Secular Homeschool Math Curriculum

homeschool math curriculum directoryWhy do you call it secular homeschool math curriculum. Isn’t all math curricula secular in nature?

Yes, I believe that for the most part, all homeschool math curricula is secular in nature. I have labeled it secular, however, because all materials listed here in this directory  are not part of any Christian or religious homeschool curriculum.

Which homeschool math curriculum should I use with my child?

The homeschool math curriculum to choose really depends on your own preferences and most importantly, on the preferences and learning styles of your child. Important factors to consider are the following:

  • Does it embrace multiple learning styles: visual, auditory, hands-on, or a combination of them?
  • Is it engaging enough for young or older children depending on the age of your child. Games & fun activities are essential for kids.
  • Does it rely heavily or moderately on parental guidance or is it mainly child led? Usually the older the child, the more independently he can work on his lessons. Important if you homeschool multiple children.
  • Is the pace in which the material is delivered appropriate for your child’s level or aptitude? Going too fast or too slow can be frustrating for your child.
  • Is the method of presentation/instruction appealing to your child? Textbooks, workbooks, worksheets, DVDs, online?
  • Is it portable? Portability is important if you are a frequent traveler.

The Math curriculum we use at home is RightStart Math –we *love* it and do recommend it. But I know there are a lot of other excellent resources available for all sorts of preferences and learning styles. This visual graph or pearltree that follows lists all the secular homeschool math curricula I could find. I hope it will help you choose the right math curriculum for your own homeschool.

With all best wishes,
Patricia

 

Secular Homeschooling Mathematics Curricula in Patricia Espinoza (raisingaselfreliantchild)

 

 

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Elementary Secular Homeschool Math Curricula

