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  1. I'm in the same boat. My 7th grader has been doing CLE and I was considering skipping the 800 level and going straight into Algebra 1, but wasn't sure what curriculum to use. She does fine in math but doesn't love it, so I wanted something that sparked her interest. Many suggested Jan's online program My Homeschool Math Class for Algebra 1. The good news is that if it doesn't work out we are a year ahead and she can try a different curriculum in 9th grade!
  2. My daughter does very well in every subject and is advanced in all but math. She is at level in Math, but ahead in Science. She wants to go to vet school in the future and is starting Biology as an 8th grader. The coop we're in won't allow her into Chemistry as a 9th grader unless she is has taken or is taking Algebra 2. So, we are speeding through Pre-Algebra this summer to try and prepare her for Algebra 1 in 8th grade. My dilemma is that I want her to enjoy Math like she does everything else, and I want her to have a thorough understanding of Algebra 1 before moving on to Algebra 2 while not holding her back in her sciences. She did BJU for a few years and hated it (did well in it, just hated how time consuming it was). Last year I switched her to CLE and it worked better, but she still doesn't enjoy math. Any ideas? I was thinking maybe something online for a change might help???
  3. I'm looking for an online pre-algebra course for my 8th grader to do during the summer to prepare her for Algebra I in the fall. Doesn't have to be free, although that's preferable of course. I tried Math Planet but that has no worksheets or practice problems. Any ideas?
  4. Singapore stops at 6th grade, so it isn't an option for her. I have never heard of CLE. Would this prepare her well for the High School years? It somewhat looks like ACE. I did ACE growing up and it was fine, but nothing worth singing praises about. She's so bright that I don't want anything keeping her back.
  5. I'm torn between WWS Level 2 Or Killgalon"s Sentence Composing for Middle School. My 7th grader is starting year 2 of Analytical Grammar and is an avid reader. I am stuck on which Writing Program to use and what spelling program to use. For spelling I'm leaning towards Rod and Staff. Thoughts?
  6. I have a daughter going into the 7th grade this year and we've been using BJU Math. It takes her way too long to complete each day's assignment, is very redundant, and she is just bored and really has come to dislike math. I was thinking of trying out Saxon 8/7 with her this year and hopefully, even if she doesn't just absolutely love it, she will enjoy it a bit more and will be ready for Saxon Pre-Algebra in 8th grade. Thoughts? Also, my son will be re-doing 4th grade this year (mainly because his birthday falls in August and I want to really solidify things before moving on). He did Horizons for 1st and 2nd grade and it was a miserable struggle. He understood the concepts but the redundancy really frustrated him and we had numerous melt downs. I switched him to Singapore Math and it has been wonderful for him! It moves quick (which helps because he can't sit very long), however, I'm worried that the concepts aren't sticking. He craves social activity and there's a math class with other students available for him to take but they're doing Saxon 5/4. Would you try it out with him for the sake of his social and competitive nature?...and for reinforcing the concepts from his previous 4th grade in Singapore?
  7. My son has done Singapore Math and Horizons. He understands the concepts but HATES the repetition. I really want him to enjoy math and I am tired of the melt downs and forcing him to do math. Any suggestions for a math curriculum that might combine multiplication and division and doesn't drive it into the ground?
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