I've been reading past threads and have been swayed to used Singapore math over Saxon math--sounds like it will work better for my 5 yo son.Â However, in looking at the publisher's site and at ebay, Singapore math seems much more expensive than I thought it would be (~$112/semester plus $113 for the CD of virtual manipulatives).Â Is it just that the new "Math In Focus" text is more expensive than past versions?Â I recall posts from a couple of years ago saying how much less expensive Singapore was than Saxon.Â

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Are there older versions I could use?Â An ebay search turned up "K1 Math Child Development Program" with books 1-4, which is labeled as Singapore, but I'm not sure it's the same thing as the Singapore math program that's now publishing the 'Math in Focus' books.Â Any insights?Â I may end up going back to Saxon just because I'm not sure I'm ready to spend close to $350 for a single year of math materials.

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Thanks!

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