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Old 09-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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Does Horizons have a bunch of religion mixed into it? I know Math-U-See seems secular enough.
No. The only religious thing I've noticed, in 5 years of the books, was a problem in the 1st grade book that was talking about ordinal numbers (first, second, etc.) and it mentioned what God created on what day of creation. You could skip that page, just like I skip over stuff I don't believe.

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I own those Math to Learn books. I totally forgot about those. I will get them out for her to read over. Teaching Textbooks is out of my budget. I will look at some of the other options. I looked at Math Mammoth but it looked a little dry. She is a hands on kinda girl. Thanks for the ideas.
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I've found the Great Source books excellent for hands on learners. There are plenty of different approaches to each lesson and pictures of how you might use manipulatives from unifix cubes and counters to just beans or toys. I think the copied pages from the Resource book helped but they weren't necessary.
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Teaching Textbooks is just out of my budget unless I find it used and, even then, it is always close to retail.
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We use Math-U-See, and really like it. I might supplement with Critical Thinking Co. Mathematical Reasoning, but overall, Math-U-See is a great program.
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We are using Beast Academy 3 for my oldest. She loves it, I love it, and it's challenging. What more could you ask for?!
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we use Miquon and love it! It is discovery based (I think you'd call it) let's the child make conclusions on their own and uses Cuisinare rods. It is very out of the box and completely not like learning math in Public school, very affordable too.

ETA: we do have Life of Fred too which is also great and my DD loves, but I wouldn't use it as a stand alone.
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Thanks ladies. I have a friend who quit homeschool who might have Math U See that I could use and I really like the look of Miquon.
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We are using a combo of Math in Focus, Singapore and Beast Academy for my 2nd grader. Math in Focus mixed up with some games is our daily work with some drills from Singapore. The Beast Academy is challenging but he REALLY, REALLY likes it. Like sat down and read the entire book in one day kind of situation. We may just go with that alone for when we finish MIF 2B.
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