Math

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

[/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_toggle admin_label=”Color Math” title=”Color Math” open=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” saved_tabs=”all”]

Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

No

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Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

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Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

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Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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Entry ID32

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID330

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID395

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID396

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID397

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID398

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID400

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID165

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID166

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID167

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID168

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID169

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID170

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID171

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID172

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID173

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID174

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID175

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID178

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID198

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID238

Is this item secular?

No

Entry ID6

Is this item secular?

Yes

many places - just Google the title

ISBN or UPC

716710471

Price

50

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Maybe - but it was not designed for that

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I do not know that they claim to meet standards - but I am sure that it does

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

It depends on the kid and the parent - there is an attempt by Jacobs to do this

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID7

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.sequentialspelling.com

Price

15.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

I Don't know

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID22

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://www.ctcmath.com/

Price

80.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

No

Additional Comments

When we pulled Josh out of school he hated math because he thought that he was bad at it. We struggled for the first year trying to find a curriculum that worked for him. We've used CTC Math for a year now and he loves it. the lessons are short and concise. There are then 10 practice questions. We have access to all the grades so that allowed us to go back and redo parts of prior grades that didn't click for him. We did choose to pair CTC Math with Prodigy for extra practice in a more relaxed format. Math has now gone from our biggest struggle to our easiest subject.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID27

Is this item secular?

Yes

Art of Problem Solving

Price

100.00

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Print
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

No

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

No

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

This is a review of Beast Academy's 4th grade program. My son is in 5th grade and math is a stronger subject for him. Another SEA mom warned me that Beast is very challenging and "for future engineers," but I liked the format and Luke is pretty good at math, so we went with it, buying the 4th grade curriculum due to the challenging nature of it.

After almost-finishing the first book, I have to agree that it's very different and *far* more challenging than the average math curriculum. It's not just that it teaches more advanced math, it's that the mathematical thinking it teaches is way beyond what I was doing until about Algebra II in 11th grade. I'm sure some of you are snickering and thinking "it's not THAT hard." But this is my perspective, as a former "gifted student" who was never especially gifted in math. For example, it teaches base-2 numbers in the first quarter of 4th grade, and before the end of that quarter it's asking kids to figure out the exponents on multiple numbers to result in a particular product, which requires a lot of multi-step thinking and a long time to finish any one problem, assuming you aren't a child who is pretty highly gifted in math.

To sum it up, when I was in 5th grade, this math curriculum would have killed me.

I actually really like it because of the approach they take of using puzzles to develop mathematical thinking and offering these challenging questions, but I'm switching things up now and beginning to use it as a supplement for my son rather than his regular curriculum. Which is exactly what this other SEA mom told me she ended up doing.

By contrast, I ordered the Horizons (I know, I know) 5th grade math workbook, and it is DRASTICALLY different and not just because of the Bible verses scattered within. It's arithmetic. Learn to multiply, learn to divide, here's a little geometry. My kid honestly needs this, because division scares the heck out of him even though he can do it. I'm mostly going to be using Khan Academy now, with the Horizons workbook as extra practice, but I just thought it was a big deal how different the two approaches are.

I think Beast is great, but if your kid is not especially gifted in math or if YOU are not (or you are math-phobic to any degree), be forewarned. Despite the comic books and excellent explanations, most kids are going to need a parent to explain points of confusion or help them correct their errors, and truthfully I looked at some of the upcoming pages and thought, "I have no freakin' idea!"

What did you think of it?3

What did your children think of it?3

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