Jump to content


What's with the ads?

Photo

I love Fred! And Beast Academy! And Math Mammoth! And Miquon! And Dragonbox!


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
12 replies to this topic

What's with the ads?

#1 pixeldog

pixeldog

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1031 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

Life of Fred is just so awesome. My (almost) 9 year old just *had* to tell me about a passage in Butterflies about quotes within quotes. He read the passage to me and then quipped "I love this book!". <Oh, thank you thank you thank you, Stanley Schmidt!>

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! :)

#2 Chrysalis Academy

Chrysalis Academy

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 9029 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:54 AM

:lol::lol::lol: Isn't it great to feel so enthusiastic about math curricula? We love Fred, Beast, and MM here too!!

#3 KristenR

KristenR

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3072 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

:party:

#4 Corraleno

Corraleno

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7473 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

:lol::lol::lol: Isn't it great to feel so enthusiastic about math curricula? We love Fred, Beast, and MM here too!!

:iagree: We love all of these, too!

Jackie

#5 Lots of boys

Lots of boys

    Hive Mind Level 4 Worker: Builder Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 507 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

We love MM and Miquon too !!

#6 Mélie

Mélie

    Hive Mind Level 4 Worker: Builder Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 335 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

:party:

We love MM, just started Beast and are starting Miquon and Fred soon! So glad to see you're loving all of them!

#7 pixeldog

pixeldog

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1031 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:48 PM

Yeah, it's wonderful when I'm able to say "So, why don't we do a bit of ________(whichever one I deem appropriate for the morning/afternoon) and his response is a cheerful "OK!".

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!

#8 Hedgehogs4

Hedgehogs4

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2738 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

After reading this thread I immediately purchased Dragon Box and it is fun!

#9 JulieE

JulieE

    Hive Mind Larvae

  • Members
  • 33 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:48 PM

My 9 yr old asks to do LOF, which is good, but I don't know - is it more a supplement? I'm planning to switch from RS to MUS so my girls can 'get it/see it' more.

#10 Moniksca

Moniksca

    Hive Mind Royal Larvae

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 575 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

My ds loves Fred and we're continuing on with MM although implementing Saxon next year. I love them all. and if shipping was less expensive to Canada, I'd have beast academy in there too.

#11 nov05mama

nov05mama

    Hive Mind Royal Larvae

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 657 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:56 PM

:party:

We feel the same way :D

#12 fourisenough

fourisenough

    Hive Mind Level 2 Worker: Nurse Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1505 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

My 7 year old LOVES the freedom I've given her this summer to 'pick a math, any math' to use each morning. It is the only school work we're doing other than reading tons of good books. She is currently using/choosing between: XtraMath or Calculadder for fact mastery and Beast, MM, or Singapore for main lesson.

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?"

Yee ha!

#13 [email protected]

[email protected]

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1671 posts

Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:21 PM

We use mus, beast academy, LOF and iPad games. Life is much better for dd and mommy since we started mixing it up a bit. No more tears and no more 2 hours of delay tactics and unfocused effort for 1 worksheet to get completed.