justLisa Posted November 27, 2011 Share Posted November 27, 2011 Ok so I went from MM, to SM because I like the HIG and I really thought we needed a change (we have used MM exclusively since 1st). The test book is huge, like the same size as the textbook and workbook. Do you do EVERYTHING? DS is pretty accelerated in math. He really prefers to do just enough to prove he knows it, and we are fine with that. DH always worked this way in early math. So the problem with SM, is DS is VERY put off by the pictures/character like quality of it. DH is annoyed by it as well. Not so much in the textbook, but in the actual workbook. We used it only for a short time, so we were just filling in gaps/differences with MM and moving pretty quickly through the parts we did. I never got to the test book, however just this morning I was looking through it and it is very plain looking. Does anyone use the tests instead of or more than doing ALL of the problems? It seems funny that I am considering a book or not based on little birthday cakes around the problems but seriously, it is a huge concern DS has LOL. Or maybe I should stick with MM for good this time..... I just really like SM as far as the scope and sequence, and all the tiny steps of MM sometimes confuses. I don't always like the presentation of it. I wish there was only 1 to choose from Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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