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  • briedell

    Hi ladies,

    My eldest daughter will be finishing up Right Start Level E this fall; and she will be spending some time with Pet Shop Math in the spring.  On the curriculum guide, the next logical step is to go into MUS Epsilon.  Here is my question.

    Right Start Level E focuses a lot on decimals and fractions.  Math U See Epsilon is all about decimals and fractions.  Is this overdoing it, or do they need this reinforcement?  Sonya, I am curious why you followed up Right Start E with Epsilon?  Could you help me understand?  Thank you.

    Can anyone refer me to a Math curriculum of your choice for a 6th grader?



    In Christ, Bridget



    Sonya Shafer

    Great question , Bridget. I think it depends on each child. Some will need that review and reinforcement in fractions and decimals; others will be ready to move on.

    I believe there are placement tests available on Math U See’s Web site. You might want to use that to see whether Epsilon covers some concepts that RS Level E didn’t. If your daughter passes the placement test easily, I would think you could move right into Zeta.

    Keep in mind, also, that MUS is set up to do summaries and reviews throughout. So starting with a familiar concept may help keep confidence levels higher if some of the review pages contain new material. Does that make sense? (My brain is feeling a bit slushy this afternoon. Time for a Coke.)

    Bottom line: teach the child, not the curriculum. It sounds like you are exploring options and determining what will work best with your daughter. That’s exactly the right thing to do!


    Thank you Sonya!

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