Saturday, July 24, 2010

My name is Amy....



And I am a math curriculum addict.

I am sitting here recalling how we started with Saxon (a bust) and moved to RightStart for a year and a half. Then we got stuck. Instead of just taking a breather I panicked and bought curriculum and kept trying...


Yes...I own them all. K-4.

And now I am trying to breathe. Breathe in...Breathe out.. repeat.

I need an intervention. Going to bust out RightStart and begin where we left off in B and then order C. Now where did I stash the manipulatives?





7 comments:

Tristan said...

We started in Saxon and after Math K, 1, and 2 it was not working with my oldest. We switched to MUS and that has been a great fit. I think my next child 'could' have done fine with Saxon, but he's math minded. His sister would have benefitted from waiting to start formal math another year or so. ;)

MasterpieceMom said...

Math is our struggle. I started with Moving with Math, moved on to MathUSee and am now using Math On The Level which we are liking so far. I liked MathUSee but the boys got bored with it and I hated that we couldn't do anything but addition for forever. (mastery vs spiral) Now we do what we want when we want.

The Glasers said...

Making Math Meaningful was okay but had some gaps. MUS in high school taught David mechanics but was weak on reasoning: we have ACT scores to prove it. ;-/ He's working through Jacob's Algebra which I hope will scaffold reasoning.

With Pamela, we are trying RightStart Intermediate--I think it is going to be a good fit and then move onto Jacob's.

Jenni said...

I haven't found a good math fit yet. I did like the concept of Math-U-See when the kids were younger, but I got impatient with it. I think we're all just allergic to math, actually. I'm planning to try out Life of Fred this fall with my 8th/9th graders. If that doesn't work out, I'm going to bite the bullet and shell out the money for Teaching Textbooks.


Late on the blog walk, but didn't want to skip you!

~Jenni, TOS Crewbie

Pebblekeeper said...

Miquon was/is such a good fit for us - however the non-existence of what they really want you to do on the pages is a bit weird, but after the results of my first son, I just wing it on the second. We are in Saxon 7/6 coveting TT 8 for next year, probably will go with the less expensive saxon 8/7. One thing I learned - is just doing a little every day - is the key. Doesn't really matter what the page color or ink color is. :) Having them all - I bet you've seen this :) Hey you could start a new homeschool math program- 5 in a Row Math Styles. :) ha ha ha ha

Loretta said...

You think elementary is bad. Wait till high school ;-)

Pathfinder Mom said...

I feel your pain. I bought two years of RightStart and then got stalled out with it. I then picked up Math-U-See and I really like that, but I feel the need to supplement it, so I bought some Math Mammoth e-books.

Think about a regular school, though - this isn't even an option for them! At least we can try things, see if they work, if not - move on!

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