Elementary Math

Name
Grade Level
Description
Right Starth MathematicsK-4We recommend VideoText Interactive for high school algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. This program uses the same philosophy as RightStart™ Mathematics; students are taught to think mathematically and, consequently, develop an excellent understanding of algebra and geometry.
JUMP MathGrades 1 to 4JUMP Math is brilliant! It Works! Kids and adults working with it LOVE it!
Excel Math K-6 Curriculum6th GradeExcel Math is mathematics curriculum for Kindergarten through Sixth grade students.
MathMadeEasy- Math Software1-12 GradeAddition Subtraction Multiplication and Division, Fractions Decimals Percents and Word Problems, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra (Pre-Calculus), Calculus Semester 1, Calculus Semester 2, Advanced Calculus, Probability and Statistics Part 1, Probability and Statistics Part 2
Time4Learning MathGrade 1-8Homeschool math on the computer should teach much more than the “how to” of simple arithmetic. A good math curriculum should have kids learn math concepts and skills with a proven math curriculum and a complete scope and sequence. Time4Learning teaches a comprehensive math curriculum so kids build a solid math foundation.
Spectrum MathPreschool to Grade 8Our proven Spectrum Math grade 2 workbook features 160 pages of drills and practice in math fundamentals. Recently updated to current national math and testing standards. This workbook for children ages 7 to 8 uses everyday math applications to teach basic skills. Math skills include: ~Place value to 100 ~Fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 ~Counting pennies, nickels, and dimes ~Comparing numbers ~2-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping Our best-selling Spectrum Math series features age-appropriate workbooks for Preschool to grade 8.
Math WhizzK-8Online math tutoring through Math-Whizz Tutoring Plus improves students’ Math. We guarantee that 5 to 13 year olds will improve using fun math games and exciting online resources. Subscribe to Math-Whizz to give your child the Math-Whizz advantage. Math-Whizz uses award-winning interactive Math animations and unique tutoring methods to deliver measurable results. Math-Whizz includes Math resources and cool Math games covering elementary Math, including Fractions and Multiplication. Developed by leading experts, Math-Whizz aligns with Common Core Standards and covers the NCTM Focal Points.
Mathematics EnhancementA Level MathsThis material is for students who have completed their GSCE Maths course and are about to start A-Level Maths. It is intended to help prepare students for the “step up” to A-Level Maths by ensuring they have a good grasp of the knowledge and skills they have already developed at Higher GCSE level.
Beast Academygrade 2-5Beast Academy is a new project from the math beasts at Art of Problem Solving. Beast Academy will provide a full, rigorous, and entertaining curriculum for aspiring math beasts in grades 2-5.
Singapore MathGrade 1,2,3,4,5,6Singapore Math® brand primary and secondary level books and Common Core Standards
XtraMathElementary GradeXtraMath is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Our goal is to develop effective, efficient, adaptive and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities and make them available for free.
MCP MathematicsPre K -12MCP Mathematics promotes mathematical success for all students, especially those who struggle with their core math program. This trusted, targeted program uses a traditional drill and practice format with a predictable, easy-to-use lesson format. MCP Math is flexible and adaptable to fit a variety of intervention settings including after school, summer school, and additional math instruction during the regular school day.
Mathletics.eu-Achieve MoreK – 12Covers all state and National curriculum, Real, tangible improvements in results.
Saxon MathGrade level mathSaxon Math is the only major math program on the market today that systematically distributes instruction, practice, and assessment throughout the academic year as opposed to concentrating, or massing, related concepts into a short period of time — usually within a unit or chapter. Saxon Math’s unique approach to math instruction ensures that students not only gain but also retain essential math skills.
Mathematics Calvert SchoolGrade 1 to 8Calvert Math, our award-winning home school enrichment course for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, teaches key math skills and how to apply them to everyday life situations. Our program places strong emphasis on the higher-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students explore concepts using daily lessons with colorful, clearly designed pages and easy-to-understand, step-by-step directions.
