Our family uses one of these curriculums for math this year.

Note: This post originally appeared on another blog of mine called Let There Be Math. I had to take a sabbatical from that project for awhile, but I am now incorporating it into A Simple Life. 

As I shop again this year for a math curriculum for my elementary aged, homeschooled children, I am put off by the cost of the average homeschool math curriculum. With only a few exceptions, most of the curriculum costs between $35 and $100 per child per grade level.

Now, I understand that good curriculum is worth it, but many homeschool families live off of one income and simply can not afford to spend that much – especially using consumable workbooks for multiple children.

One of the goals of “Let There Be Math” is to be affordable, but still of value and quality.

Until “Let There Be Math” is ready for publication, here are 5 Math Curriculum under $30 (links are to the first in the series):

  1. Life of Fred

  2. JUMP Math Program

  3. Spectrum Math

  4. Schoolaid Math (for grades 1 & 2 – an Amish math curriculum)

  5. Ray’s New Primary Arithmetic

One other way to get a math curriculum for less than $30 is to only get the workbooks for many of the popular curriculum like Rod and Staff, Saxon Math and A Beka, and not purchase a teacher’s guide, tests, etc… However, as the grade levels go up, unless you are a math wiz, it will take more and more time to verify the students work. A book with answers included can be a blessing. We choose to use A Beka this year w/o the teachers guide.

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5 comments on “Super Simple Homeschooling: 5 Math Curriculum Under $30”

  1. I’m going SUPER cheap this year. I found Arithmetic Grades Three and Four, printed in 1934, at a used book store for $4. It takes the children from a review of the number chart and place value right up to multiplying large numbers, *mental* multiplication, short division and so much more. And OH, the amount of drilling on the facts, which are organized into things like “The 45 Hard Addition Facts” and “The 90 Multiplication Facts”. Anyone who finished this book had a solid grasp on arithmetic!

    What I’d give to find the books they used for grades 5 and higher.

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