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Old 08-19-2017, 07:28 AM   #11
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Singapore users for kindergarten- is it common core. and confusing?

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Old 08-19-2017, 07:56 AM   #12
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Singapore users for kindergarten- is it common core. and confusing?


You can choose the common core version if you want to. They have 3 different versions. I used the Standards version and it is not confusing at all. It made total sense to me.
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:36 PM   #13
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I like Singapore, my oldest has done well with it (1-4) but he loooooooves Life of Fred and has now switched over to just Fred.

My newly 7 yo DD also does well with Singapore. I don't do the textbooks, just workbook and rarely have to even read directions to my non-readers. The Earlybird isn't the same thing at all, and I don't do it anymore.

My 9 yo does fine with Singapore, but highly prefers Miquon. I believe it's a better fit for how his mechanical/creative brain works. He does better with exploration and discovery. Last year I let him choose each day between his Singapore book and his Miquon, and he always went for Miquon. Asked him what he wanted for this year and of course he chose Miquon. DD7 also asked for Miquon, but that may be out of the idea that her brother thinks it's better/easier. I bought Miquon for her, but she still has over half a Singapore book to go through, so we'll see which she ends up with. The 9 and 7 yo have both done LOF A-half of E with me reading aloud. Right now I think they need more practice with basic functions, then when they can read better I'll have them go through Fred independently.

But the oldest...he's a great reader and he loves Fred so much he reads it for fun. He just turned 11. I have up through the middle school set, and he has asked me to buy the high school books for him to read, and calculus. I ordered them today finally, and the Fred language arts (meant for 7-12, but says 6th can use it, he's 6th). He will mostly just read through these high school math books for the stories, but I have no doubt he will pick up plenty of math along the way even now, and he definitely picks up plenty of other facts and concepts.
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I'm starting my 6 year old out with life of Fred and ray's arithmetic. I think she's really going to like it.

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We use Right Start Math, which is similar to Math U See in its focus on using manipulatives. Check out http://cathyduffyreviews.com/ to see info on the various curriculum. That site does pretty well at outlining why you would choose one curriculum over another.
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We love Math-U-See for both my struggling math kid and my very strong math kid. I love that there is not a ton of practice problems and that we work on one concept the whole week. My struggling kids has the repetition she needs where my strong math kid only does a few pages then tests then on to the next concept.


I have one kid who isn't exactly struggling but has to really work to understand numbers. (Second grade) My other kid flies through numbers and can do things in his head already. (First grade). I'm wondering if you still like MathUSee?
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I have one kid who isn't exactly struggling but has to really work to understand numbers. (Second grade) My other kid flies through numbers and can do things in his head already. (First grade). I'm wondering if you still like MathUSee?


Yes I still like it and use it. It is still working for both my kids


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I switched to Math U See and it really helped my two youngest.

I supplement with an occasional Saxon lesson for my second youngest.
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I switched to Math U See and it really helped my two youngest.

I supplement with an occasional Saxon lesson for my second youngest.


I'm glad to hear you say that. I think you and I have made similar curriculum choices IIRC.
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