ktgrok Posted November 1, 2012 Share Posted November 1, 2012 I took everyone's advice (and my gut instinct, before I let myself get railroaded by my sister), and put him back in pre-algebra instead of algebra I. I also borrowed the first disk for Teaching Texbooks, so I can make sure we like it before ordering. So far, after one lesson, I'm breathing a sigh of relief, and more importantly, so is he! He did the first lesson (it was an easy review) and said, "yeah, that's WAY better than Kinetic Books." I think what he meant, and what I observed, is it is VERY straightforward. That is what he needs. He has Aspergers and doesn't infer well at all. He needs explicit directions and straightforward questions. He spent more time in KB trying ot figure out HOW to answer the question (often in the form of games and puzzels and such) than he did on the actually math. Also, there are more problems, which is good. And, when I told him about the review questions in each lesson he said "yeah, that should be a BIG help." I think he really does need more spiral, or at least more review, than he was getting in MM the last few years. He would learn it for the test then forget it. This won't let him. So thank you all, and particularly OhElizabeth! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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