Dd12 is going into 7th grade this year. For 6th grade we have used Systematic Mathematics and while she has learned alot, it has been a struggle. The main problem is that there is no solutions manual so alot of time when she gets stuck I can’t even figure it out. (math is not my strong point and I never learned the way he teaches) The other thing is that she has grown very tired of the videos. Paul does move at a very slow pace. She likes that it is a mastery program and prefers that to a spiral where she is working on several things at once. I have looked at Math-U-See several times but honestly with all the extras you have to buy, I just can’t afford it. I also worry how easy the transition would be for her going in so late in the game. According to the placement test she would start in Zeta. What are my other options? I am tired of switching around and so is she. i want something she can stick to. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!
I haven’t used Math-U-See, and my children are younger, so I can’t comment on it….
But if at looking at it you think it is the way to go, I’d contact Book Samaritan and see if they can provide it for you.
The only other suggestion I have is http://www.khanacademy.org – it is free, and online. There are videos showing how to do things, and it is mastery based.
Math U See is working well for us… we switched at the 4th grad level I think. I don’t really think that would be an issue…Mabye someone else will add thoughts. Guess that’s all I can really offer. Wishing you well.
I changed our Math about a month ago. We were using Saxon and it wasn’t going well. Prior to that we had used Rod and Staff, which was just okay. I had been doing a lot of reading and researching and got lots of advice from other boards and we are now doing Singapore and loving it! Our two children did test low in this and we were forwarned that this would happen. But all is good, they now tell me that they don’t mind math not one little bit! Praise God! They are 12 and 9. I truly couldn’t be happier and this is a very affordable curriculum choice for math.
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