Switching to Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Math Curriculum: Why We’re Switching

Sometimes you just need to change things up in order to make your homeschooling days run smoother, so that’s what we’re doing this year. After many years of using the same workbook based math program (which I really love!), the kids started to find the repetition boring and frustrating. So, we’re making the jump to […]

Right Start Math Review

I will be the first to admit it – I hated math in school. Hated it. Dreaded it. It gave me anxiety. So when we decided to homeschool this was the one big area I was not confident in. Math is a part of our everyday world and I didn’t want my kids to dread […]

Math-U-See Canada: A Review

Last year I began to notice that my son (now 7) was quite behind where he should have been, had he been in public school. Now, sometimes being behind isn’t that big of a deal, as homeschoolers, because the whole point is to go at the child’s pace. However, he was 2 years behind his peers. Math […]

JUMP Math

Jump Math is a unique math program that is run as a charity instead of as a for-profit business. The creator of the series is Canadian John Mighton – who not only holds a Ph.D in Mathematics from U of T, but also is well-known as a playwright and author. Fully believing that every child can succeed […]

Unlock Math

Second generation Canadian homeschoolers with a passion for math, Alesia and Matthew Blackwood have been working hard to create an effective and easy-to-use math program for older students: Unlock Math.   Available right now are Pre-Algebra, along with Algebra 1 & 2. More programs are in the works: Geometry, pre-calculus, and calculus are coming soon. […]

Sal Khan - the founder of Khan Academy

Khan Academy

You can learn anything. For free. That’s the premise behind Khan Academy – a free learning platform that originally started as tutoring videos intended for Sal Khan’s cousin in math and has grown to a global enterprise to bring learning to anyone who wants to learn. Since the beginning, homeschoolers all excitedly got behind this project […]

solaro study guides

Solaro

Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Castle Rock Research, has created Solaro – a learning tool that is available in both a print and digital format. I’m excited to be able to share with you a great new partnership with this company to offer you an amazing discount on either option! The Print Books These books are […]

SmartSeries Books

In 2010, I wrote about the book series, The Complete Canadian Curriculum. At the time, I had just discovered these books (by accident) and thought they’d be a great addition to a Canadian homeschool curriculum. I was recently contacted by the distributor of the series and they let me know all about their expanded collection of […]

Chalkboard Publishing

I recently went to the local teacher supply store and wandered around with a pen and paper, on the search for Canadian publishers and materials, games and toys. I was sadly disturbed by the lack of these products, but I did find a few great discoveries that I will share with you over the next […]