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February 19th, 2010, 10:10 PM
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I really like R&S math. I know, I know... it's a slooooow curriculum. I like it though. I like the old fashioned way it's taught, I like that it's reusable (except the workbooks for 1 & 2 grades), and that it's relatively cheap. It only goes to 8th grade, though. It's 8th grade isn't necessarily what I'd call 8th, either. More like, I dunno... 6th? Who cares, though? If I let him work at his own pace, he'll probably stay ahead of the game anyway, so moving on to something like Saxon later shouldn't be a big deal. I think if I go with R&S again for 2nd, though, I'll have to stick with it. Math is something that every publisher does their own way. It's confusing to jump back and forth, and of course, there will also be gaps because one talks about, for example, kitchen measures and time in 1st where another does it in K and another does it in 3rd.

Why must curriculum choices be so fun and annoying at the same time? I keep thinking I'll have a clearer view of what to do with Daniel in a few years, but knowing me, I'll be wishy-washy with him, too. I think he'll be a lot stronger in math than Ben is. Ben's strong point is LA. Daniel will probably do great with something like Horizons. Time will tell...

Last edited by BensMom; February 19th, 2010 at 10:12 PM.
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February 19th, 2010, 11:59 PM
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If R&S is working for Ben then continue using it until it doesn't. I wouldn't worry about where other programs put things. If he has holes in math fill them in as they come. A math program with holes that work is tons better then a great program that doesn't work.
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