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Tina K

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  1. My grandons went to a private school for first grade and they used Abeka math. I purchased the second grade (2A) Singapore math standards edition and we aren't very far into it and he is really struggling with the skip counting. I have Developing Number Concepts to help with place value but when I ask him to do the activities he gets upset because he feels it's beneath him because he "already know how to count". Is there a curriculum or a supplement that could help him with this? I like to hear what's worked for others as there are many options in how to handle this. Thanks!
  2. Hello, I'm going to be homeschooling my grandson who will be in 2nd grade and the only area I'm struggling in figuring out what curriculum to use is math. He attended a private school last year and completed Abeka 1 math, in the couple of months that I had to teach him through distance learning he was highly frustrated over the repetition of pages he was doing saying he already knew how to do it. I want to stay away from common core math and I feel that if he's given the ability he'll learn quickly and move forward. I'm thinking of using Mastering Mathematics for math facts with Mathem
  3. Thanks for the feedback! I'm a self-employed public accountant so my specialties would be math and finance. Although I love reading and my kids are all strong readers. I was thinking about creating some kind of online program either curriculum or support based. I'll take all the advice mentioned here and look into what's already available and maybe how I can give back and help others locally especially now with the virus. I was the same way as I had 4 kids in 5 years so I was always looking for ways to cut costs! However, I know not everyone is in that position and ma
  4. Hello, I'm a mom who homeschooled for years and I greatly relied on these boards and others to help me through everything. It's been years since I've really looked at homeschool curriculum,etc and was hoping I could get some feedback regarding the following questions. I'm looking for a way to give back and possibly make money at the same time. I appreciate your time and honesty. What do YOU feel is missing from homeschool curriculum offerings or parent support offerings? Would you pay for the product/service/training you list? What would you be willing to pay for it? If thi
  5. Your comment about showing his work is my argument with him constantly. The math teachers at our school are not inclined to give extra work for help, I know from my older daughters experience. He had "credit recovery" that he did to improve his first quarter grade and they wouldn't let him bring it home so I have no idea if he understands the concepts because they don't grade that packet either and then they test him on it so we'll see how he does. My biggest frustration is that they don't grade homework he gets 100% if he does it, they just go over it in class but that doesn't mean he real
  6. I reviewed it again, those lessons are in Alg 1 just a lot farther along in the curriculum, intercept-slope is covered in lesson 75 but I don't see where the other stuff is covered in Alg 1 but I'll keep looking. He usually does quite good in math, he likes to do most of it in his head but he makes minor mistakes when he does so my biggest problem is getting him to show his work. Thanks Tina
  7. They are working on graphing linear equations and non linear equations, & intercept slope method, this is lesson 14 in Saxon Alg 2. This quarter they have also covered substitution (Alg 2 lesson 13) and elimination (Alg 2, lesson 15). This is some of the concepts covered in second quarter, this week they are studying for mid terms and next week are the mid terms. Thanks Tina
  8. Also meant to ask, how would you help your child in this situation be successful at math because it seems like he's currently a year behind in math.
  9. I homeschooled my son in 8th grade, he completed Saxon Alg 1/2 and started Alg 1. I put him in school for 9th grade, for various reasons, and I figured he would have a good start on Alg 1 so I had him sign up for Alg 1 honors. He flunked the first quarter and is on his way to flunking the second quarter. I compared what they are currently learning in school to Saxon and what he is learning in school is in the beginning of Saxon Alg 2 and this is only the second quarter which leads me to believe that he was not prepared for Alg in school and even if I move him to the CP class he could still
  10. I forgot to mention that I'm also going to try and add some books and activities to what they're currently doing in school to hopefully give them a better understanding and a fuller education.
  11. I really want to thank everyone for giving their advice and suggestions, even if it might not have been something I wanted to hear. I think I was dealing with depression more than them because I felt like it was my fault they were having issues because for the last 6 years I've been working on my bachelor and masters degrees and then working, which I'm now regretting. I've also been trying to work from home and keep full time hours while taking care of my 7 month old grandson (a stressful situation in itself as my daughter's 19 & they live with us). However, I've taken steps to go back
  12. I was thinking about taking a few months (3 at most) of reading (not whatever they want but me guiding them), letting them choose a topic to research, fields trips, etc to hopefully deal with the motivation issue and then use Sonlight curriculum (or something like it) where text books aren't really used so that we could hopefully slowly build motivation and a desire to learn. In going this route I would also concentrate on our relationship and work on fixing attitudes more than schoolwork to begin with. One thing I did right is that they both love to read so I just need to make adjustments t
  13. Hello, My kids have been in public school for six years, this year is the sixth. My oldest two seem to have done fine. My youngest two seem to be having problems, one is a junior the other is a freshman. Both of them have very poor grades and don't seem to really care. Every night I ask if they have homework and the answer is no, I tell them they need to study since they have low grades and they say they have nothing to study, I don't believe them but I'm at my wits end and don't know how to proceed other than to pull them. My junior is a girl and she's more interested in the social a
  14. Hello, We've decided to homeschool my son who is 14, he is the youngest of 4, the other three are girls 2 will stay in school at this point & 1 has graduated. He completed the 7th grade this past year so according to his age he is already a year behind. I had him take the Saxon placement test and I should place him in 7/6 but I'm going to put him in 8/7 instead & get a math computer game for reveiw. If he completes the 8/7 will he still need to take Algebra 1/2 before Algebra 1? He is very aware that he is already a year behind based on his age and he doesn't like math and
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