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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 isn't. I wonder if we just need a switch. I don't want to juggle a bunch of books and it needs to be somewhat open and go. I have a newborn and a 3 year old so my time is precious. I just don't know what I would replace it with. 1. Singapore has so many books to juggle although it looks like a great program. It's not out of the running but I have hesitation. 2. MIF sounds promising. Maybe this is our compromise curriculum. 3. Miquon sounds great. I own all the books but I open it up and even look through annotations and its just confusing and I feel like I can't afford another math switch or we may fall behind. I am very drawn to this curriculum. This is my first choice if I can figure it out. 4. I could also go back to MUS but I just don't feel this program is rigorous enough. This is probably MY last choice, but my son did like MUS. I think I need help sifting through my options.
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!
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???