### what we use for math....

All of this is such great information! Thanks to everyone for sharing. Just wanted to tell everyone how we do math in my house. My oldest son is in 2nd grade and we use Singapore Math as his "math curriculum". Since it is such a low level, I haven't come across any problems with explaining it or figuring it out myself. I am not very mathy, but my husband is, and I will be handing over the Math Reigns to him when things get tough with Singapore! I definitely think it is worth it. But Singapore isn't all we use. We also use Picture Puzzles with Cuisenaire Rods, Hidden Rods/Hidden numbers, Yahtzee, dominoes, card games, Pattern Blocks books, PLUS Kumon Math! We are also known to recite times tables in the car at times

and are always weighing food at the grocery store and talking about prices of things. I think math is so multifaceted that you should mix up the way that you present it. It touches our lives in so many different ways. Computer programs like Treasure Math Storm are good too.

By the way, I have several friends who like Miquon. I thought the concept was good so I looked at my friend's.....it looked like it was written by a Rocket Scientist! So, just a friendly warning to others who, like me, aren't really mathy

It might not be for you.

Anyway, hope there is some helpful information here for someone!

Leslie in MD

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