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Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0

Teaching math, not wanting to teach math, thinking you aren’t capable of teaching math. These are all reasons not to homeschool that often pop into people’s heads. Good news! Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 makes it doable!

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more! A review from Starts At Eight.

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks

I have been using Teaching Textbooks products for 11 years now, and with all of my children. While math came easy for my son, it has been much harder for my girls. Math lessons that usually took him 20 minutes to complete would find my girls spending 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete. That being said, Teaching Textbooks has worked for all of them, struggling, excelling, or otherwise. 

I started using Teaching Textbooks on cd with my oldest when she began struggling with math in 6th grade. Teaching Textbooks is great for Struggling Math Students. One of the big features that helped my daughter was the video/interactive format. Beyond that their method of walking the student though ample sample problems after the lesson, combined with practice problems, really helped her learn each concept in a building block manner.

5+ Reasons Teaching Textbooks Works for Struggling Math Students from Starts At Eight

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0

Now you have the option of fulfilling Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0!

{I received one year of Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 as part of this review and I was compensated for my time in writing it. All views are my own and I was not required to write a positive review. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

I have owned the cd versions of all but 3 of the Teaching Textbook levels, and my youngest had the benefit of using the Teaching Textbooks 3.0 online homeschool math option. Now she is using the new 4.0 option. While it’s very similar in academic content to the previous versions, 4.0 has some features I think are a real benefit.

Benefits of Teaching Textbooks 4.0

1. Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is Totally MOBILE!!

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

The content is the same but now you don’t have discs, or Flash Plug-Ins. This means Teaching Textbooks 4.0 works with EVERYTHING! {Windows, MAC, Chromebook, iPhone/iPad, and Android phones and tablets} I love that this offers us the flexibility to take Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 on the road!

  • Got a day full of doctors appointments? No problem! Kids can do it on your phone!
  • Heading out of town? Great, you can take it with you!
  • Had the computer you normally use breakdown? No stress here because you can pull it up on any computer!

Along with TT 4.0 being completely mobile comes the OFFLINE FEATURE. You can do multiple lessons offline (up to 6 lessons at a time), no Internet needed. This is awesome when you are somewhere with no or poor Internet!

2. Built in Scratchpad

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

No need for pencils and paper when on the go! Teaching Textbooks 4.0 has a scratchpad built right in!

Students just tap a button on the interface in order to free up space to work out their answers. It’s a great tool to help encourage kids to work things out instead of trying to do too much in their heads.

3. Improved User Experience Kids Love

TONS of screen wallpapers! There are both animated and not animated options! Kids can choose what speaks to them and have wallpaper they love!

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

Animated stickers! These appear each time they answer a problem, and there are hundreds to unlock in each grade level.

Controlling these features – If you have older kids that aren’t interested in the extra animated features or if they become distracting for your child, you can adjust the settings in your Parent Portal. Students can also turn off stickers and adjust sound and some hint settings.

4. Parent Portal Features + NEW E-mail Feature

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

First of all, I just need to say that I LOVE not having to go to each of my children’s computers to check on their math grades! You can view and print them from any computer! The Parent Portal is online and not only stores current grades but all the grades they acquired using Teaching Textbooks 3.0 or 4.0- in your account.

You can view the Grade Book in list form with a host of Lessons listed and the basic data on your student’s performance.

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

Or you can view an individual lesson with more detailed stats.

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

You can also remove the grade for an entire lesson (I do this when my children score less than 80% on a lesson. This allows them to go back and do it again.) Or you can edit the grade for an individual problem. (This is great when your kid has an oops moment and types something in wrong.)

{Please note these two grade adjustment features are also found in the disc and 3.0 versions. You just have to go to the computer where the program and/or discs are to view and adjust.}

The Parent Portal is also where you can:

  • View all student grades, which includes overall grade averages and information on lessons completed.
  • Manage Your Digital Courses – something of note here is that YOU CAN PAUSE each course for up to 3 months! There is no limit to the number of times you can pause (until all of your 3 months have been used) but you have to pause for at least 1 week each time you pause.
  • Change student settings for hints, second chances, stickers, wallpapers, and the scratchpad.
  • View and print the answer key and ebook.

The Pause Subscription was a feature I honestly thought I wouldn’t need…until this year. We had some life circumstances slow us down this school year, and having the extra time for my daughter to complete Algebra 2 was a lifesaver. Now instead of being stressed about finishing in time, she has the time to complete it over the summer at a less rushed pace.

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more! A review from Starts At Eight.

