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  1. I'm hoping someone will have some suggestions for what to do with my five year old. He is showing himself to have a natural bent for math and loves it. He is always mentally calculating, and with little instruction is able to do mental math, knows multiplication up to 12's, division is coming along, basic addition and subtraction are easy for him. He needs a more accelerated curriculum and I'm not sure the best way to keep him going. If it's too easy, he's very bored, and starts making up ways to make the problems more difficult. That or starts making chicken sounds, arg! We started out wit
  2. We have been using RS math for 2 years, and I have a DS finishing Level B and a DD finishing level C. I really like lots of things about RS, and I do think the kids have done pretty well with it. But. I am really tired of feeling overwhelmed with math instruction. All the games/manipulatives/prep work area really just too much, and obviously those are the hallmarks of RS. Sigh. There's also the fact that I think the RS creator and I speak separate languages. Often I have to read things 3 times before I get what she wants me to say and do with the lessons. I am really considering switchin
  3. I am just interested in hearing your thoughts on whether, as Right Start claims, counting is not a good math strategy to teach young children. In reading the sample lessons with introduction to the program on the Right Start website, they say that counting is slow, inaccurate, & interferes with learning place value and developing number sense. How can this be, since many if not nearly all math programs use counting in the very beginning, and children do manage to learn number sense in other ways? Do you find it advantageous to teach counting at the very beginning, or the opposite, to avoid
  4. My DS who is 6.5 (1st grade) continues to amaze me with his math abilities. We are at the point in RightStart C where 4 digit subtraction is introduced, and he "got" it super fast. I remember DD taking days and days to really "get" this. We are on track to finish level C before the school year is out. I am starting to think about where to go from here. Level D has a lot of review -- enough that it even bothered my non-mathy DD. I don't think DS will will mind it, but it might be kind of a waste of time too. Even DD spent less than a year in D, so if the pace continues he would be i
  5. I'm currently using Saxon Math 2 for my ds7. He doesn't love it, he doesn't hate it. He says he wants to be an engineer and build things when he grows up, and I've read that Saxon is not good for that path. I recently took a few learning type quizzes and they reported that he is primarily an auditory learner, and secondarily a kinesthetic learner. So I've been investigating different math curriculums, and Math U See and Rightstart seemed like something my son might like. Math U See seems similar to Saxon but with more manipulatives, which I like. Rightstart seems to come from left field wit
  6. If you were using Right Start Math, what do you think would be a good place to move into the AoPS genre? Where would you part ways with Right Start and where would you begin in AoPS? Would you do Beast Academy? Any thoughts for those who are familiar with both? Thanks!
  7. Is there anyone here who has ever used the right start math card games as review/reinforcement? How did you like them?? I'm thinking they might be a great solution for my 8yo who is very kinesthetic and loves games!
  8. I just finished my first year of homeschooling. I have a son, who will be in first grade this fall, and I also teach math to my nephew, who will be in fourth grade. I used mostly MEP with both kids, and my kindergartner did Miquon orange some too. I also used the Right Start games and a few of the abacus activities and used some Math Mammoth toward the end of the year with my nephew. MEP was our consistent, almost every day curriculum though. When I taught in public and private schools, I never used one curriculum exclusively and almost always pieced things together and made up my own
  9. Is Right Start C similar to Right Start B? RSB has taken us f.o.r.e.v.e.r. but I still think the end results have been good. Trying to decide whether to stick with RS or go to Singapore. Does RSC have more practice worksheets? Is it as intense? (we got to a standstill around lessons 65+) Does it still jump back and forth from basic arithmetic to geometry? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
  10. We have math issues at our house & I'm not sure what to do. #1: Oldest child is in 3rd grade, dyslexic, very social, loves math. She started with Math U See in Kindy but hated it- tears every day, so we quickly switched to Horizons & stayed there through the end of first grade. She was happy with Horizons but I felt that her conceptual knowledge was lacking. For second & third grade we have used Right Start B & C. She loves Right Start. I believe that this is a much better way to learn Math than the traditional workbook approach. The problem? There are several-
  11. I have read on this forum that a lot of people like the way that Right Start teaches multiplication, and that they wait until after multiplication before switching to other curricula. Can anyone give me the brief run down on how they teach you to multiply? Do they still teach the traditional long hand way of doing a mulit-digit multiplication problem, like 367 x 128? Or do they teach something different, like they way they teach you to go from left to right when doing addition? Can anyone just give me a brief few sentences on what they do? Many thanks!
