I am really wanting to switch my ten year old to RS math. I already have made the transition with my 7 year old and things are going great! We love it.
Would it be detrimental in some way to my ten year old to start her on level C? Here are the reasons why I would want to do this:
- I really do not want to use the first edition because if I am going to teach two different levels of RS, I need things as simple as possible. Second edition is supposed to be much more teacher friendly.
- She has really struggled with understanding math and a review of math at a deeper level could be very beneficial.
- I do not want to have to re-purchase the teacher’s guide for level C for my son when he gets there.
This would put her in level F in grade 7.
Would this put her in a bad position in some way? I do not forsee her taking past Algebra I or II, but I could be wrong.
Oh, I forgot to mention that level D second edition is not available until 2015. Even the level C second edition is not coming out until the end of this summer, 2014.suzukimomParticipant
Well, I know for Edition 1, if you are going to start at Level C or above, you need to do the transition levels first. I don’t believe that there is anything similar for Edition 2 yet. You might be able to use the existing transition levels to get the RightStart methods of math established, then start Level C 2ed once it is available…. but you may need to contact RS to see what they suggest.
Thanks suzukimom. How far have your kids gone through RS? Do you have any doing Video Text?butterflylakeParticipant
Have you done the placement test on the RS website?
butterflylake, I did the placement test but was unsure of how to answer some of the questions. She knows her addition and subtraction facts but is still weak on them. The same is true for her multiplication facts. I can tell that she is still counting in her head at times.
She doesn’t know her basic math facts as quick as she should in my opinion. If I answer no to the question, “Does she know her basic addition facts?”, that puts her into level B.butterflylakeParticipant
Not knowing exactly what RS2C covers (the website does not have the contents for the new edition listed yet) I would say go ahead and purchase Level C when it becomes available and start with that. If you find an area that she needs more foundation work you can find the lessons in Level B (I’m guessing that is where your son is with RS?) that pertain to that area and do those til she has the basics.
I like the RS approach to math and perhaps it will give your daughter the way of approaching it that works best for her. As for her still counting in her head at times, I would be encouraged that she has not resorted to memorizing, but is still working it out. She’ll come to understand numbers/math more fully if she keeps figuring it out, mentally and with manipulatives.suzukimomParticipant
To answer your quetion, I have 2 kids about 1/2 through level D that started in Level B. I have another about to start level C that started in level A. I have another eager to start Level A.
Level C 1st edition does go through the addition facts… not sure about 2nd efition.
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