What to use to supplement Everyday Math?
Posted 27 September 2009 - 08:24 AM
His school uses Everyday Math, which I know nothing about other than people on this board do NOT like it!! I will be doing more research on it today if I have the chance. In the meantime, I'm wondering what math would be a good supplement to the style in which Everyday Math is taught? Would Saxon be good to help drill in the math facts? What about Math-U-See?
I have been using Singapore, but don't want two completely different learning styles as I don't want to end up confusing DS. Any suggestions?
Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:00 AM
I just want my kids to be able to know all of their math facts, and be able to compute short problems in their heads, and longer problems on paper. The way that I've seen how EM makes them do multiplication and long division in the future seems very complicated, and it seems to stress a lot of calculator work. I'm going to teach them the regular way to do problems, and just give them worksheets for practice. Dh and I drill math facts with them, since they don't seem to get that in school.
Edited by thescrappyhomeschooler, 27 September 2009 - 10:01 AM.
Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:22 AM
This thread is full of great information and links:
Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:24 AM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:58 PM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:11 PM
I *love* ktm - I've learned so much reading it. Also, here's another EM link - the basic algorithms of EM - I found it informative.
Thank you, forty-two, for the link to Kitchen Table Math. Some *very* interesting and relevant information for me to read up on.
Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:38 AM
The Singapore lessons don't take us long and they are easy to spread out if we need to.