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  1. He had posted last week that he's wrapping that up. From: https://blog.drwile.com/
  2. It's not quite what you're looking for (work on specific facts), but one of my kids used this for addition facts. It starts them with the easier facts and builds up to the harder ones. Medieval Math Battle – The Best Math App for Kids | SPIN FALL It doesn't appear to be available on android anymore, but is available for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/medieval-math-battle-gold/id736769258
  3. So I gave her the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade MM placement tests. She did just fine with the 1st and 2nd grade test. With the 3rd grade test, she got the right answers eventually, but it was hard for her and took her a lot of time. So, do I start her in 4th grade Math Mammoth? Or do I start her in 3rd grade? Or is there a curriculum that might be better for her than MM? She would probably love something that was hands on with manipulatives.
  4. My 3rd grader is wrapping up Beowulf Grammar and MCT sentence level. She's not ready for MCT paragraph. What can I do with her next school year to bide our time for her to be ready for MCT paragraph?
  5. Now that we have the BA puzzle book, she might be willing to do another math as long as she also gets to do puzzles.
  6. I've used Math Mammoth with her, but she always asks to go back to Beast Academy.
  7. It's the only middle grades world history we've tried, so I don't have any other recommendations. 😄 For US history this year, we've used the Big Fat Notebook for a spine and have read in depth non-fiction on various topics of history. That's easier to do for US history, since it's such a (relatively) short time period compared to "all of recorded human history" that a typical world history curriculum tries to cover.
  8. I've used Adam to Us. It was okay. It wasn't super engaging, but it wasn't dry either. It didn't bog us down in facts, but it didn't draw us into history with interesting detail, ether. My kids mostly enjoyed the literature they choose that you're supposed to read along with it. If you're looking for something like a traditional textbook, it's pretty good for that (in terms of interest level of the reading, not in terms of the sort of exercises/questions one might expect a traditional textbook to include). If you're looking for something to make you and your kids love history, you may want to
  9. @Not_a_Number Bringing the conversation about my daughter back here so that we don't clutter up your crossword thread. (My daughter asked to do more today, so they're a hit in this house, BTW.) I asked to show me why 3x5=5x3. I think she misheard/misunderstood at first, because she took out Cuisenaire rods and showed me how 5+3=3+5. I pointed out that she was doing addition and then she laid out three 5 rods and five 3 rods and showed me they were the same length. I asked how we can be sure it works with all numbers, and she couldn't. I think that once it was explained, she took it at fac
  10. The sad thing is that we did go over techniques other than skip counting. We spent a lot of this school year doing that (about 5-10 minutes of our math time each day for several months). And I reviewed some of the strategies with her last week. She remembers that x2 is doubling and x4 is doubling twice. She remembers the x9 strategy that I gave her (to find 9x7, first find 10 groups of size 7, now take one less group) and uses that during school. But apparently she did not remember the various x6 or x8 strategies we've gone over. I've even shown her that she can start with a fact that she does
  11. My only guess with the test is that she blanked out on the answer and for some reason froze up and couldn't remember to skip count? Or maybe she thought she wasn't allowed to do other methods on the test other than having facts memorized? We've gone over visually why it's the same (a grid of pennies: look at rows of pennies vs columns of pennies), but I'm not sure if she remembers why. I'll ask her to explain to me why they're the same tomorrow.
  12. She enjoyed the math "crossword" puzzle you made for her, so thank you! I asked her about 6x8 and she said you can find six groups of size 8 or eight groups of size 6. When I asked her to find it, she skip counted by 6s to get to 48.
  13. This week we've done some review each day of strategies to do multiplication if you forget a fact, a page a day from MM placement tests, and then some puzzles in BA 3. She's adoring the puzzle book.
  14. So do you think these could be read each in two weeks or so? It looks like I can get them via interlibrary loan, but that would mean we'd have to finish them quickly. Thanks! I'll check these out!
  15. I'm looking for books that are relatively short (can be read in 1-2 weeks during school time) that give broad overviews of ancient cultures like China, Rome, Egypt, Persia, and Greece. I'm going to have kids in each stage (grammar, logic, rhetoric), so any grade level is fine. My library has some books, but many of them look like the ghost written, not engaging style of non-fiction book that is all too common.
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