  12. We started Right Start level A at age 5. He did super well with it. Ended up skipping to level B after a while which reviews level A in the beginning. He did great with level B too. He liked it and was proud of his math ability. He liked doing math. He was excited to finish level B and move on to C. We had a long summer break from math (won't do that again I think) and have had a really slow start to level C. I'm surprised at how much review or repition from level B there is. I'm sure it is great for many students. Mine does not seem to need it. He is rigid an "knows what he knows t
  13. I just started Rightstart A with my almost 6 yr old son. The first few lessons were great! I still like it, but my son is having difficulty "seeing" the numbers. He really wants to count. He can recognize up to 5 pretty well, but he rarely gets 6-10 right. Since I have not allowed him to count, he thinks it is a guessing game. When he doesn't instantly know the number is, he starts guessing. When I ask him to stop guessing and think about it, he says, "but you won't let me count!" I'm not sure what to do to help him see the numbers as a quantity of 8 or 6 or 9 without thinking it is a guessing
  14. These are my choice of math curriculums this year, boiled down. Anyone have experience with or like either one in particular? These will be for a 5 and 7 year old.
  15. We have been using Right Start for 2 years now with both boys (7,9). My younger son is very math minded and he really gets the Right Start and has learned so much. He is very much an independent learner too and I was thinking of switching him to Teaching Textbooks so he can go a little faster if he wants but I am a little concerned about the reviews I have read about it not being challenging enough. I want to keep challenging him and I feel like RS does that - anyone with experience with TT have any ideas on that? I think I might keep my older son in RS because I like to be able to see han
  16. Hello all...I have been a sporadic lurker for a couple of years and last October decided to take the homeschooling plunge. I have a 13 dd, 10 dd, 6 ds, & 2 dd. My question today is in regards to my 10 dd and math. She has done first thru 3rd grade Saxon in PS. Before beginning PS she used to think very logically about numbers. However after doing 3 years of Saxon no longer thinks logically but rotely plugs away at the formula. She was beginning to dislike math. I wanted to recapture her mathematical instincts and love of numbers. My sister, who homeschools her children suggested Singapore.
  17. Or, as my ds calls it, Wooly Mammoth Math. :D We are using the MM blue topic books this summer to get some extra practice on certain concepts. I have to say that as much as I have always been a Right Start junkie, I am loving MM! The explanations are so clear, and I feel like my kids are covering more in 20 minutes than they would in 45 minutes of RS. I have loved RS, but I am starting to weary of the amount of time it takes (I read about people who get an entire RS C lesson done in 20 minutes, and I am always left scratching my head ...), and MM is starting to look more and more attr
  18. I have many friends using MUS, but at first glance RS seems to have great examples and lessons for a 5 year old. Could you please share your thoughts on why you would choose RS over MUS. Thanks, Karen
  19. I'm just getting started home schooling my 5 yo ds in the fall and I really like both of these programs. I'm wondering how I might go about combining them? Is this even doable or totally unrealistic? Thank you in advance for any input!
  20. I just looked at this sight and YIKES!!!! That is some expensive game ther! Does anyone know if there is a site online for math games that are similar to right start? I already have tons of manipulatives, rods, clocks, geo-boards, pattern blocks...you name it! Now I would like some games to use with these fun things that isn't going to cost me a weeks pay! Thanks! Faithe
  21. I have a friend who read some reviews that said it is a bad program for ADD students. I just can't figure out why, so I figured I would ask the hive and see if you all couldn't come up with a reason one way or the other. Of course I would LOVE to hear form anyone who is using it with an ADD child, or who used to. Heather
  22. We're almost done with RS A and I've been eyeing the card games book for a while now. I know it comes with the B-to-C transition package, but I didn't want to wait that long. Well, I took the plunge and bought it and I can heartily recommend it to RSers! Becca's already learned the tens solitaire game, and I found some very simple games to play with Sylvia. And I've barely scratched the surface of it. So if you love RS, go for the games book.
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