Topic | Math and the SCM curriculum guide

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  • Jodie Apple
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    I’m wondering why the SCM guide recommends going into Math u See starting in 6th grade instead of going into VideoText Algebra as recommended on Right Start’s website.

    Secondly, we have a 5th grader who has resisted math from day 1 of school. To give him a break from the traditional curriculum we did SCM Pet store Business Math this year (which he really liked) and the transition lessons to Right Start level E. So next year for 6th grade he’ll be ready for level E of RS. I noticed that the SCM guide recommended MUS Epsilon for that grade. Does this mean he’s “behind” a year or does it just mean he may not be taking upper level math in high school. I’m just not sure how to direct him for the middle school years.

    Any suggestions welcomed!

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    We recommended RightStart and Math-U-See because those were the two that we have used and like. There are lots of other possibilities available, so feel free to use what will work best for your family.

    It sounds like you’re on the right track, mj: just do the next thing and don’t worry about how he compares to others. You’re right, if he doesn’t take the advanced math courses in high school, you will have extra time to finish the courses you do want him to take.

    (I’m glad he enjoyed the Pet Store! 🙂 )

    Jodie Apple
    Participant

    Thanks for your input Sonya. Our son will be thrilled to read this post and hear from someone else that he’s not ‘behind’!! I tell him this all the time but he can’t seem to get used to the idea of the gentle art of learning! He was in public school for Kindergarten only, so I don’t understand where this faulty thinking of ‘being behind’ is coming from. Anyway, I love that Right start doesn’t put a grade level on their curriculum, but rather a simple letter indicating the next book. Thanks again!

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