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  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304234112/http://www.singaporemath.com/Placement_Test_s/86.htm These are specific to the edition of PM (US, Standards, CC), so you can use them to get an idea for each edition's expectations.
  2. Hello, everyone. I'm beginning homeschooling in the fall with my oldest son who will be in 1st grade. I'm looking at doing a combination of Saxon and Singapore math. I'm wondering about the two editions of Singapore: U.S. and Standards. What is the difference? Do you have a preference? Does it matter what I pick? I appreciate your help. Thanks!
  3. I have used Standards PM with my older 2 and I understand that it covers a few more topics when compared to US edition.Wondering how the topics covered in the new Dimensions Math compare to the Standards edition (the table on the SM website is giving me a squint eye) Can anyone who has used DM share their thoughts ?
  4. 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!
  5. DD is finishing up Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 5A (Standards edition) Textbook + Workbook. Occasionally we supplement with Intensive Practice. Textbook+Workbook alone are too easy for DD, and we do not have time to work out all the problems in Intensive Practice on a regular basis. I am wondering if in the future we could replace the workbook with Intensive Practice; i.e., work through Textbook+Intensive Practice in entirety, and use the workbook only as a supplement for chapter reviews. Any opinions or advice? Many thanks in advance.
  6. 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 with Right Start A, but quickly skipped halfway into B, but much of that is too easy. I don't want to skip too many steps and make sure all the bases are covered, but he doesn't need lengthy explanations or activities to help him understand the concepts, he just gets numbers and relationships. Any advice? Move to Right Start C? I feel that getting through all of the Right Start lessons can be so very slow. The explanations of concepts and games are great, and work really well for my other children, but I'm not sure if sticking with the curriculum is a good fit for him, or if it will be at the right level or accelerated pace. Some have said Singapore math is quicker in pace - any experience with that? We also do Life of Fred as a supplement (which we love!) Is it advisable to skip levels? Or just try to go through faster? Are there any curriculum choices out there that would work better? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
  7. I just noticed that Singapore U.S. Ed. Challenging Word Problems are going out of print; Rainbow Resource is already out of most of them and I don't see them at all on the main SM site. What is a fair price for them in like new cond. (no writing inside)? Where should I look find price comparisons? Also, is this the right board for this question? I can't post questions like this over in Classifieds, and this board seemed more appropriate than General or Chat for this question. If I am wrong, I can move the post; just let me know. Thanks!
  8. Over the years we've tried many different maths program, the ones I like and works well for us is Miquon Math, Singapore and quite recently, MUS. I plan on using MUS as our main program for this year, and Miquon and Singapore as our supplementary material. Questions: My dd finds the problems quite easy in MUS (currently on Delta), and she can master the lessons after the first lesson, so I wanted to challenge her - particularly with word problems. 1. My question is, how can I use other math programs to supplement with MUS? All of the other math programs are written with different topics and they don't work on a linear scale like MUS which focuses on learning division facts only? 2. I feel that 9dd would be better off focusing on word problems, as she easily gets bored of formulas once she masters them. Should I just supplement with word problems or both word & formulas from Singapore and Miquon? 3. I'm not sure how to pull all the supplementary material together, and how often you should do it. i.e.every other day? Note I afterschool so I don't get the luxury of time like homeschoolers. The most i can make do each day is 30 min for maths.
  9. 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!
  10. I have been using SM for years now homeschooling my children. I have found the left to right mental math and calculating such an essential part of SM. As essential as the bar modeling.It just makes so much sense to me. I wish I had been taught this as a child. Anyway recently I have been bumping into others that use SM and teach the usual borrowing and carrying over. Anyone do the same?
