Originally Posted by Neldavi
I just started formally homeschooling my 6 year old a few months ago, and we're using Miquon, we're just about 1/3 of the way through the Orange book.'
Question for those who use Miquon and Singapore together .. does it ever feel like too much? I'm inclined to add Singapore as well, just to round out our curriculum but I don't want to overwhelm him or get bogged down in too much workbook time. I love math, but so far ds seems fairly neutral/average ... not a whiz, but not really struggling either.
I was originally going to just switch back and forth during the week, not worrying about lining up the concepts. But, I think what I'm going to end up doing is working in one (for right now, it's Singapore) either until we are at the end of a unit (or units), or hit a brick wall, and then pulling out the Miquon for a change of pace. I use the SM Standards Edition, so I would rather skip stuff in Miquon that is repetitive of the SM, and make sure to cover as much of the SM as possible (not that we test or worry about meeting state standards, but the standards for math in CA, at least, are pretty strong). So, after our brief "summer break" ends in July, we'll probably pull out the Miquon for a while and then go back to the SM (I think I have it timed that both my older two will be at the end of a unit when we go on break).