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  1. 1 minute ago, Paradox5 said:


    The Saxon books change authors once you hit Alg1/2. They might not dtuve you and ger so crazy.

    I'll check it out. Thank you. What do I need to purchase? Is there a Teacher's Guide? Is there instruction written to the student in the student book?

  2. What is a good and understandable Pre-Algebra course? My oldest daughter is about to finish Saxon PreAlgebra, and while she did well in the course, it drove us both crazy. I have another daughter that will be in Pre-Algebra next year but want a different course. Any suggestions? She's used CLE and MCP math up to this point and has done well with both.

  3. I know people ask writing questions all the time, and now I’m asking another one. I need something that I can successfully teach. I will have kids in grades 8th, 7th, 5th, 3rd, and 1st. The older one has done WWE, and WWS 1. Middle kids have done WWE and Writing Strands 3 and 4. I’m not a huge fan of Writing Strands. I do like the first 2 levels of WWE but don’t like level 4 or WWS. I think it’s a good program but a bit over complicated. Any ideas?? I’m fine having different curriculum for different ages. 


  4. There is an Omnibus Facebook group that can help you out. Most people don’t seem to do all of the reading, I know we don’t. It would be a LOT. In fact, a VP online teacher mentioned on the group the other day that she doesn’t even have the kids in her class read everything. I believe someone mentioned that if you do all of the reading for primary/secondary that it’s 3-4 hrs a day.

  5. You could go either way and do fine. If there is a particular theme book you think your child(ren) would have particular interest in then go with that. If not then do SWI. Either would be fine, especially if you have TWSS to help you.


    I would also ask you to be flexible in your approach. If you feel as you are using it that IEW is creating more of a straightjacket then a helpful way to teach then ask for help here or just be more open to shifting things around to fit your needs and that of your children. This is simply a tool, not the master. Even the creator of the program says tweak it to make it work for you. No writing program is perfect. The key is learning to adapt that program to meet your particular needs. IEW is awesome, but it doesn't always work as well if you rigidly insist on following lock step with everything presented in the program. It depends on the teacher/student.

    That is good to hear. Thank you. I tend to tweak things anyway so I’m not afraid to change things up. I appreciate the encouragement.

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  6. I haven't gone through MUS Algebra yet, and I sure hope we are not making a mistake by doing so, but I have searched MANY hours days about this. I had been under the impression that MUS wasn't enough. Then this past couple months, as I searched, I came across a LOT of postitive reviews and SUCCESS stories. I think the clincher for me was this one..




    Scroll down to what Pegasus says in #22. Pegasus


    Just pointing out another side.



    Thank you! That was an encouraging review for MUS.

  7. Which of these would you choose? I know many people prefer other textbooks, but I need something with support and that my child can work through independently. I'm not "afraid" of upper level math but have 7 other kids. I've ruled out TT. My oldest has used Saxon 5/4, 6/5, 7/6, and is now using 8/7. I didn't know if Saxon is the same in upper levels or if it changes. Thank you!!

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