Frequently Asked Questions
Did I understand correctly that
the Eclectic Education Series includes curriculum for K-12 grades all
that's correct, it's a one-time purchase. The Ray's Arithmetic CD includes books for all 12 grades, and
all of the CD's provided in the Eclectic Education Series start with basic materials for the beginning
grades and work their way up, with the exception of the Science CD, which starts at a more advanced
level for obvious reasons.
Can the Eclectic Education Series be used with the
Yes, the combined use of the
EES and RC is a very effective formula, they work very well together. For instance the RC needs a math
program to be used with it, and the Ray's Arithmetic supplies that need. Also while the RC supplies
a great many wonderful autobiographies and close up looks at history from people who were leaders of
their time, it lacks books to provide a broader perspective and overview, which is a role the
Thalheimer's Histories in the EES fill admirably.
One of the wonderful things about homeschooling is that children learn
to love reading. The RC and EES both provide wonderful books for these homeschooled children who
are eager to learn.
I have an old version of the EES, how can I
The current version of the EES is 2.1.0, if you have a previous version you
may wish to upgrade. Upgrades cost $10 per disk, E-mail us with a request for an upgrade along with your
name and address, we'll send you a bill via paypal upon verifying that you are a past customer, and when
you have payed, we will send you the upgraded CD.
Do your math and science CD's include answer keys for
Yes, the math CD provides problems along with the answer key's; the
Science CD focuses on teaching the subjects, it does have some example problems and there are answers for
these, but in the Nature Study
book for instance most of the 'problems' are more essay
style questions to show what you have learned, and the answer key is the book itself.
I want to order, but I don't have a paypal account.
How do I order?
You don't have to have a paypal
account to buy the CD, if you click on the paypal button you will be taken to a page with two choices on
it, to log into paypal on the right or to click "Continue" to use a credit or debit card on the left.
Paypal then will simply process your credit card like any other system. If you would rather order over
the phone, you can reach us at 1-517-304-4844. If you would like to mail in your order, make
out a check or money order to Aaron Jagt, and mail it to 3321 Sesame Dr. Howell MI
Does the Science and History have ANY evolution
content at all?
No, the books don't have any
evolution in them. Rather, the books are from a Christian perspective- for instance, Thalheimer's
History books are special because of the fact that he wrote them from a firmly Christian perspective,
which allows him to talk about events in history which most historians skip over because the most
important record from that period is the Bible.
What is the cost is to print each book allowing for
paper and printer ink?
That depends on the printer you use, a good duplex printer will allow you to
print for about a penny a page. I would recommend the Brother HL-5250DN, which costs about $250 dollars
Is it possible to see a sample of the books on
Certainly, there are a few pages available here: or if you e-mail us
at we'll be happy to send
you some sample pages.
My son is bored with math and doesn't focus well,
will he be able to use Ray's?
Ray's Arithmetic can be helpful to children bored with traditional math,
due to Ray's interesting use of word problems, which help children apply math to life.
Are your Math CD's available for
The books on the CD's are PDF files and they will work on any
computer; Mac, Vista, XP, Linux, you name it.
The Ray's books that I have found have the answers
next to the problems, are they like that on the CD?
We spent quite a bit of time a couple of years ago removing the answers from next to
the problems. We still provide the books with the answers there as well, but we refer to these as
"Teachers Editions". There are also Answer Key's supplied for the books which spend time
explaining the problems.