Rod and Staff Math
Mathematics for Christian Living Series
"Rod and Staff's math program is black-and-white, straightforward, no-nonsense, traditional mathematics with an emphasis on drill and memorization as well as practical application through word problems. Previously taught concepts are continuously reviewed." —Cathy Duffy
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Jessica from Massachusetts June 12, 2015
Grade(s) used 3-4
I cannot say enough good about this math curriculum. We are fortunate enough to live in a town with what is considered an excellent school system, but, because my son has ADHD and dyslexia, he was put in a classroom for children with behavioral problems. By 4th grade, he was testing out at a 2nd grade level in all subjects, including math. I pulled him in Sept of 2014. It is now June of 2015, and, after ONE YEAR of homeschooling him with this and other Rod and Staff books, he is now testing at grade level. In fact, when I went in to the superintendent's office to show our curriculum and what John has accomplished, the mouths of everyone present dropped to the floor. They simply couldn't believe the level of work he is now doing. It is far, far superior even to what he would have been doing in a "mainstream" classroom. One of the teachers present even said, "John is blowing the other kids out of the water. He is far, far out ahead." This is the benefit of "old-fashioned," highly structured curricula. Thank you, Rod and Staff!!
Kris from Arizona March 10, 2015
Grade(s) used 3
I have 2 children that I recently pulled out of the public school system to teach at home. While searching for a math curriculum, we came across Rod and Staff. I liked the no-frills way of teaching, as well as the way new concepts are repeated to make sure the student has a good foundation. I chose to start them at the 3rd-grade level, even though they are older than that. I felt neither one had a good foundation in the basics and that this was a great place to start. We have just finished the 3rd grade math curriculum and are already starting 4th grade. I would highly recommend this math curriculum to anyone whose child needs a good foundation in the basics!
Monica from AR March 1, 2015
Grade(s) used 1-5
I have used Rod and Staff Math from grade 1 with both my children. They are both well above average in math. My youngest, age 7, has not tested for 3rd grade yet, but she has worked up to grade 4 already. My son tested last year for 3rd grade and only missed 1 problem on the whole standardized test given by the state. He finished in just a few minutes while all the other children being tested took just about the whole time. The report showed him to be on a 7th-grade math level! As a math lover and former Algebra teacher (for a Christian school), I love Rod and Staff Math. It's repetitive nature helps drill the basics and build upon them when adding new ideas. It is very easy to teach math with this curriculum. One of my favorite parts is how early word problems are introduced. My children love the "fun" word problems.
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