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Lately, at my job as a Resource Librarian, I am hearing a lot of talk about Teaching Textbooks. Moms are saying that they love this curriculum! But more than that, they are saying that their kids love it! It seems it is getting more and more popular as an alternative to Saxon. Teaching Textbooks is a bit on the expensive side, but you are getting a lot of bang for your bucks.

Founded by two Harvard educated brothers, Greg and Shawn Sabouri, this program is designed to make learning math in a homeschool setting the best possible experience. Since it was designed specifically for homeschoolers, the text is self-explanatory for independent learners, and the hundreds of hours of CD-ROM teaching allow students to work through problems with a tutor in the comfort of their own homes! Plain language, friendly fonts, constant review and flexibility make this one of the most popular math programs available.

Don't miss the reviews of Teaching Textbooks by homeschool moms who have have used it! They're located toward the bottom of this page.

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teaching textbooks math 5

b>All the fantastic features that have made other Teaching Textbooks so popular are included in the new Math 5. Designed for independent students, the learner will discover a wealth of instruction written directly to them, clear examples, fun hand-drawn illustrations, highlighted important concepts, and of course, step-by-step solutions to every problem. Plus, a 5-10 minute interactive lecture is included for every Teaching Textbooks lesson, and includes a print summary that reinforces the key concepts to remember. Automated grading, non-required additional practice problems, lectures and step-by-step audiovisual solutions to every homework and quiz problem make for a thorough and easy to use curriculum for both parent and student. Consistent review and real-world illustrations help reinforce both concepts taught, as well as the relevance of what they're learning.

Fifth grade topics covered include operations with whole numbers, adding and subtracting with multiple digits, multiplication, rounding and estimation, fractions, decimals, money & measurement, division, percents, number lines and more.

This kit includes:

  • Student textbook: 558 pages, softcover, spiral bound.
  • Answer booklet: 34 pages, softcover.
  • Four CD-ROMs with lectures, problems, quizzes and solutions arranged by lesson.



teaching textbooks math 6

Math 6 retains the features that homeschoolers have come to love. A textbook written directly to the student, answer booklet and CD-ROM collection with step-by-step audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of homework and test problems are included to start your students on the right track to upper-level math. Topics covered include fractions, decimals, percents, simple geometry (e.g. area and perimeter), units of measure, probability, bar and circle graphs, and equation-solving. Teaching Textbooks Math 6 also features a digital gradebook that grades answers as soon as they are entered, providing immediate feedback while the problems are still fresh in the student's minds.

This kit includes:

  • a 546-page consumable textbook/workbook
  • answer booklet
  • 4 CDs
  • 116 lessons and 19 quizzes


teaching textbooks math 7

Math 7 continues this successful program, covering basic arithmetic problems as well as some geometry. Chapters include adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and using whole numbers in the real world; fractions; decimals; percents; geometric measurements; graphing and more.

This kit includes:


  • A 588 page textbook
  • A 44 page answer booklet
  • 4 CD-ROMs


teaching textbooks pre-algebra

Teaching Textbook Pre-Algebra - Tired of math curriculums with little instruction, since they presuppose a teacher? This applauded pre-algebra curriculum was written specifically for the independant learner; it doesn't require a teacher guiding you every step of the way, so it's very clear about instructions, employing an easy, conversational style of writing. Illustrations, examples, and graphs have a hand drawn look to them, and problems often use engaging real life illustrations. Teaching Textbook uses the review method, helping students through difficult or new concepts, and increasing long-term retention. Another unusual and extremely helpful feature are the audiovisual lecture, practice, and solution CDs for every chapter, homework and test problem. With such a support network, you'll never be stumped again!

