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Old 08-07-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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I need math curriculum help please

We are going back to homeschooling and I am very stuck on what to do for math for my two younger kids, 3rd and 1st grades. For my 7th grader we are going to do teaching textbooks but that is not a good option for my 3rd grader and not offered for 1st. I am looking at Math in Focus, Saxon, Horizons, or is there something else better out there? TIA

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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I like Singapore.
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Another vote for singapore math.
Have used grades 1-4 so far and love it.
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Is it a spiral type curriculum? And is that the same as math in focus or is it called Singapore math?
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This is what I'm referring to. I use the standard edition.

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Re: I need math curriculum help please

We also use Singapore Standards Edition. I'm fairly sure Math in Focus uses a similar approach, but is packaged for the classroom. Singapore Math is much cheaper, though less fancy and flashy. I looked through the scope and sequence a few years ago, when we started homeschooling (DD used Math in Focus in K and 1st at school), and they were almost identical.
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Re: I need math curriculum help please

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We also use Singapore Standards Edition. I'm fairly sure Math in Focus uses a similar approach, but is packaged for the classroom. Singapore Math is much cheaper, though less fancy and flashy. I looked through the scope and sequence a few years ago, when we started homeschooling (DD used Math in Focus in K and 1st at school), and they were almost identical.
Good to know, thanks.
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We did Singapore for K but are switching to Math-U-See for 1st. Didn't love Singapore for some reason. I've heard that 1st grade is better than their K program though.
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I'm pretty sure math in focus is what our district uses now
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Another vote for Singapore. It is not spiral. We like Rod and Staff the best (I have 3rd and 2nd graders) and they both use the 3rd grade textbook. We do the odd number problems only because otherwise it's a lot to write down!
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