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post #21 of 32
We use Singapore, with some Time4Learning on the side. We're putting Singapore away for the summer and just going with Time4Learning for a break from the workbooks.
post #22 of 32
we've tried a ton of math programs & finally found the perfect fit for my daughter with CLE. we absolutely love it. for my son, i chose saxon next year because it's notoriously gentle for grade 1 (which he needs and lots of repetition). we'll ditch saxon for grade 2 though & switch to CLE in hopes it will also be a good fit.
post #23 of 32
We use Making Math Meaningful for kindergarten and then Math U See. My high schooler has moved into Saxon now b/c that's what her tutor prefers.
post #24 of 32
RightStart A for us. We've tried MUS and a bit of Singapore, and I purchased/downloaded Miquon/MEP but RightStart was the perfect fit for us.

The disadvantage is that it currently only goes to level E. If it doesn't continue once we hit that, then we'll switch to Singapore.

Feel free to look at our blog for posts on our experiences with RightStart and MUS. I'm not sure I blogged much on Singapore Kindergarten, but we do the workbook occasionally.
post #25 of 32
We use Singapore and Miquon, and we love the combo!

We go back and forth from focusing on one to the other, but have mostly focused on Miquon toward the end of the year, Singapore at the beginning.

I find the two together more than adequate---we definitely don't do every worksheet or review section.

I also make a point to do hands-on Montessori-style or family math type activities pretty regularly so that we don't get stuck in worksheet mode.
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by caefi View Post
We use Making Math Meaningful for kindergarten and then Math U See. .
we used MMM this year too with my son. we went through levels K & most of level 1. it is very good. my dd used it through level 2, but we never went beyond that.
post #27 of 32
We use Rightstart and MEP both. I love them both too much to only use one.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by Neldavi View Post
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 don't usually line up the concepts (tho that chart ^ is great for seeing where the sections overlap!). For some areas, like time, I pulled out pages from each book and stapled them together to make "packets" DD really likes to go to town on "packet math".

But usually we just work in one book til we get bored or stuck or need a change and then switch to the other. I follow dd's lead on it, and we stick mostly with Miquon because of that.

I will say that we skip the review sections in Singapore unless it seems like she's stuck and needs a little more practice. The review sections make up a big part of the book, so taking those out has made our Miquon/Singapore program a lot less bulky.
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post #30 of 32
We currently use CLE Math. I like that it's mostly self-taught, so I can hand it over and let the kids do it. It seems to cover everything that we need it to.
post #31 of 32
so anyone use just the singapore essentials, vs the standard textbook? I am thinking of trying it out, not sure if i should go with the K-A or K-B at this point, but looking at the samples the K-A seems like a lot things ds has already learned or that he could do in his workbooks now.
post #32 of 32
We use RightStart Math and love it! It's usually really fun for the kids, and they love the math card games--they're really effective!
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