This kit includes:

  • A 600 page spiral bound softcover textbook
  • 111 page test bank and answer key
  • 1 test solution CD
  • 3 lecture and practice CDs
  • 4 textbook solution CDs


teaching textbooks algebra 1

Looking for a math curriculum with enough instruction for the independent, homeschooling student? Search no more! Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 curriculum was written specifically for homeschooled students; a teacher isn't required at every step of the way! Extraordinarily clear illustrations, examples and graphs have a non-threatening, hand-drawn look, and engaging real life questions make learning algebra practical and applicable! Not only is their textbook clear, but Teaching Textbooks' audiovisual support includes lecture, practice and solution CDs for every chapter, homework and test problem! With such a supporting, review-centered method, you'll never be stumped again!

This kit includes:


  • 654 page, spiral bound, softcover student text
  • 111 page softcover Answer key & test bank with answers listed in order of chapter. 1 Test Solution CD
  • 4 Solution CDs
  • 3 Lecture and Practice CDs


teaching textbooks geometry

Geometry Lessons that require a teacher, horrifically dull examples, and forbidding language are all hurdles that homeschoolers must survive when looking at math curriculum...or must we? Teaching Textbooks' applauded geometry curriculum was written specifically for homeschoolers; it doesn't presuppose a teacher is constantly at the student's side, so it's very clear about instructions and employs an easy conversational style of writing. Teaching Textbooks' illustrations are great, examples and graphs have a hand drawn look to them, and problems often use engaging real life examples. Not only is the textbook well done, but there are audiovisual lecture, practice, and solution CDs for every chapter, homework and test problem. Definitions, theories and more have their own reference portion in the back of the text.

This kit includes:


  • A 768 page spiral bound softcover textbook
  • 164 page test book with answer key
  • 1 test solution CD
  • 6 homework solution CDs with step by step explanations for every problem
  • 4 lecture and practice CDs to accompany the textbook


teaching textbooks algebra 2

Alg 2 - Designed specifically for homeschoolers, this packet includes a spiral bound 753 page teaching textbook, Answer Key & Test Bank Workbook, set of 4 Lecture and Practice CD's, set of 6 Solutions CD's, and a test solutions CD.


teaching textbook pre-calculus

Teaching Textbooks' Pre-Calculus is new for 2008! Each chapter features a conversational lesson and features multiple illustrations before moving on to practice exercises and a problem set-both of which include questions based on problems found in the CLEP and SAT II math tests. Function basics are covered before moving on to polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic, radical, power and trigonometric functions; vectors, polar coordinates, systems, matrices, determinants, analytic geometry, sequences, probability, statistics and calculus are also covered.

PLEASE NOTE: Only the printed text and answer key are available at this time; the complete solutions CD-ROMs will not be ready until the end of Fall 2008; the lecture CD-ROMs (and thus the complete CD-ROM Set) will not be completed until the end of 2009. However, the explanation in the text itself is extremely thorough, and any student who has a question about a problem may call Teaching Textbooks' toll-free helpline at 1-866-867-6284.


HONEST REVIEWS OF TEACHING TEXTBOOKS FROM OTHER HOMESCHOOL MOMS:

Math 5: Reviewed by Shawna (Lumberton, Tx.)
September 27, 2008 My son is so excited about this math program. He tries to do more than one a day! He loves watching the little character that comes up on the screen. I am so thankful we found out about Teaching Textbooks-definitely a blessing at our house! I would recommend this to anyone who homeschools hands-down!!!

Math 5: Reviewed by Kelly Boyer (Germany)
September 28, 2008 I bought this for my daughter who has always struggled in Math. My daughter often gets distracted when she gets overwhelmed or just doesn't know what to do. This program not only gives hints but helps to keep her on track without me standing right next to her saying, "okay, do this one, now this one, now this one". She is actually asking to do Math for the first time in her schooling. If you are looking for an advanced Math program, then this isn't for you. If you are looking for a new way to present the information because everything you have tried hasn't work, then you might want to consider this program.

Math 6: Reviewed by Lynda (Tampa)
September 12, 2008 We started with Math 6 this year. My son loves this program. Math has always been his least favorite subject. This program is what we've been looking for. "It's fun!" This is his reply when I ask him why he likes it. I'm also excited it is available through pre-calculus. Fabulous curriculum.

