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  1. Hi from Austalia! Having a bit of a **MOMENT** After maths for Grade 8. The delivery drivers are on strike here, due to COVID, so I got to thinking, is there a DIGITAL version of Maths workbook for Maths G8. Even better if its Singapore. Or Dimensions. I checked SCRIBD and theres some primary years on there, but no secondary. Online, it seems the books are sold out in many places. I can see some secondhand in US. Theres alot of Maths help in the house so the textbook is optional right now. Just to get her going with something till I can get back to normal. If you have any suggestions would love to hear thanks barb
  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. First post here 🙂 I'll preface with both DS 6 and I are autistic. DS is more of a sensory seeking, clothing freakout, overwhelmed easily type. I like quiet and researching and noise gets to me fast. We are a pair! And we have my DD 3 running around wreaking havoc. We do "formal" work Tuesday/Thursday/Friday because I'm in school Mon/Wed. I want to get a plan together for next year and the ending part of this year because we hit a handful of snags and can't seem to get back into a groove. Currently: McRuffy Language Arts 1, we started this late and it's working well for us, I don't do all the workbook things because some is busy work and he hates that. Math is a mash up with some problems from Primary, some from math mammoth, and others from some teachers pay teachers pages. The thing with math is he will not play games, or use manipulatives, and he WILL NOT look at the actual book - I have to copy the problems to a whiteboard or into a plain notebook. I pushed too hard with math in the beginning because he was loving it and breezing through math mammoth and then there was just one day where he crashed and now the idea of a workbook makes him slither to the floor. Now, I'm ok with taking time off from math but he isn't! He wants to do math everyday and learn more but it would be so much easier if I could show him the pages! So I was considering starting MEP and getting him gently into math and maybe getting miquon with the rods? I want him to back up and find the fun again and at the same time make sure he has a firm grasp on the basics. Next year - I don't think we can do second grade McRuffy LA because the books get much longer and he is going to panic so I'm eyeing Reading Street or and then just planning on a ton of readers and library books. Any experience with Reading Street? Basically I want to read aloud and have guidance with the critical thinking type questions. Math - Horizons, MEP, or MCP, Science - probably nancy larson 1 History - SoTW read aloud and the Maps/Maps Activity Book Writing - this is where I have absolutely no idea. He hates to write so I want something that will spark his creativity... like a story starter but one that doesn't look overwhelming...writeshop? I need to get a strong idea of what next year will look like because there's a very good chance I will be in a PA program and won't be able to plan and prep once that begins.
  4. 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.
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  6. My oldest dd finished Primary Mathematics, Standards 6 last year (after having done 1A-6B for elementary), and I was pleased with the program. We went through Jousting Armadillos during the first part of the year, but Crocodile and Cocunuts seems to be a lot trickier/more of a slog for her to wade through the words,words,words to the point of the math. Which makes me think that AoPS may not be just the thing to follow up with (I have Chuckles the Rocket Dog waiting for next). I know in advance for sure and certain that my second dd is not going to appreciate all the extra words involved in JA, etc. So, I started looking at Singapore middle school math books to see if integrated would be a good option for us during the middle school years. I found (and bought already...possibly should have waited on that) used copies of the 2012/13 versions of Discovering Mathematics textbooks and teacher's notes/solutions for 7A/7B. (even with shipping, it came to about $40 for all four books!) I didn't realize until today that discovering and dimensions were really similar covers, but possibly different series. (So many varieties, I now find!) At the moment, I'm thinking of having my oldest dd skim through the discovering mathematics 7 books and do a few diagnostic problems to see how her work in Jousting Armadillos translates. If there seems like a comparable quantity of work (for the amount of school year we have left), I might just have her work on the sections that we haven't already covered. If I plan ahead for dd2 (currently working in PM4B) to do Discovering Mathematics 7A/B when she gets there, is there some reason I should be factoring in for her to _not_ be able to go from Discovering Mathematics CC edition 7A/B -> Dimensions Mathematics 8A/B? TIA! I hope the question makes sense. (ha!)
  7. 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.
