Great! We *love* Miquon. He's doing the orange book right now, with plenty of unstructured Rod play time as well.
ATM, my 4 year old and I are learning the rods and their numbers, working on how to make numbers from other numbers (for example: 4= four 1's, 4= 2 and 2, 4= 3 and 1, etc), and we'll work on "two more/two less" this week as well.
For our math memory work we've mastered counting by 2's to 20; we're now going to work on counting by 5's to 50 and by 10's to 100.
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Quoting AutymsMommy:Great! We *love* Miquon. He's doing the orange book right now, with plenty of unstructured Rod play time as well. ATM, my 4 year old and I are learning the rods and their numbers, working on how to make numbers from other numbers (for example: 4= four 1's, 4= 2 and 2, 4= 3 and 1, etc), and we'll work on "two more/two less" this week as well.For our math memory work we've mastered counting by 2's to 20; we're now going to work on counting by 5's to 50 and by 10's to 100.
Math is awesome. My kids are all now using Math U See (except the baby). I found a primer DVD at a resale shop for $6.00 and we are following it up with whiteboard math and manipulatives for a few minutes. She is responding well already in two lessons.
The older two (11 and 9) are extremely pleased with it as well. They love it compared to other maths we've tried.
We also have a few workbooks that are a few years ahead of each of them and we give challenge problems and do whiteboard math together just for fun maybe 1-3 times a week. They really like it too because we are using algebra, logic problems, advanced story problems, analogies, etc..
Doing good, halfway through our texts books :)
Math is going well. We have found something that clicks with each kid.
My oldest is doing MUS Algebra 2. It is definitely challenging him this year. I've had to go through and relearn some of it to help him. I'm dreading next year since Alg2 is as high as I ever went. EEK!
Middle Ds is doing Teaching textbooks pre-Algebra. he is doing well with it.
DD is doing MUS Epsilon, fractions. It's interesting...she picked up on some of it almost naturally, and yet it seems other times the same thing stumos her. Not too sure why but we are sticking with it.
Jinx - Homeschooling, Scouting & Karate butt-kicking Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Junior GS Heidi 4/03. Wife to Joe & Alpha to German Shepherd Spazz.
well, it's going. I started out the year with a singapore method textbook at half a grade level lower than ds is at. But I quickly figured out that what is in the second half of a year of a math textbook is all of the stuff that isn't that important in case the school doesn't finish it (which they never do). So, while it was good, it was all things that ds didn't need review on like time, measuring, metrics, graphs, money... he really needed to be re-taught the basics!
So, I ordered MathUSee Alpha. He is in 4th grade, but I think he really needed to start there. I think we'll be done Alpha in about 2 weeks, which means he'll have gone through it in a month and a half. Then I already have beta and gamma. My hope is Beta will go pretty fast too and we can start Gamma before the school year ends. But, much to his dismay, we may need to work on math all summer and not take a break!
Ugh. I don't wanna talk about it. Some days good, other days not. Mostly because she's making silly mistakes and taking WAAAAY too long to do the exercises.
Today was not one of our good days.
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