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My rising 3rd and 5th graders are my primary concern about this. We switched to Singapore Dimensions last year. The textbook has many problems as do the workbooks. From experience, I know the workbooks offer different types of problems. So I do think it is necessary to have the entire kits. The issue is that the lessons really are not CM-appropriate when it comes to time spent on the lessons themselves. I am not even sure other math curriculums would work, given time constraints. I do not want to hop around in math, and since the SCM math series stops at book 4 right now, I think we should probably use Singapore again. How do you make the lessons appropriate in length? We took two days for many lessons this last year with my 4th grader, and they were still long for us. If there was another CM math, I’d consider it. Do any exist? We did try Master Books. Whatelse could you do without taking two years to do one level?CrystalNParticipant
You can just not do all of the problems. When we have used Saxon we do either evens or odds. That generally captures all of the different types of review problems. We do not then do the rest the next day, we really just skip them. I would take a quick glance at the lesson to be sure we weren’t skipping anything that needed to be worked on. I might have them “do evens plus #19” or something. Here really is no magic in having 40 problems vs 20.
Math U See is CM friendly, short lessons. No fluff.
Thanks very much! I have looked at MUS. I also just came across Beauty & Truth math. That looks interesting to me!CristinaboogaartParticipant
Have you looked into Beauty & Truth Math? It is the CM method. It is through 6th grade now and plans to continue through high school. They are very helpful if you contact them with questions as well.
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*Edit: Just saw you have seen it!?!? We use it and I highly recommend it for CMers!
Thanks very much for this! I am still trying to figure out our math. I think our younger two will do Singapore, still, but I am torn—I do like the CM math. The older two need to do something else. I am considering Mr. D. for their math now. It’s one area I think I should outsource a bit. I will still be involved, of course! I may watch videos with them.
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