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  1. I’m in a bit of a quandary and would love some help/insight. I am not a mathsy person. My ideal scenario would be to hire a Montessori teacher (who would also loan me the materials) to come to my house and present a new material and work with my dd once a week or so. Then leave the material with us for her to work with at will. I live in a super rural area so that would never happen. My realistic options, therefore, are: 1) Buy the materials and albums myself and DIY it. £315 for a starter pack to get us up to the snake game, or £1,280 for a more complete set to get us to four-digit arithmetic. This option is pretty scary. Expensive, and I will basically have to teach myself to be a Montessori math teacher. It could be a fun challenge, but I plan to have another baby around the time my ds will turn 4. However, it could work out cheaper (and I could get better quality/prettier materials than the options below). I also really like that the materials/games are self-correcting, so my dc could work on them on her own once they’ve been presented. If anyone has done this I would love to hear how it went. 2) Mathessori: £535 - Starts when children can count to 10 and recognize quantity (age 4ish) up to fractions (age 7-8) The quality of materials is pretty high (not as nice as I would buy myself- plastic beads etc). They have everything you need and videos online showing you how to present the materials and in what order. Do you think this would be much more useful than just looking things up online myself or purchasing a Montessori Math album? I really like the fact that it’s authentic Montessori but still somewhat guided. 3) Rightstart Math £420 – approx. price to take us up to fractions People seem to love this. Problems I’ve heard mentioned is that it jumps around too much, children have trouble recognizing that once you get to 10 on the abacus, you can go on to 11, requires playing games which is easy to neglect, and it doesn’t start working with large numbers until later (unlike Montessori). I would probably purchase my own versions of some of the materials (such as the hundred square, wooden number cards rather than paper). Aesthetics are super important to me (slight Waldorf leanings although I'm not a fan of fantasy before 5 so can't really claim it). 4) Miquon £48 for all 6 books I’m the least familiar with this method but would save me A LOT of money. However, I would worry that it doesn’t cover all the concepts (like time and geometry) in a kinaesthetic way. Happy to be corrected though. It also seems even less ‘open and go’ than the others. However, I appreciate that it emphasizes self-exploration which is something that is present in the traditional Montessori materials. A mum I know who is a maths wizz loves it, but I worry that because I’m less mathy I would find it confusing. Nice and aesthetic though 🙂 5) Shiller Math £338 for Kit 1 and fractions, Books only: £210 Montessori-based programme claiming to be open and go. I am skeptical. Similar accusations of hopping around to RightStart. I would also end up buying nicer versions of the manipulatives. Doesn’t seem to leave time for free exploration of the manipulatives and does lay it out nicely for the teacher. I am really hoping to stick with one curriculum until after fractions, at which point we will move to something like Kumon, Singapore or Saxon. I will also use the same method with future kids so the upfront cost is slightly softened by that. Obviously I need to pick one option and lean into it - they are all way too expensive to change my mind on. Any advice gratefully recieved! I have learned so much already just browsing you guys are real pros.
  2. 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 would love some feedback. In my mind, the ideal situation would be for him to complete 1 page of Horizons a day as review work (he really goes through them quickly) along with 1 lesson from something more in depth. I don't mind spending 30 or so minutes a day of active teaching time on math, so if something is more teacher-centric that's not a deal breaker. We tried Beast Academy and he was luke warm about it, and to be honest I was too. I think it's a great program, just not a good fit for us. I had seen in another post that someone was using a RightStart/Horizons/Singapore Challenging Word Problems combination which (without actually doing it) seems very well rounded. I'm open to any thoughts and suggestions! Thanks!
