Thank you to MedicMommy for the link to the math curriculum review site. I didn't want to hijack her post so thought I would start a new thread. We will begin homeschooling our 5 kiddos this year. We actually will be easing in to it beginning next week.
My 11yo DS would be going into 5th grade had we decided to leave our children in the PS system. He struggles with math and still uses his fingers to calculate basic addition and subtraction. Multiplication facts are still very much hit and miss. He has ADHD and took medication for this while in PS. We are hoping to avoid medication now that he will be home. However, that approach does mean that he typically has a very short attention span and has difficulty following multi-step directions.
Because he was in foster care until the age of 8, DS bounced around a lot and missed a great deal his first few years of school. We plan to start basically at the beginning in math and hope to help him grasp concepts he might have missed the first time.
I'm looking for recommendations on a math program that might be well suited for DS. We've looked at many programs and so far and like Math-U-See, Math on the Level and Singapore Math. We are, however, open to any suggestions that you guys might have.