Thursday, January 13, 2011

What we use for Math: MEP (Math Enhancement Programme)

What it is and why we love it
This is a FREE math program started in Hungary that is also used in the UK. It is a spiral/mastery approach (more spiral in my opinion) and although not written for homeschoolers is very homeschool friendly. The total cost to access the Mateial is free. Yes that is right FREE! Meaning you don't have to pay anything to access it. NADA. It's is a well used program that started in Hungary and has been translated and used in Great Britain. You do have to pay to print it out, but that's still cheaper than anyother math program and it's a fantastic program. If you are doing Reception year (Kindergarten) or Year 1 there are about 20 colored pages to print. Everything else is black and white. We love it. Here's why:

Can be parent or child led once you get the hang of the way the lessons are outlined.
It is spiral mastery.
It uses lots of mental math and not so much writing.

Draw backs.
Does not touch on money or time much. But that's easily fixed with some workbooks nad activities.
There's a bit of a learning curve on getting a hang of the lessons and the hsort hand, but not too bad.

And here are some links to get you started:

Here are some links to guide you through set up and deciding if you want to us it:

set up now that's it's all printed out:

Here's the yahoo group

Here are some other great links:

Charlotte Mason and MEP: Compatible or not?

So I completely love this program and we are cruising along with it and also using living math ( ) in everyday life. I am so grateful to have found this program!


  1. Willow, I'm not sure how to get in touch with you. You entered a contest for a free Montessori course by Karen Tyler on my blog and you WON!! Please e-mail me w/in 48 hours or I need to choose another winner. Thanks Bridgitt

  2. Thank you for this post. The links are very helpful. I found the CIMT site a bit hard to navigate. See how others are using this program is wonderful. Thanks!

  3. Rebecca- Glad to share! Hope it helped!! :)