  3. I know these editions are new. Has anyone done RS and gone on through levels G and H? My son is in level F (fifth grade) and I'm trying to figure out what to do for middle school and beyond. I emailed RS asking about the progression they used to recommend (starting videotext midway through the old level G) and I got the following response. We now have a Second Edition Level G and Level H that has taken the place of First Edition Level G. There was a lot of work done with the First Edition Level G that provides the teacher and the student with many improvements that help the student work through the program. The improvements are so vast that we are no longer selling the First Edition Level G.. In addition, more lessons have been included in Level H that will include the final elements to Pre-Algebra. So, when the student has completed Levels G and H, they will then have the Pre-Algebra math credit and are ready to start high school Algebra. No longer does the student need to work through any RightStart Math level along with VideoText Algebra Here is a sample schedule that your son can use: 5th Grade - Complete Level F 6th Grade - Level G 7th Grade - Level H 8th Grade - Algebra program of your choice Now I'm confused because the Videotext algebra sequence includes prealgebra so if we do both G and H we would have to skip the Videotext prealgebra course. I think that might be a bad idea. It makes sense to stick with the same curriculum for prealgebra and algebra so the teaching method is the same. Has anyone done RS through middle school (G&H) and gone to something besides videotext for HS? The question I'm asking may be unanswerable simply because the new edition hasn't been out long enough.... Just looking for input/suggestions from anyone who has been there. Thanks so much!
  4. I am currently using RightStart 2nd edition A and C with my children. I really like the lessons and its clicking with my kids. I will do D and B next year. However i have 2 additional littles and getting to games often enough is hard and getting harder. I see D says to play games at lest 3X a week. Has anyone found some other way to drill and practice other than just making up problems like are in the game you missed? Any thoughts are appreciated...thanks
  5. Has anyone used Ray's for Today? It seems fairly new so I can't find much about it. My daughter is in RSA right now, and I keep looking at RSB and thinking that it won't review enough of A for her to move up a level. I feel like A is moving too quickly, but I didn't worry because everyone said B would repeat much of A. But the table of contents doesn't seem to reflect that. I have an older daughter in Singapore, but I can't see that meshing well with this daughter. I hate to lose what ground she HAS gained with RS and really don't want to give up that abacus as a teaching tool. I can't decide if I should let her go through RSB and see how it goes or try something new for next year. Or maybe just repeat parts of A?
  6. We're about halfway through the geometry/drawing section in RightStart C (2nd ed.), and we are LOVING it! I read SO MANY testimonies about moms/kids who hated this part of the book, how they could never draw anything accurately, how the entire section was skipped, etc. I just wanted to put this out there because that has not been our experience at all. It's really been a breath of fresh air. After going through a fairly intense (for my daughter) subtraction section, this has been a great break for us. After continuing to play a lot of the subtraction games, I'm optimistic that she will have more confidence when we get back to subtraction in a couple weeks.
  7. Hello! I was wondering if RS math ever went on sale? Thanks.
  8. If you live in Canada, where do you buy Rightstart products? I avoided getting the card games the last 2 years, but I found the set of cards only (Canadian version) on an inventory clearance sale at CHER. They aren't going to carry Rightstart anymore. In photos the cards always looked handmade and cheap and not worth $35, but the ones I just received look great and are a laminated material. If I had known this before I would not have waited so long to buy them. In any event, we now have the cards and have played some of the games that have instructional videos online. I would like to order the instruction manual but hope to avoid currency conversion and duty. Do you know anywhere that sells Rightstart in Canada? Or if there is an ebook of the manual I could buy?
  9. I'm Copy/pasting this from the RightStart Yahoo Message board, where I originally posted this. I've been using RS for a few years it seems, but this spring I finally found a way that is the most efficient for me and my family. I find that our lessons go smoother (thus quicker) and I'm ready for anything. I have one large bin that is easy to carry to whatever room we are in. I typically just have my kids push it. (heavy work is good before doing seat work) Sometimes we work at the school table, kitchen table, or living room floor. Everything goes into that bin, except for: 1. math balance - sits beautifully on a low shelf that they can reach. 2. other abacuses - there is one in the said bin, above, but there is also one in each one of their personal boxes that has all their daily school tools. 3. the lesson manuals - they sit on a shelf with all my other teacher manuals/books, but the game book is in the said big bin. * I even have a pouch that contains, scissors, glue, dry erase and wet erase tools (b/c we laminate all the part circle sets, etc) and anything else i need to do whatever lesson we are on. PHOTOS OF THE LARGE BIN: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2011.59.37.jpg photo from above, open - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.07.04.jpg - what you see but might not recognize is a plastic base ten set, as well as linking colored centimeter cubes. I store all the small card boxes on top of the bin, they are not pictured in this one. photo from inside the side - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.07.47.jpg *the black rectangular piece in the bottom of the last picture is a plastic "till" filled with the toy money all separated out, the kids love it. PHOTOS OF HOW I ORGANIZED THE CARDS and how many boxes i needed: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.04.53.