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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.