ShillerLearning was founded in 2002 by Larry Shiller, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT – (mathematics) and Harvard Business School. ShillerLearning’s goal is to help every child reach their full potential by providing the finest possible curriculum and support for use in the home.
ShillerLearning developed the curriculum with help from PCTE (Princeton Center for Teacher Education), a premier American Montessori Society teaching certification program, and experts in child learning and psychology.
Our philosophy is that children aren’t taught: they learn. And we are here to provide the finest possible learning tools for your children to reach their full potential. All you need to do, as the educator, is to provide the right learning environment. ShillerLearning – and your child – provide the rest.
ShillerLearning, part of the non-profit Rising Stars Foundation, provides Montessori-based math curriculum for pre-k through pre-algebra, the core knowledge areas that let young students flourish and sets them up for success with higher math, as well as other multisensory resources to homeschool families with children of all abilities – ages 3-16.
With ShillerLearning, parents have the reassurance that they can provide a high-quality, robust education to their young ones without having to spend time on lesson preparation or investing thousands in curriculum. Scripted lessons, a multisensory, Montessori approach, and placement testing, ShillerLearning provides a nurturing yet efficient solution.
Our toll-free phone support, homeschool blog, Facebook group, free webinars, and additional homeschool resources keep you supported and encouraged throughout your journey. Live online Math Facts Boot Camp class for kids and downloadable activity packs are also available.
ShillerLearning’s math curriculum covers grades pre-k through pre-algebra. The curriculum is divided into three kits that can be purchased as a physical or digital kit. All components are available individually as well. The three kits are Math Kit I (pre-k to 3rd), Math Kit II (4th to pre-algebra), and Fractions (all ages).
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The complete Montessori-based math kit parents and educators are raving about! Includes all the books, music, and manipulatives – everything you need – for pre-k through 3rd grade, plus lifetime consumable replacement. One kit works for your whole family without anything else to purchase. See samples from Math Kit I here.
Already have some of the Math Kit I manipulatives or have Montessori golden bead material? Math Kit I Basic might be the right option for you. Math Kit I Basic also includes unlimited lifetime PDF downloads* of consumable lessons (one kit works for the whole family) and downloads of 25 songs, the ideal choice if you already have common household manipulatives and decimal material. See samples from Math Kit I Basic here.
Nothing to ship! Everything is downloadable upon purchase.
If you have basic household manipulatives and decimal material and are on a budget but still want the full value of Montessori-based multi-sensorial lessons unique to ShillerLearning, Math Kit I Digital for pre-k through 3rd grade is the perfect solution.
Besides providing a stellar Montessori-based education for pre-k through 3rd grade, Math Kit I Digital is also recommended to fill the holes in the math foundations of 7-14-year-olds without digging a money hole at the same time. See samples from Math Kit I Digital here.
Montessori-based, multi-sensory math curriculum covering 4th through 8th grades including pre-algebra – typically for ages 9 to 13. Your student will be well-prepared for algebra and high school geometry. Zero lesson prep, scripted lessons enable self-study for independent readers. With free lifetime consumable and music downloads, just one kit works for the whole family. See samples from Math Kit II here.
Nothing to ship! Everything is downloadable upon purchase.
Besides providing a stellar Montessori-based education for 4th grade through 8th grade including pre-algebra, Kit II Digital is also recommended to fill the holes in the math foundations of 13 -15 year olds without digging a money hole at the same time. See samples from Math Kit II Digital here.
Children of any age will learn fractions with this amazingly effective Montessori-based treatment of this critical subject. No lesson preparation necessary. See samples from the Fractions Kit here.
Nothing to ship! Everything is downloadable upon purchase. Besides providing a stellar Montessori-based education for beginner through advanced fractions, the Fractions Kit Digital is also recommended to fill the holes in the math foundations of 7-to-15-year-olds. See samples from the Fractions Kit Digital here.
Math PSAT/SAT/ACT College Test Prep
Your children can become masters of college prep tests and get into the college of their dreams!
We offer older students this prep course to help them get into top colleges across the U.S. We’ve worked with hundreds of students and have sent kids to top U.S. Today 25 schools.
Each student gets access to our online database of sample questions and 1-on-1 support to help them through the process.
