Besides being a homeschool parent, there are many times where refreshing your math skills is essential. You could be going back to college, applying for a job that requires a math competency test, maybe you are preparing a student for their SAT/PSAT....Math Refresher for Adults is a great resource for you.
Math Refresher for Adults takes you back to learning math problems, without relying on a calculator. It starts out with not only the very basic of addition (3 digit and above) through division. You will also be taken through fractions, decimals, percents, geometry, charts/graphs, and of course pre-algebra and algebra. Helpful hints are provided on each page, but there are videos that match up with the lessons. Then you can use the workbook as practice for what you are learning.
The lessons are brief, but provide enough practice and instruction to help build your confidence in the topic. The videos are non-distracting, and provide a clear instruction of the topic. You can see them work a problem and then you get to start working.
I like that the pages are not long, and practice is brief. I know as an adult, I don't have time to work through a ton of problems. I'm struggling just to find time to refresh and update my skills to help my kids.
You can check your work when you are finished. If you answers is not correct, then you can make adjustments.
Math Refresher for Adults is very budget friendly option for families. The material covered is review of several grade levels, late elementary through early high school (depending on when you start algebra with your student or when they decide to start that level). More advanced levels of geometry or trigonometry are not covered in this book. But they with the basic skills that you are reinforcing, you could easily start tackling those subjects too.
Math Refresher for Adults is a resource that will stay on our shelves for several years to come as I have kids at such varying levels of math. I know that I can pull it down as a reference and reminder to keep myself going and not let me kids see my lack of confidence in this subject!
Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review Math Refresher for Adults from Math Essentials. Click on the picture below to see how they feel about this book and if it helped them with their confidence in their math skills.