# CWP placement question...

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I've heard it said to do CWP a year behind. However, since the samples you can look at online are only of the first few pages, I'm having a hard time deciding where to put dd. From the samples, year 1 starts with things like 3+4, which would be way too easy for her. Year 2 starts with adding 100's, which would be right at her level. I want these to stretch her thinking and be a true challenge...However, I don't want to have the book progress SO quickly that it becomes impossible for her....can anyone give me an example of the type of questions that are in the middle and ending of years 1 and 2? That might help me decide where to place her...

She loves doing the word problem questions on MEP best, so this would totally be a fun challenge for her. Math is her strong suit, so I want to encourage her. Thanks!

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You could always try CWP2, and if it's a bust, set it aside and go back to 1? I haven't used 1, as we started with 2. I plan to do the same with DS2. I am currently using CWP5 with my oldest while he does 5B in the textbook/workbook. We work through the problems together at the white board. DS enjoys this time a lot. :)

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While the calculation may be at grade level, figuring out how to get to that point is not always. The practice questions are much easier than the challenging problems. Are you looking at the samples on the Singapore Math website? I see three samples for Level 1: Unit 7 Length (Challenge), Unit 11 multiplication (Practice), and Unit 14 Addition within 100 (Challenge) - there are 18 Units total.

http://www.singaporemath.com/Challenging_Word_Prob_for_Primary_Mathematics_1_p/pmcwp1.htm

I started CWP 1 in 1st, but ended up only doing the practice problems. Dd was not quite ready for the challenging problems. She gets math, but doesn't love it. For her, working a level behind is the way to go.

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For us, it wasn't the math that was the issue with doing them on grade level. It was the complexity of the steps. The practice problems are often pretty easy, but the challenging problems can be pretty challenging because they can have three steps that kids have to figure out and keep track of. It can help if the math is very fluent so they focus on the steps of solving the problem without getting bogged down remembering how to do the math. But I think it can also depend on the kid. My kids are easily frustrated in math. Some kids enjoy a challenge. You have to decide for yourself.

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I did CWP 2 with level 2 last year and we are doing 3 this year. We finish book A of the level in Nov and then for the last 6 weeks we do IP and CWP. In January we will pick up book B and then when it is done we will go to the IP and CWP. I have to do some problems with my son. We worl through a few together, then he does a few on his.own. Wednesday he was frustrated and it was all too hard. Yesterday, Hebrew through the problems. We did have to redo a couple, but he did well with concepts, just made mathematical errors working too fast.

Try the same level, if it is too much, you can always go back a level.

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