Math 6: Reviewed by Sharma Fagan (Salem, OR)
September 12, 2008 I hmschl my 6 kids & I'm not very gd at math.I have mainly done Alpha Omega Lifepac's(which is pretty gd 4 everything)but have had some trouble w/ math whn the kids get to 6th gr., there just isn't any more excitement and it is hard wk 2 get through the math. w/my daughter last yr(8th)we did Saxon 4 math & we were disappointed greatly! I wasn't sure what 2 try for math this yr, we even contemplated full dvd Abeka hmschool but that's $$$.so I ordered Teaching Txbk math 4 my 9th,& 6th gr.this yr...they are SO EXCITED ABOUT MATH NOW!(this has never been b4). 4 the 6th gr.the child chooses a character 2 "motivate" them on the screen,& chooses a voice 4 the character(my son likes the karate guy)if he gets stuck he can click him 4 a hint...2 cool! I am a busy mom so having curric. that totally directs my kid keeps their attentn & helps them learn-it is just the best!it is well worth the $. their time doing math has decreased,they learn the lesson in shorter time,4 the 6th gr. the scores are all saved,i don't have 2 correct anything,it is auto. The trouble i had w/ Saxn was they didn't give all the answers,& didn't clearly xplain everything...i was lost i would have to call in my oldest daughter(11th gr.she is doing Abeka dvd hmschl & is a math wiz)but it was a long learning process for all of us...daily... Alph O Lifepc was a little better for us than Sax, but it was hard for my then 7th gr....so we have been searching 4 a better way... The 9th gr. Teaching Txbk, gives more control 2 the child they have to correct their work, the daily work isn't auto scored, i am not yet sure about the tests...but every lesson is VERY WELL explained in the cd-roms, she was scared of algebra...she had been doing beg. algebra but was totally lost before, now there is an understanding of how algebra works etc. We are very pleased - the only thing i would change is give the older kids an option 2 have a character 2 motivate & give helps..(the 9th gr. doesn't have that feature)

Math 7: Reviewed by Laurie Lyons (Taylorsville, KY)
October 14, 2008 I have peace of my knowing my child is learning what he needs to know in the area of math. He gets it.

Math 7: Reviewed by Pamela (Chicago, IL)
August 29, 2008 The convenience of this product undeniable. However, in too many instances I found that concepts are not fully explained. For example, why is it that when we're dividing, we can take our remainder and make a fraction out of it by putting it over the divisor? This process is taught, but not explained. After previewing the pre-algebra program online (which doesn't have the convenience of automatic grading and feedback), I think this problem is not unique to Math 7, so I'm discontinuing my use of this program.

Algebra 1: Reviewed by Kim (Sandia Park, NM)
September 12, 2008 My son and I absolutely love this curriculum! He is able to get through Algebra 1 and move to his next subject with few questions. This is very clear and concise and my help isn't required for more than grading and reviewing.

Algebra 1: Reviewed by Dwight (Inola, OK)
September 05, 2008 Our daughter loves this curriculum. We started last year with Pre-Algebra. This is now her favorite subject. Would highly recommend.

Algebra 1 & Math 5: Reviewed by Tonya (North Carolina)
September 04, 2008 I LOVE this program! We are doing Algebra 1 and 5th grade math. Our children enjoy math now. As others have said "wish we would have found this sooner"

Geometry: Reviewed by Shirley (Montague, CA)
November 07, 2008 Love the one-on-one tutoring! My son has been so frustrated when he was stumped with a problem I couldn't help him with. Now I just say, "go to the lesson on the CD". When he does, he always gets his problem solved. Praise God for such a wonderful program!

Geometry: Reviewed by Gail (Lynchburg, VA)
June 07, 2008 There is no better way to learn Geometry (or any of the high school maths) than the way the Sabouri brothers have endeavored to teach it! They have completely eliminated any guess work and their presentation is thorough yet never overwhelming. There will be NO tears with this curriculum - and much success! Highly recommend!!

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