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July 7th, 2010, 11:41 AM
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I have been looking at this program and thinking of using it for my daughters. We bought Saxon this year but I am just thinking it is not going to work for my 3rd grader. She already hates math and doing worksheets.

I was reading on their website and it said it was best to start it while they are younger. Do you think a 3rd grader would be to old to start this program? It seems expensive but may be able to find it used.

Since this is a different program and does not go by grade level, I wonder if I could start with level A for both of my dd's? Not sure.

Any input you have on this program would be great.
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July 7th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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I'm not using it simply because (1) it's more expensive than I was comfortable with and (2) it seemed too complicated compared to a regular abacus system (this is slightly different). A LOT of people like it though. It's great for visual learners, which is why I'd still consider it if Miquon doesn't work for us. We're starting over with Miquon this year, because the publisher recommends starting from scratch no matter what level you're already on (mine will be doing 2nd grade). Miquon is similar to MUS, I suppose, in the sense that it uses rods (like MUS uses blocks). It's also a new system that we'll have to learn together, but it looks like it'll work better for us. I don't know yet.

Yes, I'd recommend RS, but I can't help you choose a level. Sorry!
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July 7th, 2010, 07:35 PM
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I'm considering B for my son when he reaches 1st grade. Level A is generally used for Kindergarten. I know there is some extra thing they have you do if you're starting the program at Level C or higher that gets you familiar and up to step with the different way the program teaches. Everything in Level A is in Level B but at a faster pace. That's about the limit of my knowledge.
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