Ensure Success in Algebra 1 with Math Essentials

Teaching homeschool math can be overwhelming to many. Upper-level math can bring even the strongest homeschoolers to their knees. If math does not come naturally to you or your students, there is no need to fear or become discouraged. Math Essentials has a Mastering Essential Math Series that has come to your rescue!

Rick Fisher was a math instructor for thirty-one years in California. He has devoted his time and efforts to developing unique math materials. Rick is a winner of the prestigious “Intel Innovations in Teaching Award”. He also won the Glenn W. Hoffmann Exemplary Awards Program for all of Silicon Valley in California. In his teaching experience, Mr. Fisher noticed a huge need to bridge the gap in middle school math. Many students were jumping straight into Algebra without the necessary building blocks. His materials have helped countless students improve their understanding and grades!

The lessons in the Math Essentials Math Skills Series are designed to make homeschool math fun and exciting with short and concise lessons. With consistent review built in, students are able to gain confidence as they build the skills necessary to have success in math. 

Basic Math Skills Rescue Parts 1 and 2 can help you do homeschool math the easy way. The book series helps build the critical foundations needed to begin Algebra. 

Part 1 of the book series includes:

  • Whole Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals and Percents

Part 2 of the book series includes:

  • Geometry
  • Problem Solving
  • Pre-Algebra

Math Essentials Basic Math Skills Rescue not only lays the foundation for success in Algebra but it also builds skills necessary for success in school, college, career, and in everyday life. Students are able to see results quickly and gain confidence as they move through the program. 

Program highlights include:

  • A simple format.
  • Lessons that flow smoothly and logically.
  • Lessons that are short, concise, and straight to the point.
  • Clear explanations.
  • Examples with step-by-step solutions.
  • Helpful Hints.
  • Review built into each lesson. 
  • Problem-solving with real-life application. 
  • Test to measure progress. 
  • Solutions included for each lesson.
  • Access to an online video library with author Richard Fisher. 

When students do not have a strong foundation and background in essential math skills, homeschool math can become discouraging. Students as well as parents can feel defeated. However, a strong background in the skills offered through Basic Math Skills Rescue can restore confidence and give success and confidence that lasts far beyond upper-level math into college and everyday life. 

The program teaches skills in an efficient and effective way with short, non-intimidating lessons. With access to the Online Video Library in addition to the books, Math Essentials meets many different learning styles and levels. Students with minimal math and language abilities are still able to take advantage of the Basic Math Skills Rescue Books Parts 1 and 2. 

Take a breath and shake off those fears and worries of upper-level math. Whether you are just starting in middle school, have tried and run into a wall in Algebra with your older students, or are a parent wanting to refresh your own knowledge, Basic Math Skills Rescue has come to your rescue!



Thank you
to Katie Dugdale of The Delight Directed Homeschooler for writing this introductory article.

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Katie has been homeschooling her four children, ages 9–16, since 2010. Katie and her family live in Western North Carolina and are active in the thriving homeschool community. In addition to homeschooling her own four children, Katie teaches other homeschoolers through a local co-op and works in youth ministry with 6th-12th graders. A passion of her homeschool is to create life- long learners through a delight directed, interest led approach.

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