  8. Looking for suggestions for my DD (6th) - math seems to come naturally to her. I'm wondering what to do for 6th grade - last year she did Singapore 6 and Saxon 7/6. For this coming year I'm considering jumping her right into Jacobs Algebra w Dr Callahan. Has anyone else done this without doing Saxon 8/7 or some other pre-algebra course first? Thanks!
  9. Has anyone used Primary Math Digital? Any thoughts on it? We are using Primary Math 1, and to be honest I am intimidated. The Digital edition looks interesting, and possibly helpful. I am using the free trial. But I am still not quite grasping how the program works. Any thoughts? Thank you!
  10. Hi all, I need help cutting down on busy work for my 10 year old. What should I cut? What is redundant? What would you keep (or add)? Math U See (epsilon)- 1 sheet daily Mad Minute (1 minute fact review) 6 Mental Math problems (singapore) daily 1 Process Skill problem (singapore) daily I want to add in Beast Academy. That feels like it will be too much. What can I take out? Thanks so much in advance!! Jennifer
  11. Does anyone have any experience using Singapore Math 6B? If so, what did you use next? I was planning to do Jacob's Math (algebra) with Dr. Callahan because I have heard such great things. But when my dd did the 'are you ready' test on Dr. Callahan's site she missed more than I'm comfortable with. So now I'm revisiting the idea of a formal 'pre' algebra course. Singapore has hit on many of the concepts but I'm guessing not all (we've used their u.s. standards editions since first grade). Does anyone have a recommendation for what we should use prior to Dr. Callahan's Jacobs Math? Thanks so much!
  12. By this I mean word problems that *seem* like they don't have enough information to find the answer, but when you work them out the unknowns all fall out of the problem - you didn't actually need to know them to get a definite answer. An example we had in CWP yesterday (that had dd9.5 yelling about "not enough context"!!!!!): I tried bar diagrams (but dd9.5 hates them and resists them), and idk that I showed it very elegantly anyway. I tried working out the problem with manipulatives using several different starting amounts - showing there was the same answer each time. And I finally resorted to algebra (which is the only way I truly know how to illustrate how the unknown falls out). Eventually she sorta-kinda seemed to get the point, but idk what, if anything, she actually learned. And this is not the first time she's had a screaming meltdown over a "missing information" problem (although after the last one, she's successfully done a few of them without problems, until yesterday). Any ideas how to teach this? Or how to model it with bar diagrams? (I was using c-rods to do it, instead of on paper, because dd9.5 does better being able to physically set up (and re-set-up) the diagram instead of drawing it, but I think that might have contributed to the clunkiness of it.)
  13. We've been doing Singapore Primary Mathematics (standard edition) for the last two years. I purchased the Beast Academy 3A guide and practice book this year and my son loves it! He wants to switch, and I've read of others switching to Beast Academy as a stand alone math curriculum. Should we just keep plugging along to 3B, 3C, 3D, etc. or should we skip to level 4 or 5 after he finishes Singapore 4B? I'm also open to doing both as we have Singapore 5A and 5B already. I'd love to hear your experience. Thanks!
  14. We have been using Singapore math this year with my 3rd and 1st grader. Both are only a few pages away from finishing workbook "b" and I'm stumped on what to do next. My daughter (3rd grade) would probably do fine moving on to the next level, but my son (1st grade) definitely would not. So, I'm wondering what would be best to use from this point on? We've been playing some math games and are using flash cards, but I think once the workbook is done, he will still need something in its place. What is life of Fred like? Would it be good to use in a situation like this? Honestly, I don't think I want to push my daughter ahead either...a little more review would be beneficial to her as well, so anything you can recommend for both would be so appreciated! And while I am at it, I'm not real happy with Singapore Math. The way things were presented to be taught and explained were, at times, confusing even to me. So, going forward for next school year, what might be a good math curriculum to use coming from Singapore? I'm open to any and all suggestions and advice! Thanks so much!
