Teaching Textbooks is the best new decision we made with homeschooling this year. For the first time my kids enjoy math! It is a computer program that gives them instant feedback on their answers! Gone are the days when I’ve gotten five lessons behind in my grading only to realize my daughter was doing them all wrong. When a problem is done incorrectly it also shows them how to do it right. I love, love, love this curriculum.
Joy who is eight years old will wake up in the morning before the rest of the family and ask to get started on her lesson. It was a morning like this with just the two of us were up that she stopped in the middle of her lesson and proclaimed, “Mom, I used math in real life!” Misreading the look of disbelief that I gave her she insisted, “Really Mom I did. In real life!” I tried to recover by asking her how exactly she had used math in real life. “I counted cars when we were riding in the van!”
Yep. I’m an awesome homeschool mom! I suppose…counting money when paying for something, fractions when cooking, dividing the candy–what of those things I wonder? She can count cars! Ha ha. She is so funny sometimes!
Math is VERY important in “real” life = )
Good job, Esther ~ keep it up!!
Susan Evans says
We use Teaching Textbooks, too, and we love it! Congratulations on your nomination for funniest homeschool blog! 🙂
Marsha Cooper says
All but one of my children are grown up, out of the home and have children of their own.
I am left with my youngest, who is 16.
Math is her least favorite subject—-we are pretty much strictly doing life math now. Consumer math as it’s generally called 🙂
Thanks for a delightful blog post.