**COMING SOON!** New E-mail Feature – Soon you won’t even have to log in if you don’t want to! Instead, you can get a daily e-mail of your students’ progress. The e-mail includes things like:

  • what lesson your student last completed
  • course average
  • course time remaining
  • other info related to course pauses and academic awards the student has won

5. Affordable Pricing and Large Family Discount

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

From the Teaching Textbooks Website: The latest version of the TT product line—the 4.0—is sold as an annual enrollment, but each enrollment is only for 1 child and 1 course. The prices for these enrollments, however, are FAR lower than the prices of our old products (books and discs). Specifically, the price of a 4.0 enrollment varies from around $43 to $67, whereas our old products cost around $120 to $185 depending on the grade level.

Of course, the price drop is great, especially if you have fewer children. The fewer the children, the cheaper the overall cost. But we also wanted the pricing structure to yield new advantages for larger families, those with 4 to 8 children. So we decided to cap the total annual cost to these families at $199.08. This means that large families can now convert everyone over to TT at a cost that is very close to the price of just one of our old TT high-school level complete sets (books and discs). Also, there is no financial penalty as the number of children (within the plan) rises. In fact, the more children you have, the lower the per child cost. Do the math and you will see that for a family of 8, the per child cost is now only around $25 per year!

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

Be sure to check out the Large Family Discount Deal!

Not Sure Where To Start?

Placement Tests

Teaching Textbooks has Placement Tests for each level (Click on each level in the menu bar to find the placement test for that level). This is an important feature because every math program is different and having a placement specific to the program helps you easily place your child where is most appropriate.

Free Trial

Teaching Textbooks offers a FREE TRIAL of EVERY LEVEL! That means you can test run levels to see how you feel they fit your student before purchasing specific level!

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 4.0 is math made easy. Online, interactive, independent, auto-graded, and so much more!

Each 4.0 free trial is a complete version of Teaching Textbooks up through Lesson 15. Thus the free trial will allow you to experience everything contained in the first 15 lessons, including lectures, audiovisual solutions, ebook, and automated grading feature. Moreover, there is no time limit for completing the trial. It never expires! There are also no limits to the number of products you can try! And if you decide to purchase the full (paid) version, all of your grades will automatically transfer and all of your student’s progress will be saved!


I am happy to say that I have 2 One-year Teaching Textbooks 4.0 Enrollments to giveaway! Enter below!


  1. michellecaskey
    Aug 20, 2019 @ 11:27:30

    This is great! I love that they have placement tests so that parents know right where their children are at. Great review. Very helpful!

  2. Dania Vanessa Johnson
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 14:44:03

    I love how convenient TT is. And now they have an app so kids can continue learning from their phones or tablets on the go!!

  3. Angela
    Jul 01, 2021 @ 14:31:22

    I used it a while ago and am considering going back for high school for my boys… I like the new features!

  4. Kari
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 12:16:58

    I’ve thought about going back to TT because the curriculum I’m using now for my oldest stops at this level. We used it when the kids were younger, but not in the last few years.

  5. Kirsten
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 12:42:42

    We love TT! Have used it for years, though mostly the cd version since we already Owen them. Would love to give the 4.0 version a try for my oldest.

  6. Danielle Bills
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 13:00:39

    Wow that is a lot of new features! My oldest used it and now I’m considering it for my middle. Thank you for the detailed information!

  7. Melinda Barron
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 13:07:14

    There are some holes in math as she’s entering 5th grade and I’m looking for fun engaging ways to review what we already know and fill the gaps.

  8. Celine Vokins
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 13:09:32

    Love teaching textbooks! I use it for all four of my kids. Haven’t tried the 4.0, look forward to trying it.

  9. Meagan Mitchell
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 13:10:17

    I love how Teaching Textbooks reads instructions! So helpful!

  10. Cara Fay
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 13:12:19

    I think this curriculum would be a good fit for my daughter!

  11. Amy
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 14:38:52

    We’re going back to TT for three of my four school aged kids after having tried something different this past year. We missed TT!

  12. Rebecca Carter
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 15:33:20

    Teaching Textbooks is a game changer when it comes to learning math! Love it!

  13. Lisa Mosley
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 16:03:13

    I’m very interested in seeing if this is a good fit for my son. It looks fantastic.

  14. Sara
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 17:19:02

    We love TT! The 4.0 version is so convenient!

  15. Misty
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 18:54:44

    We used it for the first time last year and really liked the program. Thankful for a print option too!

  16. Nancy
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 19:20:29

    We love TT!! My daughter has completed two grade levels in one year. I hope she will continue loving math this coming year with TT!!

  17. Crystal M
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 23:03:24

    We have been using the older versions. 4.0 sounds even better!

  18. Amy
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 23:09:04

    We’re looking to use TT next year! I’m excited to give it a try.

  19. Anna Yinta
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 23:26:18

    What a great offer. This is the last thing we need for school this year!

  20. Michelle
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 08:33:21

    It’s been a few years since using TT but I’m wanting to get back to it.

