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  1. My 8yo son is currently using Horizons 3rd grade math. We both like the worksheets and that it has built in review. He's moving through it fine, but I feel like we're reaching a point where he is looking for more of the "why" not just the "how". I'm not looking to abandon the curriculum entirely, but I'm looking for something to add to round out the conceptual side of math that I feel is lacking. I've seen a lot of people talking positively about RightStart, Singapore (I see there are 2 options, Dimensions Math and Primary Math - happy to hear about both of these), and Math in Focus and
  2. Last year we used MUS Primer with lots of supplements to fill in the holes. My son's favorite subject WAS math. For 1st we switched to Mammoth Math, because I felt Alpha seemed light. He hates it. The pages and amount of problems we need to do are overwhelming to him. He IS really progressing with math and I like open and go nature of MM. I'm torn because while I like the program it is killing his love for math. It has also become a fighting point during school. We finished the first book but I don't think I have it in me to fight through the second book. I kept hoping he would adjust but he i
  3. Does anyone know if Math in Focus explicitly teaches the stacking algorithm for adding multi digit numbers after student master the concept behind it? DD7 is in first grade and so far, they are only doing smaller numbers, but I hope MIF does eventually teach the traditional algorithms eventually. TIA!
  4. I am going to be homeschooling for the first time next year, and I am trying to make decisions on curriculum in advance....I will have 3 kids--kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade.... My biggest anxiety is finding a good math program....I think I have it narrowed down to either Math in Focus or Math U See but I am stuck at that point....any suggestions from experienced homeschoolers???
  5. I'm going to be switching my 2nd and 4th grader over and need some advice. Looking at the TOC, I think it'll be fine to just pick up midyear at grade level for them. We can slow down if necessary and go over concepts that are expected to have been learned before progressing though. Advice there? I'm also thinking about starting my 6th grader in MiF Course 1 while he continues with TT. What do you think? I'm not sure which will end up being the supplement, but I'm thinking he can just do every other problem in TT or whatever if it's overkill. About my 7th grader, I'm thinking it's to la
  6. I switched from Singapore math to Math in Focus. I like Math in Focus so much better. The explanation and amount of practice is much better. I love the colorful books as well. Although I love the teaching methods, I have a hard time with the word problems that they assign in the book after they teach a concept. For example, they will teach a new concept and have guided practice problems. Then, the independent practice problems are based on those guided practice problems and also include many problems that take the concept to another level. I like higher level thinking word problems but
  7. I was looking into Singapore Math programs today and noticed that on the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt page they sell a Spanish version of Math in Focus. Does anyone on the forum have experience with the Spanish version of this program? If so, what are your thoughts? Where did you purchase it? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Heather
  8. I just stumbled upon some information about Math in Focus. Has anyone ever used it? I know it uses the Singapore model, but is it better than the materials directly from Singapore Math? My ds and dd are using Singapore Math 2B and 1B, respectively. I find that my daughter is flying through the material, but my son has become bogged down with what we are doing. (We have just really started to delve into regrouping and he seems to be struggling with the concept.) I was wondering if Math in Focus might be a better fit for him. Any opinions and thoughts are greatly appreciated! Thank y
  9. We're coming off three years of K12 math and are now using Math Mammoth 5 A & B along with Singapore Practice 5A & B from Frank Schaffer. Singapore 5 claims to be intended for 6th grade, but the skills are right at my student's level. Drat! This student does not care for Math Mammoth and avoids it. I pick and choose problems so she doesn't get bogged down by the page. Much of the Math Mammoth is review anyway. Math in Focus is a reasonable option, but where to place my child is another question. Do I use a Singapore placement test? The samples online for grade 6 seem too easy
  10. I'm considering switching from RightStart to Math in Focus. My 8 yr old is almost done with RightStart level C. A friend loaned me Math in Focus 3A and B. I've started looking at 3A and see that my son has already learned the first several sections of the book "the RightStart way". I gave him a problem or two from the Math in Focus book that I knew he knows how to do in his own way (from RighStart) but he had a big reaction to it saying he had no idea and couldn't do it. When I explained a few things he was able to do it. But I' wondering... should he learn how to do it the Singapore way
