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  1. Time Left: 2 days and 1 hour

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    Cover has slight wear, but the inside is like new. Copyright 1967. Includes Odd-Numbered Answers. California State Series.

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  2. My DH sat down with DS last night to talk about math and when I suggested the possibility of taking out the WB, he said he still wanted to do it, but faster. I'm starting to think he just wants more variety (and possibly to go deeper??) than what we have for him which is Miquon and Singapore. I think he's pretty intuitive with math and definitely visual-spatial. He is slower with the basic stuff like simple addition, but will come up with answers in his head quickly for more complex problems and when I ask him how he came up with the answer he says "I just see a picture in my head mommy."
  3. Thank you Crimson! You triggered a memory about there being a long thread awhile back about this, but I didn't read it all because I wasn't in that "boat" yet. :) Searching for "IP" isn't allowed because it's too short and "Singapore" brings up a LOAD of threads. I'll see if I can find it searching for "Intensive Practice" as I'd love to read through it. I wouldn't even dream of it for my DD (his twin) because she is happily going through MM and needs a more step-by-step approach and more repetition, but my DS is just a whole different story with math.
  4. My 6 year old son used to like Singapore and still does...sort of. We're in 2B. We also use CWP. He doesn't care for the CWP because he says "They try to trick me." so I know that's good for him because he is one that wants to be able to zoom through everything. I started skipping problems because in the wb there was too much repetition for him, even though I'm a bit nervous about him having holes or forgetting. I need to get over that because he has an excellent memory. hehe He's been complaining about math for the last few weeks. When I asked him why, he said he'd rather play Leg
  5. One question I have is whether you are looking for something Christian based or secular? That answer will help people give recommendations. Brenda
  6. Looks great...thanks for passing this along!! Brenda
  7. We did this program this year and it worked out wonderful...and it's FREE. They have K-6 completely finished and much of secondary done, although I don't know what we'll be using at that point. There are a few spelling/grammar errors here and there, but the kids and I all love it. There might be some things you need to buy like a microscope, but for 1st grade, many things you will probably already have around the house. It's also very easy to go even deeper if you're kids want to. Science is done 3 days a week. Pre Lab, Lab then Post Lab. The K and 1st grade doesn't take that much time
  8. I have twins both that will be in 2nd. Here's what I have lined up. Thankfully I did so much research/planning before 1st and that seemed to pay off...very little planning needed for 2nd. I thought my head was going to burst last summer! :D Daughter: Math Math Mammoth/Singapore CWP/Miquon Music Piano/Voice/Musical Theatre Son: Math Singapore/Singapore CWP/Miquon - probably ready for BA at some point Music Guitar/Musical Theatre Both: Language Arts Jr. Great Books WWE2 Logic of English (finish this up) History SOTW Cicero U.S. History
  9. I have twins both in what would be considered 1st grade. One uses Singapore/Singapore CWP/Miquon and the other Math Mammoth/Miquon/Singapore CWP. They each spend no more than 20-30 minutes a day on math...some days less depending on the lesson. It's definitely common for people to use more than one in the younger years, but if we were pressed for time, I would still feel comfortable only using Singapore or Math Mammoth alone as they both are great programs in my opinion. The kids just both love Miquon as an addition. I say go for it and just see how it works out. You can always adj
  10. A dear friend of mine (teacher) has been going through this with her gifted son (5th grade). He gets one hour a week to use a computer math program that goes along at his speed. He scored perfect on the math portion of the test here in CA. The other 4 hours of math instruction, he has been grouped with lower performing kids so the teacher can focus on the other kids. He scored almost perfect on the Language portion of the test. The teacher just has him read what he wants during Language Arts. It's so sad because he's not being challenged at all. In fact, now if something doesn't come eas
  11. Do you just use the white rice setting? For how long? I have one that I can program that has options for white, brown, sweet, etc. Brenda
  12. Sounds a lot like my ds6 (Sept. bday) who is advanced in many areas. I'm attributing it to the asynchronous development thing. The writing is what is holding my ds back a bit so I scribe for him in some areas so he doesn't get frustrated. The part of your post quoted below is pretty much what I've got going on here as well. I've tried breaks in between each subject, plugging through a couple at a time before a break, etc. He's also got some intensities that just add to the party. He asked me the other day why I need to meditate every day. :tongue_smilie: I don't really have much advic
  13. http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/k-6.html You start at Applied Science, move on to Universe Cycle and continue on clockwise. My twin 6 year olds love it and so do I. Good luck with whatever you decide to do! Brenda
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