From BA to AoPS or Derek Owens, Dyslexia in K-8 Curriculum Board Posted February 12 · Report reply Hi there. I need math advice. 🙂 I have an 11 YO who is almost finished with BA5 and I'm trying to decide where to go next. I have the AoPS prealgebra text and have worked through it with my oldest child. I love the method and the instruction is excellent. My youngest is a great math student (maybe better than the oldest) but is dyslexic. She's reads well now, but slowly and while her comprehension is good reading literature and she has no problem reading and understanding BA, I'm not sure how her comprehension would be working through the AoPS text. That said, I expect I would sit with her and we'd work through it buddy math style so maybe the reading wouldn't be SUCH a big deal. I really don't know. My other though would be switching to Derek Owens. My oldest moved to Derek Owens Algebra after going through about half of the AoPS Intro to Algebra book because she was starting to cry every day. (Ugh, the drama.) Anyway, the instruction isn't AoPS obviously, but I've sat through it and it's not bad. The instruction is video based (and yes, I've watched the AoPS videos and I think they're great, but they aren't the full curriculum) and having the notes printed for my youngest so that she can easily follow along with the videos might be nice. But if we did start with DO, would we do the prealgebra course or just start with Algebra 1. I wouldn't jump from BA5 to AoPS intro to Algebra, but I'm tempted to skip DO prealgebra since BA5 seems like preparation enough there. Help!