I saw the post about Ray’s For Today, and I am very curious about how peoples experience has been, for those of you who ordered it. I am looking for something new for my 9 yr old son, and I think this could be a great fit. Would love to know if it has lived up to the excitement. Thanks!RuralmamaParticipant
<p style=”text-align: left;”>I never tried it. Sorry. I decided that since D’s likes Christian light and we have it we are staying there. We add in manipulatives and the al abacus for explaining and understanding. And I am going to use memoria presses k plans for my dd next year;) sorry no help here.</p>retrofamParticipant
I know of someone in another group who likes it. She tweaks it to make it more CM.
I looked at samples, but decided against it because my dd8 does not like it when I read a script, and theirs was too wordy for her. I like a script.
We are using a combination of SCM math and Making Math Meaningful.MichelleParticipant
Is Life of Fred similar?
My kiddos love LOF because it is like a story and they seem to let math “click” more and you would not ask “When will I use this” because Fred gets into many situations where math helps him out.retrofamParticipant
Life of Fred is unlike anything else:) My kids like it as a supplement, but they prefer their lessons to have less words, which is also more in line with traditional CM methods.Renee GouldParticipant
I am using Level 1 and was using the old fashioned books before Ray’s for Today came out. I used Saxon last year with my son; and as he did really well, he started to loath math.
It has been great for us. It took me a while to get used to the format. (I learned more the Saxon way, so I think I was comfortable with that. Very scripted.) It wasn’t hard or anything, just very different. I like that Rays for Today has some hand holding. When I was just using the books, it was a little more prep work.
We have been using this full school year and are just really driving home addition and subtraction. I am anxious to see how it works with my 6 year old next fall; because my son really catches on quickly and gets math. I am just curious how it works with child where math might not come as easy. (I don’t know if that is my daughter, but she learns differently, so we will see.)
So far, no complaints. (Oh, other than the copies. I plan on using for 3 kids, so the copying is a bummer. But, I guess that is better than buying 3 different books.:-)
Oh, and I like how Rays for Today includes weight, measurement and time. Obviously, with the books, you have to supplement these math concepts.
I’m new to using it but like it so much better than the old version. We started with Rays then tried supplementing with math mammoth then life of Fred then CLE and we’re back to Rays (for today). It is so much better than all the others for my current learners. It introduces facts, manipulatives, oral word problems, game. The students aren’t staring at math fact worksheets (which weren’t helping them retain the fact).
We’re happy ….I don’t typically hop around but we needed something unique and we found it.
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