Jump to content


Eureka Moment -- Summer School Math and MM plan?


Recommended Posts

We use SM Standards, and I have it all levels 1-5.


I was planning on the kids (3rd and 4th) doing math 5 days a week over the summer for 30-45 min, and I was trying to find an easy way to do this.




 #1: Continue practice with long division, column multiplication, and word problems. Should help reinforce loose math facts.


#2: Cement what they know now really well, and move them a little forward without doing full SM lessons.


I was not looking forward to printing off a ton a things and searching them down, nor did I want to use our SM workbooks and IP's, or create it all myself - :scared:


Then I thought, "Hey why not grab the Lt Blue Math Mammoth (yes big sale ends this week right . . ) and then I could print what I want and assign whatever problems I want to. !"


I've heard there are a ton of problems on a page, but we are use to that with a supplement we use already so it doesn't bother them to just do the ones I've circled or starred.


Ok I admit, I've always wanted to try MM. Some days I don't want to read the HIG's and do all that.


Who knows maybe we'll love it and I won't do SM in the fall. Doubt it but who knows right?


I think I'd get the CD as keeping track of a ton of downloads doesn't sound fun and my PC isn't doing very well.


Am I nuts or is this a totally awesome thought?


Could it really be that easy?


Other thoughts or recs?












Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think it's great! Then again, I haven't used Singapore, so my opinion might be terrible. We're MM users because I knew that juggling multiple books would overwhelm me (I get as much curriculum as possible in pdf form because book juggling is a real productivity/motivation killer for me -- I have no idea why). I chose MM because it was so easy to implement, and my kids have never mentioned anything about the whole visual clutter thing that can be a frequent MM criticism. MM has a lot of things going for it, not least of which the ease with which it is implemented. I think it's a perfect summer choice. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I love the ease of using MM - so simple and clear. I get each book printed and spiral-bound. I glance over the book at the beginning of each week and decide how many/which pages I want to cover and then it's easy to just do them as we go, with the built-in instruction. The kids retain it well and I've found it easy to use through pregnancy and newborn... that's a high recommendation! :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...