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  1. I just finished doing Right Start C with DD8 last Friday...:party: It took us 12 "school months" of new lessons (we only reviewed over the summer), and it was hard work and had its ups and downs, but in the end I felt like it was great and DD really learned a lot. I just assumed we would use level D, and bought it at convention last spring. I pulled it out last night to read through the first few lessons and I was shocked. Really shocked. I got the impression there was some review at the beginning, but wow...we're back to doing mostly addition and subtraction, and just writing a few multiples out. Full pages of multiplication practice don't come back into play until lessons in the 60s, and that is after writing out the multiplication table, again (we did that in C!). I'm tempted to skip a bunch of level D, except for the fact that there are random lessons mixed in about things we've never done before, like liquid measurement and some new addition/subtraction strategies. I was tempted to ditch it all together and find something else, but DD begged me not to (I asked her what she thought about leaving RightStart). She really doesn't like change! :lol: And I already have D, which, as much as it seems like it is going to drive me crazy, is simpler and cheaper than having to find something else. Some days it does seem like RightStart is a poor fit for her (she just hates questions like "what pattern do you see here?" or when the lessons have us jump through a bunch of hoops to discover some new principle or method -- she would rather the lesson just explain it to her up front!). But on the whole RightStart has been good for us. So...now that I have all that off my chest...If you have done level D, did all this review drive you crazy? Or will there be enough new stuff in there to keep it interesting? Did you skip/combine lessons? Or did all this drive you away from Level D all together? I feel like at minimum I need to have DD do multiplication practice via practice sheets or iPad apps, or she will forget the multiplication facts she has learned. Sigh. It's so annoying that D doesn't just pick up right where C ends.
  2. I have been searching for threads on Right Start math, and reading through them. In some of them, some people allude to switching out of RS in Level C or D, or kind of allude to Level D and E not being very good. I couldn't find anything more, and it's also hard to search for since "right" and "start" are such commonly used words in a homeschooling forum! :001_smile: So, I was just wondering if anyone could share, are there some negatives to levels C, D, E? I feel like it seems like a good solid program, but we only have A and B. Thanks!
  3. We are about to start RightStart Math level C. My ds (almost y) does very well with it and I like it well enough. It's "working". Actually not challenging enough at times but I haven't felt the need to try anything else. "If it ain't broke don't fix it...." but I keep wondering if right start is lacking in anything. So many people like Singapore and think it's the best and I'm not quite sure how they compare. I think it's similar, but just want to know if there is anything I should supplement with or sidetrack on that rightstart might be lacking. I had thought that we might end up switching after level c. If we did switch to Singapore we'd probably use Math in Focus as I don't think I'd be able to teach singapore math well on my own.
  4. why so many of you who say you liked RS ultimately switch to Singapore or Saxon, etc. Why the switch if you liked the RS program?:001_huh:
  5. I'm pondering a switch for my 1st and 2nd graders to RS. According to the questionnaire on the website, they'd both need to start with B. The 1st grader is currently in MM 1A, and the 2nd grader is finishing up MM 1B. (He's behind because he did all of MUS Alpha for 1st grade.) MM is going *OK* (it's fine for my older kids), but I think it's too much writing for them. I suspect that my 2nd grader is a visual-spatial learner and dysgraphic, so I think RS would really be a good fit for him. I think my 1st grader would like it as well. So, my questions: I can foresee my 1st grader wanting to switch to MM eventually. What would be a good point to do this? After B? C? What is an EASY way to supplement with word problems? I have 5 kids that I'm teaching, so I can't be completely customizing a math program for them. But from what I understand, RS is lacking in the word problem dept.? Also from what I hear, C, D, and E move a lot more slowly than B? Is there a way to speed up the pace with it a bit, if they need it? (If they need the slower pace, that's fine, but I don't want to hold them back just because speeding it up would be a pain.)
  6. I finally have it in hand (hurray!) and since I know so many people quit RS halfway or so through C, I'm interested in hearing when people really ditched it. Just glancing through it without having used it, it's hard to see exactly where so many feel that it "falls apart" (to quote someone, although I don't recall who). So if you still have it and can tell me about which lesson was your last, I'd really like to know. :001_smile: Thank you!
  7. I'm using RightStart and plan to continue for at least level B. I want the basis in place value especially and the style is I think good for my kids. But at some point I want to switch to Singapore because RightStart is expensive and we're tight with homeschool funds. When could I switch to Singapore without sacrificing the best benefits of RightStart? Ideally, if money weren't an issue, would I never switch?
  8. We are currently using Right Start B, as well as Horizons 1 for spiral review. I'm pleased with what we're learning in RS. But, that said, I am sometimes frustrated with it and the time it takes. I've always planned to move to Singapore or Math Mammoth after Right Start C, and that is probably what I will do, but I'm wondering if we would miss a lot if we skipped C and just went straight to Singapore/ Math Mammoth? Or is C a great level?
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