*I’m so excited to kick off a week of math here at The Homeschool Scientist by introducing you to a great math curriculum and a talented, homeschool blogger! Enjoy!*

My son who has always struggled in math, completes his algebra lesson each day with ease! I am thrilled that we found an effective alternative to the pricey math programs that are popular within the homeschool community.

**No-Nonsense Algebra** is a complete Algebra 1 program that comes in a workbook form. What is unique about this program is that you receive a password in the back of the book, and your student can set up an account on their website. Once they receive their password, the student will have access to videos explaining in detail each lesson and skill.

My son has been working through the No-Nonsense Algebra this year without any issues. Math is not his strong point, so this is HUGE for him. Each day, I have my son look over and read the written explanation in the book first of each lesson and watch the video. Each video ranges from 10-12 minutes. He works out the example problems along with the math teacher, Rick Fisher. Next, I have him correct his own work with the answer- key in the back of the workbook. At that time, if there is something he doesn’t understand, he watches the video again and we go over the problems together. This rarely occurs and he usually gets the concept the first time.

We have been so thrilled with the math teacher, Rick Fisher, that my 6th grader is also completing his Mastering Essential Math Skills- Book One and is doing excellent.

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kristin says

My kids are still little enough where it’s still not too challenging to teach it. 😀

Holly Truitt says

The challenging part of math is teaching the upper levels of math. Middle and high school math as well as getting this age group ready for math for the SAT/ACT tests.

Holly

Amanda Huss says

Not quite ready for Algebra, but I am always looking for future curricula. This would be a great way to test out their methods. 🙂

Hillary says

Math concepts came naturally to me…I did well in math throughout school, but when friends would ask me for help, I couldn’t understand how they didn’t “get it.” Now I have a child who doesn’t “get it.” It is so “natural” for me (I think that each person has something that comes “naturally” and mine just happened to be math)…I have a hard time explaining it to him in a way that he understands…

HillaryM says

Ha! I saw my name and thought I had already entered. 😉 Then I see your response is the same as mine! Nice to ‘meet’ you, Hillary!

Alicia D says

I not only teach my own children but help tutor my younger sisters. This would be a great tool to show my parents that Homeschooling is best and can be very easy to do. 🙂 Thanks for all of your hard work!

Charity says

The most challenging part? I don’t think in the same way that my oldest, in particular, does. So the way I explain things totally confuses her, and I don’t have a clue as to HOW to explain math to her.

Sabrina L says

It’s hard trying to remember what I forgot in school.

Samantha says

The fact that the kids get mad at me for math being confusing is the hardest part!

kristin defazio says

The most challenging part of teaching Algebra is finding different approaches/strategies.

Laurie says

Making sure to teach to each of your student’s learning ability, thus one must first know what this is. I found that my children did not learn math the same way that I did. This was frustrating at first, but once I knew it, I went to get some help.

shirley says

at this times it seem that applying math learned into everyday life has been a little bit of a challenge….easy ways to apply algebra to our daily lives would help….

MamaGames says

For me, the most challenging part of teaching math is trying to do it in a systematic way that doesn’t leave any gaps in the kids’ knowledge. I’m great at spying the math in real life and talking about topics here or there, but have to rely on a spine of workbooks to make sure I’ve covered all the topics.

Sherry says

We really like math here!

Regina says

Making sure they actually grasp the concepts and don’t just have a superficial hold of them. I want them to solidify things in their mind.

Julie says

Finding a way that works for each child. They each come at it sooo differently. What worked great for one might bore the next one to tears (and mom too).

Amy says

Algebra!! Would love to try Math Essentials Algebra! This year has been a struggle to say the least!

Dena says

For me, the most challenging part of teaching math is trying to do it in a systematic way that doesn’t leave any gaps in the kids’ knowledge. I’m great at spying the math in real life and talking about topics here or there, but have to rely on a spine of workbooks to make sure I’ve covered all the topics.

Celia says

My daughter keeps building a math wall. I’m always looking for something that will work for her, and not cost an arm and a leg!

Becky says

Advanced math can be hard, because some kids just get it without much explanation but others need a more creative and out of the box approach to understand it. It can be frustrating for the teacher and the child. Trying to use more visual and real life examples can be helpful.

Shan says

The most challenging is that my Princess doesn’t feel as if it is her strongest subject {although she is pretty good at it} and I know it is not my strongest subject. I am a Literature Girl & Grammar Nazi! This sounds wonderful.

Blessings,

Shan

The How to Guru

Allison says

I’d love to try a low cost approach to algebra that makes

learning it enjoyable.

Candace says

Algebra is a challenge when I get to a section that my child doesn’t get and I run out of ways to explain it!

Wendy Clark says

I was never strong in math so I feel like I have to relearn everything to teach it. But that’s okay-we are all learning together.

Joy says

The most challenging part for me is explaining it to where they understand. I can explain a problem and the child doesn’t get it. Dad comes behind and says the same thing, just in a different way and they get it! LOL

J Deennis says

This is just what we need!!!

Katie says

So far I’ve been able to keep up with my first grader, but I’m sure more challenging days are ahead. 🙂

Christy says

Teaching math to my son who has autism sometimes is quite a challenge.

Toni says

I would love to have these books to add to our Homeschool curriculum.

Jenny Shannon says

The most difficult challenge of teaching Math is teaching a child with short term memory difficulties.

Lori Culbertson says

This would be such a blessing for my family! I am home schooling 3 boys and Math is a struggle for me and them! I would love to win this!

Maureen says

The most challenging part of teaching math is for me to be confident. It was the subject in school that was most difficult for me. My own children love math so I want to keep that confidence…..good resources to draw upon would be very helpful for me!

Melissa says

The most challenging part is probably that they don’t all learn it the same way.

Robyn says

The most challenging part of teaching math, for me, is that my son is struggling. He is not doing as well as he would like! It’s hard on me, because he would like to succeed!

Rene says

Math has really been a struggle for my 6th grader for the past couple of years. I have been actively searching for a curriculum that is tears-free. Math Essentials may just be the key!

Kim O. says

Hardest Part? Remembering anything about it!:)

Bren Punzel says

The biggest challenge of teaching math for me is that I HATED math growing up. Now I have an advanced child of whom I have to stay one step ahead. I am excited and a little apprehensive about this challenge!

HillaryM says

Math is easy for me. I often just know the answer. Trying to explain how I got there and helping my non-mathy children is my biggest challenge.

rita keavesket says

I agree with you totally!!! I love No-Nonsense Algebra. We are doing well. This is my first year to homeschool a high school student. I was very anxious about this because our son has some learning disabilities. But this has proven to be a great resource for us. I just hope Mr. Fischer gets Algebra II and Geometry done as well!!!!

If not, what is everyone else using after this resource for the higher math classes???? I so need to know for next year. I know this year has just started, but it would ease my mind if I knew there was another resource out there that compares to this one.

Thanks.

Marci says

I’m not sure. I’ll ask on my facebook page and see what I can find out 🙂