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  1. Thanks that makes complete sense. I'll have a look into Fan Math :)
  2. Thanks for your reply elmerRex, great food for thought. Here's a few of the problems from CWP - page 32-33: 158+93+42 997+605 126-75 163-92 85x5 462x5 620/5 905/5 There are a lot of suggested worked examples, but my initial thoughts were why not pull out the calculator and be done with it? Hi Sunnyday, thanks for your reply. Since that post, I decided, as far as mastery of mental maths, that I would only require mastery of multiplication (up to 1-12) and addition/subtraction (1-12). We did finish multiplication, and we're now working through two books on addition
  3. Last week we came across some mental math problems (CWP 3) that involved 4-5-6 digits problems involving multiplication, addition, subtraction and division. Is it really necessary or even useful to spend time training you kids to solve mental math problems at this difficulty level?
  4. This post has already gone pear-shaped beyond repair. I prefer a PM/private dialogue, I don't like calling anyone out. But when one's choice is disrespected because one has decided to afterschool, and their ideas quashed... one could either ignore the critics or silence them. So let me finish off by pointing out one last hypocrisy - the argument about "...not realising that this is an afterschooling question" (full context here: https://goo.gl/XgcQTh) EngOZ, on 24 Feb 2017 - 10:28 AM, said: My 7 yo dd is very reluctant to do any kind of afterschooling. She's in grade 2 and is doing we
  5. This is a serious problem, and why you need to understand that you're making gross assumptions. For example, you assert I do 3 full math curriculum. Wrong. I change curriculum often - last month we were on MathUSee, now I use Math Mammoth as our main curriculum. My children don't use a formal math curriculum at school. And yes, I've ordered two curriculum, CWP and BA, but we've spent nearly two months doing CWP, we haven't touched Beast. Will we stick with CWP, maybe, will it change by next week, next month? Critical Thinking - we spent 1-2 days on it, completely dropped. LA, I said we do
  6. I'm working with my eldest dd towards more independence learning too. As a few have mentioned, I've started listen more and encouraging her to use the right math lingo. I also mark what she does so I can analyse her errors, and if there's too many, we stop and revisit what she's done. Over the last few days, we've been going back over some of those errors and working on them together. This is great because we get to spot the gaps in her learning, and so fill it and move on.
  7. Hi Okbud, again I think that you and CadenceSophia are making the wrong assumptions about the way I afterschooling. I'm here to learn from others, not make how I afterschool an issue. So if you feel strongly that I'm doing something wrong, than maybe I need to rethink what I'm doing. I'm willing to explain my situation, but I don't want to do so on a public forum for obvious reasons. Feel free to pm me your questions and I'll try to clarify.
  8. I didn't know that about BA, but thanks for the heads up :001_cool: It'll be interesting to see how others schedule it to make it work for them.
  9. Thanks for your input hunter, I'll go back over those resources. I hope things get better :sad:
  10. We received our shipment of BA and CWP about 2 months ago, after a few members highly recommended them for us to try as supplements. My goal is to add more word problems to my dd's math learning. So far both of my girls love doing CWP. Depending on the problem, we might go hard 3,4,5 of the easy problems, or just 1,2,3 of the medium-hard problems. 7yo dd currently uses the Miquon Math Blue Book and CWP has become her favourite. I can see that Miquon - CWP is a really good fit for her and we mostly do the problems together as she is very social and vocal. Question The reason why I'm co
  11. Thanks for the detailed steps Sherry OH :laugh: I appreciate everyones advise, and to those who kindly took time to write detailed steps... I think my first step is to find a whiteboard and come back to this post.
  12. :confused1: My dd does not have a learning issue. But I get your point about the appropriateness of being asked to do two skills.
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