Topic | Math decision TT vs. MUS

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  • ErinD
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    I am trying to decide on math for this fall for my 6th grade son. Until now he’s used TT and it’s been a good fit because he needs lots of review and repetition to get things, except last year we ran into the problem where there weren’t enough practice problems of the new concept before moving on to the review.

    So I am leaning towards getting him MUS Epsilon for this year. He needs work on fractions (that’s what tripped him up last year the most). I was hoping that spending half the week on new concepts and then reviewing for the second half of the week would work well for him because there will definitely be enough practice of new things plus lots of review. I’ve shown him the samples and he wants to try it. He says he won’t mind doing fractions for a whole year.

    Does this sound like a reasonable plan?

    Can anyone tell me what kind of math concepts other than fractions are practiced in the review pages? I can see some long division in the sample pages, and measurement. Is there any long multiplication? Geometry? Other topics?

    Melanie32
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    MUS reviews the concepts that are taught in previous books so you can look at the table of contents for each prior level and see what will be reviewed in the level you are considering.

    ErinD
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    Thanks, Melanie! It looks like it should review all the things I want then. Not sure why I’m so hesitant about the switch.

    HSMAMA
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    Does he do well otherwise with the teaching in TT? If so, you could consider adding in something like Key To Fractions books. MUS presents in a very different way. My oldest does well with TT but is easily confused with MUS.

    ErinD
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    Other than having to hear it out loud, yes, he does okay with the teaching in TT. Often, I simplify it out loud so that it’s not so wordy. If we do MUS, I was going to do each lesson teaching him directly out loud, too, so if *I* can figure out the lesson, then we should be okay (I hope).

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