fairs in your area!