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April 23rd, 2013, 05:53 AM
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We used Horizon K last year, and although I loved it and thought it taught a lot Dd just did not like all the writing that it involved (and it was a lot of writing for kindy) so I am considering switching. I think we are going to start with the classical model next year (have already turned in our registration for CC) and I am hoping to find a math curriculum that goes with that and doesn't cost me an arm and a leg lol.
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April 23rd, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Miquon!

I love Miquon. There are 6 color-coded books (no grade levels written on them) that are made for 1st thru 3rd, using one per semester. You use them with colored rods, and it's a mastery system. I like that there isn't so much writing, the child has to think and figure things out, and it's fun. You need the workbooks (which you can buy one at a time if you'd like) and the Lab Sheet Annotations book (teacher's manual). There are other things you could get (like the "First Grade Diary", which is just someone's book showing how they used it in a first grade classroom), but all that stuff is optional. You can definitely find the Lab Sheet Annotations book used, too. I see them all the time. You'll have to buy the workbooks new. They're consumable.
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April 23rd, 2013, 04:05 PM
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We used MathUSee and really liked it! I'd watch the videos with my kids. I like their use of prealgebra for finding the unknown and my kids enjoyed the manipulatives.
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April 23rd, 2013, 04:45 PM
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For math we use MCP workbooks in the early grades (k-3) with online drill for mastery of the basic facts.
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April 23rd, 2013, 08:44 PM
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we use Montessori math materials and albums. Ive also started using Life of Fred but we just started the first book and its the end of 1st grade, my son is finding it quite simple. Of course this isnt a bad thing, he is also finding it enjoyable because the stories are funny and the fact that the questions are easy makes him more likely to continue
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April 24th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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We're doing grade 1 math right now, but I made my own curriculum. I wrote down a list of objectives I wanted to reach this year, then planned out each section with activities/printables/projects. I also have workbooks that we use for extra practice.
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April 26th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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We use Singapore, Life of Fred and Intelligent Adaptive Learning. My kids love math
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April 30th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Last year was Saxon. But this year we are going through K12
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May 1st, 2013, 03:36 AM
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Thanks ladies! I ended up going with Math Mammoth. I was close to going with MathUsee but it was soo expensive to ship to my house (Hawaii) so I had to pass. I'll let y'all know what I think of MM once I get it!
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May 1st, 2013, 07:13 AM
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