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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Oli from Missouri January 13, 2015
We have used so far the Arithmetic 1 books: teacher's manual, speed drills, workbooks and practice sheets. The progression of the material introduces new concepts imperceptibly, with enough drilling to ensure the concepts are not just superficially managed but fully grasped. I have used them with my 6-year-old daughter who is starting her Arithmetic 2 series, and with my 4-year-old boy who is working on the Arithmetic 1 books. My 4-year-old knew how to count to 12 or so when we started, and in about 2 months is adding and counting by 5's. I really recommend these books.
Mya from California November 12, 2014
I used Rod and Staff math for my 2nd grader and my 5th grader. Because of the logical explanations, they understood the concepts. Also, my 2nd grader benefited by the workbooks, which included math fact repetition until mastery. Once he "got it," we skipped to the next thing, but I can say that the old school way it was done is the reason he fully grasped his addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division facts. The 5th grade math was also perfectly taught, in my opinion. Math is not my strong suit, so I really appreciated the approach. Thank you! My kids have benefited from Rod and Staff Math more than any other thus far.
Kristen from Georgia September 30, 2014
I have used several curriculums for grades 1-3 math with my children. I have found myself and my children very frustrated with many of them.
This year I found a used Rod and Staff Arithmetic 3 book at a local used bookstore. I liked that it was clearly written, hammered the basic facts and made sure that a child would not leave the third grade being unsure of their math skills. I have two children in 3rd grade math this year and we are loving this curriculum. (I got another text and the teachers book.) The lecture is not too long. The Teacher's Manual allows flexibility for the teacher to explain things herself, yet there is the guidance I need to clearly teach the concepts to my kids. My favorite thing about the lectures is that they pre-teach new concepts BEFORE putting it into the daily lesson in the book. This helps my struggling student gain the confidence he needs to do something new in the written lesson. Working it out on the board with no pressure to do it on paper lets him relax and learn. I love this curriculum and would recommend it without reservation to anyone.
To see the table of contents and sample lessons, click on the curriculum sets below.
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