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Old 06-16-2010, 02:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DS, newly 6, is doing TYCTR in 100 EL and is doing fantastic with it! I'm thinking I'd like to explore math curriculums for him but I am terrified of wasting money and time on the wrong program. It's probably unavoidable but I was hoping that some of you with more experience might be able to direct me to something that might fit us. We are veerrrry relaxed about hs, probably labled better as US right now, but I'm seeing a need for a bit more structure for ds at this time. Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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We've done well with Math U See. It takes about 15 minutes a day, slowly builds on each lesson, and offers enough repetition and visualization for not-strong math students. We chose it because it offers concept mastery and has programs for students up through high school - something I thought was a plus when we first considered it because if it worked we wouldn't be forced to change a few years in.

It has the same drawbacks as 100EZ lessons: it can be dry/too slow if you do all the work and it isn't fancy. The books are black and white. It can also be expensive, costing on average about $80 a year after buying the blocks.

There are lots of different math programs out there. Most offer samples that are worth looking over and making a decision after seeing them all.
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http://www.homeschoolmath.net/curriculum_reviews/

This is a great resource for comparing different curriculums.

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Check out MEP at http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm It's a free to download, comprehensive through middle school age program based in the UK. The lessons are fairly short, easy to prep, fairly scripted (not verbatim type like 100 EL but close enough) interactive and fun. There is an yahoo group of users that answer questions and lend support.
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loving, loving, loving Saxon Math. It is nice and slow, easy, scripted, lot of review, and only takes 15-20 minutes a day.
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