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#1 of 2 Old 01-19-2003, 08:34 PM - Thread Starter
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What do you think of A Beka? My son is no where near school age, but I want to figure out where I am going with his educaion, as I am still undecided.

Anyhow, I ordered an A Beka catalogue and it looks great. Any input? We are Christian but not neccessarily what are called "Fundamental Christians" I'll put it this way, at our home church we wear blue jeans to our Friday evening services and it's okay to kick off your shoes or dance around to the music.

Is there a curriculum that does not paint the world as evil but instead is pretty much like a secular curriculum with God mentioned?

Would someone familiar with A Beka let me know if this is a good one for me? TIA!
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I teach 3rd grade in a private Greek Orthodox School in Los Angeles. We use ABeka for our math curriculum, and I like it alot. There is alot of repetition of all skills learned, but the wroksheets are very colorful and attractive. The tests are similar in appearance to the daily worksheets so there may be less stress during a test .

It is designed to do a lesson a day for the ten month school year w/ a "speed drill" each day to strengthen skills and reinforce material already learned. Each 4-5 days there is a test, no lesson.

When a skill is learned it is continually reinforced. NOthing is forgotten for very long. I like it.

I use the arithmetic curriculum for my homeschooled 5th grader.

I would imagine that the rest of the curricula is just as impressive. My DH and I went to see a demonstration at a hotel near us last summer. It all appeared to be good.

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