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MommyMarshall 02-05-2013 01:23 PM

which Math U See level?
DS (first grade) is doing Saxon Math 1 this year. I'm not really loving it, it seems to textbook-y and wordy. I'm thinking I'll probably switch him over to Math U See next year. I just I'm not sure which level to choose?

I don't want him to be lost and way behind but I also don't want him to be bored and repeating a lot of information.

TIA :thumbsup:

tallanvor 02-05-2013 04:37 PM

Re: which Math U See level?
They have a placement test you can take. It really depends on what he's already covered. I am thinking probably Beta.

squiddles 02-05-2013 09:56 PM

Re: which Math U See level?

daddyn4wisechix 02-05-2013 10:00 PM

Re: which Math U See level?

Originally Posted by squiddles (Post 16254082)
Does Saxon use the rods/manipulatives like MUS? If anything... even though he might race through the Primer, it would give him a good foundation for using their manipulatives... You can go at your own pace... if you find the first lesson is too easy you could easily skip through as many lessons as you want in each day... just a thought... although, if money is an issue... I might not want to spend the money on Primer to only find out you could have skipped it....

THIS... you could also buy a 2nd hand student book & teacher DVD to save money... that way it would be as much of a cash outlay if you did end up needing to move up.

I 2nd the online placement :thumbsup:!

daddyn4wisechix 02-05-2013 10:01 PM

Re: which Math U See level?

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tallanvor 02-06-2013 06:50 AM

Re: which Math U See level?
Their website does list what is covered in each book, so you could look and see that way which one looks like a good match.

If you decide you want the alpha, I have the teacher's manual and DVD you may have.

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