You guys! I’m pretty stoked about this program we’ve been using for a while now. If math has become a bit discouraging in your home, or if your current program isn’t working for you as you’d like, I’d love for you to keep reading to get an inside look of this program. We’ve shed a few tears here over the years because of math, and I just wish I had made the switch sooner! This is a great way to learn math without tears.
Math Without Tears: Online Math Curriculum
I love in-hand curriculum options, but with an online math program, it’s never going to be just one sense that’s being engaged. It’s multiple. Your student is seeing (visual) this interactive program work through and teach the material, they are listening to the person talking through the program (aural), and they then put pencil to paper to work their problems out (tactile).
I love this multi-level approach so much and it’s working just so well with my kids, and I feel strongly it will work well with yours too! This is by far the best homeschool math curriculum I’ve tried.
In full disclosure, I’ve partnered with Teaching Textbooks 3.0 to write this post and they’ve compensated me. This in no way sways my opinions.
Teaching Textbooks 3.0
Teaching Textbooks 3.0 is a program we have been scoping out for the past several months. And I’m going to confess something: I wasn’t totally sure about it, but we tried it because of all the raves we heard about the program. What we were using wasn’t working for us anymore, so I knew it was time to switch to math books for homeschool.
So, why not go with something that has great homeschool family feedback already?
I’m so glad we did.
Here’s a walk-through of the program to help you see what you’ll be getting into when you decide to go with Teaching Textbooks 3.0. This is something I couldn’t find anywhere, therefore I want to be as thorough as possible for you and not just say: Get this program, and your kids will learn math without tears!
Online Math Program Interface
The interface is visually designed to be appealing to youth — from young elementary to high school. It’s kinda quirky and kids dig that stuff. Here are some pictures of what it looks like for the students (the parents’ version is similar):
Your student can even select their buddy (a quirky toon-like drawing that hangs out on the dashboard) and background to their preferences. The available options are based on the grade level, so students who are younger have different options that older students, naturally.
These options give them a sense of ownership and individuality on their interactive learning dashboard. Kids of all ages dig that stuff.
You get a login and dashboard as the parent/teacher. Here you can print and view grades, print and view the math books for homeschool and answer keys, change passwords for your kiddos/students, change settings and rules for their interface (like how many hints they can get and second chances), and manage your subscription.
You might be like— wait, I can print the book and answer key? Yes, you can! See, one of the things I was worried about was that I’d get gypped out of that option should I want to use it.
When you print it out, you even get the practice problems printed out, so it’s the full thing!
This could come in handy if you’re planning on traveling and you don’t have a mobile hotspot but you want your kids to work on math during the long car ride or whenever. It’s also just a great option to have!
I’m an options girl so this totally appealed to me — and frankly, I was not expecting it to be an option!
Further below I have some links for the FREE TRIAL on the best homeschool math curriculum, but here’s the scoop on the actual subscription if you just want to dive right in.
- Grade levels offered: 3rd grade to Pre-Cal.
- Teaching Style: Teaching Textbooks 3.0 follows a spiral approach to learning.
- Cost per student: $43.08 for a 12-month subscription. That comes out to just $3.59 per month. And that annual cost is probably less than what it costs you to go out and eat as a family, once… or even to the movies, just once!
This DOES include your parent interface of course. For each extra student you sign up, it just plugs it into your parent dashboard and that is how you manage all of them.
- Large Family Discounts: $199.08 for a 12 month subscription. That comes out to $16.59 per month. What’s a large family? A large family means you have four to eight kids in the program.
- You can pause it for up to a total of THREE months, and you don’t have to do it for a continuous three months. The only restriction with pausing your subscription is that you do have to do it in increments of a full week at a time.
What’s included in the subscription:
- Parent interface where all account information and student setup can be managed.
- eBook, that can be printed.
- Answer Key, that can be printed
**The eBook and Answer Key eliminate the CD’s and in-had version of material.
- Grades are stored permanently on their servers. This means that even if you END your subscription, the grades can still be accessed at any time.
I love this because I actually went through a struggle with another online-based program where we ended our subscription and I needed to access the grades, but because we were no longer active we couldn’t.
And even if we restarted the subscription to access that area, the info was wiped.
- Students have access to the eBook version too via their interface (they can’t print it though, only the parent can through their interface). Students do not, of course, get access to the answer key.
Try it for free here! NOTE: The Free trial does not require a credit card and does work for the first 15 lessons with no time limit. You may try any level or all of the levels.
Teaching Textbooks 3.0 WORKS ON MOBILE! Learn more about how that works, here.
How to get started
So, how do I know what level to start at with Teaching Textbooks 3.0? Great question! Maybe you’re transitioning from another program that teaches a bit differently. Just take the placement test and you’ll see right where your student should start! Then, dive right into the FREE TRIAL! You’ll find that this is the best homeschool math curriculum that teaches math without tears.
You can check out their FAQ for answers to other questions that you may not have thought of and I might not have covered here!