Reviewing Math-It – Throughout my years of homeschooling, I’ve doubted, second guessed, wondered if I was doing it the right way, wondered if I was capable, etc. I think all homeschooling parents have these thoughts. Especially if we were public schooled ourselves which I was. We’re brought up with the public school way of doing things. It’s hard to get it out of our heads.
I’m fortunate to not only belong to a wonderful homeschool group but to have a great friend who is a veteran homeschooler. My friend was the speaker at our last homeschool group meeting. She gave such an encouraging talk that really put some perspective on some things for me. One of those being the foundation of what we teach our kids through the grade school years.
I have been using the Abeka curriculum and while I like it, I’ve always felt that it’s really advanced. Yet, I’ve always pushed my kids through it. Now I’m stepping back and going to go back to the basics. The 3 Rs – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.
For this post we’re going to talk about Arithmetic. Building a really strong arithmetic foundation is so important. I don’t feel that we need to be pushing so hard for them to do all of these “fancy” things in grade school. They don’t need to know pre-algebra, or multi-number division necessarily. What they need is a good foundation of the basics.
I just found Math-It and started it with my kids. Not only do I love it, they love it! We’ve been using it as our math curriculum. Just playing Math-It as our Arithmetic lesson each day. They’re quickly grasping their math skills like never before. It’s wonderful! Right now we’re on Addit. Then we’ll move to Dubblit and Timzit. Once they have that foundation, they will be able to handle the algebra and more difficult division easily.
Take a look at this video we made of Abbie running through Addit.
Math-It is available online. Just do a google search to find it. You might also be able to find it on Ebay or if Amazon has it in stock. It’s worth the price and can be re-used for all your kids since it doesn’t have any consumables.