  15. I have four kids, ages 7,6,4,and 3. I school my 7 and 6 yr old now (1st and 2nd grade) but next year I will have my K'er and then also my 2nd and 3rd graders (as well as my preK girl running amok). I sat down to preemptively set a schedule, you know the "what would my day look like" type thing. well, I do not know how I will get it all in and have time for my K'er. my boys are still young and so LA and math are not independent yet. I am working on it, but it will for sure require my attention at least for parts of it. If i could combine the boys it would be nice but I cannot. I am switching math and am heavily considering singapore... will this be a terrible decision for a math program for a mom on a time crunch? do you consider it an independent program (after the teaching from the HIG and textbook)? I have looked at MUS but i just don't care for the scope and sequence. I WANT to like it though. I am freaked about its more "easy approach" and the reviews i've read that it is easier and not as challenging and doesn't prepare kids for college as well. i don't know if it's true but it sways me against it. Teaching textbooks is out too. Math mammoth is visually unappealing. Saxon is to workbook'y. As you can see i've thought of alot of options. so how do you bigger families do it? and what do you use for math? would you recommend singapore?
  16. My DD11 is starting Singapore Math 6A. We've been very happy with Singapore and have used it exclusively since 1st grade. My issue is that starting in 6A (standards) there is no Home Instructor Guide. I have found the HIG in previous years to really provide more depth and understanding in the program. The answer keys came in handy too to help me check work quickly. I don't have time to go through and work each problem in her assignments myself (even though it is only 6th grade math :001_rolleyes:). I'm now thinking without the HIG she may not get as much out of it and I may have to put more into it. Which causes me to question whether another math program would be better for us or even if I should do Singapore plus another? I'm considering Saxon (7/6?) and even wonder about Dr Callahans Jacobs math. Or perhaps I shell out the $$ and buy the Classroom Teacher Guide for 6A (106$ for the year)? But from the little I can tell online it doesn't look nearly as user friendly or useful. Have any of you found yourself in the same situation - loving Singapore but wondering what to do in 6th? switching from the HIG to the teacher's guide? Or have any of you done something completely different in 6th and you're glad you did? Thanks in advance!
  17. I don't know why I never considered Singapore, but I had read a bit about it and never given it too much thought. I use RightStart with my oldest and love the way it teaches math, but not the day to day work. My 4 year old daughter (doing K this year) is very workbook-y so I decided to purchase Essentials A & B for her after reading a review. I *love* it. It is so orderly and perfect. Now I am getting the curriculum itch and wondering if I should bring my 7 year old over. He will be doing 2nd grade and is pretty quick with math but RightStart feels like such a slog right now that even starting back in 1A sounds easier than sticking with this curriculum for a few more years. Any advice?
  18. I am looking for more review to do with Singapore style math. Any suggestions? Has anyone used Math Express or Math Sprints? My DD10 just finished MIF 5A/5B 4A/4B, but didn't score very well on the End of the Year Review/Test. We never moved past a chapter unless she scored 90% or more at the end of each chapter. She had to go back and do some review or extra practice for about half of the chapters before moving on. Unfortunately, she is not very detail oriented and that is often more of a problem than mastering the concepts. I think she would benefit from some daily review of a variety of concepts. I started off the year pulling together some review problems for her, but that didn't last very long. We need something already put together. I'd appreciate any suggestions!
  19. 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 him in pre-algebra, which is what he would be in if he was at the local public school. I know nothing yet about pre-algebra material or curriculum. What is the best age to begin that? Any tips or advice? Since math is not my best subject, I would prefer to either have it set up to where he can learn on his own or where it requires minimal teaching. :) Thanks!
  20. We have been using Singapore since 2nd and my son is now in 5th and we have hit a snag. Should I keep pushing through, it seems suddenly like nothing was being retained and that I am having to walk through problem after problem. He is not (nor am I) mathematically inclined and I am starting to wonder if I need more hand holding and more explanations than Singapore PM US edition provides. What about Math Mammoth? Or should I just stick to this topic (dividing fractions and the whole fractions unit) until we are solid? I was already thinking about next year and I was going to us Singapore 6A/6B and now I am wondering if that isn't the most prudent idea. Any help, tips, or advice? Please tell me I am not the only one who thinks that the dividing fractions unit is difficult!? Thanks.
