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# Math product reviews

I hope you enjoy reading these reviews and that these products can help you in your math teaching or studying!

**Elementary**

**IXL Online Math Practice**—with hundreds of skills per grade level and detailed reporting. $9.95 a month

**Science resources**—short reviews of the various science resources and curricula I have used with my own children.

**Giggle Facts**—a system of board and other games designed to teach addition and subtraction facts. ~$50.

**Hands-On Equations®**—a fun program where students learn to solve linear equations using a balance scale, pawns, and number cubes. ~$35

**King Joe math stories**—delightful storybooks that incorporate math vocabulary and the associated concepts into stories. ~$50

**Multiplication Mountain CD**— filled with songs to help children learn the multiplication tables. ~$13

**Times Tales**—a mnemonic program to learn the upper multiplication tables facts the easy way ~$30

**Tux Math**—a free software for practicing math facts. FREE

**Middle school**

**IXL Online Math Practice**—with hundreds of skills per grade level and detailed reporting. $9.95 a month

**Algebra Unplugged**—a fun book for learning algebra ~$10

**Calculus Without Tears**—self-teaching worktext to study calculus without need of much algebra. Can do it even before high school. $15 per volume

**Dr. Math® algebra books**—inexpensive, refreshing, down-to-earth discussions of algebra/pre-algebra topics. $7-$10

**Dr. Math® geometry books**—easy-to-read, excellent explanations of middle and high school geometry questions. $12

**Flatland: The Movie**—a short movie based on an old novel Flatland, which subtly teaches about the differences of two- and three-dimensional geometry amidst a story. ~$25

**Hands-On Equations®**—a fun program where students learn to solve linear equations using a balance scale, pawns, and number cubes. ~$35

**MathTV.com** —a collection of video clips where a good teacher solves prealgebra, algebra, trigonometry problems and word problems. ~$30

**RightStart Geometry**—learn geometry—by drawing. A totally hands-on course. ~$80

**Science resources**—short reviews of the various science resources and curricula I have used with my own children.

**The Adventures of Penrose The Mathematical Cat**—a fun math book with short lessons/topics that explore the fascinating, beautiful and interesting aspects of math. ~$8

**High school**

**IXL Online Math Practice**—with hundreds of skills per grade level and detailed reporting. $9.95 a month

**Algebra Unplugged**— an entertaining book that explains algebra in a relaxed manner. $15

**Calculus Without Tears**—self-teaching worktext to study calculus without need of much algebra. Can do it even before high school. $15 per volume

**Dr. Math® algebra books**—inexpensive, refreshing, down-to-earth discussions of algebra topics. ~$10 ($6-$7 used)

**Dr. Math® geometry books**—easy-to-read, excellent explanations of middle and high school geometry questions. $7-$10

**Graphic Calculus software**—plot lines and all sorts of functions, and learn algebra/calculus/statistics. $15

**Foerster's Algebra 1 with the Home Study Companion by David Chandler**—an algebra 1 textbook plus accompanying video lessons. $65—$99

**Geometry: A Guided Inquiry with a Home Study Companion and Geogebra**—a problem-based high school geometry course with interactive software and demonstrations. ~$120

**Harod Jacobs Geometry**—one of the most popular high school geometry texts. $90

**Kinetic Books Algebra 1**—a full, comprehensive algebra 1 curriculum as a digital (computer-based) text. ~$70

**MathTV.com** —a collection of video clips where a good teacher solves prealgebra, algebra, trigonometry problems and word problems. ~$30

**Propositional Logic** by IMACS—for gifted / precocious secondary school students with mathematical aptitude.