Shiller Math 4.77/5 (11)


Shiller Math is a Montessori-style math program available for PK-Pre-algebra.  Scripted lessons help the parent know how to teach the concepts.  Find Shiller Math on Amazon or find out more about it at

Sharlena Barrow

Comment: As a busy mom and former teacher, I appreciate the quality of this curriculum and the fact that there is no lesson prep. Thank you, ShillerLearning Math! An essential factor for me when selecting a curriculum was making sure that it met the needs of both of my boys, the older identified as gifted, and the younger who is on the autism spectrum with significant learning differences. Also, having an understanding of the importance of higher-order thinking embedded in the curriculum was another critical factor in my decision-making to ensure that my 21st-century kids are globally competitive.


Amanda Crawford

Comment: I found this curriculum at a homeschool convention 5 years ago. My kids were walking through the exhibit hall with me and immediately fell in love with all of the manipulatives. After using Math Kit I, math quickly became my kids favorite subject and is the first subject they want to do each day. I love the open and go lesson plans that make this curriculum parent friendly and easy to use without any pre-planning.



Comment: As unschoolers enjoying the journey, we wanted to be ready with math resources when our first grader decides to learn math. sometimes it is hard not doing anything and having faith in your child. I chose ShillerMath Kit I because it is an open and go kit. Everything we need is in one box. I love the colorful workbooks, the scripts, and especially, the diagnostic tests that allow you to compute exactly what lessons to take next. The manipulatives are well designed to make math concepts clear, and the whole program is influenced by Dr. Maria Montessori's work over a hundred years ago. As we have several children, one of the wonderful features SHillerMath offers is that you have five years of downloadable consumables you can print out for as many children as you need! This makes it really affordable! With two kids, that is $35 each a year! The audio CDs are a hit, we keep them in the car and we all know all the words now! Our children circle back to the math shelf again and again since we bought this!


Antoinette LaGrossa

Comment: Love ShillerLearning Math! This has been one of the few constants in our homeschooling for the past 16 years with 5 kids. We tried a few math programs before it without success. In all these years homeschooling and looking at freinds resources and things available at homeschool conventions, I have not found anything as concrete or multisensory as ShillerLearning Math. The way the base ten blocks (you will need more than are used with other programs) is so effective and so different than what everyone else is doing with them. The base ten (decimal material) paired with the number cards worked amazing magic here.


Mom Gregory

Comment: We love ShillerMath! Well worth the price. So easy to use. You can use it will ALL of your kids without having to buy more books. Kids REALLY "get" math with this...and it actually makes math fun. What a breath of fresh air from all of the other programs we tried and bombed.


Robbie Gleason

Comment: When my math-loving child started hating math, I knew I needed to find another solution. He was also struggling to learn the math facts that were required for the program we were using. A friend let me look at her Shiller Math and I was instantly hooked! My son is such a strong visual and kinesthetic learner, I just knew the multi-sensory approach of Shiller would be a much better fit. I wasn't wrong! This is our 3rd year to use it! We love it! My son calls it 'fun math' and loves math again! And his grasp of math concepts is beyond most kids his age! The cost factor, when broken down by years of use per kit, is the best value I've found!



Comment: Shiller Math has been a Godsend. All of the other math I tried produced tears for both me and my son. With Shiller, math is his favorite subject. I cannot say enough about the ease of teaching it. Being able to use it for both kids makes it so affordable, the many manipulatives make it fun and easy, and the diagnostic tests, which tell me exactly which lessons my kids need to do to fill in the holes of their mathematics foundation, is such a time saving tool, I would definitely recommend Shiller Math to everyone. The Language arts program is just as awesome. Thanks Shiller for making my homeschool journey enjoyable!



Comment: I homeschooled my kids from elementary to Middle School. The one constant I used during the entire homeschool curriculum was shillermath. When people ask me for recommendations for homeschool products I always say Shiller for math and whatever else your kid finds enjoyable. I love all the Hands-On activities that come with the program, and my kids especially loved using all the manipulatives. I would thoroughly recommend this product to anyone who has a child that loves math.


Camille Mora

Comment: We use this and my kiddo really enjoys it. He has learned so much and is always engaged. The manipulatives are great and the lessons are short and engaging for his age (5). We do 15-20 minutes a day and it works great. Very easy to use.



Comment: I love how this emphasizes the UNDERSTANDING of math, rather than just the computation of math. It really breaks it down into tiny steps, and it is 100% open and go, I do zero prep. My daughter adores it and retains what she learns. This is one of our favorite curriculums we've found, in any subject!

The only slight negative is it is so simple and straightforward in implementation that if your child doesn't grasp something in the way it's presented you might have to get creative to come up with another way; there aren't tons of extra explanations/practice problems/etc that you can skip when they get it and take what you want, it gives you just what you'll need 99% of the time, but that extra 1% of the time you'll have to look.


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