calebandbrooke Posted March 2, 2012 Share Posted March 2, 2012 Hi everyone, This is my first post here :001_smile: I have been enjoying (too much) digging through this forum and it has been really helpful. So, my question is I keep seeing people say that they are using Miquon to supplement SM- would this be helpful to us? We are doing singapore 2a this year with my first grader. He did 1a at the end of last year and 1b last semester. He had been doing great- begging to do more than one lesson a day in 1b, but now it takes him 1.5 hours to do a lesson. He really "gets" the concepts easily, but he doesn't have his facts memorized, so now that he is doing subtraction with renaming (borrowing), it takes him sooo long to get a problem because he is calculating each fact in his head. SM seems to fit him well as far as understanding goes, but I am thinking 1.5 hours of math is way too much for a first grader to have to do for 1 lesson! What exactly is helpful about using Miquon with SM? Is it to reinforce concepts? If so, I'm not sure that's what we need... I keep going back and forth between thinking I am pushing him too hard and we should slow down, to wondering if he is just not being diligent in his work (something we see in other areas as well). He is our "thinker" and tends to get distracted easily. I frequently catch him staring off into space and when I ask him if he is working he will respond with something like "Look mommy, isn't it neat that this number is 479 and that number is 974?" :bigear: Putting time limits seem to only make him make mistakes. Also, he is still writing his numbers backwards and that gets worse if there is a time limit. What should I do- go back, go ahead and go forward, switch to something else, beat my head against a wall :001_huh:? Ashley mom to Caleb 7, Brooke 5, Lily 3, Elliott 1 SWR (about to switch to LOE!), FLL, Geography Songs, CC history memory, Singapore 2a, Horizons K, GA Henty books, Bible Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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