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Math Curriculum Reccomendations

post #1 of 10
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Hi everyone,
I am a math teacher for two homeschooled children, grades two and six. Right now we use Saxon Math for both children. I think for the sixth grader who has a more challenging time with math, all the repetition is great and it has made her so much more comfortable and confident in her math ability. For the second grader, we have not been enjoying Saxon Math 2. We zoom through the lessons and she gets bored and restless, frequently saying "This is too easy." I don't like the scripted nature of the text either. Any recommendations for a homeschool math curriculum that we can use for next year for her? She loves math and will learn a hard concept such as two digit addition so easily and the way that it is presented in Saxon is with about 5 lessons full of using dimes and pennies, etc. She understood and could do it perfectly after lesson one. Is there a book to recommend that might move a little faster or something?
Thanks so much for your suggestions!!
post #2 of 10
I suggest Singapore Math.

Though I don't use Saxon but I've heard in real life and in forums is that many people use Saxon K-3 as a grade behind. So Saxon 2 is really used as 1st grade. Maybe that is the problem.
post #3 of 10
I also second Singapore. But have her take the online placement test first.

http://www.singaporemath.com/Placement_Test_s/86.htm

Based on what you said, I would guess 2A would be the right place. Some would be review (the multi digit adding) but 2A also starts to teach multiplication and division. Not just "you have 3 piles of 4 beads, how many all together" (that was done in 1B) but they begin to work on learning the times tables, etc.

Amy
post #4 of 10
Check out Right Start Math. We used Singapore then switched to RS. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

The lessons appeal to all learning styles - auditory, kinesthetic, visual. My 1st grade age child loves it! I started it with my preschooler (totally different learning style) and it's going really well too.
post #5 of 10
Miquon for the 2nd grader and Singapore for the older child!
post #6 of 10
We use Singapore math and LOVE it!!!
post #7 of 10
Another vote for Singapore. We are really enjoying it and I feel like it makes math easy. Perfect for us! We do NOT buy the extra workbook. We only have the "text" and that is the perfect amount of work for us, so she learns the material and then we move on.
post #8 of 10
I thought I was the only one that found it to be a bit much math for one day. Between the text book and the workbook there is alot of math for one day!! We do use both the textbook and workbooks, but we do the text one day and the workbook the next.
post #9 of 10
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I thought I was the only one that found it to be a bit much math for one day. Between the text book and the workbook there is alot of math for one day!! We do use both the textbook and workbooks, but we do the text one day and the workbook the next.
We think it is a bit much too. But, we do the workbook. I have the text that I use as needed, but I seem to think "the singapore way" and usually do the lessons myself. I have started having dd use the text so she can get used to reading math textbooks, etc. We also use it to work on problems together or to get more problems if there is a topic that just isn't "clicking" as fast.

amy
post #10 of 10
We used Singapore in the past, but if I was starting with an early elementary aged child, I would choose Right Start Math.
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