My oldest came to me and told me he does not like teaching textbooks anymore. It is too abstract for him. Doing worksheets will not work for him. It is also too abstract. He loves hands on math concepts. He loves his math journal. He came up with his own math pyramid to figure out multiplication table questions. He thinks very mathematically. I am currently debating whether to find him math curriculum to use.
I just want to add that we are unschoolers but I use curriculum to teach what they are interested in. I have curriculum for English and Math but science and History I design my own. We use a living book approach. My sons love all subjects. I finally found a writing program that we both love. I thought about math u see but I am unsure about how it will work.
Here is what I am currently doing:
We are using the life of fred along with math journals. I am currently teaching a creative math class. Each week we are learning about a new mathematician. This month we are working on geometry. Last week we learned about Euclid. I am also reading them a book called Exploring the world of mathematics. It is a book about the history of mathematics. It is filled with math and history. In the past we were doing TT 3 X per week and life of fred 2 X per week. Normally they do the questions in the life of fred and then I add a few more problems. I found that they love doing problems on the dry erase board. I also want to add that we are doing math building projects. I have a book called Amazing math projects. I also just ordered my son The Adventures of Penrose the mathematical cat and life of fred fractions. I also purchased a math dictionary for kids.
I just want some imput on whether I should add an actual curriculum. I would appreciate thoughts from everyone but especially those that do their own math curriculum. Thanks