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  1. All of my children have used or are currently using Singapore math and Memoria Press Latin materials.
  2. We are already doing Singapore Math 1A. Problem is, I realize now that the entire book is pretty much math facts. I do not feel daughter is ready to move on to 1B. I would like her to be more solid in math facts. Maybe I should move her on to 1B and just later, pull from 1A for review. But she hates doing math suddenly. It has been coming on for a week or two actually. She tells me she knows how to do this math already. Sadly, I made her work on math facts using apps and Rod and Staff drill pages before really moving in to book 1a. She could definitely do what is at the end of the book, but pretty much, 90% of the book is stuff we have already been doing. I cannot say she is strong at it. I CAN say she is strong willed! I could move on to 1B. But I was also thinking maybe we could do ...something...something like ...puzzles. I am open to workbooks and computer games and apps. She already loves putting together puzzles. Her reading is completely average. As in, she tested right on the line for beginning 1st grade. I just recall as a child having all these puzzle books, pen and pencil type things. I would not know what the books were called. I will likely move on to the next level in math in August, but would like other things to do also. I am thinking of switching math programs so do not wish to buy 1B until I have made my decision. edited to clarify: I am not looking for anything to help memorize math facts. Singapore Math 1A is almost all just math facts and daughter, who has already worked a ton on math facts, is quite bored with this and no longer wants to do math. I am hoping to find something else to do in the meantime, not math facts. I can just pull the 1A book off the shelf when I feel like it to return to math facts in the book. I guess I never looked close enough to realize the entire book was just single digit math facts, or 90% of it is anyway.

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    The great classroom purge has begun and I need to make room for new things. Everything's OBO, shipping included. Singapore Primary Mathematics 3A/B, Standards Edition, textbooks and home instructor guides. Some pencil/highlighter marks, very good condition. BONUS: 3B Test Book (new) $20/set


  4. With my older two children, I have used RightStart for kindergarten. I've tried that approach with my youngest son, and he is just not enjoying the program at all. He is the type who actually enjoys workbooks and learning to write letters/numbers. (I think he is trying to copy his older brother and sister who he sees working in actual books.) SO--I was thinking of trying Singapore's kindergarten program with him. If I do, what exactly do I need to buy? Can I use just the textbook? What about the story books? Those look really cute. Can anyone review those?
  5. Does anyone have any information about what this new curriculum will be? I am switching one of my kids to Singapore, but I'm not sure which edition to go with, or if we should wait for the new one.
  6. kcmom

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    Textbooks 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A US editions All used with varying cover imperfections, but very usable 2A text standards edition in very nice condition 2A HIG in very nice condition 3A text, tests, HIG all standards edition in nicely used condition 4A HIG in very nice condition 6B text and solutions manual 3rd editions in very nice condition NEM 1 Syllabus D new edition: Text TG WB Solutions Manual Quick Revision Guide All very nice condition Please make me an offer if you are interested.


  7. I am struggling with the thought that my oldest will be 10 in the summer and "5th" grade level in the coming "school year". This last year we have had several changes and I've been really lax since Nov/Dec. Our boys all started the school year and a small private school in our old home town. We moved about 30 mins away at the end of Sept and pulled them out. We tried one of the K12 styled online programs in our state but by Thanksgiving I was fed up with their approach. We dropped that and took a small break. ODS has been doing B.A. online 3A and has finished all Singapore Math 3A & 3B and we are reviewing throuth 4A currently. We had started MCT back in 2 grade when we brought him home for that year and so we picked back up in January where we had left off. He's finished Grammar Island and we are half way through Sentence Island and he's about half way through practice Island. I'm just not sure if we want to move on to the Town Levels in the fall. I kinda feel like I need something more structured and something that my husband can see that we are actively working through. I will have a "2nd" 7 yr old and a 5 yr old that's starting to do some work, mostly we will be doing AAR level 1 with him and Singapore Math. I am also at a complete loss on how to approach history and science. I tend to enjoy more of a relaxed approach (we mostly be watching Liberty's Kids and reading Rush Revere) but my husband is more of a "schedule and check list" personality. So any suggestions on L.A., History and Science to look at that would be good for a super distract-able 5th grade boy that will be traveling the country with his family this next year would be hightly appreciated!

