## Our Homeschool Math Program

**Systematic Mathematics**is a home school video math curriculum that is taught by explaining the

*system*of mathematics. We teach how the base-ten number system works, the rules that govern it, the tactics used to solve certain kinds of problems, the proper sequencing of different operations, the different symbols that are used, and correct ways to use them. All lessons are put into context of the system.

When the student begins to see math in this light, he begins to apply these rules and concepts to solving problems and automatically reviews them every time he uses math. Now the student is understanding math, not just memorizing it. Long, tedious review lessons are no longer necessary, allowing more material to be covered in a shorter time period. Math is no longer frustrating and tiresome. Succeeding in math becomes possible!

__Example:__

*One of Paul’s sixth grade students was shown a linear equation by a friend. Paul’s student had never seen an equation before, but she had learned about ratios and proportions. She looked at the equation and decided that it could be solved by setting it up as a proportion, which she did, and solved the equation. She applied what she knew about the system to a kind of problem she had never seen.*