  21. Kathleen Parker
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 08:52:31

    Wow! I used the books and cds with my oldest 3, but now I am considering this with my fourth and final student. She starts Algebra 1 in the fall.

  22. Heather
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 10:05:45

    Planning to use TT again this year!

  23. Shannon Alexander
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 07:58:33

    This would be great! We tried it before, but we were traveling full time and didn’t have consistent internet. Now we do and would love to to try again. Out of all my kids, I have one that I think would thrive on Teaching textbooks!

  24. Shellie
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 08:46:48

    Love TT, I have a sophomore and a senior and thanks to Teaching Textbooks math is not a crying game for me.

  25. Edie C
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 09:41:00

    We swapped to Teaching Textbooks last year and have been so happy with it!

  26. Monique G.
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 10:19:04

    Fantastic program

  27. Shannah Hudson
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 11:31:43

    I can’t wait to check out the new computer version!

  28. Haelee
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 11:34:41

    We really like Teaching Textbooks. My life is so much easier with TT.

  29. tammy
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 16:20:46

    This would be great for my son. We are having difficulties with our math curriculum.Thank you for the chance to win a great curriculum.

  30. Jennifer C
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 17:00:21

    I have heard good things about Teaching Textbooks and would love to win so my daughter could use it. Thanks!

  31. Chase Newton
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 20:47:07

    TT is the only math my son willingly completes!

  32. Tia
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 08:22:48

    I’ve always been curious about Teaching Textbooks and might actually give this a try with my youngest child. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  33. CW
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 08:29:19

    I’ve heard great things about this math curriculum.

  34. Jena
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 08:38:55

    We love Teaching Textbooks. My youngest will be starting on Level 3 this year and she is really excited to be on the computer just like her older sisters!

  35. Stefanie
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 11:35:41

    We’ve tried so many different math curriculums over the years. TT is definitely the most user friendly and the best problem explanations we’ve seen. We’d love to win a year of TT!!

  36. Sarah P.
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 11:50:34

    This sounds like it’s much better than before since there is some math that would be easier for my daughter to learn from something else.

  37. Julianne H
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 12:03:39

    There is so much to LOVE about Teaching Textbooks! I’ve used it interchangeably with another math program for my oldest five children, and am planning to transition my youngest from Math Seeds to Teaching Textbooks this year!

  38. AnnaMarie
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 12:49:01

    My son would be using the pre cal version this year. Been using TT since Algebra love this program

  39. Kristina J
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 15:48:42

    My son loves the Teaching Textbooks format, but we haven’t tried the new version.

  40. Sara
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 16:25:51

    I also have heard good things about Teaching Textbooks. It looks like you have worked hard to make the content delivery flexible for today’s myriad platforms – *thank you*! I would be delighted to win and this may be a great option for my son for this year.

  41. MommyWLittles
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 19:07:49

    We started with 7th grade then started younger kids earlier. Love this program! Haven’t done pre-calc yet but have DVDs for 4th-Alg 2 and Geometry. Switched to 4.0 this last year and it works great with our lifestyle. 🙂

  42. umma
    Jul 14, 2021 @ 08:54:38

    I love Teaching Textbooks. Goals and lessons are laid out clear and it shows several ways to solve problems as you go along through their books. My kids got tired of the CD version over the last few years so we switched to the books. I must say I am anticipating version 4.0 It looks fun, more interactive and will reduce the amount of time I must take with grading and working through corrections the following day.

  43. Christine G
    Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:26:22

    We love teaching textbooks!

  44. Crystal
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 07:38:24

    I have always wondered if Teaching Textbooks would be helpful for my daughter. I’d love to try it now that it’s not strictly used on a desktop computer.

  45. Lori H
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 07:55:52

    This sounds like an awesome curriculum. Thanks for the overview.

  46. Kristin Coats
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 10:35:29

    We used Teaching Textbooks for the first time this past year and I absolutely loved how flexible it was to use on the go!

  47. Rebecca S
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 11:48:29

    This looks IDEAL!!!! Looking forward to trying it out.

  48. Dana
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 08:48:07

    Teaching textbooks has the best “customer service” ever! Great product a great customer service… Can’t be beat!

  49. Sarah K.
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 08:49:44

    This is really helpful. We end up changing math programs almost every year because we’re trying to find on that the kids find tolerable.

  50. Carol H
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 16:28:21

    Teaching Textbooks has been a lifesaver for my family since I am not a math person! So many of our discs have gotten scratched and we’ve had to replace them, so this would be wonderful to win!

  51. Tracey A
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 16:54:45

    I’ve heard so many good things about Teaching Textbooks, My daughter and I both struggle with math and I think it would be a big help.

  52. Michelle D.
    Jul 17, 2021 @ 00:49:26

    We are starting planning for next school year, and my kids are getting older and are interested in trying curriculum on the computer! What a blessing it would be to be able to give them what they ask for!

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