siloam Posted July 18, 2008 Share Posted July 18, 2008 I know my kids are young yet, but I am a big picture kind of gal who needs to see where I am going. And if I use LOF I will start next year, so I really don't feel I am jumping the gun too much. ;) I have been following the math posts for a while and right now (subject to change) the three above are my main picks. Can anyone help me understand what are their strengths and weaknesses? What philosophy they are based on? I know NEM has a non-traditional sequence, doesn't cover all the higher level maths (not sure where it ends through) and is demanding. Sounds like it might be short on proofs, is that right? LOF just looks fun, and you can't discount fun when you are talking math, because there can be precious little of it. Jacobs/Foerster sounds very strong on proofs. I know I should know, probably know what proofs are, but can someone explain it to me? I have gotten that they are very strong on proofs, but I am concerned about the...figure this out, then we will teach you the method set up of Foerster. I was always good at math, but mostly because I could look at the example and apply it. I just accepted formulas and used them. It wasn't because I was a math genius who understood HOW math worked, so this sounds like a bit much. My kids are not math gurus. They do well with it and don't mind it for the most part. If I gave the the option to stop they would have a party and never look at it again. But on the other hand my 10yo wants to be a Zoologist, Vet or Botanist and my 8yo wants to be a Vet and Computer Programmer (at the moment both, LOL!), so math is in their future. We will probalby have the time to do one full program and part of another as supplement, because we hs year around. What would you recommend we use as a main program and as a supplement and why? Comments encouraged even if you haven't seen or used them all. I want to know why you use your program, what its strengths and weaknesses are. The more I can wrap my mind around the programs the better a decision I can make about what would meet our goals. Thanks! Heather Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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