musicacedeluxe

Music Ace Deluxe 4.71/5 (1)

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Music Ace Deluxe is computer-based and contains 36 lessons that cover theory, pitch, rhythm, note reading, listening, and the keyboard.  Information is presented in lessons and games.  Read more about it on their website.

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

Comment: I started using this in Kindergarten/1st grade.
Fun exercises to learn music theory.
Easy to use.
Child can use independently.
Can compose your own songs with it too.
We could never get it to save composed songs.

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Meet the Masters combines art history and art instruction for Kindergarten-8th grade.  3 levels of instruction are available for 7 different groups of artists.  Read more about the curriculum on their website.

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windowworld

Window on the World: When We Pray God Works 4.14/5 (1)

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Window on the World: When We Pray God Works is a prayer guide on 100 different countries or people groups. It provides information on the countries and people groups along with full color pictures.  Read more about it on Amazon.

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

Comment: I use this as one of my geography spines. I love the full-color photographs and the detailed information. My kids are young so I read it and summarize the country or people group. The countries and people groups are listed alphabetically. I would prefer if it listed everything by countries and then stated the people group. It would make using the book a little easier if you are not reading it straight though.

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cantering

Cantering the Country 5/5 (1)

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Cantering the Country is a unit study that will take your children on a journey around all 50 US states and Washington DC.  Read more about it at ChristianBook.com.

Cantering the Country includes a CD-Rom with printable materials.

Melanie Ski

Comment: Used for a year for 1st-4th graders. Perfect starting off spot for the basics on the states. From getting historical figures, ideas for learning about the state, and go along books for each state. Great cd for outline maps and print outs. Easy to adjust to any age group
The teacher still will need to add additional resources for each state.

http://www.melanieski.blogspot.com

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mystery

Mystery of History 5/5 (1)

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Mystery of History is a Christian-based curriculum that tells the story of the Bible and the church in the context of world history.  It is designed for middle school, but it can be adapted for older or younger children.  Read more about it at ChristianBook.com.

Jennifer K

Comment: Used for K-8. Easy to use and prepare. Biblically based.

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apologia

Apologia Science 4.72/5 (2)

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Apologia Science is a Christian based science curriculum.  For Kindergarten through 6th grade it covers Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1, Zoology 2, Zoology 3, and Anatomy and Physiology.  For 7th and 8th grade they have a general science course and a physical science course.  In high school they offer Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Marine Biology.  They offer advanced classes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics for high school as well.

TXMary2

Comment: We loved this! This was the first of the Apologia Elementary Series that we used. It was great fun and although the son who used it is older now, he still pulls it out to read every now and then. Good coverage of the subject, memorable projects and experiments. Creation/Christian viewpoint. http://www.winecupchristianacademy.blogspot.com

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Sheri Payne

Comment: Solid Christian program. More experiments would make this even better but it was a good fit for us as is.

4.57/5

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liftoff

Blast Off with Logic 4.57/5 (1)

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The Blast Off with Logic series is a secular logic workbook series designed for grades 3-7.  Logic Countdown can be used in 3rd or 4th grade.  The second workbook in the series is Logic Liftoff which is targeted for grades 4-6.  The last book in the series, Orbiting with Logic, is designed for grades 5-7. Read more about them and view samples of the workbooks on Amazon.

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

Comment: I started this series a little late for my oldest child. He started the first book in 5th grade, but he has gone through the books at a faster rate. He should finish Orbiting with Logic sometime in mid-6th grade.

Pros: Easy to use
Instructions on each page
Child can do independently
Are allowed to reproduce pages for home or classroom use only.

Cons: None

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singapore

Singapore Math 4/5 (1)

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Singapore Primary Mathematics is a secular math program that covers 1st through 6th grade levels.  Conceptual understanding, mental math, and word problems are an important part of the curriculum.  Read more about it at ChristianBook.com.

The Singapore Discovering Mathematics/ Dimensions Math is designed for grades 7-11.  It covers pre-algebra, geometry, algebra, as well as some trigonometry and advanced math concepts in an integrated way.  Read more about it at the Singapore website.

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

Comment: Math was one of my best subjects back when I was in school, but my mental math abilities stunk! I had to write many problems down to figure it out. After using this for over a year my mental math abilities have grown so much. I can add larger numbers in my head and so can my children. The standard algorithm is taught as well, but only after a child practices how to complete the new concepts mentally. This seems to bring about greater understanding of mathematical concepts. I switched over from another program and my son tested a year lower than his grade even though he was running ahead in the math program we were using. I started him a year below his grade level. I gave him a standardized test at the end of our first school year using Singapore and he aced it. I find Singapore to be a very strong math program.

Pros: Mental math skills, word problems, going from one book to another helps keep my child\'s attention longer

Cons: Cost. When used for multiple children the costs go down significan

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aops

Art of Problem Solving 4.57/5 (1)

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Art of Problem Solving is a secular curriculum covering pre-algebra to calculus.  It is discovery-based and focuses on training the student to solve difficult problems.  Online classes are also available.  Read more about it here.

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

Comment: Wow, I'm in love with this curriculum! I didn't like math in school, but this curriculum helps you see math differently. These math problems really make you think and puzzle out the answers. You need to understand the concepts in order to figure things out. No plug and chug here. I plan to continue with the series through high school. My son didn't like it at first, but it grew on him and by the end of the first book he not only liked the curriculum, but he liked math too.

Pros: Thorough coverage of concepts
Teaches you to really understand
Hard problems
Teaches in a whole to part way

Cons: Some hard problems require lots of time.
May not be suitable for some kids.

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lof

Life of Fred 4.11/5 (5)

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Life of Fred Math is a unique math curriculum that is a story of a boy named Fred who encounters math problems in his everyday life.   Life of Fred math is available for elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

Life of Fred Language Arts books are designed for 8th grade and up.  They teach grammar in Fred’s engaging style.

Read more about Life of Fred and see samples at ChristianBook.com.

Justine

Comment: Great for out of the box thinking. Used for 4 years for 1st-7th grades. It is fun and educational, but answers are very available to the child.

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Andrea Shepherd

Comment: Awesome Program!!!! My daughter (11 yr old) struggled with repetitive math practice. She could "do the math" but didn't have a real world grip on how it applied. Life of Fred has helped her tremendously with real world ways to use math. We love this program and will continue to use it.

We started with Fractions (still using) and will move into the other books as DD completes. (so length of use so far, 5 months)

Not too time consuming
Fun to read and put into immediate use what has been covered that day
Makes math easier to digest and understand

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Beth Ann Bruno

Comment: I have tried several other recommended math sources, but always kept coming back to this. My son failed 9th grade algebra with a more expensive brand, so we came back to Fred and he passed with colors. We will always use this series.

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Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

Comment: I attempted to use Life of Fred Fractions as a supplement with two of my kids. Neither of them finished the book. They enjoyed the storyline, but did not enjoy the bridges at all. I didn't find that it helped their understanding of the topic and in one case it seemed to confuse my son's conceptual understanding of division of fractions. I switched to another supplement.

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Sheri Payne

Comment: This could be a great supplement for concepts a child struggles with but I can't see how this could be a full curriculum.

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