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  1. Yes, 🙂 I know dyslexia isn’t a math problem per se, but the learning challenges that cause dyslexia affect math learning too! My 12 year old (7th grade) dyslexic daughter struggles with new concepts, and takes lots of repetition to remember how to do new things in math. This has slowed our progress down greatly. She is currently about halfway through Saxon 6/5 and it has worked well for her because it gives lots of practice. However, we’ve definitely tweaked the way we use it, because it takes SO MUCH TIME- especially for her. She is my fifth child, and watching two of my older children hit a
  2. Yes, 🙂 I know dyslexia isn’t a math problem per se, but the learning challenges that cause dyslexia affect math learning too! My 12 year old (7th grade) dyslexic daughter struggles with new concepts, and takes lots of repetition to remember how to do new things in math. This has slowed our progress down greatly. She is currently about halfway through Saxon 6/5 and it has worked well for her because it gives lots of practice. However, we’ve definitely tweaked the way we use it, because it takes SO MUCH TIME- especially for her. She is my fifth child, and watching two of my older children hit a
  3. I am wondering if anyone here has used Sadlier-Oxford Pre-Algebra program and Dimensions 7/8 (Singapore) Math and could give me some input on those programs.
  4. Time Left: 11 days and 16 hours

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    I have an almost unused bundle of Memoria's Press College of the Redwoods Prealgebra plus the Memoria Press lesson plans. There is shelf wear to the bundle and there are a few pencil marks in the lesson plans. Asking $40.00 ppd. Eva


  5. Time Left: 11 days and 16 hours

    • FOR SALE
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    I have an unused bundle of Memoria's Press College of the Redwoods Prealgebra plus the Memoria Press lesson plans. There is shelf wear to the bundle and there are a few pencil marks in the lesson plans. Asking $40.00 ppd. Eva


  6. Time Left: 10 days and 19 hours

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    Excellent condidtion, no writing on pages. A great gentle introduction to pre-algebra. Price includes shipping costs.


