The Robinson Curriculum has a different take on math & science that can work fantastic for some students.

Math uses self-study with Saxon Math (the 3rd(?) edition, not the newer flashier ones). Because Saxon builds and reinforces concepts, it truly can be done with limited parental involvement, even in higher math that parents never studied. A legitimate knock on Saxon is that some students will turn off to the number of problems each chapter -- the hope is that they will instead learn to do them quickly. Dr. Robinson notes that *not* helping a child that is struggling through a concept in math is better for them in the long run -- they learn to try things different ways and really become excellent problem solvers. In a sense, having a ready resource -- teacher, parent, or internet -- that has the answers right away -- dulls the belief and ability that you can solve a tough problem. There's a link somewhere about one of the Robinson children scoring extremely high on the Putnam exam (very tough college-level problems).

Science is done *after* math is completed, because good chemistry really requires algebra, and physics needs calculus. This probably only works if you homeschool through high school. The materials used are the Caltech freshman texts; I'm not sure how they do labs.

We follow the math curriculum pretty closely, but all the kids have interest in science, which we encourage through self-directed research and experiment.