  21. Hi, It's been a brutal year around here for various reasons and I wasn't keeping close enough tabs on DS's math (MUS epsilon.) When he did the final exam he got 40%. Even allowing for carelessness etc., it was clear when we went over the test that he had huge gaps in his understanding of fractions. The idea of going back over the same. book. is so depressing, even though we have really loved MUS. I am considering purchasing Singapore 5, which seems to go over fractions as well as review concepts up to now. I don't really want to spend the whole of this new year on it though....could i carry on with Zeta and do singapore in parallel? What advice do you have? I really want to make sure the foundation is solid, but as we are going into grade 7 i am mindful that he is getting behind too. Mumsrea
  22. So can someone tell me about Singapore Math post-PM6B? I really like that it is an integrated approach to math, and that they have work books to go along with it but...How do all of the different programs fit together? Why are some of them 1/2 canceled and the others not...I am confused. What happened to New Elementary Mathematics level 3 and 4? Why did they cancel them? Is it possible to order them from a different site perhaps? What is with Dimensions Math being retitled Discovering Math 1 and 2??? Are they planning to rewrite and publish the rest of Dimensions Math as Discovering Math 3 and 4? If so, when will that be out?
  23. I have pondered back & forth on this thought and I just cannot make up my mind for sure. Here is my dilemma. My son used Singapore all the way through 6th grade & is now in 7th using Saxon 87. My daughter did MFW K & MFW 1st with the math as included, then I had her do Singapore 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, which she did great & completed in a year. She loves math & does fine. She had seen Horizon's & really wanted to use it though. This year though, for my dd's 3rd grade year, I gave in & bought Horizon's 3rd. She loved it - she did fine & rarely even misses any problems - despite the fact that Horizon's seems fairly advanced. So - I really have no major concerns with either Horizon's or Singapore as far as both seem to be thorough and are good math curriculum choices. Here is my concern - my daughter really likes Horizon's and wants to continue - however - it just seems like a bit of a waste to me to buy it when I have Singapore on the shelf through 6th already bought & paid for. When I bought my son's - I ordered 2 workbooks, instead of just 1 - so I have everything - the textbooks, workbooks, MFW lesson plans, even the home instructor guides for Singapore. I could take it all to my co-op used book sale later this month - but I won't likely get much for it. And even though buying Horizon's isn't terribly pricey, it's still around $70 for a year - if I pre-order it at convention, this Friday. Even though that isn't the greatest amt of money to spend, we are always tight & really have to watch expenses. So...I thought I'd see what some of your opinions are. She's bright and math is her easiest subject - so either is really fine. But it's about what she says she LOVES, or what I have right here, already paid for! Having a student say she "loves her math," is a great thing in itself for me, since my son struggles in it a bit more than she is. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts!
  24. My dd8 is finishing up SM3B. This year we've done four days of regular math (SM) and Thurs. are fun math days (LOF elementary and/or logic puzzles and/or some FAN math/CWP). I think it's a good rhythm for us. We have all of LOF elementary-PreAlg. Biology. But, I'm not sure we'll buy any more. It's more in the read-aloud category than math at this point. It's starting to feel more and more scattershot. She really likes the story, but the math is often way too easy or so abruptly intruduced that it's not discovery, it's just frustrating. She really liked the look of the Beast Academy samples online, and I'm wondering if using level 3 for summer/next year would serve basically the same function as incorporating more of the IP/CWP combo that some people like with SM. (I'm planning to continue with SM for this child till she's ready for preAlg. or Alg. She does well with it.) Also, she's really vocal about liking fractions right now. And her birthday is coming up. Is there any big story-flow reason that someone might have to advise against doing D before A, B, or C? I don't think I can swing $100+ for a math book set birthday present, but we might start out with D (since it contains fractions) and see how it goes in real life (how fast she charges through, how good of a fit they actually are, etc.). Any thoughts? TIA, Sarah
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