Anyone using this? Pros/cons?
I'm looking at Level A.
I'm looking at Level A.
Originally Posted by kgianforti
I've been emailing with Dr Cotter about Right Start because I was uncertain if my dd would be too young to start. She said that I should start early so I think I'm set on Right Start Level A for Sept curriculum! Thanks for helping!
Originally Posted by Plummeting
Has everyone found the RS placement questionnaire to be accurate? I did it for DD, age five, who's had no formal math instruction other than me helping her learn her numbers 1-10 and other super basic stuff ("You know there are four when you see two and two, so you don't have to count it"... stuff like that). The questionaire said she should be in level B, but only if I answer that she can't read, but is an "advanced child". The thing is, how do I know if she's advanced? Everyone is constantly telling us how smart she is, but I think people just do that to everyone, don't they? I know she has a large vocabulary for her age and she seems to know a lot more than a lot of kids her age, but...how do I know? I'm her mom, of course she seems smart to me. lol I don't want to get A if it's too easy for her, because RS certainly isn't cheap, but I don't want to get B if it's too hard, either.
Originally Posted by LucyRev
The placement issue kind of irritates me because I went by the online survey, and got A for my 6 yr old. She wasn't reading at all (then) and I don't consider her advanced in math. But I think we might have been better off with B.
What is the advantage of plodding through level A, if level B covers the same stuff and more? Is level A mostly made for really young kids that can't wait to start math? I assumed level A would give her a good base, and I just figured we should start at the beginning since she hadn't had much math at all. I pulled her from kindergarten in Feb, so we started mid year, and aren't even half-way through A.
I wonder if I should just quit level A and start B instead? Are we just wasting time on A? We often skip some of the warm ups anyway because she hates review...then I lose her attention because she's bored, and it uses up her limited patience for direct instruction. Any opinions?
Originally Posted by Zuzu822
Thanks for posting this. Would you update if you think about it once you start in Sept?
Does anyone else have thoughts on this for preschoolers? I don't think I'd want to start this fall, but maybe Dec/Jan and take it very easy, stretching out Level A over two years, possibly.