  7. So...I thought since there are quite a few threads going now on the topic of Pre-Algebra, it might be helpful to have one master thread to discuss texts, and to link to previous conversations. (Links at the bottom) I will post a link to my blog once I get photos up, as I know some of the texts are hard to preview online (Lial's, in particular) I have received Dolciani PreAlgebra: An Accelerated Course (1985) and Lial's Pre-Algebra Third Edition in the mail this past week. I already own Lial's BCM and AoPS Pre-A. So I think I have shopped enough that I can now safely make my decision...:D
  8. Hello -- My daughter is currently about 12 lessons into the most current Horizons Pre-Algebra program and it really isn't working for her. She is generally pretty good at math but is frustrated with Horizons because it is asking her to solve problems without showing her the steps necessary in order to accurately do so. For example, the way square roots were explained was that a square root of any given number is a multiple of that number. End of story. The lesson then proceeded to ask her to solve several square root problems. Occasionally it will ask her to perform a certain task and then
  9. My seventh grade daughter, age 12, is working through AOPS pre-algebra right now. She is a good math student and enjoys math. She aspires to be an engineer some day. She is frustrated daily by AOPS but is loathe to switch programs. I think she might benefit from a supplemental text to offer a little more practice and more explanation when the discovery method fails her. Thoughts? Suggestions?
  10. HI, I am looking at switching my son from MUS (he's finishing Zeta now) to Tablet Class Pre.-Alg., but I have a question: Does TC Pre-Alg cover negative numbers? I read on a previous posting the recommendation to start TC only after the negative number teaching in MUS. I'd really prefer to avoid buying MUS and TC in one year. Thanks for your help, Rachel
  11. Hi, I have a gifted 10 year old that will be officially in 5th grade in the fall. I am trying to nail down what to use for math with him. Math is definitely his best and easiest subject for him. He is doing Horizons Math 4 right now, coupled with Singapore Math 4. He's doing just the student book in the Singapore "just for fun" and by choice. He is good at self-teaching, which is great since math is not my best subject. For fall, should I continue with Horizons 5? Should we do Singapore Math 5 too, as I am sure he will ask for it? Or, I also had someone ask me if we were starting h
  12. I know there's much anxiety over selecting a pre-algebra program. DS just completed AoPS Pre-Algebra and I kept detailed notes throughout so I decided to share it with the Hive. If you don't know much about AoPS, the company teaches mathematics using the discovery method. The student works through example problems that gradually increase in difficulty to teach a particular concept. After the example section, there is an explanation of the concept taught. There's often call-out boxes with important notes. After the section, there are exercises for the student to work through. At the end of
  13. Hi all, I thought I would share some good news with you. According to Maria, she is preparing to release her newest MM Pre-Algebra this Fall. In response to my question about it's progress which I have been following she stated: Hello Derek, Yes, there's progress. :-) Part 7-A (the first half) should be available in late August, as a download. Sincerely, Maria Miller
  14. Hello there, I have never used MUS before. I used RightStart A - C with my son and then Singapore through 6B for the rest of the years. He is now grade 8 and someone gave me MUS Pre-algebra complete package. I'd love to make use of this free blessing but I am not sure I can. With RightStart for instance, you can't just start using it if you've never used it before. You have to do transition lessons to get you thinking and doing math in the "RightStart way". Is this the case for MUS too? Doesn't he need to learn to use the rods and stuff first? Or could we jump right in to the Pre-Algebra progr
  15. I just bought dh an early Christmas present--the Dolciani Pre-Algebra 1985/1988 Teacher's Edition. I think it will be his favorite gift of the year. Thank you for indulging my telling that bit of news. You people are the only ones I know in the whole world who can share my joy. :laugh: Anyway... Are there any pre-algebra topics either not covered well enough or entirely missing in Dolciani? Since it is such an old textbook, I am wondering if we may need to supplement it. Or else... Does anyone know of a thorough scope and sequence for Pre-Algebra which I could compare to
  16. Hi everyone - I purchased the Fred Pre-algebra series for my almost 10 year-old dd. She is about 1/2 way through the Physics book and I do not like the look of the Pre-algebra 2 with Economics book, so I have decided not to use it. I estimate that she will be finished with the Pre-algebra 1 with Biology book by February. My question is, where should we go from there before she takes Algebra? Jousting Armadillos and the other books in that series look good. I also have Fred Algebra (my older daughter is using that now) and Jacobs Algebra on my shelf, as well as Jacobs Mathematics a Human
  17. So, we took the plunge and are using Tabletclass this year (thanks, Derek!). We decided to start midway through Pre-A as we didn't finish Dolciani last year, and I heard Tabletclass was advanced. Boy, was that spot on! My son started at Chapter 6, Graphing Linear Equations (there are 15 chapters in the course). He had covered this a bit last year, but not really. So far, we both really like the class. The videos are very clear, and when my son gets a question wrong, having the videos that work out the questions step by step is very helpful. He can really see exactly where he made his mistake.
  18. Hi all, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that today is the last day of the best sale they have had so far at half off regular prices. According to an email I got the sales ends at midnight tonight. http://homeschoolmathonline.com/sales-page/
  19. I've tried to search for it but couldn't find the link to the online version of Dolciani Pre-Algebra. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
  20. ... this is for Button, who isn't the fastest writer but is perfectly WILLING to show his work. He can do the AoPS pre-algebra placement test, and we're about to wrap up SM 4B; he is extremely good with math concepts. I'll probably do the AoPS pre-A sooner or later with him, so could purchase the next round of SM and also the AoPS book; but I'm trying to spend carefully. Ideas? ... and thanks!
  21. My son is struggling with math. We dropped saxon 7/6 and he is currently doing Life of Fred pre-algebra with bio and loving it! He LOVES LoF. The issue is he's not getting enough practice, I'm finding lots of holes, and his retention is dismal. He frustrates very easily which doesn't help the metter. Do you think adding MUS pre-algebra in with it will be a good solution? I've never done MUS but it's coming highly recommended by my friends here. It's what I'm planning to use with my third grader as well--who is currently loving LOF Apples after homework. Any other suggestions? I thought of j
  22. Page 2A problem 8 In the video Mr. D said the order of operation is: parentheses, exponents, multiply, divide, add, subtract. The problem reads: 18 divided by 2 times 5 plus 6. Dd did the 2x5=10, 18/10=1.8, then added the 6 for 7.8 The answer in the book says the answer is 51 by dividing 18 by 2 then multiplying the 9 by 5 and adding 6. What say the Hive? And if one is to divide first in that problem (after the instructions clearly state to multiply before dividing) how do I explain it do dd?
  23. I'll start with a bunch I'm aware of. If anyone wants to comment on a program they've used, it would be most helpful. Chalkdust Teaching Textbooks Life of Fred Lial's Basic College Mathematics Lial's Pre-algebra Math-U-See Dolciani Thinkwell Art of Problem Solving Discovering Mathematics Saxon 8/7 CLE 7 Pre-Algebra Concepts (Mastering Essential Math Skills) Horizons BJU Abeka Kinetic Books What am I missing? Anyone have a love on this list?
  24. For those people whose kids have done MM through levels 5 and 6, how did it go? Did your kids find it pretty challenging? I keep reading that some kids are able to jump from MM 6 into algebra. This makes it sound like MM is ahead or challenging. My 10yo son is bright and hasn't had any previous trouble with math (we've been doing MM since 2nd grade). His mental math is better than mine (and I was always good at math). I would say he might be slightly above average in math. But MM 5 is giving him a pretty hard time. We are repeating lessons and we're only on Chapter 1. I am not oppo
  25. I've recently created a list of options we've tried for mathematical learning after Singapore 6B. With two accelerated learners, this happened quickly, and I thought it might be helpful to share the (many) paths we've taken and considered. I'd appreciate any additions (add to the comment section). I hope this is helpful to someone out there.
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