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  1. I had forgotten about Beast Academy! This child does catch on quickly (except long division...where we are stuck, lol, but he is young) and is really great with mental math. I am rethinking CLE now after reading how repetitive it is. Saxon is quite the same. Maybe Singapore would actually be a good fit for him after all? Paired with Beast Academy and some LOF?
  2. I have never suspected dyslexia. He read at 2 (self-taught) and has never had issues in that area. Handwriting was and has been his only real challenge. I don't think the actual math is in itself the problem. It's the lack of focus. And I don't mean that he CAN'T focus. B/c he can. It's the lack of desire to focus. IDK. I'll see about the placement test over at CLE. That might give us a clue as to what he needs to know moving forward. Thanks.
  3. I couldn't find a CLE Pre-Algebra. Just Algebra. The tutor option is probably our best best. Thanks Lori for that suggestions. We joined our co-op again this year mostly for this child. The classes are all academic and he is accountable to somebody other than me. But math is not a co-op class, lol. Perhaps I should be looking for an online class or a local tutor who can use what curriculum we already have. Off to check out CLE Algebra b/c that might be a good one for him next year.
  4. My 3rd grader used CLE Math for 1st grade along with Singapore and LOF. For 2nd we used mostly Fred and Singapore. He is slightly advanced in math, catches on to concepts easily and doesn't need a ton of practice usually. For whatever reason I don't want to continue with Singapore. :/ I'm not sure why as I've used it with all of my other children except my oldest (who used Saxon). I had planned to start the 3rd grader in Saxon 5/4 and move slowly. He places comfortably into 5/4. I suppose I"ll have to give him the placement text for CLE if I go that route. My guess is he'd place somewhere in the middle of 2 but I know their placements tests don't go by Light Unit rather just by level. So we'd have to start at the beginning and move slowly through. I like CLE b/c it is workbook form and my son will prefer that. I like Saxon b/c I am familiar with it and it is thorough. However, CLE looks like a workbook version of Saxon. Am I right? Anyway, just second guessing my plans for him now.
  5. I am familiar with CLE, just not for the upper levels. I will check that out, thanks! I did look back through Principles of Mathematics and while it starts out slow and basic, it does progress quickly and get to rather difficult topics. When ds was younger, he was evaluated. He had some mental health issues going on and was "diagnosed" Mood Disorder - NOS. Which, basically means "we think something is going on but we aren't sure what". lol. He "outgrew" a lot of the anger, volatility, aggression and depression but his defiance level increased. His evaluation came back with borderline ADHD tendencies. Nothing concrete. We suspected Aspergers based on some tendencies that we were noticing, but the "professional" said no. :/ Anyway, I think the only disability he has is laziness and lack of motivation. He seems very capable when he is doing something that HE wants to do. If I had to guess at a disability it would be dysgraphia. His handwriting is TERRIBLE. And that does hinder his math b/c he is NOT neat. But, what I notice the most in problems he gets wrong are: 1. wrong answer b/c he simply didn't read the problem 2. sloppy work and 3. lack of understanding of the concept.
  6. My rising 10th grade son struggles with most things academic. Veterans of WTM will recall my constant challenges with this child. It hasn't improved much. I am in serious need of some advice with math. I tried MUS Pre-Algebra last year and he was getting half the problems wrong on each worksheet. I switched to LOF Pre-Algebra which he seems to enjoy more and do better with, however he was still struggling. I went ahead and purchased a new curriculum from Masterbooks called Principles of Mathematics. 2 Books covers everything a students would need to know before beginning Algebra. He's not liking it that much. He doesn't like much of anything school related so that doesn't matter much to me. I just don't know what to do for him. Where should I start? What would help him be Algebra ready by next year? In PA, we need Algebra and Geometry. So, as long as he gets to those by 11th or 12th grade I'm happy. He likely is not college bound. Somebody recommended ALEKS but I don't even know where to start with that or if the $20/mo would be worth it. Should I just stick with the Principles of Mathematics and work through it slowly, hoping to be ready for Algebra by summer? Help?
  7. I have a rising 3rd grader (age 8) who is starting CLE LA 2. His reading level is above average and his vocabulary is as well. I ordered CLE Reading 3 for him after looking at the samples but am now wondering if I should bump him back down to level 2 to be consistent? Is this necessary? Also, I want to order levels for my rising 6th and 8th graders. However, I think it will be a bit of overkill since we are planning to use LLATL again. Then again, CLE contains concepts that LLATL does not and vice versa AND it seems that the CLE at that age is more of a half year program so could be spread out and done 2-3 days a week and still be on target to finish by the end of the year? The 6th grader is an avid reader (terribly speller, lol) but the rising 8th grader is behind. I feel as if I could put them both in level 6 comfortably but don't want the 8th grader to feel "dumb". FWIW, this has been a challenge for me since the beginning b/c younger sis was always advance in LA while big brother was always behind. Reading came easy to the 6th grader while the 8th grader was a slow to learn reader and still finds it challenging. Any thoughts on placement? I have level 5 that I wanted to do with the 8th grader LAST year but just never got around to implementing it. And I do not want to bump him back too far. I think he needs a challenge to rise to instead of being "babied". Could I use 5 with the 6th grader and a different level with the 8th? Or should I stick them both in 6? So many questions. Thanks for any advice.

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    $15ppd. Margaret Lial's Intro Algebra 7th ed. (Algebra 1) paperback text. Good condition. Smoke free home.


  14. My boys who will be using it (10th and 12th grade) are likely not going into a STEM field. One is pursuing a music career and just needs it to fulfill graduation requirements. The other doesn't know what he wants to do yet but a STEM career isn't out of the question. He is much better at math than his older brother. Would Mr. Q in combination with Chemistry 101 be a good enough foundation if he wished to pursue a "real" advanced Chemistry course in his senior year?
  15. Could somebody review this for me? I'm looking into using it for Chemistry next year instead of Apologia. Thanks.
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