I’m getting ready to order Beta for my son. I want to know if it is alright if I buy a used old version of the teacher manual and a new version of the student workbook. I found many tips helpful in the teacher’s manual for Alpha but I did not use it all the time. I like their way of thinking of some of the addition facts, for instance, but except for the first few chapters, I did not read the whole thing. Many days I didn’t even look at it bc my son had already finished the whole lesson before I got the chance. (He has been flying through the book lately, doing a whole lesson in a day (at least 4 pages front and back). I think addition/subtraction has ‘clicked’ for him! 🙂 )
There are only minor differences in the two editions. There are some additional worksheets in each lesson that an older teacher book will not have the answers to, but they are optional pages anyway. As your child progresses, the manual becomes much more important. Not a bad idea to get in the habit of at least knowing what’s in there. 🙂
So it sounds like at this early level it would be OK to have two different versions – old for me and new for him. Is that what you’re saying? I find the ‘answer key’ funny at this level. Just in case I forget 7+4? 🙂BookwormParticipant
Well, you aren’t going to FORGET, but when you have multiple kids doing multiple assignments it can be a whole lot quicker to just use the answer key. Now, by “old” I am assuming you mean the older version of Beta and not the OLD old versions, prior to the Greek letter names. 🙂HollySParticipant
My understanding is that they’ve added a new page with each lesson, mainly to go with the Common Core standards. You should be fine with the older teacher’s guide.
Yes, older Beta, not OLD old. 🙂 Thanks everyone!
And I shouldn’t have joked about the answer key. I’m sure while it may be faster and easier to check answers in Alpha (single digit addition and subtraction) by doing them myself rather than using a key, that won’t be the case even in parts of the next book. 🙂
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