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lost on where to go next year for math

 
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DESmom
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: lost on where to go next year for math Reply with quote

My oldest DD is finishing up Miquon math and I don't know where to go with her next. She is loving and doing good on miquon. My next DD is using horizons as miquon didn't work with her.
I have heard alot go to Saxon but others said it was a hard transition and a few that jsut don't like Saxon at all.
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StellarStory
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know much about either of the math programs you listed.

We use Math U See. The kids like it.

I don't know what age your oldest is, but if she is a teen I'd have her look over some materials with you to help pick.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:18 am    Post subject: after Miquon Reply with quote

You don't say what grade your daughter is in. Here's a couple suggestions:
1. Visit some other homeschool families and/or a local homeschool coop. See and hear what other families liked - and WHY.
2. Can you pinpoint what your child's learning style is? That can guide your decision about what type of math to use. Do a websearch on learning styles - there's probably a site that has a quick diagnosis on this.
3. Saxon: I personally like Saxon at the junior high level - Algebra 1 and beyond. The strength of Saxon is the continual review. The weakness of Saxon is the continual review. I think the continual review is a far greater strength than weakness.
4. Singapore: I've heard nothing but good about Singapore.
5. A main point is to do things in which your child USES math and HAS FUN with math - such as playing games like Yahtzee, Rummy, Ring-A-Round, Math Dice, 24, Crypto, etc. See my website for a booklet I've written on "Math Games to Supplement Any Math Curriculum" for more ideas there.
6. But the USING of math is a central thing - outside of a text, outside of official school time.

Hope this helps!

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