profmom Posted January 29, 2012 Share Posted January 29, 2012 (edited) This dc isn't doing well in UCSMP "Chicago Math" Pre-Algebra/"Transition Math," but we were happy with his Standford scores for 6th grade last year (after a couple of years of CLE Math). He is discouraged with math, which is sad. I can't exactly pinpoint what it is about the program. He doesn't understand the week's work after his once-a week class but has been doing a little better (low B on last test) now that I am teaching him each lesson one at a time. In general, he seems to have trouble with the application problems. Also, one of the things that was so effective the last two years about CLE was the amount of review included with the lessons. This dc also had similar troubles with Singapore. In addition, it's been a struggle this year for me to fit in all the teaching for my kids, so it would be a bonus if his math could be done more independently. I also have doubts about my ability to teach Algebra II and above, so I'd like to start a solid program that will continue to work for us all through high school, without my relearning & learning all of high school math. I think a supportive role is more realistic for me. (Not that I mind digging in to help with questions.) Anyway....I'm seriously looking at Teaching Textbooks and wonder if I should be considering some others. We would begin at Pre-Algebra. Edited January 30, 2012 by profmom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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