Ok I love math. I love MUS (math u see). But my second born is not excelling or even staying close to grade level. Me and my dh are ok with it as he does make progress. He is in 8th grade and on Lesson 10 in the blue book working through fractions can’t think of the title sorry. We are working together now in the last 2 weeks twice a day for 15 minutes about all he can handle without feeling rushed or getting overwhelmed.
He likes to read, comprehends very well and I am thinking about adding Life of Fred along side MUS. Anyone do this? If so how would you do it?
I have always pondered the benefit to Life of Fred (although I don’t feel personally) that it’s enough on it’s own. I am considering buying Fractions for this child to see if it helps. What are your thoughts, pros, cons, etc?
If you want to add in LOF, just pick up the Fractions book since he is on fractions. 🙂
Also, have you thought about Keys to… series? They have 4 workbooks for fractions that starts from what a fraction is on up. Cheap and seems to help my son.stephw2Participant
My ds 10 struggled with LOF. It just didn’t go into enough detail for him and each day was met with tears and frustration. I ended up being the one each day sitting down and going through it with him. We have since started Teaching Textbooks and it seems to be a better fit for him. I just think the literary style of LOF was not enough for him. May work for your child…pecangroveParticipant
We also used LOF for quite a while, and while we enjoyed the stories, there wasn’t enough there for my son to really grab hold of and retain. But it may be just what you need. 🙂ShellyjlParticipant
Agreeing with pecan grove. This month we have been working primarily with LOF fractions and Key two series for fractions and algebra. I can see that the secret for us is doing a little math every day. She seems to be thriving. I would give LOF fractions a try, and than add on with another workbook type program. I can’t say enough about how the Key to books have helped my daughter!missceegeeParticipant
My dd13 is in MUS Epsilon (fractions), but we’re taking a break and using LOF and Key to Fractions. I don’t try to line them up, but just run them concurrently.
thanks can someone post this “keys” program please..missceegeeParticipant
It’s called Key To Fractions and is a very cheap 4 workbook set plus an opt. Answer bk for all 4 bk. I bought from http://www.cbd.com. There are book sets for fractions, decimals, measurement, etc.petitemomParticipant
I switched to LOF from MUS. We were in the fraction book too and my son (7th grade) was really stuck.
He likes LOF much better but the fraction book was too hard as well for him.
I talked to Mr.Schmidt (the author of LOF) and he suggested to go back a few books. We started at farming and are moving our way back to fractions.
I had those books anyway because I have 3 kids doing LOF so for me it was not a problem.Rachel WhiteParticipant
My son is on Epsilon and he also does LoF Fractions. I just wanted him to have the benefit of thinking about math from a slightly different perspcetive. He’s fine with MUS, though and LOF he’s fine with, too.
He checks his own work in LoF.
He does MUS M-F and LoF W/Th-F.
I don’t know if LOF would be enough on its own, but it seems to work as a supplement well here.
He started with Kidneys, but he said it was too easy, so I skipped him forward to fractions (which is a little challenging, but not too much).
My dd also does here MUS daily, but does LoF daily, as she is behind in math generally.
thanks everyone. I may order it and see if it will just waken his math abilities to see it in a more ‘talked’ about way. Thanks for your comments!
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