As all my faithful readers/followers know...MATH is our arch nemesis. And now that I am homeschooling high school boys....we are REALLY having to work on finding Math that works for them.
I spent a lot of last Summer researching different Math programs. Both book curriculum and online Math programs. I talked to a lot of people on our secular homeschool forum. I read review after review and still what I picked and paid for...sucked!
It did not work for us. We liked the program at first, but it ended up not explaining things well and my boys couldn't follow. After more research, we have used a modified book and workbook curriculum as well as our old tried and true Time4Learning Math! They always show it well, it is explained and laid out. If we have questions....we go and pull it up.
So far, this is working for us. Yes, I did waste some money on a program we ended up not using. Yes, I spent a lot of time researching. But....I will do it again this year. I think we are learning Math better, though not as in depth as I would like.
Do not be afraid to change up your program if it is not working! Even mid-way! Not everything works for every kid! And you might waste some money along the way but that happens and my kids are worth it!