lemonade2122 Posted January 30, 2012 Share Posted January 30, 2012 Last year, we used MCP Math and my then 1st and 2nd graders hated it. Page after page of addition followed by page after page of subtraction, drove them nuts. So, for this year, we switched to Saxon. I have one in Saxon K, one in Saxon 2 and one in Saxon 3. But now, I'm the one having a hard time, for several reasons: 1. I feel very scattered with the incremental approach, especially since it seems too incremental at times. For example, my kindergartner just learned today how to tell time to the hour (Lesson 40-something). He LOVED learning this! The sad thing is that it's covered one more time two lessons from now and then there isn't another clock lesson for the rest of the book! 2. My kids have already mastered some of the topics being covered, but I'm afraid of missing something seemingly small that will then be needed later for a related topic. For example, I didn't see the point of learning to count by 7's (seemed totally random), so I skipped this. I then discovered that later they use counting by 7's as part of the intro into multiplication! So we started memorizing counting by 7's. It's just frustrating that there wasn't a clear explanation of why this was being done in the first place. I looked at Rod & Staff's Math series and like how they cover one topic until it's done, while still including review, but I'm afraid of it being too much like MCP and the kids just ending up hating it. They haven't complained about Saxon (other than the lessons taking too long, which has led to us cutting out the daily "Meeting" portion)...do you think I should just continue with Saxon for next year or would a change be good even though it would mainly be for my own benefit?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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