If our homeschooling family gets asked anything most often it’s, “What do you use for math?” We use this free math curriculum instead of textbooks!
Our three oldest children use the free math program at Khan Academy. They move through the program at their own pace. Lessons begin at Kindergarten — we didn’t begin using it until around grade 2 simply because I don’t prefer our littles to be on the computer and would rather have them count beans than click online. Do what works best for your family.
There are two ways learn math at Khan Academy:
- Work through the World of Math.
World of Math figures out where you are and will begin with basic addition. You must complete a streak of 10 correct answers before moving on to one of the next concept choices. At any time, you may view one of the suggested videos in which Mr. Khan explains the math concept. You’ll work and work until you’ve finally completed high, college-level (and beyond!) math concepts.
Here’s a screenshot of my World of Math progress (I clearly have far to go!):
I can’t give you a direct link to World of Math, since you need to be logged in to see it. Go to this page, click Mission (top left screen) and you should go to the World of Math page that’s customized for you.
- 2. Work through a grade level.
High schoolers will work through topics, from Algebra to Geometry, Statistics to Calculus – if it’s a math subject, you’ll find lessons for it!
Prefer a more hands-on math approach?
note: this is an update on a post from 2011. all comments & links have been moved to this update.