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  1. I just looked at Derek Owens! It might be an option. Thank you for mentioning it!
  2. I'm looking for a self paced math class for my 8th grader this summer. He will be headed into prealgebra. I came across giftedandtalented.com but have not been able to find reviews. I do not want to do a CD based program like TT and it must include some video/visual explanation (teaching) of the material. My son hates reading. Thoughts?
  3. Great suggestions so far- thank you. I'm thinking of just bringing math in hard copy. Hunter- I was raised Christian but our homeschooling is secular.
  4. We are leaving the US. And we are in fact traveling w/o an RV or home base do to speak. Right now we have iPads that are old and slow. We will be upgrading to new devices and wondering which ones to get. My guess is that we will have some e-readers and at least 1 iPad. I'm not familiar with nook/kindle/3G paper white/e-readers. What's the best and why? I didn't think about not being able to download certain things out of the country, so that was a great point. Does anyone know why downloading doesn't always work internationally? I may store a bunch of stuff in Dropbox and then pull as needed if possible. I plan to have the 8th grader read period/location themed material. Both kids will be journaling and writing summaries regularly so writing will be covered.
  5. My family will be taking a year off to travel starting this summer. I hs'ed in the past, and they are in school now, but I will be hsing again while we travel of course. We are traveling light with 1 carry-on sized bag each, and 2 backpack/day packs for the whole family of 5. My kids will be in 2nd and 8th, the youngest is only 3. Here's my questions. We are looking for PDFs and offline options for some things in case internet is unreliable or we are on a long flight/train.... But know that having an online options would be great too. Reading 2nd grader Explode the code Headsprout Raz-Kids or Raz-Kids plus Math-2nd grader Scan in MUS pages and save to a PDF to use notable? Or scan in Beast Academy to PDFs Math Mammoth light blue Reading 8th grader Audible Kindle book app OverDrive Math MUS ? Scan in the worksheets Something else?! Both kids will be doing writing with me so I'm not concerned. Anyone have experience with any of these or ideas on others?
  6. Our family will be doing some extensive traveling next year. I am looking for a math option that is online/web based/app based for a 2nd and 8th grader. Some weeks we will have more time than other weeks so a live online class wouldn't likely fit as our accessibility will vary. Thoughts?
  7. I tried to search for a Spanish resource list but couldn't find one. I know plenty of books are available via Amazon, but what are some other resources everyone is using? Math in spanish- aside from MEP, MM and MIF..... Any science curric actually IN spanish? Spanish phonics? Beginning readers? Any great student centered newspapers in Spanish? Muzzy, Little Pim..... What about other cartoons/tv shows (other than Dora) all in Spanish?
  8. I know MEP is free but I would also be interested to hear in anyone has used Math in Focus in Spanish....
  9. What are some good math programs in spanish? This would be for a kindergartener. I speak quite a bit of spanish and would like to start teaching my son it using a spanish only curric. If anyone has any thoughts on easy spanish workbooks that would also be helpful. Thanks!
  10. Ok....so new plan maybe...now I'm wondering what would be a good program to do from April-August to get his ready for AoPS PreA. What would be a good sequence? Horizons 6?
  11. Ok, so I homeschooled a few years, then went to ps for a few years and, well, here we are! Currently ds is in 5th in ps, doing regular 5th grade math and not being challenged at all. His teacher agrees. So....I purchases TeachingTextbooks 6 (to afterschool math) and he's almost done. We didn't start until almost November and it was a ton of review for him. Most of it was quite easy. Since he's a pretty math-y kid I'd like to switch to a most robust program for 6th/7th/8th on up. A few years ago, everyone was loving Saxon for the middle/upper grades, but I'm reading a lot about AoPS. So....what are some common 6grade on up advanced/accelerated math sequences? Saxon? AoPS? Chalkdust or another computer program? Bonus points if there's an online/DVD teaching option....
  12. Can anyone compare/contrast Saxon vs Horizons?
  13. IATeachingMom


    I'm looking to start a K math program for my LO. I don't thing Singapore is a good fit. It was for my oldest so I feel like I'm starting over. Saxon? Horizons? Something very straight forward, I-2 pages/worksheets....thoughts?
  14. I didn't even think to look for any of those! Thanks!
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