HappyGrace Posted January 6, 2012 Share Posted January 6, 2012 (edited) I was looking at the Holt McDougal math that our school system uses and WOW-the 6th grade has a TON of algebraic stuff in there: frequency distribution, graphing functions, writing equations from functions, negative rational numbers, coordinate plane (with polygons and transformations), slope and rate of change, etc. Even the simple things then go into examples with variables, etc. I thought it was pretty well done and incremental enough so it wasn't overwhelming at ALL. We've used CLE, which I've been pleased with, and does include some algebraic thinking, but I just looked through all of the 6th grade books (which we're about to start), and it has hardly any of what I mentioned above. And strangely, it has less algebraic thinking than other years have had. I'm looking for a good math to transition us into pre-algebra. I thought of Lial's BCM, but there's almost too much review there. I have Lial's Pre-algebra here, but that's too big a jump. Isn't there any 6th grade math that (lightly) gets into some of the topics I listed above? What about Saxon 7/6 or 8/7? Edited January 6, 2012 by HappyGrace Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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