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#1 of 4 Old 04-17-2013, 02:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Title says it all :) I had wanted to use Singapore Math with my rising Kindergartener but I'm  not sure about our long term homeschooling plans. Will it be hard for him to transfer into a traditional public school math program in the elementary years?

 

Also, has anyone had any experience with Math Buddies? http://www.mconline.us/LEAD/Login/content/ps_mb_1.html It's supposed to be a virtual math program using Singapore Math.

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No, IMO. Math is math, and Singapore is more similar to what's taught in schools than many competing curricula. Further, there's a "US Standards Edition" which is aligned with California's (and other states'?) standards. You could opt for that. I'm Canadian, so don't claim first-hand knowledge, but I'm pretty sure Singapore Primary is within spitting distance of US school curricula. It gets a bit accelerated by 6th grade, so the pace is slightly faster, but the scope and sequence are hardly different. 

 

No experience with Math Buddies. 

 

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A lot of public schools are going to Singapore math. I know here in Mississippi they are, as well as where my MIL taught in south carolina, so I think it is a good way to go if future PS is a concern.My MIL was a math teacher and she loves the singapore math, much more concept based rather than rote memorization and algorithms.


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Thanks!
 

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