by Christina Parrott
(Beckville, Texas, USA)
Beginning with Math-U-See was the best curriculum change I ever made.
My older two had always used Saxon Math. But after the 7/8 book for one and after the Algebra 1/2 for the other, Saxon did not work for them. They hated math at that point and the complaining, tears, and difficulties were at times unbearable. We had never had such a difficult time with schooling.
So after talking to several other moms with the same problem I ordered Math-U-See. What a change that made! My kids were flying through math and loving it! The days go much smoother. I see smiles again!
The older two kids (ages 11 & 14) watch the video (10-15 minutes) and then do the lessons. They rarely need my help and are scoring perfect to almost perfect on the tests.
My two younger kids (ages 6 & 7) watch the video with me. Then we do the lessons together using the manipulatives when necessary. They love math and are eager to start each day.
I would encourage moms that no matter how much a curriculum is touted or revered if it is not a good fit for you or your family throw it out (resale it). Then take a break and test others out or talk with other moms who have used the curriculum. And don't worry the break between curriculum changes will do you and your kids good. Then you can start fresh.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Curriculum Review.
Feb 03, 19 11:35 PM
Are we teaching creative thinking and producing thinkers in our homeschool? How can we make sure that the curriculum we create is focusing on skills and techniques and not just on content?
Jan 31, 19 07:33 PM
Understanding learning stages helps to focus attention on the best homeschool teaching methods, what to focus on and real life learning for the child at their stage of learning.
Jan 31, 19 07:09 PM
High School Home schooling - Do not fear! Best tips on how to develop skills for the future - business, hobbies, passions - not just academics; This page opens up the possibilities of homeschooling in…