Welcome to my Build Your Own Homeschool Library series where I'm sharing with my readers some of my favorite books from my homeschool shelf. Please note that all the posts in this series contain my own opinions, and I have not been compensated by any publishing company for any of the content.
Great Source Education Group produces a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read set of mathematics handbooks for grades 1-12. Each book is divided by topic and includes an extensive index.
Usually several different methods of explanation are given for each concept, which is very helpful for children who may need a more concrete approach to understand the concepts fully.
Here is the grade/title breakdown for each handbook.
- 1st-2nd grade : Math to Learn (not pictured above)
- 3rd-4th grade : Math to Know
- 5th-6th grade : Math at Hand
- 6th-8th grade : Math on Call (look inside Math on Call at Amazon.com here)
- 8th-12th grade : Algebra to Go
- 8th-12th grade : Geometry to Go (not pictured above because I don't own it…yet!)
You can view the table of contents for each of the books at the Great Source website. You'll also find some supplementary materials that complement the handbooks listed at their website.
How we use the books
My children and I have used these books frequently to brush up on concepts that the kids are struggling with in their math curriculum. There have also been times when I've assigned particular sections for my children to read as a review. Even my 7-year-old, who has been excited to learn fractions, has loved leafing through the fractions section on her own.
The Algebra to Go handbook has especially helped me brush up on concepts that my son is covering in his math curriculum. It's extremely convenient to have all the concepts in one place to review rather them spread throughout his textbook.
Where to find the books
Amazon.com has most, if not all, of these handbooks in their used marketplace for excellent prices. I've picked up all my copies used either through Amazon or at my local used bookstore.
The great source mathematical handbooks are a must for our library. Hope this suggestion helps you.
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