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    jennifer
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    I have been using Making Math Meaningful, Level 1 and am debating on switching to another curriculum. My son says he likes it and seems to be catching onto the concepts. What makes me want to switch? I wanted a full curriculum and I want something I can stay with and not be switching around. I am concerned that if I do switch him to say, MathUSee, would he be confused by the new learning style? I have also been checking out Right Start Math. MMM does not include some topics like telling time, money, counting by 2’s, etc. and I would have to know what to add in to make sure he gets a full math curriculum. I would prefer a curriculum that includes everything he needs to know. Bottom line, is I don’t know which way to go. There are positive and negative reviews about everything I have looked at. I don’t want to confuse him by constantly switching and I don’t want to spend unnecessary money. Any suggestions?

    #114810
    the9clarks
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    How old is your son?

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    Rene
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    I personally love Math Mammoth. My girls love them, the books are inexpensive – I can buy one book and print it for all the girls. And the owner Maria Miller, is so nice and helpful. She was a math teacher before becoming a homeschool Mom. My girls do 1 to 2 worksheets a day, but usually 2, which takes about 10 – 15 minutes.

    There’s bound to be negative reviews because we are all different. I personally did not like Math-U-See, but I know A LOT of homeschool moms who love it. Another mom I know loves Spectrum Spelling but when I looked into it I could tell I would not like it.

    Hope you find what will work for you!

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    Jodie Apple
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    We’re a ‘Right Start Math to the bitter end’ family! We used Math u See, Bob Jones and two of ours had saxon before we began home educating. I had the same concerns you have about switching and learning a different method and I also wanted one that I could use throughout their education without having to switch every year. (We purchased Math u See for that very reason, but it just didn’t work for us.) As Rene mentioned above, what works for one family might not work for another.

    We like RS because:

    -it leads you to UNDERSTAND math and not just memorize.

    -it covers everything without having to supplement with other books, etc.

    -it incorporates games for practice instead of the dreaded mounds of worksheets.

    -it keeps review, new concepts and practice in good proportions.

    -it is conducive to CM’s short lesson method. (If we don’t finish a lesson completely in one session, I mark where we got to and it is easy to pick up there the next day.)

    There is a website for Right Start where you can view samples of each level and they do a great job of answering questions you may have.

    We also like the business math series from SCM as a break from the routine. It helps them use math skills in a way that makes it relevant to them. They see an actual purpose for math!!! (I don’t know the ages and levels your children are; this series assumes an understanding of some basic math skills…you can see the description on this website.)

    Hope this helps.

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    jennifer
    Member

    In response to how old my son is, he is getting ready to turn 7 this month.

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    missceegee
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    I second the Math Mammoth idea. We use Calcu-ladder and FlashMaster for fact practice.

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