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    My Pals are Here Maths 5B 2nd edition Pupil Book and corresponding Workbook. Unused EXCEPT for sections on percentages (pgs 65 to 90 in both pupil book and workbook. (ugh, I thought it was unused, but I guess DH thought that topic needed reinforcment...) If you live in the Northern Chicago suburbs, you can come pick up for free...


  9. The elementary books are not something I'd use for a struggling math student at all. The topics are out of order. Multiplication and sigma notation are in the same book. Set theory starts near addition. Slope is in one, there's number play with using a specific group to make any number..just, no. I'd rather get a Singapore math Challenging Word Problems book 2 levels below current work (or a FAN book) - and I love Fred. I adore the alphabet series and my kid has slept with them after rereading ones he had finished. It just doesn't seem it would be a good use of money in this situation.
  10. Hi, Folks, I have been absent from this board so long that I had a notice on a post 3 years old! 😂 Today, however, I decided to pop back in and say thanks to my people who got me through the early years and on the right track. Next week we graduate our youngest. Homeschooling, despite its successes and stomach-pitting vertical drops, has been good to us. I won't go into the full story here, but with the youngest fully dual enrolled and now about to ship off to college, the dc have made the transition well. DS has a 4.0 and loves university, which is an amazing miracle to those who know our story. DD is headed to her dream school, a top ranked, small Christian college in the Midwest, fully funded for the first two years, with a hope to pursue a calling to use data analytics to help rescue victims of human trafficking. She is an overcomer. All those years spent in patient, sometimes frustrated, slogging away—accommodating learning "differences" and whatever else was going on—they all paid off. DD wound up with multiple scholarships and awards, and worked diligently, steadily, and determinedly for each and every one. 🎉🎉 (What happened to the party emoji?) I want to thank you all for my best homeschooling finds. It began by focusing on the true, the beautiful and the good and making liberal use of nature study and narration of all types in the younger years, thanks to Charlotte Mason and Classical Education. After good old Charlotte, you all introduced me to Don and Jenny Killgallon and Michael Clay Thompson (who collectively got my kids 35s or 36s on the English portion of the ACT), as well as Singapore Math, and Singapore Science, which landed me my career after active teaching wrapped up. I never would have been in a position to take the leap if not for you. I just got paid for writing the Math in Focus 2020 Edition teachers manual (grade 4). Rejoice with me! Thanks for being a community I could come to and find answers to questions I didn't even know I had. For those of you exhausted today from working with a seven-year-old you know is incredibly bright, but who has trouble holding a pencil and melts down occasionally from sensory overload, the successful end to all this is a lot closer than it feels. If sometimes a tear slips down your cheek from being overwhelmed, or the resistance you face is fierce and you're not sure you can make it, let me reassure you that you can, and the rewards that follow are that much sweeter. I've been a member here since before the board euphemisms teA and bOOks came into being, way back when Ree wasn't the Pioneer Woman and she would give stuff away from her junk drawer. It's been a long time, but not long at all. Thanks, SWB for making it all possible, and for hosting this community so we can set our kids up for success. I am so grateful for the space, and for all of you who spent the time making research and execution a bit easier for the rest of us. 💜
  11. For children that young, I didn’t need curriculum. Just lots of living books. TWTM has great book lists for each grade. We read, narrated and sometimes drew pictures. We did lots of hands on math and science. The only texts I used before grade five were math books. I personally liked Singapore Math.
  12. I don’t have much knowledge/background in statistics and this math problem is not really explained in the teachers guide! singapore math 6B workbook pg 119 there is a table of men versus woman callers to a quiz on a radio station with 6 out of the 15 calls being men. what is the probability that the 16th caller is male? what is the probability that the 100th caller is female? I feel like I should know how to do this but I don’t and none of the problems that are demonstrated in the textbook are really similar conceptually.