  11. Does anyone know in the actual "Singapore Math" curriculum if they work with 5 frames before doing 10 frames?
  12. Last year I bought Saxon Math K and Saxon Math 1 for $10 each. It was a good deal and Saxon was recommended in TWTM so, I bought them. I also got the manipulatives on Rainbow Resource. I neither love nor do I hate Saxon. I was irritated sometimes by the amount of parent prep. My son has done well with it. While he's never cried because of math, he protests the calendar routine and some other repetitive tasks the curriculum assigns. I want homeschool to be enjoyable, not to see the light in his eyes dim with boredom. We changed the calendar routine (colorful magnetic calendar) and we skip some of the routine sometimes or we will do a game or play with the abacus. As far as the rest of the lessons, I get the feeling that sometimes Saxon is moving a little slow, probably due to the spiral nature of it. Today, after filling out a drill adding doubles up to 9, my son asked me how much was 200 + 200 and I showed him how to do it... we went off on a tangent. But if you would have seen his delighted face, you wouldn't have stopped either! We started adding other simple numbers like 100 + 100, 1000 + 1000, 400 + 400... Then we had to go back to the worksheets (because I'm that mom that likes to check boxes), that are all very similar and of course, my son can finish with no trouble. He does not mind a page with 20 addition problems. He actually gets a kick of completing them fast. lol I do not do 2 or 3 lessons in one day because we have other subjects to complete and he is still too young to sit still for too long. In fact, sometimes we complete Saxon in two chunks with a break. Sight word drill is enjoyable for him. Probably because we get off the table and he wiggles while he reads them... I downloaded a sample of Life of Fred Apples and read it to my son and he liked it. A lot. I ordered the apples book to use at bedtime. I think it will be a nice supplement and we may get the whole set if the religious content isn't too overt. After all that, I would like some opinions. Should I stick with Saxon while doing Life of Fred for fun? Or should I switch him to something else? I want a rigorous math curriculum that does not repeat itself so much? Something that will make me feel like we are indeed covering all the bases. Drill is fine. I am sure we can slow down if we need to, but its hard for me to figure out how to get Saxon moving without missing things. We are secular, but we are not offended by a religious curriculum as long as the religious content isn't a central part of the content.
  13. My dd is finishing Singapore Primary Math U.S. Ed. 1A and moving into 1B. I am using the HIG, textbook, and workbook. My ds just finished MiF (The Singapore Approach) 3A and I've decided to move him into actual Primary Math (probably the SE) to save money. He tested into 3A so we will start there. This is my first year with Singapore and the HIG has been helpful, but I always see posts on here about supplemental Singapore books such as Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics and all of the math teacher resource books on the Singaporemath.com website. Money is tight right now and we don't have access to any of these books in our library or through ILL, so if I were to purchase just one of the books, which would you recommend? Additional information: My ds is extremely reluctant to use the bar model method, and when he tries he gets it wrong 90% of the time, so for a while I thought I needed a book on bar modeling. However, both of my kids are strong conceptually but seriously struggle with math facts, so now I'm wondering if I should get The Singapore Model Method for Learning Mathematics (because that seems like it would be an overview of the whole Singapore method, I assume?) Thank you in advance! I would just really like to be a stronger math teacher when we begin their new levels next month.
  14. Does or has anyone used Process Skills or CWP Level 1? Can you tell me about it? Or anything else you use that you like with Singapore Math?
  15. A fellow home educating mom had this to share with me: "I didn't like Singapore when I looked through it, but was also influenced by my fil, a professor. He says he (and other professors at the university he worked at) could pick out the kids taught with Singapore. He said they had trouble transitioning to college maths. He was dean, so it's not anecdotal. He had to go over grades with professors and students, so had facts to back it up. Singapore is the only program he specifically mentioned; he didn't seem to mind other ones as much." We have used Singapore Math for 5 years. I see the beauty in the program, but I can see how transitioning to higher math programs could be a challenge. There is not enough explaination or drill/review in SM, in my opinion. I have my kids learn the SM approach and traditional approach, especially getting into the higher levels. I was wondering what others have experienced, specifically those of you who have used the SM for 4 plus years?
