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  1. Who do you like best and why? Taken these classes? Please chime in. Would really love to find just ONE and stick with them all the way thru for online classes. 1. Rigorous Enough? We are working thru Lial's Pre-Alg for both my 6th and 7th grader now and it's gone extremely well. I LOVE Algebra, but don't want to teach it. I'm looking at these 3 options for the fall, and would LOVE input from those who have taken these classes. Derek Owens grades the papers, I've read great things here in the past about Jann, and had Dr D recommended locally on my FB group and I don't know anything good about that one. I like that Derek also has science options, but there's no reason why we couldn't JUST take science from him if we wanted. . . Thanks for your input! Have another one that rocks I didn't list, please share it. Videotext Alg was recommended by my local HS store, but it's $600 and I don't know much else about it.
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  4. Does anyone know of a good rock unit study, either free online or a simple program like MP or VP that would have a student workbook, vocab? My son has gotten really interested, and I'd love to let him go deeper. We did a basic rock kit study back in 3rd grade, but looking for more depth.
  5. Thanks for the thoughts. I've hesitated in buying Wordly Wise before. And both your comments ring true and remind me why. We read a ton here, and good quality titles each year. We manage to get in 4 to 5 good lit studies with them which have vocab building each chapter. It's probably more than enough. We've done English Roots Up with the older 2, my 8YO is just starting it now. And I'll check out Vocab from Classical Roots maybe that would be a better fit for the olders. We are 2,5,6th grades here right now. . . .
  6. Which ones are the best and why do you like them? We used IXL 3 years ago but didn't really use it, and have Khan accounts but we just got 2 new PC's in the schoolroom so I'm excited. Be excited with me!!! I want to utilize them for actual skills practice and not wasted time. Prodigy is not free so can't do that right now. What are your favorite free sites? I just saw mathgames.com because of a recent post that looks really solid too. Looking for any suggestions to reinforce skills and get additional practice. Has anyone made a fun LA site yet for these grades that is worthwhile? Spelling challenges, parts of speech, comprehension etc.?
  7. Ran across this last night -- looks fun thought I'd share it. https://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/science.shtml
  8. That makes sense. Thanks for providing your take on it. :coolgleamA:
  9. Just checking in on where folks stand on Wordly Wise or other vocab workbooks. We do read alot but we have time to add an on your own type program to our day. I'm happy to put up a word wall section and go thru them daily like we did with our English Roots. Was actually super quick and easy to do. I've read threads in the past about some who love these, and others who have said it's not really necessary or they didn't gain anything. For those that have used these -- did you gain from it or was it a time waster ?
  10. Any good resources your children have enjoyed? My 10YO son has finished Fabers Level 1 books (all of them) and loved them, would love to share some with him if there are any good ones folks have used. Thanks!
  11. This was bugging me. I called my Dad and he said I learned mental percents and basic interest calc in 6th to 7th grade or so. He was always helping with my math homework, we have the same brain and he loved math so was always a fun time at the table. So makes me feel better for our grades here, we have time to master what I feel is important, but not for those of you who say high schoolers are not mastering these skills. And college students are needing help? I swear sometimes I don't know what planet I am on. :hurray:
  12. Yes thanks for all the great advice. I will not jump ship on RS, we will keep going but look at adding Daily Mental Drills and probably something else to flesh out some holes. I did the crazy panic home school teacher thing. :smash: My apologies!! I am a little shocked hearing this about interest and %. I was taught this, and we must have practiced it in school because I can mentally figure any % off discount from any number rounded to the nearest dollar as long it's not a really huge number. 45% off 1200. 4% interest on 25K for 10 years. I was also taught how to calculate simple problems like the one above from RosemaryAndThyme. This is seriously not difficult! My sisters school is teaching the kids interest over the years. Why can't they teach real MATH ANYMORE!!! How can we say this is acceptable!!! Keep up the challenge in your home school. This is really bad folks!
  13. Ok thanks for talking me down. I'll look at these suggestions tonight and see what I can do. I forgot I bought MM a few years ago. Will find the external HD it's on. My sister is an aide in 5th grade class. Every year at the end of the year they take the kids to a half day field trip called the marketplace. They are store merchants, banks, and consumers. They come in, buy products, sell products, calculate interest to get loans for cars and homes. This made me wonder. . . so I checked the standards.
  14. We've been using Rod and Staff grade 5 and 6 math for the last year, and it's been good to build solid foundation for some things, but now looking at my state math standards we need to do more it is not enough. Please help recommending MATH for 5th and 6th grade. I have a 5th and 6th grader. we are solid on the basic 4 operations, fractions we've got down, word problems and measurement. Need more on geometry we are just ok there, algebra, probability, ratios, mean, median, range. (RS goes to hundreths, not millionths in decimals etc to name an example of what I am seeing and we haven't even covered interest yet or creating a simple spreadsheet.) We've done Miquon and Singapore Standards thru 4 and am checking it in the morning but I never ordered 6. Thought 6 was a review year. I have 5 tho. I've checked a few "math grade 5 texts" don't know if Houghton Mifflin would be good enough. Found a used one for $5 worth a look. Old edition tho so good luck finding a workbook I assume. Would like to check out a good 6th grade text as well. I think I could use material from both grades to firm us up. . . . What I am seeing in RS is there is only 1 or two pages for a topic where we are lacking, then it moves on and not enough practice or review. I have a mathy 5th grader who is on par with his 6th grade brother so we teach math together. That's how math has evolved here. Would really like to take the next 6 months and polish where we are at/expand their understanding before I decide where to go with Pre-Algebra in the fall if that's possible. (Digesting the Pre-Alg thread . . .) Tried the fancy stuff and just want old school now or something that is open and go we can run with. Don't want to buy a whole new deal. :) Thanks for the HELP!
  15. Way cool, I found it and I'll check it out. Thanks Farrar!
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