Based on recommendations here, I ordered Singapore Math, Life of Fred: Fractions, and Jacobs' Mathematics: A Human Endeavor to check out as possible resources to use for her mathematics curriculum this fall. (I was planning on some combination of the three.) I am also looking at working on math using Montessori materials.

Now that I have the books in hand and have looked through them, the book that captivated me the most - and that my instinct says will also engage my daughter the most - is Jacobs. However, the concepts introduced in it seem very different in sequence and scope from typical 5th grade curricula.

So, my question for those of you who have also used Jacobs:

1. At what grade level did you introduce it?

2. How did you use it? Did you work through it from front to back like a regular textbook? Did you combine it with another curriculum? If so, how did you integrate them?

3. Do you recommend the Student Workbook? Is there a Teacher's Manual?

Thanks for any advice!

Lori

**Edited by songsparrow, 08 August 2011 - 10:03 AM.**