  13. Are any of the web based math options similar in methodology to Singapore Math? I was considering CTC Math and others and wondered if there is something out there like a digital version of Singapore. My husband really thinks a conceptual math will work well for my son and I agree. Anyone know about the existing options if they are similar to Singapore or would something work well as a digital supplement?
  14. Hits: Logic of English Foundations A for my youngest. He loves this. So fun and yet includes so much review and practice that he needs. Right Start Math, also for my youngest. He's very social, wiggly, and hands on. Singapore math 2. In the middle of the year I switched my 2nd grader to RS so that he could play with all the manipulatives and games that his younger brother was doing. But after a couple weeks he asked to go back. Bookshark, mostly. K science and history and LA2 were pretty good. The read alouds were a huge hit with both my 8&5yo boys. Science 3 was a hit, but history 3 was a miss for my daughter. Science 6 was not a hit as far as my son is concerned, but I consider it a hit. Lol. It got done and my son learned how to dig for information to answer questions. We will be using Bookshark again next year. It gets done, is mostly what I want, and I don't have to plan it. I'm tired of planning. CLE math was a hit for my daughter for the second year in a row. AAS- my daughter hates it, but I see her spelling improving. Girls of American History- unit studies using American Girl doll books. My daughter LOVES this. English From the Roots Up with notebook. My son liked this, probably cause he got to draw pictures. Lol Misses: Bookshark history 3, my daughter couldn't keep up with all the reading on her own and I couldn't read to her as it's intended. Write@Home online classes. I felt like this was just assignments with no teaching. Winning with Writing. I don't know, this just didn't work. I guess cause I expected it to be independent and it just wasn't. Growing with Grammar. IDK it just didn't get done.
  15. Worry #1) I worry I will struggle teaching the Singapore methods I'm not familiar with My answer: Only you can decide if that will be the case. But IMO, Singapore is VERY easy to teach. Let me walk you through a typical day using some examples from the upper-level books. This is about as hard as it gets. (And it will be even harder for you right now because you haven't gone through the 4+ years of foundation that this example expects you to have. You are jumping straight into the middle of a 4th grade Sinapore math book.) This sample is pretty typical of how a lesson works in Singapore math. So take a look at this lesson and decide for yourself i you could teach it. (Don't worry if you aren't familiar with the terms array or factor. Those were all explained clearly in previous lessons. EVERYthing in Singapore is very step-by-step and incremental. ) Let me walk you through a typical lesson using the sample above: Step 1: Concrete First, there is usually an activity which illustrates the math concept using some type of math manipulative. In the sample above, you are teaching the child about factors. So you are supposed to take 24 multi-link cubes and challenge the child to arrange them in various groups. (2 groups of 12, 12 groups of 2, 3 groups of 8, etc.) At this point, the chid has already learned their multiplication tables, so this is typically a review for them. As you can see, it is pretty easy to teach. The HIG explains exactly what to say and even provides pictures of what to do with the manipulatives. This only takes a few minutes. The lessons are short and sweet. Step 2: Pictorial Next, the HIG directs you to open up the textbook to p. 26 and discuss the same exact concept using pictures in the textbook. (They show various things grouped the same way as the mulit-link cubes before.) Step 3: Abstract Next, the HIG directs you to do Tasks 1-5, pp. 27-28 (still in the textbook). At this point, the child now takes that concept that you just taught them (using concrete objects and pictures) and applies it to numbers in the textbook. You are supposed to use the textbook to work a couple of example problems with the child. As you can see from the sample, the textbook gives you PLENTY of help about what to do if you are stuck and need help. (Plus solutions, etc.) In this case, the HIG directs you to work the problems with multilink cubes again if needed. Next, the student is sent off to do the workbook problems. (In this sample, Exercise 7, pp. 21-22). I typically have my kids do this part semi-independently so i can check for understanding. (Not in first grade, but we gradually work towards semi-independence.) Finally, we check workbook together and the kid fixes any mistakes until there is 100%. That is a typical day of teaching Singapore. Only you can decide if that sounds too hard to teach. I personally think it is VERY easy to teach. If you are concerned about teaching Singapore, I would suggest that you stick with the standards edition of Singapore. The Home Instructors Guides for that "flavor" of Singapore math are formatted a little nicer and are easier to use IMHO. (The content is not all that different from the US edition except that