AnaShoo Posted February 21, 2012 Share Posted February 21, 2012 I am going to be homeschooling my two kids, one in K and one in 2nd (he's been in public school) this coming school year. I've figured out a basic curriculum for them, but math is stumping me hardcore. As some background, I'm fairly weak in math. I was homeschooled, and when I was about 12 or 13, my mother pretty much just brought home books and things, then left me to my own devices. I stopped doing math at that point because it overwhelmed me and English is definitely my thing. As a result, I had to take a remedial course in college before I could enroll in Math 101. I got As in both classes, and liked them well enough, but had to have a roommate who was good in math tutor me quite a bit in Math 101. So, I'm shaky and worried about having to teach it, but I'm also very adamant that my kids do not have to struggle to learn it after the fact like I did. I've been looking at Rightstart because my boys love games, and we use games to teach a lot of other things informally at home. They absolutely work. I also like the concept of the the program. I really don't want something heavy on worksheets because I am concerned they will learn to dislike math doing it that way, and so will I. I've been looking more at MEP lately, though, and am intrigued by it. The biggest issue is that I don't feel as if I have the background to adequately understand either program and if it will work out for us. Anyone have experience using both, or know whether or not the teaching will be terrible for me with MEP because of my weaker background in math? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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