  11. Okay, I got recommendation to check out Math in Focus textbooks and workbooks for our DD, age 6. So I'm looking at 1st (now) and 2nd (next year). Here's the recommendation to buy the MIF texts: 1A textbook: http://www.amazon.co...&condition=used 1A workbook: http://www.amazon.co...1&condition=new 1B textbook: http://www.amazon.co...&condition=used 1B workbook: http://www.amazon.co...1&condition=new The thing is, I was given a couple of books which I think are Singapore math. I have Primary Mathematics 1A textbook and 1b workbook. But they look like this: htt
  12. Okay, I got recommendation to check out Math in Focus textbooks and workbooks for our DD, age 6. So I'm looking at 1st (now) and 2nd (next year). Here's the recommendation to buy the MIF texts: 1A textbook: http://www.amazon.co...&condition=used 1A workbook: http://www.amazon.co...1&condition=new 1B textbook: http://www.amazon.co...&condition=used 1B workbook: http://www.amazon.co...1&condition=new The thing is, I was given a couple of books which I think are Singapore math. I have Primary Mathematics 1A textbook and 1b workbook. But they look like this: htt
  13. Singapore Math in Focus and Primary Math Standard Edition and Math Mammoth A Comparison of 1st Grade I was able to take a long and (relatively) uninterrupted look at Singapore Math in Focus Grade 1. I had the Teachers Guides, Textbook, and Workbook. I own the Singapore Math Standards edition with HIGs of first grade and Math Mammoth Light Blue 1A and 1B so I compared the programs. Here are my observations. Scope and Sequence MIF and Singapore Primary Standards cover basically the same material. They both start out with counting to 10 and cover addition
  14. Hello, I teach 3rd grade in public inner city school. I am looking at using the Math in Focus next year. I see that there is a 2009 version and a 2013 version. Does anyone know if there's much of a difference between the two? The words "Common Core" appear on the front of the 2013 one, but I'm wondering if it's pretty much the same as the 2009 one. The reason I ask is that I can find the 2009 texts for much cheaper, and it looks like I might be purchasing this myself for my 30 students. I don't want to pay oodles more for the 2013 version if it's not much different than the 2009. Th
  15. Just curious for those who use Math in Focus did you piece together your manipulatives or did you buy a kit? I noticed that Rainbowresource has a manipulative kit; has anyone purchased one of these? Did it have all of the manipulatives that you needed for the grade or did you still have to buy more? Thanks!
  16. We're using Math in Focus for our twin boys next year and I originally decided to not get the extra practice but am now undecided as to whether or not to purchase it. They both hate to write so my original thinking was that if we have yet another workbook for them they'll completely shut down. But I wonder how much it adds the their retention of the concepts? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
  17. I'm looking at both of these and want to know if one is really better than the other? I'm especially interested if you've used both. Thanks!!
  18. We're doing 1AB and 3AB. Its an armful of books! wow! Its labled "The Singapore Approach" and my local homeschool store I bought it from calls it the "Saxon/Singapore math". lol So far, just a super quick look through - I really like what I see. The workbook page are graphic and "fun". Their are not too many problems crammed on one page (which intimidates my 8 yr old). The teacher manual looks very thorough, and even has fun math game ideas for each chapter. I hope this is the ticket for our math this year!
  19. For those of you using Math in Focus, do you find that it has enough drill built in or do you feel a need to supplement? If you are supplementing, what are you using? Also, do you feel the teacher guides provide enough explanation for how to teach concepts, or do you sometimes find it lacking? Do you find it difficult to use the materials for homeschooling since they were written for a classroom? Overall, what is your impression of the curriculum so far? Since it is pretty expensive and a pretty new curriclum, I'd like to get some more feedback on it before I purchase it. Thanks
  20. Has anyone used this or know anything about it? I just got my new RR catalog and this was in there and looked interesting. They have a really long review in their catalog but I can't find one on their website to link to but I did find some info on the publisher's website: http://www.greatsource.com/singaporemath/index.html Thanks!
  21. We use Saxon Math right now for my 3rd grader and 1st grader and have since they both were in Kindergarten. We have another child about to be in Kindergarten this fall. I was looking at the Math in Focus that Saxon publishes and was wondering if anyone out there uses it and what they think. It is supposed to be a Singapore approach. Thanks
  22. Singapore users- I'd love your opinion on whether the S&S for the new Math in Focus series strikes you as being a bit behind the Primary Math one. I was focused on 4th grade as my DD is currently finishing up 3B. Am I crazy in thinking that a number of the topics in 4th grade MIF were covered in 3A/3B of PM?
  23. So is anyone considering using this INSTEAD of Singapore workbooks and still using the Singapore HIG's for teacher helps based on the concepts? And, does anybody know if a child is in 1A Singapore math, will they all also be in the 1st Semester MIF book? IS there a placement test that a child could take?? THANKS
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