# Teaching Textbooks Math Curriculum

Teaching Textbooks math curriculum is a program designed to meet the unique needs of homeschool families. It consists of consumable workbooks, answer keys and CD-ROMs that have both lectures and readable lessons. It is a math program that can be effectively used by either the visual or the auditory learner.

## Curriculum Overview

The curriculum is available for third grade through pre-calculus. Each level's lessons have been put together in a similar way. Each lesson has three important parts:

- The student has the choice of reading the instructional material, watching a lecture, or both.
- The student then does the assignment.
- The student watches a tutor tell him how to do the ones he missed, step by step.

This curriculum was designed for independent learners. Each student can go at his or her own pace, reviewing the material as often as needed in order to grasp fully the process being taught. Each level of Teaching Textbooks has between 120 and 160 hours of teaching instruction that can be used as needed. The instruction takes the student through the lesson step-by-step. In addition, there is a detailed explanation for each problem in every assignment at each level.

The program uses the review method. Rather than just rote memorization, Teaching Textbooks uses concept review as well as problem practice to ensure that the student has both problem solving abilities as well as understanding of the concepts.

Assignments are kept short to keep students interested and able to complete the work successfully. If your child has a hard time with math, he won't get bogged down with a seemingly unending assignment. If he is very good at math, he won't get bored doing the same thing over and over.

## Scope and Sequence of Teaching Textbooks Math Curriculum

An overview of what is included in the program at each level can help you make a good decision for your homeschool. Note that each level can be used one grade earlier for mathematically gifted students or one grade later for students that have difficulty.

### Third Grade

- Area and perimeter
- Decimals
- Fractions
- Graphs
- Metrics
- Money
- Temperature
- Whole number processes

### Fourth Grade

- Decimals
- Fractions
- Geometry
- Measurement
- Percents
- Whole number processes

### Grade Five

- Decimals
- Fractions
- Geometry
- Measurement
- Percents
- Whole number processes

### Grade Six

- Bar and circle graphing
- Decimals
- Equation solving
- Fractions
- Geometry
- Measurement
- Probability

### Seventh Grade

- Consumer math
- Decimals
- Equations
- Fractions
- Geometry
- Graphing
- Inequalities
- Statistics and probability

### Upper Grades

Beginning in eighth grade, the student will study pre-algebra and move on in the following order each year:

- Pre-algebra
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Geometry
- Pre-calculus

## Preparing for SATs and ACTs

Some curriculums place geometry between Algebra I and II. This is because the PSAT has both algebra and geometry. The disadvantage of this is that the student easily forgets the concepts learned in Algebra I before he gets a chance to tackle Algebra II.

Teaching Textbooks prepares your high school student for the SAT and ACT by including and emphasizing the types of problems he will encounter on these tests. The curriculum has numerous problems in each assignment that were exactly modeled off of problems found on earlier versions of the tests.

## Created for Independent Learning

The biggest benefit to the busy homeschool parent is that the program allows the child to learn the material completely independently, freeing the parent to do other things. This curriculum was created with the intent to completely take over the role of the math teacher in your homeschool. Your child can learn concepts and methods whether or not you understand those concepts. With both textbooks and computer style teaching, students are able to grasp concepts easily at their own pace.