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  1. Thanks! I might keep my eye out for some old workbooks/textbooks to have a variety of options on hand.
  2. Thank you! I actually just purchased the Singapore Fan Math Process Skills for Problem Solving books (levels 3–6) to start working through with both my girls. Is there anything else you would recommend from Singapore just to do on the side for problem solving? We’ve actually been playing around with this app lately. Thanks for your thoughts!
  3. Can someone help reassure me that doing Math U See long term for one of my kiddos is fine? Just tell me she'll learn what she needs to. She's in 7th now and is truly math phobic. Math U See has given her some confidence after so many years. She's in 7th and zooming through Zeta. I'm guessing she'll do their pre-algebra come next semester at some point. We move through it at her pace. Any other families used MUS for upper level math long term? She is against changing it at this point. I wasn't planning to even try until she was solid enough for another pre-algebra or algebra anyway.
  4. I’ve honestly wondered the same thing, but for my particular child in this situation I just can’t seem to find a better fit math wise. I have thought about trying Mr. D next year though. My daughter is also flying through Zeta. I just ordered the Singapore Fan Math books to add in some problem solving. I might even get some of the geometry books mentioned above as well. We may still stick with MUS as our core ,though, unless she changes drastically.
  5. I have a 6th grader and a 4th grader. They are both using MUS after multiple curriculum switches to find one that my oldest meshed with. I know, I know. Should have stuck with Singapore a long time ago. I’m not sure if I could even jump in there at all at this point, but I am desiring to work on their problem solving skills. I’m not sure I would want to switch them now back to Singapore. My youngest might could. What could I use to help work on problem solving skills alongside MUS? Or is MUS not enough? My oldest seems to have hit a sweet spot lately. She’s flying through. We did a quick run t
  6. I keep hearing varying reviews about this. It definitely worries me about Pre algebra and up. I’m not sure what else to look into though.
  7. I have a 4th and 6th grader. We switched both mid-year. My oldest needed it the most as she has struggled for years. She finally feels like she is accomplishing math and without tears. She probably could have started in Zeta, but we started in Epsilon to make sure she was strong in fractions. It has gone really well. She is almost done with the whole book now after switching in January. My youngest was a little harder. She already knew long multiplication and had just started long division. We jumped in with Delta. I just have her use the algorithm for long multiplication problems. We wi
  8. They didn’t report our group, nor did they contact us to share their wishes. We might have gladly changed our name had they taken the time to contact us. Obviously they took the time to search our pages and block us. They didn’t report our group because they know that what they are saying isn’t true. It’s sad that a supposed Christian company would behave in such a manner. We are clearly not pretending to be them. It’s outlined in our group description that we are moms and not affiliated with the company at all.
  9. Here is the screenshot of where they announced it. I’m not sure if it is still up. They referred to groups such as ours as knock off groups. 🤦‍♀️
  10. Well, that's not what this is exactly in reference to. We confirmed that resale of physical books is not against their copyright. Also, we already now that selling pdf materials are not allowed. I'm an admin of a MB resell group on facebook. It was named as such and very apparent that we were not affiliated with the company at all. All the admin realized that they were blocked from the publisher's facebook group. We originally thought it was because they were trying to prohibit resale at first. Upon inquiring with them, we were informed that we were blocked because using their trademarked name
  11. I would rather not get into it too much. Basically, they have blocked admins of several unofficial resale and discussion groups that have their name in the title or description (despite it being clear that the groups are unofficial). They did this with no warning or request for us to change the group names. I spent a lot of money on their products. The least they could have done was message us and let us know it was an issue. Instead, they are standing on one post made in 2019 saying they repeatedly asked people to not use their name. One time is not repeatedly-especially since they have hundr
  12. Their programs have their purpose. I will no longer support or recommend them though due to some disturbing policies they have going on right now.
  13. Totally AGREE! They only want feedback if it’s glowing.
  14. So I received clarification and can share pictures later. They informed me that they repeatedly asked admins to not used their trademarked name. They expected us to see one post out of hundreds of posts a day. They never contacted us directly, but they did certainly seek out our names to actively block us. Our group description clearly states that we are not an official “Master Books” group. I’m appalled by how they responded and the lack of apology from them. I will never support or recommend them again. My guess is that they have lost sales after the initial hype of their programs.
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