I love Fred! And Beast Academy! And Math Mammoth! And Miquon! And Dragonbox!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:49 AM
Then yesterday we had a *great* time playing Grogg's Block Blob from BA (even dragged Dad into a game during lunch). <Heavenly....>
A couple of days ago I realized that we needed to brush up on time telling so I pulled out a couple of pages from Math Mammoth...<easy peasy>.
And as we were playing Block Blob we were able to refer back to the area exercises we'd done recently with Cuisenaire Rods.
Finally, Dragonbox is AMAZING! That's all I can say. Sometimes I have to have ds help me remember what to do to isolate the box....and he always seems to know!!! <Chills running up and down>
Oh the freedom of being released from just doing the next lesson of Saxon! Honestly, I want to thank the forum for helping me to have the courage (and resources) to move into math with joy and understanding *based on our current needs*.
May you all be blessed richly for your contributions and input on these boards!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:54 AM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:37 AM
We love all of these, too!
:lol: Isn't it great to feel so enthusiastic about math curricula? We love Fred, Beast, and MM here too!!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:45 AM
We love MM, just started Beast and are starting Miquon and Fred soon! So glad to see you're loving all of them!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:48 PM
We used to have tears and *long* stretches of having to find just the right pencil, breaking the lead, breaking the eraser, falling out of the chair, heavy sighs, etc. and *no* work done.
When I first heard about parents using more than one math program I couldn't figure out how you'd do that, or why one would make that choice. Even though it's more expensive to take this approach, I can now say it's paid off ten-fold in attitude and actual learning.
I also want to thank "Rosie" for the **FANTASTIC** Education Unboxed videos. Wow. What a gift to the homeschool community!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:33 PM
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:10 PM
We have had a busy couple of weeks and didn't get beyond fact practice for several days in a row and she actually said, "I miss Math Mammoth! When can I do some?"
Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:21 PM