Reflex: Math Fact FluencyGrade 3 to 12Reflex is a revolutionary, game-based system that helps students of all ability levels to develop instant recall of their basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
Oak Meadow MathK-12Oak Meadow School is fully accredited and serves over 600 families in grades K–12. We offer a flexible program with strong academic standards, accredited transcripts and an innovative college preparatory education.
IXLPre-K to 8th GradeLove it! My students and my own children can’t wait to get on the computer, and I then have a hard time stopping them from using the site!
Moving with mathGrades 1-8To solve a problem is to find a way where no way is known offhand, to find a way out of difficulty, to find a way around an obstacle, to attain a desired end, that is not immediately attainable by appropriate means.
Math Facts NOW! The Program toElementary GradeNothing is more important in getting a child on the road to success in math than a thorough grounding in the basic math facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication tables, and division.
Elementary Math Made Easy K-5K-5Elementary math workbook series by DK Publishing
Miquon Math Materials | KeyGrade 1 to 3Give your students the keys to math-skill mastery! These self-paced, self-guided workbooks—covering topics from fractions and decimals to algebra and geometry—motivate students and build their confidence with bite-size, easy-to-follow lessons. With Key to…® workbooks, you can customize curriculum for individual learners. And with The Key to Tracker, you can use online assessment to monitor progress as well!
Global Education ResourcesGrades 1 to 6The mission of Global Education Resources (GER) is to improve elementary and middle school mathematics instruction and learning by providing materials, workshops and consulting services to teachers, schools, and districts.
Math-U-SeeK – 12Our goal is to help produce confident problem solvers who enjoy the study of math. The reason we study math is so we can apply what we learn in everyday situations. The students learn their math facts, rules, and formulas, and are able to use this knowledge in real life applications. The study of math is much more than committing a list of facts to memory. It includes memorization, but it also encompasses learning the concepts that are critical to problem solving.
ALEKSK-12Obtain individually targeted instruction correlated to the Common Core and all 50 states’ standards. Implemented as a core or supplement, ALEKS creates dramatic learning outcomes.
Life of Fred MathematicsGrade 4,5,6,7,8Don’t be misled by the basic titles. Fred covers much more in each text than what the title indicates. Stan, who puts Fred’s words to paper, has put a list of concepts taught in each book (a scope and sequence if you like that terminology) along with the sample lessons for each book from the series appearing on this website.
The Quarter Mile MathK-9 GradeThe Quarter Mile Math programs boost children’s mental math skills and confidence by motivating them to do an incredible number of math problems quickly. The fun, award-winning format is effective because it detects even the smallest improvements and constantly gives positive reinforcement.
A Journey throughGrade 1 to 6This is the math resource you have been looking for! For years we had families ask us what we used for math and it is out of those notes and gathered resources that we put together this very specific math curriculum. We lay out all the math main lessons plus practice sheets for grades one through six.
Shiller Mathpre-K and pre-AlgebraShillerMath is the complete Montessori-based math curriculum solution for ages 4-12.
Math on the LevelK-8xWelcome to Math on the Level, a complete K-8 homeschool math curriculum for the whole family. This well-tested curriculum is a home-school approach to math that covers all concepts from pre-K through pre-algebra. Its real-life teaching methods and review-over-time approach will give your children a strong foundation in math. With Math on the Level, normal daily-life activities become math lessons which help make math real.
Math MammothGrades 1 to 12Math Mammoth offers affordable, yet quality math worktexts and workbooks for grades 1-12, loved by parents, homeschoolers, and teachers.
SokikomGrades 2 to 5Sokikom’s (so-kee-kom’s) effectiveness is embedded into its games at every stage of their development. Initially funded through grants by the U.S. Department of Education, Sokikom has designed the games using the principles of guided, discovery-based, social, and situated learning. Our games contain learning objectives aligned with the latest National Council of Teachers of Mathematics curriculum focal points and the Common Core State Standards.
Teaching TextbooksGrades 3 to 12Homeschooling through high school just got a whole lot easier! That’s because we’ve finally created a product that not only teaches high school math but does the grading as well.

