I have a problem here. I was planning on finally using Math on the level this year with my two youngest (9 and 11) They do math together due to some problems my 11 yo has had. Well I’ve had health problems off and on for a long time, but it seemed I would be able to handle it this year.
So a few months ago, I started having new problems. There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight, so I got Teaching Textbooks for my 13 yo because she can handle it pretty much on her own. But my younger two cannot possibly do TT. They really need some hand holding with math–it’s our problem subject for all my kids, which is frustrating to me because they don’t get that from me.
Anyway, I was thinking of getting them the Lifepac math. It looks like a good amount of hand holding and even a little spoon feeding. And it looks a little bit like I wouldn’t need to be as intensively involved as I would be planning and doing it all like with Math on the level.
Has anyone used Lifepac for math? Keep in mind, I’m not saying I think it looks fantastic, but we just need some help. Right now, we aren’t really getting much done in math because of my health.
So what I’m looking for is something that won’t be confusingly worded for them-they both struggle with math. And I need something I don’t have to plan, but I can be with them to be sure they understand. And I don’t want to spend a fortune, because I long ago used up my budget for the year. Thankfully we have a little more money, and I have a husband that understands the stress I’m having with my health, and agrees that I need something else to help us all. So for now I really need something that doesn’t require too much thinking for me–you know, grab and go!
I also wanted to say that we already tried MUS and Calvert to no avail. I also have Strayer Upton, but I really prefer to just use them to have practice problems. For some reason, the thought of just using Strayer as the “text” overwhelms me. I am having to reduce or eliminate anything that overwhelms me right now.