While these are not part of our "Recommended Curriculum" list, they are still good curriculum and many people have liked them.
Life of Fred is an unusual math program that encourages students to think. It is a series of books that read like a novel and teach math concepts. At the end of each chapter there are a few problems dealing with the chapter material, but there is not a lot of workbook style problems. Struggling readers will struggle with this program if doing it independently. Concepts build upon each other. Older grades may enjoy starting with basic concepts and reading to grade level .More Information
RightStart™ Mathematics is a complete elementary and middle-school program that uses visualization of quantities, de-emphasizes counting, and provides strategies and games for learning the facts. The primary learning tool is the AL Abacus, a specially designed two-sided abacus that is both kinesthetic and visual.More Information
Offers a full math curriculum and supplementary worktexts and workbooks for elementary and middle school. All of the books are available for download and most are available in print. Emphasis on conceptual understanding and number sense. Very similar to Singapore Math.More Information
This program is a comprehensive homeschooling program that is focused on activities, hands on adventures and incorporates math, reading, writing, social studies, history, geography, literature, and science into one curriculum. It is engaging to students and does not require a lot of prep from parents, but it is not an independent curriculum, it requires a parent and students to do the program together. It is also very pricey. Athenian does not pay for a full curriculum. Parents will have to pick and choose and piece items together as well as supplementing literature on their own. Many parents like this curriculum as it is a holistic approach to educating rather than compartmentalized subjugation of curriculum. Writing flows into math, math flows into social studies, geography flows into history.More Information
Direct academic vocabulary instruction to develop the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension.More Information
The Evan Moor Daily series offers supplementary workbooks in a variety of subjects. Students spend a few minutes daily working on skills in the various areas. No need to spend hours and hours practicing. Spaced practice contributes to retention of skills. Subject areas include science, math practice, word problems, language arts, writing, geography, handwriting, higher-order thinking, paragraph editing, reading comprehension, phonics or daily fundamentals.More Information
A whole language arts writing curriculum created by published authors who are also homeschooling families. Brave Writer is designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through the teaching of writing.More Information