there are more reviews scheduled in the standard edition. I have used both standards and US and both are nice. I much prefer standards.) I would also suggest you take a look at the HIG samples for the upper levels of Singapore. (Try levels 4A, 4B, or 5A, and 5B) Read through those and see if they make sense to you. ------------------ Worry #2) I worry if/when he attends public school someday, he will be told the Singapore way is not right and he'll have to relearn the traditional way My answer: Singapore does teach children the traditional way so they will not have to relearn anything. However, It just also teaches them to understand the conceptual reasons so they understand why the traditional process works. Let me give you another example to illustrate my point: In a lot of math programs, they teach kids how to stack numbers and "borrow" to subtract. (Traditional method.) Then they give you a million practice problems and drill that process until you can do it in your sleep. (Traditional method.) But in sinapore, you work a BUNCH OF problems with manipulatives first so you can see exactly what happens when you "borrow numbers". But you also practice stacking the numbers and working things the traditional way. (Plus, you also learn tricks for doing the problems mentally.) So you learn more...not less. AND if he ever has to go back to public school, he will probably be so advanced in math, that he ends up teaching all of the other kids how to do their math homework. :) I'm not saying that to knock traditional schooling. It has more to do with the order things are introduced in Singapore. Things are typically introduced earlier in Singapore math than they are in other math programs. If you stay on grade level with Singapore math (example do Singapore 2A and 2B in 2nd grade), your child will always be ahead of most traditional kids in math. My kids are NOT math whizzes. We do "just" regular Singapore math with the workbook and textbook. And they always test very, very well in math. Singapore makes it easy to teach. ETA: Now, there are some schools that have adopted some crazy math instructional methods since common core was first introduced. I think (hope!) things have gotten better since schools have had a chance to adapt to common core math instruction. I think the curriculua has been improved. And not all schools using common core have gone off the deep end, but some have. lol For example, My good friend teaches 4th-grade math here locally, and she was showing me how they are now told to teach long division. Now...long division has not changed since we were kids. It isn't like it has evolved and you suddenly need to know a different way to do it. Division is still division. However, they way they were trying to walk the kids through the process was VERY confusing. HOWEVER---because I had my "adult singapore education" from teachng my kids, I could at least grasp what they were TRYING to do and understand the process. (I still think they were over complicating things. It is almost like they took the Singapore method, scrambled it all up, and tried to make it new.) So again, my conceptual knowledge (thanks to Singapore) helped not hindered my understanding. I think it would help my kids too if they had to go back to public school. They might have to learn to "play the game" and show the math problem worked how they teacher wanted it...but I think they would still have a solid conceptual understanding as a foundation. -------- Now, that is NOT to say that Singapore is perfect. One con to Singapore is all of the books. But that is also one of the pluses to Singapore. If you use Singapore math as written, you will need the Home Instructors Guide (HIG), the textbook, and the workbook at a minimum. (That is three books for the first half of the year!) For the vast majority of kids, this will be all you need. (The idea is to give them JUST enough practice to understand math, but not so much to kill their joy.) THEN, there are all of these other books you can buy to customize how much practice your kid needs. Let's say you have a child who is a math-whiz and the standard workbook isn't challenging enough. Well, then you buy the Intensive Practice and Challenging Word Problems book. (The workbook's word problems are pretty challenging enough IMHO! But some kids like MORE of a challenge.) Or, let's say you have a child who needs more practice before moving on, then you can buy the optional Extra Practice book. But, lets just say that you have a child who struggles in one particular area of math. For example, your child gets everything, but struggles with mental math. Well, then there is a mental math book. It goes on and on. I think the multiple book issue is sort of a con because it can be overwhelming to new homeschoolers. My advice to combat that problem is start out with the workbook and textbook and HIG. Only buy the other books IF your child shows a need.
  16. I’m afraid that I don’t like Saxon. Or really anything too textbooky for kids under fifth grade. I like Singapore math even though it didn’t work for dd (though I think that it could have if she hadn’t set her mind against it). I did a lot of my own stuff with her. As well as actually teaching using Kahn Academy.

