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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.
"The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him."
~ Leo Tolstoy~