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8/30/11 9:09 A

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TGGR68, I LOVE that idea of taking tests until they no longer make an A then starting there. Thanks!!!!!

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We don't plan to start homeschooling until September 5th.

Our family has used A LOT of Alpha Omega products (Lifepacs & Switched on Schoolhouse), but I'm mixing things around this year. My 12th grader is using Teaching Textbooks for pre-calculus and my 1st grader is using Christian Light Education math.

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8/27/11 12:44 P

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My two middle kids (were 4th & 6th grade) are just finishing up Teaching Textbooks Math 7. I think we'll have my 5th grader continue in Teaching Textbooks with Pre-Algebra. But we're still trying to decide for my 7th grader. She doesn't like being in the same math text as her younger brother. I believe she may has dyscalculia because math is a struggle for her. She's considering trying Math-U-See for Pre-Algebra. Any ideas?

My 9th grader is finishing up Jacob's Algebra. She already did Jacob's Geometry two years ago. So I think she'll do a review of Geometry and do Algebra 2 with some Trig. I'm not sure what text she'll be using because she's working with my husband on that. She's gifted in math so she may go straight into Pre-calc once she finishes up her review of Geometry.

I will be doing RightStart math with my 2nd grader.

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8/26/11 12:13 P

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I used Making Math Meaningful up to the fourth grade, then switched my older kids to Saxon. They did that all the way through high school.

My little sweetie with dyslexia has used Math U See. We are looking at Videotext Algebra for her next year on the recommendation of other moms of dyslexic children. HEIDISHOPE, do you have any input on the VideoText course?

Edited by: KATIEJO5 at: 8/27/2011 (14:22)
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8/24/11 9:58 P

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We used Math U See for the most part. My dd struggled when we got to fractions and we used Key To....fractions, decimals, percents, etc until she was ready for Pre-Algebra and then she went back to Math U See.

My son used Math U See until 7th grade and then he hated all the review and blocks. So I switched him to VideoText. He's in Algebra 2 with it as a 9th grader.

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8/24/11 8:02 P

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I use Math-u-see. We have used and loved it from just about the start. It introduces algebraic terms and concepts from the start. The concepts are taught in a differing order than most math programs. The pages are a non-distracting black and white. My son eats thru it like it is nothing. This year he started Beta and is starting unit 3 of 30 tomorrow. It is unfortunate that my girls do not find learning concepts as easy as he does.

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8/24/11 3:19 P

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I'm using Saxon Math with my 2nd grader this year. A great tip I heard (and plan to implement when we start school in Sept) at our homeschool conference was that instead of starting your year at lesson one, allow your child to take the tests at the beginning until they can no longer make an A on them. Start teaching with that week's lessons. You'll save a lot of unnecessary teaching time, and the child won't get bored with school.

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8/24/11 3:14 P

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We are using Saxon for math. Algebra 2 this year. I like it because they have CDs available that have every single problem in the book and on the tests worked out, step by step. I am lousy at math and never got past Pre-Algebra successfully so this has been a huge help for my son.

We just discovered that Khan Academy too. My son read an article in World Magazine about it. He wants to try it out on the weekends because he loves math and wants to major in mathematics in college.

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8/24/11 2:40 P

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I've used Singapore in the past but am now using Math Mammoth and really like it.



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8/24/11 2:31 P

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Have y'all seen Khan Academy online? www.khanacademy.org/ It has a boatload of math teaching videos from elementary years up through calculus, and it has practice problems that you can work through until you start to get some wrong and then it directs you toward which videos to watch. Some school districts in the USA are using for their only math, but I personally think it's a better supplement.

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Have you started back to teaching? If so, what are you doing in math...?? Any tips, tricks, favorite "math" websites you would like to share??

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