If you can’t make it to one of those my next best suggestion is to look up reviews on YouTube. Tagged: Christian Light, Christian Light Education math, CLE math, CLE Sunrise, Mastery vs Spiral, math, Math Lessons for a Living Education, Rod & Staff Math, RS Math This topic has 18 replies, 8 voices, and was last updated 5 years, 9 months ago by BlessedMommy. Meanwhile, you’ve also already learned the easiest thing about graphing and algebraic equations as well. His multisensory approach and friendly manner have made him a household name among homeschoolers.Mr. Even if you look back and texts from the late 1800's and most of 1900's, you will see mostly mastery. I will be switching my 2nd grader next year as well.I’m a relaxed homeschooler in my approach. I did a little research on this on-line. This also is how the real world works, for how many situations do you find that only require a single type of math calculation? "My dd did Saxon math when she home schooled.

Does anyone have any experience with this? You can determine which level is appropriate for your child by administering the There are 3 teaching videos available for Saxon Math:There are 2 purchase options: an online subscription, which includes an e-textbook, or CD-ROMs, which come with a physical textbook. And so on.

He is very strong in math. The lessons are organized into units that are of the same topic, with a review of the previous concepts built into the daily practice problems. Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 19 total) 1 […] She went to a resource center 2 hours a week for this. And this fall, all of my kids will be using it. Then, at the end of this post, I’ll share with you the program I’ve decided is the best fit for my family.By spiral, I mean that each day is a different topic, which students will practice again and again throughout the course.

I am not a professional math teacher, but I have helped out enough in the classroom or with the children of friends to know that my methods work.Wish I could find a multi-sensory math tutor in my area! By spiral, I mean that each day is a different topic, which students will practice again and again throughout the course.

That’s 4 math credits for the cost and time of 3! This is a tough one to define because it encompasses both styles and can lean toward either end. With incremental math curriculum the student is presented with an idea with the goal of mastery, but the concept will keep popping up down the road for review, just like with spiral math curriculums. But if my children aren’t retaining the material, it’s not a good fit. This pattern concentrates the “easier” steps for all concepts in the beginning of the year, with everything getting progressively complex together when the student has more math under his or her belt. Spiral and mastery are two ways to teach math. The only missing step is to turn the words into an equation they recognize! It was great. Big topics are broken into smaller concepts and taught in bite-sized pieces. A few important notes: 1) There is much review in mastery properly implemented. In light of the spiral learning method, it hopefully makes sense that the homework would be designed to reinforce the simple steps learned in recent lessons. Instead of spending 4 lessons in a row studying fractions and then moving on to never look back, you take it a piece at a time. That way things don't get lost in the swiss cheese holes that seem to occupy her mind.A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let aloneYou might want to look into a multisensory math tutor...my friends son just signed up for a tutor at the local college and they did an assessement on how he learns and then set up an appt. Homeschoolers seem to like Saxon. it's just not structured enough...jumps around a bit too much and ever so language intensive. First, let’s talk about the pros and cons of each program. It’s not organized by grade levels, rather, it’s structured with one topic covered each year. Just like your son, he felt if it was put there it had to be used somehow. Big topics are broken into smaller concepts and taught in bite-sized pieces. We live in Australia where that is kind of important! This post contains affiliate links. And the breadth of the type of word problem templates that Saxon uses are applicable to a wide range of problems that might be encountered in real life or on a placement test. It wasn’t until the 90’s when international testing was done that the results showed American students performing at a much lower level of math compared to their Asian counterparts in countries such as Singapore and China.The way that students were being taught was then analysed and the results showed it wasn’t that the Asian students were simply smarter, it was that they had been taught differently. A few awesome extras that come from using Saxon curriculum. )A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let aloneI absolutely hate Saxon math, and feel the way material is presented is a huge problem for my daughter. That way you can see the books and hear other parents thoughts and opinions.We have used three math curriculums before finding what works for us. It’s nice to find something that really works!what a great over view. There are in fact to main contenders in the running for how math is taught, spiral and mastery.Spiral math is an approach to teaching math where the concepts are visited over and over again throughout the course. However, at 14, it's hit or miss when putting them in practice. Even when it appears she has mastery, if the topic is not introduced again for some time, she might not hang on to the concept.A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let aloneAfter I had children and wanted more time with them...I took a long term assignment as a middle/high school math teacher.....I still tutor and sub occasionally...I do better understand that some kids...(my chid included) could not do the dreaded oral flash cards..(even though math is his best subject) his processing speed and anxiety about being in front of the whole class...would do him in...but the thinking behind it, was solid...My kids seemed to do better with the Saxon Math text where they did could look back at their previous work to refresh a concept. There are review pages included in the student workbook of previous concepts taught.