My ds will be starting year 1 in 2-3 months. I had planned to start with MEP, but had $100 of our homeschool budget set aside in case MEP didn't work out to purchase Rightstart or MUS. My son is finishing ps K and has informed me that I don't need to teach him math at all because he already knows everything he needs to know about addition, subtraction, and knows what the "x" sign means, lol. I have showed him how to use the traditional abacus and have taught living math concepts during his preschool years. He seems to be catching on to doing math mentally well for his age.
I recently came across the complete set for Rightstart B (all the manipulatives, games/DVD, lesson book, worksheets) for $99 vs. the $160 it would cost to buy new. I bought it on impulse because there was a line behind me of moms drooling over the deal. The moms around me assured me I could resale the set for the same price if the program didn't work out. Also, I was thinking if my son doesn't do well with MEP, I don't want to be stuck spending more than $100 for a math program a few months into our school year.
So, for experienced users of either program, any advice on trying one program over the other first. I have either program ready to go. MEP is of course my 1st choice regarding budget, but if I'm able to sell Rightstart materials after I'm done with them for 1/2 the cost that would soften the blow of putting so much money into a math program each year. (plus, my younger dd would be able to use the program later).
Thanks in advance!