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  1. colleen
    August 10, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

    we love ctc math. for us it was much easier to use then teaching textbooks, and with having a special needs child , I can go back and forth if need be.

  2. Col
    August 14, 2016 @ 7:34 pm

    Thanks for the great article. I tried to click though the free trial but it’s returning a message – page not found. Your help much appreciated

  3. Heidi
    August 15, 2016 @ 8:26 am

    Sorry about that! Thanks for letting me know. I have updated the link to a working one.

  4. Karen Buck
    August 17, 2016 @ 8:40 am

    I’ve been checking out CTC and hearing mixed reviews about its completeness as a high school course. We need to accomplish Algebra 2 this year with my math-reluctant junior…do you think it stands alone as a program for high school, or is it a better tutor/supplement?

  5. Heidi
    August 17, 2016 @ 6:24 pm

    Karen, similar things have been said about Teaching Textbooks (being a year behind, not rigorous enough, etc.). I feel that especially with a reluctant student you need to do what works. We used Teaching Textbooks with my oldest (now graduated) from pre-Algebra and up and she had no issues with the placement exams she needed to take for college. I feel the same about CTC. She actually used CTC for pre-Calculus in her senior year and I felt it was plenty strong enough to stand alone. This might not be the case for a student who is math strong and looking to enter a math heavy program in college (although I can’t speak to that), but I definitely feel it is a plenty solid enough math program to use alone.

  6. Crystal
    August 25, 2016 @ 9:48 am

    We use both 🙂 the kids love it and it fun to change and listen to the australian accent 🙂

  7. susanhomeschooling
    September 1, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    It was so helpful that you compared it to Teaching Textbooks, which is what I use. It sounds like CTC is a great math curriculum.

  8. tablelifeblog
    September 1, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

    We’ve never used Teaching Textbooks, but I’m currently using CTC with my youngest for kindergarten math. We’ve been thrilled with CTC thus far, but it’s great to have some comparison points for Teaching Textbooks to look at later on!

  9. Dana Irwin
    May 20, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

    If you took away the cost factor and focused more on content of the lessons and problems, which do you like better Teaching Textbooks or CTC?

  10. Heidi
    May 23, 2017 @ 9:14 am

    We have always preferred Teaching Textbooks.

  11. Michelle Farmer
    October 14, 2017 @ 10:27 am

    Thank you so much for the extensive comparison. I have been at a quandary concerning one of my child who is dyslexic and possibly dysgraphia. I think we tried CTC for awhile and she did like it but she forgets her steps easily and I found there was not enough review for her. I have thought about A+ but not sure how that compares to CTC. I would love to know your comparison on those two.

  12. Heidi
    October 16, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

    When it comes to choosing a math program I would choose something that she can functionally understand and the has the right process for her to learn. If you need to add in review and extra problems, once she as learned the concept through whatever program you choose, adding in the review using something else shouldn’t be a huge deal. As it as has been a VERY long time since I have used A+, I’m not sure I can give you a great comparison.

  13. Charissa
    November 9, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

    How do you feel ctc and tt compete in difficulty level (comparing equal grades)? My kids are in Singapore math which tends to be ahead. Not sure what level to put my 7th grader in if I decide to switch her.

  14. Heidi
    November 9, 2017 @ 6:33 pm

    Charissa, all of my children did Singapore Math in the elementary years before we move on to Teaching Textbooks. Each one of them (struggling learner or lover of math) started one year ahead in TT. For instance, my now 6th grader who just started TT this year is doing 7th Grade. I highly recommend you take the placement tests that TT provides to decide where to start your children.

  15. Emily Lomuscio
    December 23, 2017 @ 7:28 pm

    Is CTC math only for children or can adults benefit using it for refresher or to refresh to help children in brick and mortar school?

  16. Heidi
    December 26, 2017 @ 1:42 pm

    I wouldn’t say CTC Math is just for children. You could definitely use it as an adult refresher!

  17. Katie
    February 24, 2018 @ 11:47 am

    Does CTC math have an accompanying book available?

