We don’t hide the fact that we love math, yes I know that makes us strange, but we all really do! Here are our top picks for your homeschool math curriculum that you should look into.
All of the math homeschool curriculums featured in this list, we have used at different times. Therefore I am confident, that you will find one you love. We are currently using Beast Academy, which is working really well. But it is definitely the hardest math curriculum we have found. So unless you have a child that is gifted in math, I would choose one of the other curriculums, or start at least two grades lower than their current grade.
All of these math homeschool curriculums are US-based except for one, and all are available in the UK, apart from Beast Academy. But if you are based in the UK I highly recommend you get it shipped if you have a gifted child. If you want to see what we are using in 6th grade homeschool curriculum check out our recent post.
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Best Homeschool Math Curriculum
Beast Academy is for children aged 8-13, however, it is definitely aimed at gifted students. You can either do the workbooks, online, or both. As we do a lot of online work we opted for the books only and are very happy with them. The workbooks are not your typical books and are very much like a comic book.
We are working at grade 5 level, he could have gone into pre-algebra but at aged 11 I thought I would keep him at 5th grade. I am so glad I did, as although he is fine with this, it certainly is the most challenging math program we have done. If you have a child that struggles with math, I would definitely start at least 2 grades lower. There are placement tests you can take, however, which I definitely recommend. Unlike all of the other math curriculums listed, this is not (to my knowledge) available in the UK. But you can get it shipped from USA. Beast Academy also has some offline free math games that are a great way to spend your Friday afternoons!
IXL is a great Math and English interactive curriculum for grades K-12. What we really loved about IXL was the real-time diagnostic testing, so the kids are working at the level they actually are. So if your child excelled in algebra, but couldn’t grasp long division, for example, they would work at different grade levels for each subject. What’s even better than that is if you click on my link you will get 20% off. To read our full and detailed review of IXL check out our latest blog post.
EdPlace is the best UK-based curriculum for maths, English, and science for year 1 right through to GCSE level. There is a free option, but it is definitely very limited. This was not intended as a homeschool curriculum, however, we had found that it worked really well for us.
Smartick is an absolutely great math curriculum for kids aged 4 -14. It is almost like you are playing video games, but learning at the same time. I am not sure I would use this as a complete math curriculum, but it would be great as a supplement. To read our full and detailed review of Smartick check out our latest blog post.
The School House Teachers
Schoolhouse Teachers offers maths for all ages, what’s even better is when you subscribe you get access to absolutely every subject and every grade level, from preschool to high school.
Mr D Math
Mr D Math is for middle and high school grades. It offers live online classes and each lesson has simple principles and offers a hands-on approach, that you don’t get from all curriculums. What I love about Mr D Math is they don’t just teach math! We have taken an economics class with them and it was fantastic. For a full and detailed review of Mr D Math check out our latest blog post.
CTC Math is for children of all ages, they offer a free trial, plus half price for homeschoolers. What we loved about CTCMath is that there are videos before every lesson. For a full and detailed review of CTC Math check out our latest blog post.
What is your favorite math curriculum? Please let me know in the comments.
Last Updated on 14 January 2022 by homeschoolof1