Through the assessment process your advisor will help you...

Choose a Historical Cycle

Cycle selection based on your child's composition and reading skills, and aligning your family's studies.

Choose a Science

Science selection based on math skills, any course prerequisites, and aligning your family's studies.

Choose a Math Program

Program selection based on math skills mastered, learning style, and your student's goals.

Select English Mechanics

Personalize the study of skills that complement composition instruction: punctuation, grammar, spelling, and penmanship.

Select a Language

We prefer students study Latin for at least two years in high school, but gladly accept German, Italian, French, or Spanish.

MAT-040 Consumer Math (MH1-B)

Math U See Zeta is NOT a high school course and cannot earn high school credits by itself.  (This about 6th to 8th grade math.)  By adding Survival Math Skills students can earn high school credits as they master the skills in Math U See Zeta.  Math should be studied 55 to 75 minutes per day to earn full credit.  If are spending using more than an hour per day for math, break your math sessions into two 40-minute sessions—and arrange a telephone appointment with your academic advisor to see what can be done to make math more manageable.


TEACHING-PARENTS: Log in with your username and password to access the downloads and message board for this course.



Math U See Zeta : Student Kit

  • Author: Math U See
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  • Supplier: Math U See

Math U See Publ.; Student kit includes student text and test booklet; See for placement tests, complete tables of contents, and scope and sequence lists; 30 lessons, 4 unit reviews and 1 final test.


Math U See Zeta : Instruction Pack

  • Author: Math U See
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  • Supplier: Math U See

Math U See Publ.; Contains the Teacher Manual, and the video in either DVD or VHS format


Starter Set 1 (Manipulatives)

  • Author: Math U See
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  • Supplier: Math U See

Math U See Publ.; “The initial Starter Set is an 80-piece set of colorful, base 10, stacking blocks used to teach all aspects of arithmetic. These are also used with the Inserts to illustrate beginning algebra and decimals.” -


Algebra/Decimal Inserts (Manipulatives)

  • Author: Math U See
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  • Supplier: Math U See

Math U See Publ.; Smooth pieces which snap into the backs of the ten and hundred pieces to illustrate principals in algebra and in decimals

Survival Math Skills

  • Author: Fred Pyrczak
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Walch Education, 1998. Print.
  • ISBN: 0825138191        978-0825138195
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

104 pages; 8 sections with a test per section; 46 lessons.


STAA Study Guide: Consumer Math

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. Print.
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Semester course plan and gradebook. Order separately or request this study guide bound into a custom book of STAA Study Guides for your student:


DOWNLOAD: Quarter Gradebooks

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. PDF.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Gradebooks to track progress and grades are available in the back of the STAA Study Guide and on the Member Support Site as a PDF download. Current enrollment and a teaching-parent username and password are required to access this resource. See the "High School Orientation" booklet for more information about gradebooks.

What questions can we answer for you?

We would love to hear from you!  Please reach out with your questions by phone or email, schedule a courtesy telephone consultation with an advisor, or submit an enrollment application if you are ready to start planning for the upcoming school year.


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This is our first year homeschooling. STAA and [our advisor] have made this a very easy transition. We have had a great year!

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I really don't know what I would do without your kindness, and very helpful advice. You are a blessing to our family.



The assessment testing was quick and easy to do, so I didn't expect much valuable feedback. Boy was I wrong!!! It was like my advisor had met my kids and spent hours/days with them.

Mary Ellen


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Our family so enjoyed our wonderful relationship with STAA as our [son] worked his way through high school. It was a wonderful and outstanding experience for him and we continue to suggest your program to all those who are looking for an excellent homeschool experience.

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Since I am writing, I will also sing more praises of the Greek Studies plan. [My daughter] moaned over the timed-essay and then did very well. So easy to implement with the choose one reflection topic from each subject and then get ready, get set, go! Apparently the school also gave suggestions for the process essay in "Format Writing." Thank you! For a mom of many this is real time saver.

Alisa from Indiana

mother of 9th grade daughter and several STAA graduates

The academy works as a team to accomplish for your family specific ideas or needs for education, but more importantly, what each individual in your family needs, even Mom.



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We can’t imagine going without these wonderful, enhanced lesson plans! Thank you!

On the STAA Study Guides


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