Topic | right start math or math u see

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  • mrskatie
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    Everyone, thanks for sharing your experiences. I too had the question about Rightstart or Math-U-See. I am starting out on our first year of homeschooling our six year old and was set on the Math-U-See program because of some friends recommendations. I then started reading Sonya’s recommendations and was reconsidering… But I think Math-U-See will fit our family best. 

    sigkapoli
    Participant

    Question about RightStart.  We’re new to homeschooling and on RightStart’s website they recommend getting the Transition lessons and workbook to help ease the kids into this math.  Has anyone used the transition books?  Are they worth it?

     

    Thanks,

    Olivia

    crazy4boys
    Participant

    How old are your kids?  I haven’t used the Transitions lessons because I chose to go back a little bit to make sure they had a firm grasp on place value.  Mine are 9 and 8 and they’re doing Level B.  And doing it fairly quickly because it’s a lot of review, but there is some “new way of thinking” and learning how the RightStart program works (like the abacus).

    There’s a forum on the RightStart site and the ladies are very good at helping you determine the appropriate level for your children.

    Heather

    sigkapoli
    Participant

    I have a 6 and 8 year old.  Both were in TAG (gifted) classes in the district.  My daughter, the 6 yr old is much better at adapting and since she wasn’t doing all that much math in Kindergarten I think she’ll adapt ok.  I got great deals on levels B & C on Amazon, so I bought both.  I’ll take your suggestion of going backwards with my son a bit and then since we’ve got the level C books I can start that any time.  I’ll check out the forum on RightStart too!  Thanks for the info!

    Did you order the whole manipulatives kit or did you piece it together?  I understand the abacus is necessary, but what about the other things?  Is there a way to gather the ingredients?

    crazy4boys
    Participant

    I just bought the whole set because I didn’t have much of what they needed.  And honestly I didn’t want to stress trying to find this and that and pay separate shipping.  Some of the items are exclusive to RightStart like the abacus and the game cards (very, very highly recommended).  Things like clocks and blocks and such you can find at a store or online if you wanted.

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