Hi! Our family has used Math U See and it Has worked well up until my youngest daughter. She’s currently working through Alpha and complains that she just “doesn’t get it” etc. She’s very what I call “work bookish” meaning, she LOVES colorful work pages with a lot of variety. Can anyone suggest some fun supplements? Should I try I different approach altogether?TristanParticipant
How old is she? Maybe the best route is to back off and give her another year to develop?
She’ll be 7 in May. I have considered backing off, but I’m not sure what that would look like-no formal math at all? Just slow way down? (although I’m not sure how much slower we could get…)HollySParticipant
Have you seen the extra worksheets on their website? I just discovered them a couple weeks ago and they are a bit more “fun”. There are some dot-to-dots, printable cards for games, and more.
Look for “Alpha Activity Sheets”: http://mathusee.com/parents/parent-resources/downloads/
–We also use their online drill for a change of pace (on the same webpage).
Thanks, Holly, I’ll check those out-we do the online drill, but I didn’t know about worksheets.momto2blessingsParticipant
I know there are a lot of good math programs out there, but Math-U-See is about the only subject that we’ve stayed the course and I’m so glad! It’s so easy to teach w/the videos and doesn’t take a ton of time, but a good, solid curriculum. I’d try to stick w/it if it were me…but maybe adapt to her…possibly some pretty stickers or something? :)GinaLindaParticipant
Have you considered adding in some math games? Right start has a complete collection available but really there are many available I’m sure online.DesParticipant
Try letting her do her work with colored pencils, working problems on the whiteboard works well for my D’s.psreitmomParticipant
If she says she is not getting it, could it be a difficulty in math? My daughter has struggles with math. She is almost 10. We met with an educational consultant last month. She specializes in dyslexia and math. She gave me a special unpublished math program for my daughter to do before doing a published curriculum. She said when my daughter is done with that program, the only published math curriculum she is recommending for my daughter Math-U-See. So, I would say, determine if it is a problem doing math or if she is just not enjoying this method.
Thank you so much for all your suggestions! I think I may back off the curriculum for a bit and just do some games and maybe some of the fun worksheets on the Math U See website and see how she responds. I really, really, really love Math U See and don’t want to have to start a search for something else!TristanParticipant
A website to look at is Living Math. You’ll find book lists, activities, and other fun ways to learn math. It’s a great way to make math happen without the kids realizing it…LOL>
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