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Hi everyone. My son is six, homeschooled, and I am his math teacher. I work at home as well and so my time is more limited than I would like, but I do have a lot of opportunity to provide him with direct instruction. He's proficient with addition and subtraction of any number of digits. He can multiply very well in his head (using addition techniques) and does a decent job at solving double-digit multiplication problems on paper. He does know division but still stumbles over the many different on-paper representations of the problem. I've introduced pre-algebra concepts and that seems to float his boat (3 + x = 12, solve for x).<br><br>
My problem is that he wakes up every day and wants me to quiz him in math. It's great and good for him, but I need to be able to give him some independent work. He actually likes workbooks but the workbooks we have are dreadful IMO. He does use them, but not for long and not often.<br><br>
His preschool Montessori teachers would be appalled by my question but can you recommend a curriculum or workbook series that would fit his stage?<br><br>
Amanda
 

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Singapore Math?<br><br>
here is a great website for out of the box math thinking<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><a href="http://www.livingmath.net/" target="_blank">http://www.livingmath.net/</a><br><br>
HTH's<br>
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Singapore was very enjoyed by my son, but in the earlier levels (we used it through part of 2B). But he loves EPGY. It's online, and it does cost quite a bit (though there is financial aid).<br><br>
EPGY really teaches every aspect of the math. He has a thorough understanding of the whys of multiplication and division, as well as the various ways you can perform the tasks. There's a lot of mental math strategies (Though potentially more in Singapore? He learned a lot of mental math in Singapore!). As well as different topics than I've seen covered in standard math. It's been really good for him.<br><br><a href="http://epgy.stanford.edu/" target="_blank">http://epgy.stanford.edu/</a><br><br>
The trick is that they really prefer you to start at age grade level. So he'd probably start at 1st grade, which would be really easy. You can move through at any speed, and I sat with DS and encouraged him to persevere so that he could quickly move on to the more challenging. By 2nd grade he was learning some new stuff along with covering things he already knows. Even now, in the 4th grade level, about half of it is new and half review, but he still likes it. They do a lot of geometry, too, something I'd not covered much with him.<br><br>
And thanks, Melissa, for the Living Math! link. That looks great.
 

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Thanks ladies. I'm checking it all out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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