Johanna Posted February 29, 2008 Share Posted February 29, 2008 OK, so this year my ds6 is using Mcruffy for first grade math. it is ok, i like that it is a nice gentle "non cluttered" intro to math for ds. However, I feel that ds is very reliant on the number line for adding and subtracting instead of conceptualizing. Should I go the R&S route which has them really mastering facts with memorization....or should i go the MUS route which is more about conceptualizing and mental grasping. He does great with base 10 blocks, but has no Mental grasp (still needs hands on for anything above +3 or -3. SHould he have that or will it eventually come??? I am really torn about which route to take? Both are good programs, but i want to build a solid foundation. If you have used either of these can you give me you poss. and neg experiences. Also, does he have to have his facts mastered to do Beta?....I guess we could work on that over the summer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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