classicHSmom Posted July 17, 2008 Share Posted July 17, 2008 I think that I may need to switch my DD's math curriculum. We are just finishing Saxon 1 with sketchy results. I have ordered Saxon 2 for the fall, but am having second thoughts about the curriculum. I don't want to advance her without a concrete understanding of the basics, which I don't feel like she has. I was thinking that I would just supplement with Singapore (1A/1B) as suggested in TWTM. However, now I'm wondering if this is the direction to go. She is great at memorizing the facts but I don't feel that she's gaining a true understanding of math. She has trouble with place value, counting backwards, figuring out patterns (ex. 43, 42, 41,_,_,_), and deciding the right answer when asked to fill in a/the missing number (ex. which number fits between 28 and 36). So, would you stick with Saxon and supplement? If so, with what? If I supplement with Singapore, do I use the assignment in Singapore that corresponds with the lessons in Saxon out of the daily workbooks or do I use the extra/intense practice workbooks? Also, I have been watching lots of math threads on here and have seen rave reviews for Rightstart math, MUS, Singapore and R&S. I was initially adverse to programs like RS and MUS, but see that many of you love them. What do you love about them? Which is better of the two? If it helps in your advice, I can get MUS free and would have to pay for RS. Singapore sounds great, but I do have true concerns about it's lack of drill and practice. I feel that DD need these to feel successful in math. R&S would be my final choice just because it's the one I know the least about, but if you love it, let me know why. Here are my final thoughts on Saxon. DD likes worksheets and doesn't mind that Saxon is black and white. She especially likes the days that fun activities are planned (experiments, grocery store, high manipulative use, etc.). She gets tired of practicing her math facts but will do it. But, as I mentioned, she just isn't excelling with it. So, tell me what would be a good fit for her? My first choice would be to do just one curriculum (I don't have lots of extra money or time to do two), but will supplement one with another if necessary. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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