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April 22nd, 2009, 10:12 AM
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Ugh. Grrr. I am really starting to hate Horizons. I don't think Bailey is retaining as much as he should be. Some days he complains that subtraction is soooo hard when I know he is super bright and could do it easily. Heck, before he even started kindergarten he could do it in his head!! We've also fallen a little behind. To be able to finish the book by June I would have to make him do an extra lesson per week and I really don't want to do that to him. It's just sucking the life out of him! I want him to like math and not dread it!

So I already bought my math course for next year -- Math Mammoth. I am thinking of just quitting Horizons altogether and starting into Mammoth. It's mostly review at the beginning anyways and we could take it really slow, like two lessons a week (instead of the 5 we're trying to fit in now). It irks me that I won't be finishing what I set out to do with him this year (with the Horizons). I don't like just quitting something. But I'm thinking it might be worth it.

Any thoughts?
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April 22nd, 2009, 11:06 AM
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If it's not working, change it! You definitely don't want him to hate math. It's such a tough subject for a lot of kids anyways. I am like you, I don't want to let go of something I set out to do. It takes a lot for me to can something and move on. I hope math mammoth is much better for him!

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April 22nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
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You are right. And I have been leaning more and more towards switching ever since I posted about this. Well, I am printing the review pages right now and we'll see how it goes! Thanks.
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April 22nd, 2009, 03:26 PM
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Yup, if it's not working, change

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April 22nd, 2009, 10:17 PM
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Definitely change, the right program makes a world of difference.
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April 23rd, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Math can be such a bother sometimes and if you have to dread it each day or force it, I would change. Good luck, friend!
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