 

 

Middle School Secular Homeschool Math Curricula

Middle School Math

Name
Grade Level
Description
Oak Meadow: HomeschoolingK-12Oak Meadow School is fully accredited and serves over 600 families in grades K–12. We offer a flexible program with strong academic standards, accredited transcripts and an innovative college preparatory education.
Catchup Math HomeGrades 6-7Catchup Math identifies and fills in learning gaps, online, for students in middle school through college. Catchup Math is easy to use, highly effective, and affordable.
Moving with mathGrades 1-8To solve a problem is to find a way where no way is known offhand, to find a way out of difficulty, to find a way around an obstacle, to attain a desired end, that is not immediately attainable by appropriate means.
The Quarter Mile Math – MathK-9 GradeThe Quarter Mile Math programs boost children’s mental math skills and confidence by motivating them to do an incredible number of math problems quickly. The fun, award-winning format is effective because it detects even the smallest improvements and constantly gives positive reinforcement.
Math-U-See- Complete k-12K-6 GradeMany people confuse memorization with understanding. Once while Steve Demme was teaching seven junior high students, he asked how many pieces they would each receive if there were fourteen pieces. The students’ response was, “What do we do: add, subtract, multiply, or divide?” Knowing how to divide is important, understanding when to divide is equally important.
Homeschooling CurriculumGrade 6,7,8Professionally produced videos & illustrations, Award-winning teachers, Complete package with lessons, exercises, tests, exams, & gradebook
Mathletics.eu-Achieve MoreK – 12Covers all state and National curriculum, Real, tangible improvements in results.
SingaporeMath.com IncGrade 1,2,3,4,5,6Singapore Math® brand primary and secondary level books and Common Core Standards
Life of Fred MathematicsGrade 4,5,6,7,8Don’t be misled by the basic titles. Fred covers much more in each text than what the title indicates. Stan, who puts Fred’s words to paper, has put a list of concepts taught in each book (a scope and sequence if you like that terminology) along with the sample lessons for each book from the series appearing on this website.
Centre for Innovation InA Level MathsThis material is for students who have completed their GSCE Maths course and are about to start A-Level Maths. It is intended to help prepare students for the “step up” to A-Level Maths by ensuring they have a good grasp of the knowledge and skills they have already developed at Higher GCSE level.
Art of Problem solvinggrades 2-5AoPS’s newest project is Beast Academy. With our new Beast Academy guidebooks, workbooks, and website, we are extending AoPS’s expertise in math and problem solving education to elementary-school students. Beast Academy will provide a full, rigorous, and entertaining curriculum for aspiring “math beasts” in grades 2-5. The companion website beastacademy.com will ultimately provide a customized learning experience for every child, adjusting to student performance to deliver appropriate problems and lessons, and will provide tools for parents and teachers to check their child’s progress.
CAT AcademyLevel 1-6CAT Academy is an online virtual institution offering K – 12 learning. Our faculty is dedicated to helping students succeed and excel in today’s changing educational environment. We adapt our curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body, taking into account the many ways in which students learn.
Cap JaxMath FaxHigher GradeFor students to have any semblance of enthusiasm for math, they must be minimally successful. Otherwise, they become discouraged and math becomes a necessary evil. The number of students who drop math at the first opportunity evidences this.
KO’s JOURNEYMiddle SchoolKo’s Journey began in an amazing region of the Andes called the Cordillera Hauyuash. The original math game design was written by a public school math teacher amidst 20,000 feet peaks. Ko, as it was then called, ultimately became a semester-long classroom math game played with stone totems on hand-painted deer hides.
Starter Kit GeometricHigh Level GradeThis unique hands-on program de-emphasizes counting, uses visualization of quantities, and provides strategies (visual pictures) for learning the facts. Understanding and problem solving are emphasized throughout the curriculum.
Make Math MoreGrade 4,5,6,7,8,9To help students see the beauty of math – that it can be used to help explain the world around them.
Key to – Key CurriculumGrade 1 to 3Give your students the keys to math-skill mastery! These self-paced, self-guided workbooks—covering topics from fractions and decimals to algebra and geometry—motivate students and build their confidence with bite-size, easy-to-follow lessons. With Key to…® workbooks, you can customize curriculum for individual learners. And with The Key to Tracker, you can use online assessment to monitor progress as well!
Saxon Home SchoolK–12Saxon is the nation’s most comprehensive and most thoroughly researched homeschool math program, with more than 30 years of proven success. Saxon mathematics for grades K–12 is based on the teaching principles of incremental development, continual practice and review, and cumulative assessment.
Connected MathematicsGrade 6-8All students should be able to reason and communicate proficiently in mathematics. They should have knowledge of and skill in the use of the vocabulary, forms of representation, materials, tools, techniques, and intellectual methods of the discipline of mathematics, including the ability to define and solve problems with reason,insight, inventiveness and proficiency.
MathMadeEasy- Math Software1-12 GradeAddition Subtraction Multiplication and Division, Fractions Decimals Percents and Word Problems, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra (Pre-Calculus), Calculus Semester 1, Calculus Semester 2, Advanced Calculus, Probability and Statistics Part 1, Probability and Statistics Part 2
Power BasicK – 12MathRealm believes that successful learning requires a combination of great teaching and motivated students. We also believe that the secret to motivating students to become active learners is through quality materials. That’s why MathRealm offers the best math software, books, workbooks, activity guides, manipulatives, and teaching resources for grades K – 12.
JUMP MathGrades 1 to 4JUMP Math is brilliant! It Works! Kids and adults working with it LOVE it!
ALEKS-AssessmentK-12Obtain individually targeted instruction correlated to the Common Core and all 50 states’ standards. Implemented as a core or supplement, ALEKS creates dramatic learning outcomes.
Math Mammoth-affordableGrades 1-12Math Mammoth offers affordable, yet quality math worktexts and workbooks for grades 1-12, loved by parents, homeschoolers, and teachers.
IXLPre-K to 8th GradeLove it! My students and my own children can’t wait to get on the computer, and I then have a hard time stopping them from using the site!
Chalk Dust Math VideolearningGrade 3,4,5Courses like these are critical for many families who are deciding whether or not they can handle homeschooling through high school. These courses really do allow students to work independently…

