Looking for Math curriculum to supplement early elementary
Hi! I'm totally new to this group. I'm not a full homeschooler. However, the school I send my 5yo daughter to is weak in its math program and I would like to supplement it myself (the school is fabulous in many other ways, so I'm happy staying there). So that would make me a wanna-be, first time, part-time homeschooler? I've looked through the past posts on math curricula, and I see which ones people like, but they often don't say why, or are looking for different things than I am.
So he're the kind of curriculum I'd love to find. Most important, it need to be fun - something that fosters her curiosity and creativity. She'll already have had a full day of school, so I don't want a curriculum that's heavy on rote learning, repetitive worksheets, lectures, etc. Teaching her to think and problem solve is much more important to me than teaching her to memorize things. And her school will do the basics, so something that is more focused on being interesting and challenging and can *supplement* "the usual" math she's already getting. I don't want a program that builds in rewards (sticker charts or things like that) as I believe in fostering intrinsic motivation. Non religious please.
What do you all think? Any suggestions for curricula? Any general advice? I do know that homeschooling (or whatever you call part-time educational supplementing at home), even part time, is a serious committment, and I'm willing to put in the time and some money into learning and doing it right.
Thanks in advance...
(PS and, if anyone has ideas ideas for fun science activities, I'd love to hear that, too)