## Why AskDrCallahan for your homeschool math curriculum?

We know as homeschool parents and educators you ask the question "Why this product instead of that product?" So allow us to provide three reasons we think you will like our homeschool math products over some of the others being sold in the homeschool market.

**1) Homeschool math for ACT / SAT Prep**

The math sections of the ACT and SAT exams do not focus on the student's ability to use math - instead the exams focus on an understanding of the math concepts! Most math courses will drill your homeschooler into being able to *do* math - using brute force to cram through formulas. This approach is similar to your homeschooler being trained to use individual tools in a toolbox without teaching them what each tool actually accomplishes on its own. They can use each one, but it is also important that they understand when hanging a picture why, or when, a hammer might be a better option as opposed to a screwdriver.

We seek to have your homeschooler understand the concepts in our homeschool math curriculum. Math formulas and theorems are useful tools that homeschoolers need to know. But owning a toolbox full of tools doesn't matter unless you understand what each tool is designed to do. In other words, your homeschool math course needs to teach the WHY before the how. In other words, you need to learn the concepts. Our homeschool math curriculum explains the why before the what - *why* we need to use math tools before we get into what the specific tool does.

*It is only with this level of understanding that your homeschool student can perform 60 math problems within 60 minutes on the ACT and SAT*. (These tests are designed to weed out the "memorizers" by doing the whole "timed test" approach. Learn the mathematical concepts!)

**2) Homeschool Math that is REAL**

Too many homeschoolers just bring school home - doing the same boring stuff without understanding. We also focus on real world applications of math. The history of math has not been about the study of numbers - it has been about the study of nature, of the life around us every day. The AskDrCallahan homeschool math courses use lots of real world problems in explaining the techniques of math. We introduce areas such as biology, engineering, economics, astronomy, physics, construction, and chemistry. Math is a set of tools to understand and subdue the world around us- not simply repetitious exercises in academics. So we hope to keep our homeschool math curriculum REAL and applied to real life.

**3 ) Help for the Homeschooling Parent.**

We homeschool! We understand that even if you do remember the subject matter, your time between normal duties of being CEO of the household and raising and homeschooling children of multiple ages on multiple subjects limits your ability to develop teaching and testing material. We do not leave that out - in fact we consider it critical that you have the tools to teach and evaluate your homeschool students. We include

- a complete course syllabus
- tests built to reinforce learning of the math concepts
- simple test grading guides so you know exactly how to grade
- teaching videos for your homeschool student
- solutions to the key math problems
- homeschooling parent teaching guides on paper and in video