Straight Forward Math – What a BRILLIANT concept!

I wish, wish, wish we had stumbled upon this math series years ago! The only part of math that KM has ever complained about is the repetition and this series has removed that from the equation! It is literally Straight Forward and to the point! It gives short descriptions of theories or principles that it wants to cover, then it gives 1 or 2 well broken down examples and 10-15 practice problems. That’s it, no long drawn out situations or concepts that confuse the kids, just cut and dry here is the facts and here is how it works. Concise, uncluttered step-by-step progression of math concepts.


The series has several different series from basic operational skills all the way through to advanced calculus. Within each series the books are broken down into specific areas ranging from addition to fractions to percents to word problems and therefore allows the student to focus on any trouble areas or move quickly through areas of strength. There are also “mastery” books to help assess students for level placement or to refresh before a big test.


Finally the cost of these books is so reasonable that EVERYONE should give them a try! They range from $4.95 to $10.95 and can be purchased in sets for even more savings!


This is from their FAQ section and really sums it up well -

What is unique about your math offerings?

They tend to be no-nonsense, straightforward presentations. No frills, no cute pictures, no minimal text or minimal practice on a page. These are the serious books which teach to mastery. Perfect for on-level students, homeschoolers, older learners needing to refresh skills, or progressive self-learners.

How is the Straight Forward Math Series organized?

The simple, computational facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are highly structured drill books. Mastery of these basic facts leads to the higher level books of pre-algebra and pre-geometry, on through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. From pre-algebra up, concepts are presented and explained, modeled by example, and practiced in focused exercises. Periodic review and testing help to measure attained and retained skills.

You can check out samples of some of the books HERE

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avatar About the Author: Gina is a home educating mom since 2007, when her daughter was in 5th grade and could no longer deal with the ridiculous public school system. You can find out more about their journey on their blog – Home Learning Family Going Sane - .

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