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

Reviews (1 - 3 of 53)
4.7 out of 5 stars from 46 ratings
(46)

5 out of 5 stars
Tracy from New York
Grade(s) used
3-4

I started homeschooling my daughter in 3rd grade, and have used Rod and Staff Math for 3rd and 4th grade. I am not in a state that requires testing every year so I don't have to deal with standardized testing and Common Core (one of the reasons I homeschool). Even if I did have to test every year, I wouldn't care about the "test score"; I am sure my daughter is learning enough to "pass the test." I love Rod and Staff Math because if covers the fundamentals completely, and reviews concepts introduced earlier to make sure the child remembers them later, instead of introducing them once and moving on, never to be seen again. I like the fact that R&S teaches the fundamentals without the ridiculousness of Common Core.

The teacher's manual is great. The entire lesson is right there for you. I teach on a chalkboard easel, so we do a lot of problems right on the board.

Sometimes things get too repetitive, so we just do a few problems and if she gets it we move on (but the extra practice is there when she needs it). In the middle of 4th grade she KNOWS all her multiplication facts to 12, and I love the mental math.

5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous from Idaho
Grade(s) used
PreK-5

I have chosen Rod and Staff for all four of my children, spaced out over 20 years. It is simple to teach. It focuses on the basics without getting over-involved. As I never set out to "teach," it works for me.

5 out of 5 stars
Kitrena from Illinois
Grade(s) used
1-3

I wholeheartedly agree with Catherine from Colorado! In order not to be redundant, I would just refer anyone to read her review. Especially when you homeschool in a state that requires standardized testing for homeschooled students. If a homeschool student does not have an umbrella school in a state that requires testing, or must move back into a conventional classroom setting in the lower grades, the challenge would be teaching the math concepts that are beyond the basics.

I found when comparing scope and sequence between this curriculum and another Christian homeschool curriculum that R&S does not cover as much material outside of the basics as is covered in the other. When teaching 2nd grade, I had to contend with covering more material to be ready for testing. I just supplemented with a math workbook from a different Christian-based curriculum. I was able to cover every requirement without missing out on R&S.

My belief is that children are pushed too fast and hard, and miss out on other areas of development so necessary to being a mature adult, not just a grown-up. By using R&S, a mastery-based curriculum, a child/student has the opportunity to learn at a pace that matches their physical and emotional development.

I am using "Learning Numbers with Spunky" for my first-grader. She loves Spunky, but next year we will be using R&S. Spunky is cute, but just does not cover the material as thoroughly as R&S. We use R&S for all of our subjects other than 1st-grade math. I am grateful for R&S!

To see the table of contents and sample lessons, click on the curriculum sets below.

Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Flash Cards

1

Grade 1 Math "Beginning Arithmetic" Set [3rd Ed]

More info...

#1-131--

$43.75
0 Change the number to update your cart.
2

Grade 1 Math Workbook Part 1 [3rd Ed]

More info...

#1-131213

$7.65
0 Change the number to update your cart.
3

Grade 1 Math Workbook Part 2 [3rd Ed]

More info...

#1-131223

$7.65
0 Change the number to update your cart.
4

Grade 1 Math Speed Drills [3rd Ed]

More info...

#1-131713

$5.40
0 Change the number to update your cart.
5

Grade 1 Math Teacher's Manual [3rd Ed]

More info...

#1-131913

$23.05
0 Change the number to update your cart.
6

Grade 1 Math Practice Sheets [3rd Ed]

More info...

#1-131613

$18.15
0 Change the number to update your cart.
7

Grade 1 Math Flash Cards

More info...

#1-13141

$19.60
0 Change the number to update your cart.
8

Grade 1 Math - Canadian Money supplement sheets

More info...

#11-31

$3.00

available for immediate shipment

0 Change the number to update your cart.
9

Grade 1 [2nd Edition] Math Workbook Part 1

More info...

#1-P-13121-3

$7.65
0 Change the number to update your cart.
10

Grade 1 [2nd Edition] Math Workbook Part 2

More info...

#1-P-13122-3

$7.65
0 Change the number to update your cart.

Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 79 products total