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.04.14.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.05.41.jpg - far left bottom is a containger holding game pieces for swim to ten, the far right bottom contains laminated shapes that they are to typically cut out and reuse, such as triangles, hexagons, etc. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.06.07.jpg for fun two photos of my son doing level A https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-06-25%2008.15.33.jpg - we are using a "montessori" like "work space/mat" https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-16%2010.46.20.jpg - we carried our low/adjustable school working table into the living room for a change of scenery. Everyone has a different way of doing things. It's best to take what you like and leave the rest. :) This is just what works for us. :)
  10. Hi everyone, I'm trying to decide which math curricula to buy. I've gone through some of Saxon and Singapore with my 2 boys before trying out RightStart this year (levels B & D). My oldest (ds9) was getting bored with level D, so I'm considering switching again to maybe Beast Academy or Mammoth Math. He is liking the geometry drawing at the very end of D, though. I'm wondering, can someone give me an idea of what is covered in RS Level E? And how does it compare to Level G? What grade level would you recommend for G? Just trying to figure out what the best way to go is. I need a math curriculum that doesn't take a lot of my time (so far RS has, but maybe it's less for E?) and is challenging for a bright 9 1/2-yr-old. I'd appreciate any input for those of you who have E. Thanks! Erin
  11. Has anyone tried RightStart math? Who loves it? Why? I'm agonizing over whether to try RightStart C next year instead of Saxon 3. (I picked C instead of B based on the site's recommendation.) It's not that my DS7 has a big problem with Saxon. He does fine and doesn't complain most of the time. But he doesn't have that mythical "love of math" I've heard so much about. Maybe because I don't have that, it's hard for me to imagine, but if it's real, I'd like him to have a chance to develop it. And Saxon isn't really inspiring. I would describe it as thorough and adequate, but it's not making anyone around here EAGER for math. So, I took a few learning style quizzes on behalf of my son, and he is mainly auditory, and secondly kinesthetic. So I thought RightStart seemed to fit well with that. Is there another math I MUST investigate? I need something complete...I don't want to have to piecemeal it. Any suggestions?
  12. My 5yo really, really wants to do regular school work, just like her sister ;) (otherwise I'd do nothing formal). I've been playing around with SM 1a and LoF Apples, but 1a is going too fast and while she enjoys LoF, it's, idk, a bit abstract for her or something - she's not getting all that much out of it. I've thought about doing MEP reception, but I think she'd really enjoy and benefit from tons o' hands-on work. I've got the Activities book, but a) I didn't manage to use it with dd7.5, and b ) tbh I really want something entirely open and go (as older sis cannot use any curriculum as written for more than a few days, and I've resigned myself to parent-intensive major modifications there, and I'm not up for doing the same for dd5, and winging it is just not cutting it in terms of doing something every day, which is really important to dd5). Since I've already got just about all the necessary manipulatives for RS A, I'd just need to buy the lessons and worksheets, which makes it not so bad in terms of cost. I'm really tempted, because of the ease factor, but a) would it really be open and go easy? and b ) I really like to buy more than use what I have, and I'm a sucker for impulse buying stuff - don't need to add to the pile of unused curriculum, kwim? So, what's the Hive's opinion about what factors would make RS A a reasonable purchase in this situation? (Or something cheaper that was open and go.) :bigear: ETA: I'd also welcome advice on how to plan out the Activities book, or the Kitchen Table Math book (which I think would be good, if I could figure out how to make it happen). I'm willing to do quite a bit of advance planning, so long as the day-to-day experience is pretty close to open and go.
  13. My 8yo is very bright and often thinks up ways of doing math problems that hadn't occurred to me but work. She did Math Mammoth through 3B, but asked to switch to CLE this year (level 400) because she liked the idea of more varied topics (her older sister has used CLE for several years). She isn't happy with it, though, and complains every time. I'm wondering about switching her to something completely different and hands on. RightStart looks like it could be a good fit. She would start at Level E according to the placement test. We have the math games set. I wondered about just playing the games more but continuing with a workbook-based approach like MM or CLE, but my hunch is that the hands-on approach of RightStart would be better for her. I would love to hear about your experiences with RightStart. Has anyone done levels E and G? I'm thinking that if RS is good for her, she could do Foerster's Algebra after Level G and get into a few semesters of calculus before college. I see a math or engineering future for her and want to make sure she has a solid foundation.
