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Old 10-04-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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Do you have any recommendations? I am looking at buying the Connected Mathematics textbook because I liked some of the lessons that I've seen. I'm also looking at The Mad Minute. Are these two pretty good? What about other books?
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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Are you looking for yourself? Your child? As a supplement to public school, or are you homeschooling?

We use Miquon in homeschooling our 1st and 3rd graders. Next year, I plan to switch to Singapore Math for my son, who will be in 4th grade.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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If this is for a child, I'd recommend Singapore math. My dd was in Singapore until 6th grade. She just switched back to the public schools. They moved her up to 8th grade math coming in. That has proved too easy for her so we're debating whether to send her to the high school for 9th grade math or try 8th grade honors algebra. I can't speak highly enough about the program.

My older daughter was in Singapore until 6th grade and then Scott Foresman. She skipped a grade in math with her transfer back to the public schools.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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My child is in Singapore now and using Singapore math. It's great. She understands well. I really like it.

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Which school did your daughter study in Singapore? My daughter is in a local school but changing to UWC grade 3 next January. Not very sure it's the right move. Can you give me advice?

Thank you
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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My child is in Singapore now and using Singapore math. It's great. She understands well. I really like it.

To Ivorytickler
Which school did your daughter study in Singapore? My daughter is in a local school but changing to UWC grade 3 next January. Not very sure it's the right move. Can you give me advice?

Thank you
We're not in Singapore. I meant Singapore math. My girls went to a charter school in Michigan. We chose this school because it used Singapore. We were running away as fast as we could from Everyday Mathematics and connected math. Our district is back on a standard math track so we're back now.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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I am not a fan of Singapore M, which is essentially a. attempt to cherry pick from existing approaches. However, in any given text, 10% of the problems are convoluted and counterproductive. However, if you edit the texts, you can kick out the sillier problems and elements. What is left is a curriculum which should help students with their mechanics.

That algebra is introduced early is a good thing for any K-5 program. I am partial to the approach taken by EPGY. I suspect it was among those programs that formed the basis of Singapore M.

When the kids get older, try the books by Margaret Lial (Algebra & above). They are excellent. Rigorous yet with common sense. I believe she may have also written for Pre-Algebra as well.

S.
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