 

High School Secular Homeschool Math Curricula

High School Math

Name
Grade Level
Description
College Prep Math and Science10th and 6th gradeComplete college prep math curriculum for the high school math subjects of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, and Calculus.
Oak Meadow: Home SchoolingK – 12The Oak Meadow school enrolls over 700 students in grades K – 12. Our school has been accredited by major accrediting bodies since 1995, and has been an approved Independent School in Vermont since 2000. Our records, transcripts and diplomas are routinely recognized and accepted by schools, colleges, and school districts. To learn more about enrollment in our school.
Video Text-Right StartK-4We recommend VideoText Interactive for high school algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. This program uses the same philosophy as RightStart™ Mathematics; students are taught to think mathematically and, consequently, develop an excellent understanding of algebra and geometry.
Math Tutor DVD-Online Algebra3rd grade Mathcurrently working on DVDs in Basic Math word problems, advanced calculus 2, calculus 3, advanced algebra (college algebra), and geometry.
Math Made Easy – Math Software1-12 GradeAddition Subtraction Multiplication and Division, Fractions Decimals Percents and Word Problems, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra (Pre-Calculus), Calculus Semester 1, Calculus Semester 2, Advanced Calculus, Probability and Statistics Part 1, Probability and Statistics Part 2
Frequently Askedgrade 11 mathAlgebra, trigonometry, basic math, exponents, linear equations, fractions, college prep & much more!
Chalk Dust Company MathGrade Level 3, 4, 5A Full Set is a complete program with textbook, solutions guide, all DVDs, and unlimited student technical support for the original family
Chatchup Math HomeGrades 6-7Catchup Math is the perfect intervention for at-risk students and for review and test preparation for all students. Our programs cover Grades 6-7 Math, Algebra Readiness, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and Graduation Exam Prep.
Singapore Math.com IncGrade 1,2,3,4,5,6Singapore Math® brand primary and secondary level books and Common Core Standards
Power Basic ProgramsK – 12MathRealm believes that successful learning requires a combination of great teaching and motivated students. We also believe that the secret to motivating students to become active learners is through quality materials. That’s why MathRealm offers the best math software, books, workbooks, activity guides, manipulatives, and teaching resources for grades K – 12.
Math Mammoth – affordablegrades 1-12Math Mammoth offers affordable, yet quality math worktexts and workbooks for grades 1-12, loved by parents, homeschoolers, and teachers.
Think Well MathGrade 6,7,8Complete package with lessons, exercises, tests, exams, & gradebook
Math-U-See-Complete K-12K – 12Our goal is to help produce confident problem solvers who enjoy the study of math. The reason we study math is so we can apply what we learn in everyday situations. The students learn their math facts, rules, and formulas, and are able to use this knowledge in real life applications. The study of math is much more than committing a list of facts to memory. It includes memorization, but it also encompasses learning the concepts that are critical to problem solving.
Mathletics.eu-Achieve MoreK – 12Covers all state and National curriculum, Real, tangible improvements in results.
Khan Academy5th gradersThe Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
Hands-On Equationsgrades 3 – 9Algebra is the language of mathematics. Seeing and touching the concepts of algebra leads to more in-depth understanding.
Mathematics | JHU CTYK -1 to K-12Gifted middle school students should be able to learn as fast as their abilities allow. CTYOnline’s individually paced mathematics program, led by CTY instructors and tailored especially for gifted students, helps them do just that. Students may start at any time during the year and progress at their own pace within their enrollment period.
ALEKS-AssessmentK-12Obtain individually targeted instruction correlated to the Common Core and all 50 states’ standards. Implemented as a core or supplement, ALEKS creates dramatic learning outcomes.
EPGY Mathematics Departmentgrades 7-12EPGY offers a wide range of online courses from the Kindergarten through the University level. Courses can be taken on a course-by-course basis on a year-round calendar. Additionally, courses can be taken through full-time, part-time, or single course enrollment in the Online High School (OHS), a fully accredited, diploma granting, independent school for grades 7-12. While course attributes differ by subject matter, course level, and whether they are offered on an individual basis or through the OHS, the following information is generally applicable.
Saxon Home SchoolK–12Saxon is the nation’s most comprehensive and most thoroughly researched homeschool math program, with more than 30 years of proven success. Saxon mathematics for grades K–12 is based on the teaching principles of incremental development, continual practice and review, and cumulative assessment.
Learn Math – Pre-Algebra7th gradeDeliver clear and understandable math instruction so that every student, regardless of skill level, has an opportunity to succeed in mathematics and ultimately achieve success in their lives.
Your TeacherMiddle school, High school and College MathYourTeacher is a leading digital publisher specializing in middle school, high school and college level math.
Systematic Mathematics8th gradeIt is the same way with math. The math troubles that students have in 8th grade and higher are usually due to a poor foundation earlier. We can either repair the foundation, or keep patching the cracks forever.
Math Without Borders: HomeK-12Math Without Borders is an ongoing project to supplement some of the best high school math textbooks with Home Study Companions, to make them useful for homeschoolers and adults for self-teaching.
Homeshool By Kinetic BooksK-12Teachers depend on Perfection Learning for outstanding personal service, timely delivery, and high-quality products with a satisfaction guarantee. We will always be small enough to listen and big enough to care.
Life of Fred MathematicsGrade 4,5,6,7,8Don’t be misled by the basic titles. Fred covers much more in each text than what the title indicates. Stan, who puts Fred’s words to paper, has put a list of concepts taught in each book (a scope and sequence if you like that terminology) along with the sample lessons for each book from the series appearing on this website.
Homeschool Math CurriculumHigh SchoolCarnegie Learning curricula are based on more than two decades of cognitive science research at Carnegie Mellon University on how students think, learn, and apply new knowledge in mathematics.
Video TextGendral MathVideoText Interactive is an innovative company that is blazing new trails in math education. Our programs, “Algebra: A Complete Course,” and “Geometry: A Complete Course” use new, interactive, video-based strategies to teach Algebra and Geometry from start to finish. Students love the brief lessons, and the clear explanations of the concepts.
HippocampusHigh School – CollegeFree classes in Math and Sciences for Middle School, High School, AP and College by the Monterey Institue for Technology and Education
Varsity Tutors Practice TestsHigh School – CollegeVarsity Learning Tools – it is the world’s largest free practice test and assessment site. In total, we have over 35,000 professionally written problems and thousands of distinct practice tests across 120 subjects. Each question is tagged down to the core academic concept being tested.

 

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