The way it feels when you hold it.
I love strayer upton math just cause it feels SO good to hold in my hand. Love the small fat hardback feel, and the spine is not stiff at all. It's a pleasure to hold.
Not that I'm actually using it for math.
Too many pieces turn me off. I tried AAS 2-3 times, but it drives me nuts. I used AAR for awhile because it really seemed to help my daughter, but once she got over the hump and began to really be a reader? I dropped it. Singapore math too. Love the way it teaches, but the book shuffle did me in. Though when I did ditch it, I was in a just-had-a-baby-I-NEED-easy meltdown.
I have a love/hate relationship with spiral binding. I like being able to fold it back, it makes a big book easier to use when I'm on the couch. But it is lousy on your shelf, having to pull out the book to see what it is.
Busy pages. The main reason climbing to good English, study time math, and math mammoth didn't work for us was the busy pages, too small spaces for writing.
I hate when they don't start a new lesson on a new page. LLATL didn't work out for a couple reasons, but the way lessons just all ran together with no break between drove me crazy.
I hate the coloring pages in the SOTW AG. So boring! Not worth coloring. And the pictures in the book itself, I don't bother to show my kids the pictures when I'm reading, unlike most books.
Okbud- yes! someone I dislike raving about a program has definitely turned me off.
Edited by vaquitita, 08 September 2016 - 09:51 AM.