  14. So many choices all with valid pros and cons. How do you ever know what to choose? Four choices are all on my chopping block. Help me decide which to keep. (primarily for k and 1st grader) I have all of Rightstart A and it appears enjoyable. I read over a few lessons and it doesn't seem extremely time consuming. What am I missing? Everyone tells me it is too teacher intensive, minimum of 45 min- 1 hour each lesson. Having a 2, 4, 6, and 11 yr old, I am worried I won't have ample time to devote to it. Is it the games that extend the time spent? Or is it farther into the program that it gets that way? Rightstart is very scripted and scheduled which is a big pro. When I compare it to Singapore, I find its scripting and single book easier than flipping from textbook, workbook, and hig. but everyone says Singapore is less time consuming. Opinions? Other than that, any reason to choose one over the other? I have been told that RS leaves gaps late in the program? Correct? For Singapore, I have Primary Mathmetics 1A and 1B Textbooks US editons and The Teacher's Guide along with answer key. My understanding is that most prefer the Standard Editions but I didn't realize that until after getting these. The teacher's guide is more confusing to me than Rightstart's guide. Would the HIG make that big of a difference? I can figure it out but I wonder will the HIG still be more complicated than Rightstart? Time wise, which takes longer from a teaching standpoint? Is it worth the extra $ to purchase HIG even though I have the TM? For my oldest, I have a couple of options, Ace's Paces Math or Math Mammoth. I believe mastery is better for her after changing from spiral this year. (Don't know which works best for other children yet.) For a struggling learner, would you suggest choosing a mastery program as the spine and supplement with a spiral math program? Overkill? Pace isn't highly reviewed but I think the slow pace and self teaching would work for my daughter and the expense isn't great. Math Mammoth has the option of purchasing the topics she needs more work on. Would she do these topics at the same time as having her work on her grade level, 6th? There are many gaps that we need to close. She has never been able to memorize all of her math facts and does her own version of grouping/mental math even without being taught. Teaching time needs to be as minimal as possible while still giving her all she needs to learn. Would it be better to us MM with both 11 and 6 yr old even though 4 yr old isn't ready for MM? What would you suggest for 4 yr old in this case? Could 4 and 6 both be taught using Rightstart A? 6 yr old knows her numbers and a few addition facts but very few. 4 yr old doesn't know all his numbers but can count to 15. Lastly, where does Singapore fit and for whom if any? Thanks for any help you can give.
  15. Trying to make final decision for math for my 2nd grader for next year. He is technically still at a first grade Math level. He has SPD/ADHD/ and some delay issues, though he has made HUGE improvements over the last 6 months. He loves working on the computer, but cannot do that exclusively or his learning is still unbalanced. I am planning to use LOF with him next year, but need to combine it with a different program for reinforcement. Several sources have recommended Professor B, but I'm not sure it's hands-on really. The computer component is a possibility, but from the examples, I am not convinced. Right start math looks interesting, but possibly very time consuming. So, I am asking ya'll - the experts and the experienced. Any help would be appreciated.
  16. Hi, I started Rightstart math with my 4yo this fall, but it didn't really seem to click for either of us. We didn't get very far with it, but I think I will keep the math games book & cards to add some drill to the mix later. I really wanted it to work, sigh. Let the math curriculum merry-go-round begin :bored: I think my daughter might prefer more of a workbook approach. I am considering Singapore Earlybirds (Standards Edition), but I am wondering if I can do without the teacher's guide (about $100 for the year), or do the guides add a lot of help that I would miss? I am also considering playing with miquon as well. Would this be too much or too confusing to do both at the same time? Has anyone used both of these programs either together or separately? Is the a steep learning curve with Miquon for someone who loves math but only gets it after someone demonstrates how to do it?
