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Has anyone used this math program and, if you did, what did you think of it? (I know it isn't sold anymore, I have a used set, but I was curious if anyone liked it).

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We use it as part of our math studies. My son loves it! I don't know if I would use it as our only math program, but we do get a lot out of it.

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What do you use it alongside?

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We use Math Mammoth and Afterwards: Folk and Fairy Tales with Mathematical Ever-Afters.

We do MM three times per week, NK once per week or as often as Nik wants to do it (which is sometimes every day), and Afterwards once per week.

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Thanks!

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Haven't used it because we can't find a used copy! I think my daughter would love it, but no such luck...

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Used this in 1st grade and thought it was great. The hands on aspect and games are very good.
We used it with Singapore Math.
We could have used it for 2nd and 3rd grade as well but things got busy and I went to MCP math and it worked great for us through 4th grade and then we switch to Teaching Textbooks for 5th-high school.

I still have my set though and will use it later this year for my 5yr old son and probably my youngest when she gets older.

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How did it work with Singapore? That's what I was thinking of doing. Was that a good match? How did you coordinate them together?

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I didn't have any special schedule or anything. I just did Singapore some days and the games and lessons from NK some days. They worked well together since they were more conceptual in many ways than other programs.

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I wish I could get my hands on that game...DS is obsessed with Knights, Dragons, wizards, etc. Thinking about making up my own game since this seems to be impossible to find. Like I didn't have enough to do already LOL
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I wish I could get my hands on that game...DS is obsessed with Knights, Dragons, wizards, etc. Thinking about making up my own game since this seems to be impossible to find. Like I didn't have enough to do already LOL
I got mine from a used Waldorf curriculum site. Every now and then one comes up for sale. If you'd like the yahoo group name, pm me.

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I wish I could get my hands on that game...DS is obsessed with Knights, Dragons, wizards, etc. Thinking about making up my own game since this seems to be impossible to find. Like I didn't have enough to do already LOL
Actually, the wooden knights and other characters were extra and very pricey. The game board (laminated card stock) and the book and some counters (glass marble things) were the "standard" pieces. You could use any knights/characters you wanted.

The book of lessons, songs, and action rhymes were the real gem of this program.

So yes, you could make up your game! Using a book like Family Math would give you some of the same ideas.

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Does anyone know why it is no longer sold? Any idea if they are just taking time off and will offer it again soon?
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Does anyone know why it is no longer sold? Any idea if they are just taking time off and will offer it again soon?
Wondering the same thing - tried to get on their website today and nada!

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Does anyone know why it is no longer sold? Any idea if they are just taking time off and will offer it again soon?
The person who developed it was a retired teacher. She decided she didn't want to deal with the business anymore and REALLY retire I guess.

As far as I know, she is not going to sell it again.

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I can not find it anywhere. :(  I would really love to get my hands on this.


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There is a yahoo group for used Waldorf curricula, which is where I found mine.  One just came up for sale the other day but I think has sold.  I got mine for $45 plus shipping on this site, but the one the other day was selling for $75 plus shipping.  I think the original price of a new set was around $80, just to give you a ballpark for what prices to expect.   I just posted a query for any used NKK sets and got a response.  I had to post several times, though, over about 2 months before one became available.   Hope it works out for you!  [email protected]     


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I got mine from a used Waldorf curriculum site. Every now and then one comes up for sale. If you'd like the yahoo group name, pm me.
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I was searching for someone who would give detail on how the game is play so that I can recreate it. I have the Basic Book but I don't have the game board. Can you provide me with how the game board is set up in order to play?
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how do you play the game?

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I wish I could get my hands on that game...DS is obsessed with Knights, Dragons, wizards, etc. Thinking about making up my own game since this seems to be impossible to find. Like I didn't have enough to do already LOL

Actually, the wooden knights and other characters were extra and very pricey. The game board (laminated card stock) and the book and some counters (glass marble things) were the "standard" pieces. You could use any knights/characters you wanted.

The book of lessons, songs, and action rhymes were the real gem of this program.

So yes, you could make up your game! Using a book like Family Math would give you some of the same ideas.

I have the Basic Book and would like to know what does the game board look like or what the rules are so I can recreate the game play. There isn't any youtube videos on it either.
Can you provide detail on the game play. Thanks,
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Ha--this is an old thread! I can't remember the last time I was on MDC. Good to be back.

The game board is set up dry-erase style. It's hard to describe because it's divided into sections. If you want to email me (pm me for my email address) I can take a picture of it and send to you. It's got towers set up for doing number places, like ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc. It also has a house set up for doing division, where you have a divisor at the "door" and treasure inside the "house" and you write your answer on the house's roof top. It has a giant hotdog for learning to add and subtract large numbers ... that's all I can remember off hand. You can actually do all of this with your own dry erase style board. The most important thing is to have little gem counters and a dry erase board for writing on. I made little knights myself by buying a set of wooden knights from Bella Luna toys and then gluing differing colors of felt on them and writing the mathematical process signs on the felt. Really, the game board so far for us has just been extra. A lot of times we don't even use that--I set up my own thing after we read the lesson. We've been using NKK for 3 years now (dd is in 3rd grade now).

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