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Thinking of Singapore Math - any advice?

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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I have a 6 year old that learns quickly in math. I am teaching him with an old Silver Burdett Ginn text from a local parochial school. He did well and is in the 2nd grade book now. I want to get into something that will carry him into the higher grades without having to switch curriculum later on.

He is possibly/probably gifted. I gave him the Singapore 1A placement test and he aced it. So he would go into 1B because that has multiplication, which I have only briefly shown him. He does not like drills on paper, or tons of problems, he gets freaked out.

I read a lot online about this program compared to Right Start and Global Resources Japanese program, as well as others. Would this be an appropriate curriculum?

(sorry this is so disjointed)


by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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momtoBrenna
by Helping Hands on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:33 PM

My dd's gifted charter uses Singapore and I will be using it with my ds at home. It is a great program for kids who don't need a lot of repetition. 

Silverkitty
by Welcome Squad on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Even if they need more repetition, there are the extra practice workbooks.  I"m going to work on SM K math with my son come this fall. 

pinkschoolhouse
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM

We are on our second year of using Singapore math. It is challenging, stresses critical thinking skills, and mental math. Sounds like it would be a good fit for your child.  

LovemyQ
by Kelly on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Thanks everyone :)

Mommy2Phenley
by Anne on Jan. 27, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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We love Singapore. We were using MUS but it was boring DD with the repetition and slow pace. Singapore has been a good fit.
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asnmdirteha
by on Nov. 23, 2015 at 6:59 PM

Singapore Math is a really good way to start kids on utilizing outside resources to learn new math skills. Another few websites I tend to use a lot is Beestar and IXL. Beestar and IXL both are free although IXL only has 20 questions a day or so but the timing portion of IXL is pretty helpful. Beestar provides great worksheets for students and those in the GT program, you can also pace your child and help them achieve higher results based on their learning skills and ability to grasp concepts.

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