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  • Misty
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    It’s been awhile since i have needed to start MUS for the younger ones..

    I am wondering does anyone know if MUS suggests Primer in Kindergarten or 1st grade?

    Then it just goes through the books assuming 1 book a year.

    So is Alpha ment for 1st or 2nd grade?

    Gamma for 3rd or 4th?

    Get what I am triyng to figure out, I got my stuff all mixed up and need it sorted back out.   Thanks

    Anonymous
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    Primer is Kndg

    Alpha is 1st grade

    Gamma is 3rd grade

    Misty
    Participant

    Oh boy I must have got slow on our Math cause my 9th grader is just starting Alebra 1 and that would mean he should be doing geometry?  Oh well keep plugging along.

     

    Tristan
    Participant

    Yep, Alicia is correct. But I also wanted to say DON’T worry about it. My oldest did not begin MUS until 3rd grade, she had done Saxon and it was a total failure for her. We began ALPHA in 3rd grade. She’s just started Zeta this month and she’ll be 7th grade this fall. Behind the ‘traditional’ sequence but her understanding is solid finally!

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I agree, Tristan,as Sonaya says, we should teach to the child not the curriculum.

    Misty
    Participant

    That’s good because my to be – going into 8th grader – is only on Epsilon because he needs so much help and repetitiveness to remember it.  But he makes progress so I am ok with that.  I was just suprised with my oldest.  But oh well no biggy we’ll keep moving along.

    Tristan
    Participant

    Misty, a question, do you do math year round (including summers)? That is the one thing that has been a huge blessing for Makayla, she’s been able to not have that ‘forgetting’ over the summer PLUS she’s been able to get an extra 2-3 months of work in MUS each year so she progresses through about 1 1/3 levels per 12 months instead of just 1 level.

    Misty
    Participant

    Yes we do.  He does great in all subjects without any issues.  But math for him has always been a huge struggle.  But in the summer we sit and I literally watch over his shoulder which seems to help keep him on track better.  He does’t have a focus issue it’s more from saying it outloud to actually writing it on the paper.  So summers I can devote more 1-on-1 time to help with that.  Thanks Tristan I appreciate the care in offering, but we are doing it already.

    petitemom
    Participant

    Looks like we are behind too more then I realised. Will be doing math in the summer here too w/2 kids, and grammar w/one as well!! I will need to be very disciplined for that because I like to take a break from it all in the summer!!

    HollyS
    Participant

    Misty, when I was in school, the “average” 9th grader took algebra I (advanced 8th graders did take algebra).  You are not behind at all.  I have a DC that is 2 levels behind where she “should” be…She’s doing Gamma for 5th grade.  I’m hoping we’ll get her somewhat caught up, but she really is where she needs to be!

    petitemom
    Participant

    I guess the important thing is not to get cut up comparing but have them really learn the stuff before moving on and be consistant.

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