  18. Heidi
    February 27, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

    I don’t know that they have a book. However, following each math tutorial there are interactive questions or an optional printable worksheet which test the understanding of key concepts. There is also a printable one page summary of each tutorial that provides the student with concise and complete notes from the math tutorial.

  19. Robin
    March 17, 2018 @ 7:44 am

    Sounds similar to Aleks math. How would you compare the two?

  20. Heidi
    March 19, 2018 @ 10:45 am

    Unfortunately I have never used Aleks so I cannot compare them for you.

  21. Susie
    April 1, 2018 @ 11:55 am

    We love Beast Academy Math. It teaches kids to really learn how to think. It’s amazing!

  22. Heidi
    April 2, 2018 @ 8:27 am

    I have never heard of Beast Academy Math. Thank you for sharing!

  23. Robyn
    July 9, 2018 @ 1:05 pm

    Teaching with textbooks is now available for a fraction of the price with an online classroom platform.

  24. Heidi
    July 9, 2018 @ 1:38 pm

    Isn’t it awesome! They have rolled out their 3.0 which is the online version!

  25. Lisa
    July 12, 2018 @ 4:37 pm

    Teaching Textbooks now has the online option. Excellent curriculum! Prepared my son well for math in college.

  26. Heidi
    July 13, 2018 @ 8:20 am

    It’s so exciting isn’t it? The online option is so affordable!

  27. Jen
    July 30, 2018 @ 10:17 am

    I really want to hear more comparisons for TT and Mr.D’s Math..

  28. Heidi
    July 30, 2018 @ 2:55 pm

    Jen, We have used both. That is a great suggestion! I will add it to my list and hopefully get something together in the future comparing those two!

  29. Lorraine
    September 5, 2018 @ 7:51 pm

    I used TT and was kind of annoyed with it. I found CTC math today after a search and I just signed up with CTC! Its more straight forward in its lessons and layout. I also searched up Mr. D’s math, and I but it on bookmark for when my children are older, in 8th grade and above math.

  30. Heidi
    September 5, 2018 @ 9:51 pm

    We have used all 3 and I honestly like all 3 of them! My son LOVED Mr. D when he used it. Part of my decision to continue with TT for all my children is because I already own all the cds and we have been very happy with the program. I guess, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” kind of thing.

  31. Lourdes Olson
    January 9, 2019 @ 3:12 am

    Teaching Textbooks now has an online subscription. But the subscription is per student.

  32. Heidi
    January 11, 2019 @ 4:40 pm

    You are correct. They do have an online subscription now. This was written before that option.

  33. Liza
    January 18, 2019 @ 9:03 pm

    Teaching textbooks are now online also just like CT math.

  34. Michele Donnelly
    March 11, 2019 @ 12:27 pm

    As a working mother of 10 children and a self-proclaimed “math hater”, I was so relieved when we stumbled upon CTCMath.

    For homeschooling our large family, CTCMath has been a life saver! I no longer spend all my time switching from child to child trying desperately to teach math.

    Instead, while my older boys work at their computer on math, I am now free to sit with my younger students and focus on learning to read and write.

    I am free to read more living books aloud with our children, make science projects, and prepare dinner. And the best part? My children no longer complain about doing math!

  35. Amy
    March 26, 2019 @ 1:12 pm

    My kids dislike CTC and really enjoy Teaching Textbooks. Love that TT is now online and much more inexpensive than before. Now if they’d roll out an even better deal

  36. BD
    August 5, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

    I am looking for my daughter who is in high school. We have tried so many math programs. Currently we have been using TT but my older (16/almost 17) daughter finds it way too time consuming and parts of it really silly (the animations and over the top praise). She REALLY dreads doing math with TT because it takes so long every day. She is not a math whiz so she needs simple, easy to understand instructions to grasp the concepts. I’m wondering if CTC would be a good fit for her? CTC is touted on the website as being taught in a simple manner but have you found this to be true? I read some cons that it only shows one explanation for a concept so if you don’t get that one explanation, you’re stuck? I looked at the online setup of pages and it seems – complicated rather than simpler. But I am used to TT layout which I’ll agree is a bit more childish in its looks and such. Thank you for your help!

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