Q: What is a portfolio review?
A: Florida home education law gives parents 5 options for their child’s annual evaluation. While many people think of a test...
Now is a time of year when many parents are choosing materials to use for next school year.
There is no perfect curriculum. Looking for the perfect textbook or workbook is an impossible task. Instead, look for one that will work well enough. Feel free to tweak it--skip some parts, do some orally instead of on paper, add outside resources sometimes to help, etc.
(In fact, feel free to not use any published curriculum. Make up your own math problems or words to trace as a child learns to read. Use projects or activities or websites or books that weren't designed as curriculum. As long as the child's learning is increasing, the type of materials used doesn't matter under Florida home education laws.)
Below is a link to an online quiz that many have found helpful in choosing materials for math. The quiz asks many questions about what is wanted in math curriculum and then give scores to various materials to show how well those various curricula match up to what is wanted. This helps many choose math materials that work for them.