dereksurfs Posted January 18, 2012 Share Posted January 18, 2012 (edited) Hello All, I am researching Algebra and beyond for my three children - ds10, dd7, dd6. We use MUS currently, but plan to change to something else from Algebra onward. In reviewing exsiting threads as well as the sample text from AoPS I am uncertain whether or not it will work for our children. Here are things which are commonly accepted regarding AoPS: 1. More rigorous than most math curriculum with a few exceptions such as Foerster, possibly better for STEM directed students. 2. Discovery approach 3. Wordy text Based on its unconventional nature I am wondering from those who it worked for what you did to prepare for it? Maybe some tips on how to prepare for success with AoPS. Once using it did you hit a wall at certain pressure points because it was so *other than*? Is the layout and wordiness of the text something that the student eventually just accepts? Yeah, mom/dad, I know, I need to eat my peas.:glare: Do some hate it and simply do it because they have to? Do you sometimes suppliment with other materials? Unlike other curriculum I don't see many that suppliment with AoPS. And for those who tried it and didn't like it for whatever reason(s), can you share why and also what has worked better for you? I am seriously considering Foerster coupled with Math without Borders as an alternative approach, or something else possibly for a less mathy child. Hearing both sides I think is important to get a fuller picture of this very interesting program which even the biggest fans admit isn't for everyone. Thank you, Edited January 18, 2012 by dereksurfs Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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