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  18. If you had a child who struggled with understanding math concepts, would you try to do these curriculums? My dd is a “just give me the basics†kind of learner. Every time she is taught the “why†or something more challenging, she shuts down. I’m wondering if I just give her how to do math computations well and just leave it at that? She’ll be headed into 5th grade after a most likely miserable math year in public school (at least that’s how it’s been so far—mile wide inch deep). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Is there no home instructors guide for this level? I can't find one. Also where do you go after Singapore? Grade 6 is the last grade right? Do I need to do anything extra to prepare to transition to a different program.
  20. My dd will be going to public school again next year and they will be doing Singapore math. I will be working with her over the summer to beef up the math skills she failed to learn during school, but I really want her to get some mental math strategies down. This is a child who cannot add 10 to a number without writing it down. She does have trouble with questions like this also - "4+____=12. She does know her math facts for the most part. I have looked at the Singapore mental math series, but what level? Also, are there other workbooks out there that could help?

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  22. Good afternoon, all. I am hoping someone will have some words of wisdom for me here. My rising second grade daughter professes to 'hate' math and I feel like a horrible teacher because of it, to be honest. She is actually quite good at math. But when she decides she does not want to do something, she will just fidget, whine, and profess to "I don't KNOWWWW" when asked to solve problems, that I know she very well can solve, because she did them fine the day before. The past school year we had some rough days, but over all pretty good. We follow Singapore math and I do like the curriculum. In the spring we did book 2A, so for the summer I got her Intensive Practice 2A. I wanted to keep the summers pretty light, and my plan was to just have her do like 15-20 minutes of work in the book a day. Since we had already done the curriculum, I thought these problems wold just make her think deeper, using skills she already had. It has been horrible getting her to do it, though. The first few days were fine. Then she started with the whining. I would come over to the book and it would be like a basic addition problem that she had done countless times before. There were several days where she did absolutely nothing during her math time. I discussed the problem with her and asked her what she thought might help. We decided that she might work better if I sat right with her. So we did that and it worked for maybe 2 weeks. Today, however, she did the same thing-- fidgeting with her pencil, whining "I don't knowwww" etc etc. In 30 minutes we got like one problem done. She then walked away saying, "I hate math!" and I am sitting here feeling defeated. I like the curriculum and want to keep following it-- I am just looking, I guess, for tips to inspire her to care? Or at least to try? What can you tell me here, homeschool vets?
  23. Is there an alternative to AOPS pre-algebra. My daughter is strong in math, but doesn’t necessarily love it. I’m not sure the discovery method would work well for her. We’ve always used Singapore Mathematics Standard Edition, so I’d prefer to keep that same rigor for pre-algebra. I’m just not sure what program we should use.
  24. With Beast, it's hard to say how a kid will react to it until you actually try it out. That being said, I did not use Beast 2 as it did not exist when we were doing it. Beast 3A, Chapter 1 Geometry is not easy. IME, it's the toughest chapter in Beast 3. In fact on their website, they suggest that if it is too difficult or frustrating to skip it and loop back later. Saxon never appealed to me personally because it is far too spiral for us and moves too incrementally. Singapore Math worked very well for us especially the Intensive Practice and Challenging Word Problems books. Some families choose to only do the TB with the IP and/or CWP. I think that the best part of SM are the word problems. I actually used both SM and BA as I think there are weaknesses and strengths with both programs. DS wrapped up AOPS pre-A which he primarily self-taught himself with the book in about 7 months. Cleo Borac has a series of books called Competitive Math for Gifted Students which is pretty good. I sincerely hope that the revised edition does not have so many solution errors as the first edition. Zaccaro's Challenge Math series is another good resource. Glen Ellison's Hard Math for Elementary for upper elementary students is excellent as well. Borenson's Hands On Equations will be good fit for your son if he responds so well to visual approach to word problems. The HOE book of word problems is really good. We also did a lot of logic type books as well. Maybe consider Math Kangaroo for a low key math competition? He could do it next year.
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