Math Facts Boot Camp Addition and Subtraction
Are you looking for multisensory games to add to your math practice? This class is a popular addition to ANY math curriculum.
Homeschool publications and blogs are all a buzz about multisensory, concrete learning – with good reason. Kids learn better, faster, and have more fun doing so. Yes, this even works for math facts!
We’ll guide students step-by-step through how to have a ball with math facts. We’ll use unit cubes, dominoes, play the Missing Number game, have a catch, and catch flashcard fever – keeping addition and subtraction from getting dicey.
Students will also enjoy presentations to help build number sense and understanding of place value, solidify conceptual understanding of 4-digit operations. Includes downloadable printables: tracking sheets, hundred chart, printable flashcards, and Missing Number Game.
Four 60-minute sessions for ages 5 to 13, two classes practicing addition facts games and two classes practicing subtraction facts activities.
Come race with us to math success! Learn more about the addition and subtraction class here.
Math Facts Boot Camp Multiplication and Division
Are you ready to master multiplication and division math facts with fun, multisensory games? This class is a popular addition to ANY math curriculum – especially a traditional approach that lacks multisensory elements!
We’ll guide students step-by-step through skip counting multiples, having a ball with math facts, racing in Flashcard Fever, and hopping through mastery of multiplication and division – keeping multiplication and division from getting dicey.
Students will also enjoy presentations to help build number sense and understanding of place value, solidify conceptual understanding of 4-digit operations. Includes downloadable printables: tracking sheets, hundred chart, and printable flashcards,
Four 60-minute sessions for ages 5 to 13, two classes practicing multiplication facts games and two classes practicing division facts activities.
Come race with us to math success! Learn more about the multiplication and division class here.
Around the World in 80 Activities
Greetings Explorers! The team at ShillerLearning is thrilled to bring you this 96-page PDF “Around the World in 80 Activities” geography and culture activity pack for homeschooling preschool through middle school.
If you read one book per week and complete one or two of the other options, this pack will last you an entire school year. We also provide a guide to correlate lessons from ShillerLearning math and language arts kits.
Many activities can be done with multiple ages together, while some are specifically targeted towards a specified age group. See more information about this activity pack here.
Sensory Activity Pack
Multisensory activities are a key component of Montessori learning.
Engage the whole family with multi-sensory fun using many materials you already have in the house.
Children love to learn through their senses. By stimulating the senses, we activate
different parts of the brain. This helps children cement concepts and love learning!
Sensorial works are also helpful for children to learn more about their bodies, how they work, and how they fit into the world.
You will find sensory activities in everything we do. These are some of our favorites!
These may work best presented over a period of several weeks or months. Some may even find themselves a full-time place on your shelves or a regular repeat in your homeschool or classroom.
Includes beautiful printables in a 25-page PDF. See more information here.
Grace and Courtesy Activity Pack
Mastering these skills will make daily life easier and cultivate genuine gratitude and manners!
In this 28-page PDF activity pack, you’ll find Montessori-inspired works to help your child gain a greater understanding of grace and courtesy: order, social skills, gratitude, family interactions, and interacting in the community.
“Grace and Courtesy” is a phrase that is used widely in Montessori schools.
Now more than ever in our digital era, grace and courtesy are important. Once grace and courtesy become a habit, your child will say “please” and “thank you” without reminding, find ways to help others, and find greater joy.
It’s best to spread each work out over several days, allowing the child to play and act out what has been learned. Revisit concepts as needed.
At the end of this activity pack, there are two pages of Achievement Badges. After your child finishes a work, have them color in an achievement badge. These would also be fun to cut apart and give to your child as collector cards after they complete a work. See more information here.
US President Nomenclature Cards
A full set of nomenclature cards (3-part cards) for the 46 US presidents. 90 beautiful printables in this high-quality, affordable instant download! See more information here.
Why are we so sure you will LOVE ShillerLearning curriculum?
- Montessori-based, but no Montessori or subject knowledge or experience required
- No lesson prep: Open’N’Go scripted lessons
- Concrete introduction of concepts: visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic
- Diagnostic testing for easy placement and filling holes in the knowledge foundation
- Amazing manipulatives
- Fun, corny learning songs
- One kit works for the whole family
- Includes phone 888-556-6284 and email support (it’s like having a personal homeschool coach