Homeschooling Moms
review half a year with tougher course material? I have found that all the Algebra curriculum I like seem like Missie might struggle with them a little at first. I decided to buy a tougher pre Algebra course and run her through the back half of it to prepare her for a more rigorous Algebra course.
I feel like I'm losing time doing it that way, but I don't want to start a domino effect and have her start struggling, either. I also want her to have a good solid Math basis. Sometimes, I have to remind my self that this isn't a race. LOL
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Quoting mem82:
Well, better to do some reviewing than to repeat that whole math grade. That is why I do a review of the kids' math everyday while doing the new math too. At first the kids hatedit but they quickly found that ithe reviewing helped them get through their new math somewhat easier and even a little faster. Hopefully you and Missie ill not have to struggle too much through Missie's math. :) 
I think we are going to do something similar for the first part of math this year. The more "review" we have done over the summer, the more I realize the school didn't teach him crap. He is actually better at multiplication because of the games we played, than he is at subtraction. He doesn't have his addition 010 memorized at all and basically does all his "adding" by counting on his fingers. Not gonna work. So we are going to go back over addition and subtraction and then move on from there.

It is better to fix it now than have to go back a relearn his math facts when he can't do long division. 8)
Quoting kmath:
I think we are going to do something similar for the first part of math this year. The more "review" we have done over the summer, the more I realize the school didn't teach him crap. He is actually better at multiplication because of the games we played, than he is at subtraction. He doesn't have his addition 010 memorized at all and basically does all his "adding" by counting on his fingers. Not gonna work. So we are going to go back over addition and subtraction and then move on from there.

Yeah, I agree. It will be better in the long run.
Quoting mem82:
It is better to fix it now than have to go back a relearn his math facts when he can't do long division. 8)
Quoting kmath:
I think we are going to do something similar for the first part of math this year. The more "review" we have done over the summer, the more I realize the school didn't teach him crap. He is actually better at multiplication because of the games we played, than he is at subtraction. He doesn't have his addition 010 memorized at all and basically does all his "adding" by counting on his fingers. Not gonna work. So we are going to go back over addition and subtraction and then move on from there.