  17. I'm currently working through RightStart D with DD (age 8, 3rd grade). While math hasn't always been a breeze, I was generally happy with RS levels A-C. I was apprehensive about all the review at the beginning of level D since we moved directly from C to D with no break. But DD insisted she liked RightStart and didn't want to make any changes, so we've pressed on and made it through the section with many review lessons (and a few new topics here and there). But, I am noticing that more and more, DD tends to get frustrated when she doesn't understand why we are talking about a particular concept (like when a bunch of examples are given that finally at the end lead to the "point" of the lesson), or when a few examples of easier problems are given, and then she is expected to "take it to the next level" and infer how to do a more challenging problem. I keep thinking she might really like a math program that was much more "straight forward" so to speak. While i think the conceptual understanding that RS develops is wonderful, I think DD would really like it if the lesson said "here is a definition of new terminology" or "Today we're going to learn how to do THIS type of problem and here is how you do it."...rather than these lessons that leave her guessing through many examples as to why we're doing something or what it is leading up to. I know I could try and present the material in the RS manual differently...but I don't find I am very good at that. If I present the material differently than what is written, DD seems to have an even harder time understanding what I am trying to explain! Any ideas as to what DD might like better? I don't think we want anything any more "spiral-y" than RightStart -- even RS feels too spiral at times. Something with a bit of spiral or at least built in review is probably good though. When we picked RightStart, Singapore was my "runner up" or 2nd choice. So I still find that appealing, but I don't know at all if using SM would solve the problem we have with RS.
  18. Hello, My dd is in K, and we have been doing RightStart Level A since September. It has been going well, but we have seriously hit a wall, and I don't know how to get past it. Basically, she seems stuck on how to count by 2s and add 2 to a number. So, for example, if the question is 24 + 2, she can't see that she should start at 24, count two ones, and arrive at the answer. She can count by 1s all the way to 100, but this has completely stumped and frustrated her. I have no clue how to explain it differently, and she very clearly is not wanting to do math lessons at this point:( I have tried backing up by a few lessons and slowly working our way forward again, but we still arrive at "the wall." I would love and appreciate some feedback and ideas. Help! Angela
  19. I seem to have found myself seriously struggling with math this year. We are currently using Right Start. Pros: I like the way Right Start teaches/explain concepts. I think it really makes sense. I think my son "get's it". Cons: I hate teaching it. I hate juggling all the manipulatives. I think manipulatives are key at this point, but with RS, there are a lot to keep track of. And sometimes I find I don't even have what I need. The books are wordy. I wish someone would take this book and make it more accessible (bullet points would be nice). I do think there is a lack of mastery. I am also at the point of adding DD and RS is pretty time consuming and not very independent (at least not yet). At some point I started supplementing with Singapore and Miquon. I threw in the Singapore because I thought he needed extra practice and the Miquon just because it's fun and challenging. I started dropping the RS mid-year and mainly used SM and Miquon. At some point my DS told me that he liked RS and Miquon the best. I think this was because SM was introducing subtraction and that hadn't been introduced in RS yet. Here's my main question: Is it worth sticking it out with RS? Have any of you struggled and stayed with it and were glad in the end? Or should I switch? Is me not liking to teach it enough reason to switch? I'm looking at the SM Standards or Math-in-Focus as alternatives. Or is there something else or combinations that would work better? Thank you for any insights!! They are greatly appreciated!
  20. We are currently using RightStart B. I started supplementing Right Start with the SM workbook and the Miquon Red book this year because I felt like my DS needed extra practice that he was needing. I believe RightStart is a good program, the problem is that I really don't enjoy teaching it. My question is what would I be missing if I dropped it and just used SM and Miquon, both of which my children and I enjoy (and find challenging in their own ways)? One thing I do like about RightStart is the mental math games that they play at the beginning of each lesson. Do the SM HIGs have something like this? Thanks for any input!
