Comparing Math Curriculums

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Comparing Math Curriculums
Math was always my favorite subject in school as a child, but it’s both of my kids least favorite subject. Both of my kids were below grade level and disinterested in math when I started homeschooling a year ago. In the past year, I’ve tried a LOT of different math curriculums. Here are my thoughts on all of them, along with what I’m planning to use for both of my kids next year.

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