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March 20th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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I think I have pretty much narrowed it down to these 2. Have you used these and what is your opinion? Thanks
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March 20th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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We began our school year with Horizons Math after using Modern Curriculum Press the previous year. The books are great because "they use a spiral learning method to help your student master concepts through the process of introduction, review, and reinforcement."

I orginally started with only the student book but had to get a used copy of the Teacher's Manual so that I could add additional lessons to help reinforce what we were learning. The teachers guide includes a daily lesson planner, scope & sequence, materials & supplies list, teaching tips, and activities as well as the necessary worksheets that are used for additional drill or practice.

It is inexpensive. I spent about $8 (including shipping) on a used TM and bought the student book 1 new at Christianbok.com for about $12. Then in the second half of the year we bought book 2 for the same price. All together it was about $32.
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March 20th, 2010, 06:11 PM
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I like both a lot, actually. Horizons is better for a really good math student because it's more challenging, so that would be the deal-breaker in my opinion. (How well concepts are learned without tons of repetition, I mean.) I'd choose BJU for an average learner.
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March 21st, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Jaden hates math. So do you think Horizon is to challenging? The goal is to get her liking math more and get her better at doing math. LOL
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March 21st, 2010, 09:10 PM
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Horizons is very challenging, and it's 6-18 mos ahead of other publishers and state standards. If she hates it because it's boring, Horizons would be good. If she hates it because she's frustrated, I'd go with BJU.
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March 23rd, 2010, 06:57 PM
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I think it may be both actually. Hmmm decisions decisions

I have heard good things about saxon as well but its black and white and I know she would hate that one. She has to have a lot of color going on to keep her interested.
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