  21. I am new to homeschooling this year. I jumped into this without a lot of research/planning and I am just now starting to feel like I have a clue what I'm doing. Anyhow, I could use some feedback on my choices and the few areas where I'm having a hard time making a decision. A little about me and DD and our life...well first of all I am looking for open and go as much as possible and I'm willing to pay extra for things that make my life easier. My DD is smart, but not particularly interested in school or learning at this point in time. She does what I ask of her (sometimes with lots of stalling and dilly-dallying) and never really asks to do more of anything. Her attention span is not very long. So I'm looking for bright, colorful, exciting, engaging, fun, etc. For complicated reasons that I won't get into now she watched A LOT of TV when she was younger. She doesn't watch as much now, but she spends a lot of time in front of the computer. So I guess I might be interested in curriculum that would utilize the tv or computer. My son is very, very active and takes 1 or 2 half hour naps a day. Unfortunately I often need to use one of them to shower. He's an early bird though and is usually asleep by around 6:30 or 7. DD is a night owl, so we've been doing most of our schooling after DS goes to bed. So anyhow this is what I'm planning: Reading/Phonics: Finish OPGTTR, read Bob books, Nora Gaydos, etc. Is there another program I should get when she finishes OPGTTR or at that point just make sure she's reading to herself and to me regularly? Spelling: AAS1 Grammar: FLL1 Writing: We might get to WWE1 during the year, but her handwriting needs a lot of work, so we'll be focusing on that first. I have some Mead workbooks and I plan to get a small chalkboard and cut up some sponges and do the HWT write, erase, trace thing. I will get ZB workbooks if needed at some point. Math: Here I am unsure. We haven't used a formal curriculum this year, just a $10 workbook from Kmart. I just ordered Miquon orange out of curiosity basically and since it was only $10 and I ordered c-rods cause I figured they might be helpful regardless of the program we use. I am drawn to MUS and I like that there's a video component. I also have heard such great things about Rightstart and like the looks of the bright colorful manipulatives. It's awfully pricey though. I'm also not sure about the whole calling 21 "two-10-one" thing. Does MUS do this too? I'm considering getting MM when HSBC has it on sale this month just to have for extra practice if nothing else. I'll also probably get LoF soon, cause I think DD would like it. Science: I have BFSU, but haven't made the time to figure out how to use it yet. I also have the free Mr. Q book, so could use that. History:This is the other one I'm confused on. Everybody seems to love SOTW, but I've also read in a couple of places that bible stories are presented as historical truth or that even if they are clearly marked as being from the bible, that the timeline of some events is off because it's been adjusted to correspond with the bible. We are schooling secularly so while I could skip the stories, I don't want the facts to be wrong and I'm not up on my history enough to know when the dates are off really in all honesty. So because of this I considered History Odyssey instead which still uses SOTW. But I've read that the SOTW activities are superior to the HO ones. So...I considered just buying it all....HO, SOTW (possibly on CD), the SOTW AG, CHOW, the Usborne encyclopedia, whatever else I need to buy. I figured I could follow HO but pick and choose the most fun/easiest to implement activities from both programs. Does that make sense or is that silly? Is there some other great alternative program that I'm not familiar with that would be fairly open and go, engaging, and secular? Art: I just ordered the Usborne Art Treasury and we'll learn about some artists and do corresponding projects from there and also just holiday crafts and stuff of that nature. I don't feel a need for a real formal art program in 1st grade. Music: Don't have anything planned for this yet. Open to suggestions. Would prefer inexpensive though. Critical Thinking/Logic: Mind Benders, Lollipop Logic etc. Anything important that I'm missing that should be included? I'd really appreciate any advice. Particularly on math and history. :bigear: Thanks for reading all this!
  22. These are the two most expensive things I'm considering purchasing for next year and I'd like to save some money on them if it's possible. I've watched some Rightstart auctions on ebay and the sets have gone for almost full price. It would seem that if they go on sale I might be able to get the set new cheaper than I'm seeing it for used. Also, what about Math U See? I'm somewhat undecided on math but leaning towards one of these two. Thanks!
  23. I'm doing some research and looking to buy used and realized that there are some older versions out there. Are there any major differences in the 2001 copyrighted vs. the currently sold materials? Thanks -
  24. Hello! This will be my first year HSing my two boys, 5 and 3.5. I am trying to decide on which math to use. I really like what I've seen of both RightStart and Professor B. From the samples I've seen, they look similar in approach. Is that true? Do they both provide enough "meat" for a stand-alone math program? I am gathering that I will need to supplement activities on time and money--what else? Thanks in advance for your help. I love learning from your experiences!
  25. I am thinking about getting my ds 11 RightStart Geometry (intermediate math - I guess it is called now) He started out with RightStart math. He completed levels A - C and then went on to Singapore Math and has just completed 6A. I know that Right Start does some things very differently that traditional math and I am curious if he will have trouble with the RightStart approach to geometry since he didn't do levels D or E.... Anyone have any helpful thoughts about this idea? Thanks!
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