mcmom4 Posted December 31, 2008 Share Posted December 31, 2008 Hi all, My children use CLE math, so I also posted this question on their board. I was just hoping to get some other ideas here, too. I was planning ahead for our high school years and started getting very discouraged while looking at our math portion. I have a 13dd & 12 ds, both in CLE Math 504. We are very behind in math, mainly because I kept dumping and switching curricula until I finally found a fit for us all: CLE. However, looking ahead, if we stick with each grade level as is, my daughter will be 17 before we ever hit Algebra! How in the world am I going to move them along faster and also take into consideration that she struggles so much in math. My ds does very well in math. Any thoughts on how to continue with CLE but get to Algebra, Geometry, etc for high school? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Kathy in MD Posted December 31, 2008 Share Posted December 31, 2008 Unfortunately I can think of only two things for you to do to get in the needed high school math for your dd. You'll probably have to teach math year round. You may also need to cover Algebra II and Geometry at the same time. The two courses are different enough that it's not difficult to do. Don't rush your dd's math what ever you do. It's better for her to master lower level math and take extra math classes after high school than to rush through math just to punch her ticket. Your ds may be able to cover one and a half math courses during the school year, if and only if he can master the material quickly. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Mandy in TN Posted December 31, 2008 Share Posted December 31, 2008 Unfortunately I can think of only two things for you to do to get in the needed high school math for your dd. You'll probably have to teach math year round. You may also need to cover Algebra II and Geometry at the same time. The two courses are different enough that it's not difficult to do. Don't rush your dd's math what ever you do. It's better for her to master lower level math and take extra math classes after high school than to rush through math just to punch her ticket. Your ds may be able to cover one and a half math courses during the school year, if and only if he can master the material quickly. :iagree:I agree except I would do Geometry with Alg1 instead of Alg2. Mandy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Storm Bay Posted January 1, 2009 Share Posted January 1, 2009 I have to do math year round here as my 10 yo tends to forget certain things if we take off too much time, so that's very doable and a great plan. We also do 2 math programs, so doing Alg & Geometry together is very doable. I would lean to Alg 2 with Geometry, though, as from what I've seen in the books we have, you really need Alg 1 to do Geometry (but I haven't seen the method you're doing, so that may be different.) I'd also look at any colleges you might be considering, the majors your dc would be interested and then what the math requirements for those majors are. If it's science and lots of math is needed, then you need to do a bigger push than if it's arts and you don't need Calculus or pre-Calc first. If college isn't in the future, I'd still consider what math your dc need to know (eg plumbers need to know trigonometry--at least the plumbers I knew in Canada did, and I would think it's the same here) and plan from there. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

AngieW in Texas Posted January 1, 2009 Share Posted January 1, 2009 I would definitely move to doing math year-round. If you can manage to do each grade level in 180 schooldays and you do 250 schooldays each year (5 days/week, 50 weeks/year, so you have 2 weeks completely off), then you should be able to get through almost 1.5 grade levels each calendar year. If you can keep this up through the end of 12th grade, you should be able to get through their 12th grade math program by the end of 12th grade. If you can complete at least 240 schooldays of math each calendar year (whether you do it by working year-round or working on the weekend or some combination of those), then you should be able to have your 7th grader finish all of CLE's math by the end of 12th grade. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

lwilliams1922 Posted January 1, 2009 Share Posted January 1, 2009 we were in a similar situation. last year I had a 7th grader that didn't have any math concepts down. I took her out of school and found a progarm that she took took. I selected mathusee and we started with multiplication. We do math year round. It's been almost a year and we are due to start pre-algebra soon. We were doing 3-5 lessons a week but once we start pre algebra I will slow down to 2-3 lessons per week. Of course the schedule is flexible based on how shes doing with the material. Since we are so behind I tend to not take of on many holidays. The last 2 weeks have been light. I've given her a math lesson and some light reading each day which she really enjoys. The constant pace works out pretty well. I think it avoids that brain dump/emptying that happens when there is too much time off. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Jann in TX Posted January 1, 2009 Share Posted January 1, 2009 Most programs for grades 5-7 have A LOT of overlap. When you are working with older students/adults at these levels it is important to note that you do not have to work at the same pace (working every problem or every chapter) that you would with an age appropriate child. Most remedial students have the ability to understand the broader aspects of the concepts. In other words they may not need to practice addition and subtraction by themselves any more... they will get the review/practice when they work multi-digit multiplication and long division problems. Middle school maths build together. Unless your children have major math disabilities (I do not count the lack of recall of basic facts in this category if the student can fingure them out even with fingers), I would condense or even skip a level if possible. You may also want to consult a math teacher or tutor to evaluate any troubled areas and to make suggestions--sometimes the smallest sub-concept is secretly holding a student back. I have taught several students in recent years who did not start Pre-Algebra until 9th grade. They managed to complete 3-4 high school Math courses before they graduated--even with the late start. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Moni Posted January 2, 2009 Share Posted January 2, 2009 Don't rush your dd's math what ever you do. It's better for her to master lower level math and take extra math classes after high school There are six days in the week. You can add Math-Only on Saturday. And work year around. 6 days a week even if only 2 months of summer will add another 50 math days. Do that 3 summers and you gain Three Semesters in math right there. But who knows. Maybe they won't make it to Algebra unil age 17 or 18. That's just the way it goes sometimes. And... :) .........so what.....?.... ;) :seeya: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mcmom4 Posted January 3, 2009 Author Share Posted January 3, 2009 for helping me sort this out and breathe easier! I am feeling encouraged and have come up with a plan that I think is doable. You all had some great things to contribute. Thank you so much!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

JFSinIL Posted January 3, 2009 Share Posted January 3, 2009 Year-round math. No summers off. I have to do this with my youngest - in summer at least she does 3 days per week instead of 5, and no other schoolwork, so she can't complain (much!). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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