  16. I have a 4 almost 5 year old and I am trying to figure out her math curriculum for next year. I have pretty much settled on using MCP Math K and Singapore Essentials so I can space them out and create a semi spiral. I was also looking at Mathematical Reasoning A so my question is would doing all 3 be a math overload? This will be my first time homeschooling a kindergartener and I don't want to push to hard but she needs a challenge. She has been reading fluently for a year and is reading at a 4th grade level right now so I don't have to worry about that. I am using SOTW Vol 1 as our history spine and Mr Q Life Science, I just can't nail down this math.
  17. Hi, I need to order Singapore math books ASAP . . . which edition do you use (standards edition or . . .)? And which books other than the textbook and workbook (intensive practice, extra practice, etc)?? Thanks!
  18. 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 you! Gayle
  19. If you've had elementary dc move through multiple levels of Singapore Primary Math in a year, what happened next? How much did they slow down going into PreA/ DM7? DD is starting DM7 this fall, and I'm debating pacing and if I should only order 7a for this year. If you have used Discovering Maths with a young student, how much of the text did you cover? Did you use the workbook- would it be overkill with daily Alcumus? She's never liked the CWP books, but did like the IP's. We also do MOEMS books weekly. ETA: She's done through PreA Chapter 4 in Alcumus and the first three chapters of Dolciani this year, so I guess the question mostly applies to Singapore Discovering Maths textbook and workbook. Thanks!
  20. Hello all, I'm trying to get a head start on some curriculum purchases for the upcoming fall. I'm happy with a lot of what we have been using, but it's been difficult to find a good fit for math for my oldest. He's a very bright 9-and-a-half-year-old, entering 4th grade. The first couple years I did a combo of Saxon and Singapore. Saxon is too easy and repetitive for the most part, but he still needed some reinforcement on arithmetic facts, which is why I included it. I wanted to switch math curricula this year for his younger brother, so I went ahead and switched my oldest, also, to RightStart Math. We're a Montessori family, so I appreciated how the author incorporated Montessori ideals into this curriculum. I started my 9-year-old on Level D, based on the brief placement test. He recently said that math has been too easy this year and a waste of time. I have been so wrapped up in everything that I really didn't pay too much attention to this, but he's probably right. So, my question is, what do I do for next year? My two main priorities are: -that he be able to do most, if not all, of the work on his own, without my assistance (having to read problems, etc.) RightStart Level D still expects me to teach concepts and read portions to him. We're adding child #3 to homeschooling in the fall, and I'm going to be pressed for one-on-one time. -that he not be bored, but be engaged and challenged. Does anyone know about RightStart level E, or the levels after that? What grade levels is level G equivalent to? What happens after that? Should I just skip a couple of grade levels ahead with Saxon? Or keep it close to grade level but supplement with something? I assume I shouldn't get too far ahead with grade levels because he wouldn't be ready for the abstract concepts of algebra, is that right? I would appreciate any recommendations. I feel guilty for not doing a better job with meeting his math needs this year, especially since I'm a certified math teacher! (high school, though) Thanks, Erin
  21. Have any of you used Singapore Math "Math Works" series? If so, I'm curious how it worked out. Thanks.
  22. Hi~ I was looking for bar model practice for my DD and wanted to share my findings. For Andriod os a.k.a. Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Singapore-Models-Kindle-Tablet-Edition/dp/B00D3L8WRQ/ref=pd_sim_mas_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=16MZZT81Q6Y22571D5QN For iPad os: http://singaporemathblog.com/singaporemathbarmodelsipad/ I haven't used these apps yet. I didn't want to buy another book such as Singapore Challenging Word problems, and I wanted the practice to be fun.
  23. 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: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/390686740128?lpid=82 It says U.S. edition and Marshall Cavendish or Federal (on one copy) on the spine. What have I got, and is this really different from MIF (Math in Focus)? Is it worth getting MIF instead?
  24. 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: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/390686740128?lpid=82 It says U.S. edition and Marshall Cavendish or Federal (on one copy) on the spine. What have I got, and is this really different from MIF (Math in Focus)? Is it worth getting MIF instead?
  25. Just thinking ahead. :) There are many options out there, and I'm looking for some ideas and perspectives from people who have "been there and done that." Please share what you chose for your children. Do you have any regrets? Thanks.
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