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
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.
Anonymous from Florida September 15, 2014
We have used Rod and Staff Grade 1 Arithmetic and it worked very well for us. Our child was actually starting Kindergarten with no previous formal math training and breezed through the workbooks beginning at ground zero. She progressed through the Grade 2 Arithmetic and I wanted to check her understanding of the material, so we had her also do A Beka Grade 2 after the Rod and Staff and she had no difficulty with the other program. We are confident in her Rod and Staff training so we are sticking with this Rod and Staff curriculum for Grade 3 Arithmetic. By the way, she is only starting second grade. I also liked how much independent work she does, but sometimes she does only the odds or evens on a page because there are a lot of problems per page.
To see the table of contents and sample lessons, click on the curriculum sets below.
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