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  1. Love the suggestions I will definately check them out. :)
  2. Wow, thanks so much for the suggestions. I'll do my homework now and investigate which route is best. I think any of these will work for her. Again thanks...
  3. Hello everyone, I have a 6th grader that is a wonderful reader and writer. I would even say above her grade level. I have put her in some writing classes online as a result she types all of her papers and does well. Recently we joined a coop where she hand writes sentences during class and takes notes. I've noticed that her spelling needs some work. Can you suggest a curriculum that she could use independently to improve this?
  4. Interesting... I'll ask some SM gurus I know if they use the R-L at all.
  5. I stand corrected. You are right the singaporemath.com books teach this. Such a shame... It is so much faster and logical the other way. Identical to how you do mental math. I question if this is the true Singapore way. My understanding it's not. Anyone know?
  6. I should explain some more... I did the same as you ladies switching from L-R to R-L with my oldest around 3rd grade but you are not suppose to. My understanding is they never show R-L addition or subtraction/borrowing or carrying in SM. It stays L-R throughout SM. That's one of the main reasons it is such a success. I knew at the time I should not have but out of convenience I switched my oldest. Im now working on going back to how SM is suppose to be taught L-R. I'm learning even with the larger problems it is so much faster for me and my children. The only reason I took a look at how it was taught was because my oldest sometimes took so much time to solve problems or minor mistakes with carrying/ borrowing. That's when I came across www.singaporemathlive.com and their 3rd grade mental math sample on there try it for free page.
  7. My understanding is they never show R-L addition or subtraction/borrowing or carrying in SM. It stays L-R throughout SM. That's one of the main reasons it is such a success.
  8. I have been using SM for years now homeschooling my children. I have found the left to right mental math and calculating such an essential part of SM. As essential as the bar modeling.It just makes so much sense to me. I wish I had been taught this as a child. Anyway recently I have been bumping into others that use SM and teach the usual borrowing and carrying over. Anyone do the same?
  9. Thanks so much Pdriskell for the info in TPS. I will certainly investigate the option...
  10. Trying to figure out an online writing class for my 5th grade child and considering MP or CAP. Does anyone have any experience/opinions with using these curriculums or classes? Also, considering their literature classes. Thoughts???? I have not heard much about CAP... Thanks...
  11. I am searching high and low for reviews or opinions. The seem great
  12. Hello NEprariemom, I have been looking at the same books but have not been able find reviews either. Anyone use them? I have 2 children and each one would be a t different levels. Are you using them? How is it going?
  13. Thanks cbollen for the post... I'm glad someone has knowledge about ESA. I will definately look for it on sale, maybe thru homeschool buyers co-op. I'm still a bit undecided what to add. Hmmm... I may look alittle more on-line and then decide. Thanks...
  14. Thanks so much Cookie Monster and Janet for the reviews on Time 4 Learning. It seems no one uses ESA. ???? Thanks again....
  15. I am looking for an online curriculum to supplement our regular work. Anyone use either one of these? I have not been able yo find reviews on ESA. Thanks, Suz
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