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Topic: I'm so excited. I got it all! Singapore Math (Standards Edition)

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Subject: I'm so excited. I got it all! Singapore Math (Standards Edition)
Date Posted: 2/15/2010 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2009
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I have had Singapore Math (Standards Edition) on my WL since October. I gave in and bought the books. I got the he text book, workbook, test book and Home Instructors Guide. I'm ecstatic!  This is our first year homeschooling. My grandson's personal needs in math demanded that he learned his math facts with a Kinesthetic approach to math foundations in general. Now that he's mastered them, he's ready for real math application. Singapore is so famous for this.

 My grandson's Kindergarden math experience was exceptional, then came 1st grade. It was a big disappointment. The 1st grade method had little math application and a whole lot of memorization of math processes by way of a workbook. It was more like busy work. They were supposed to learn their math facts, but it was never addressed. I was sorely disappointed. We had so much remedial work to do it wasn't funny.

Since September we've been using Cuisenair Rods and learning math facts in very fun ways.This has given my grandson a solid foundation. It's time to move on. I did a bit of research on the SingaporeMath.com forum and studied the Singapore US Edition text and workbook. I also studied the Miquon text and workbook, which I decided against. It's taken me some time to settle on the Singapore method as it's our first year homeschooling. I guess it's a journey. Wednesday is our first lesson and I can't wait for him to open the books. It'll be like giving him a present.. He's going to be so pleased. He just loves math


Date Posted: 2/16/2010 1:22 PM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2010
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We used Singapore Primary Mathenatics for my youngest through about 4th grade and loved it! Since then we've made the transition Teaching Textbooks and we're very happy now. But looking back I still recommend Singapore for the early grades. I think you'll be happy you invested the funds!

Last Edited on: 2/16/10 2:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/22/2010 10:21 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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We've been using Singapore Math since the beginning (Earlybird, Primary 1A - 6B).  It really worked well for us -- not too much repetition.  The word problems are great in the upper levels -- the kids really have to think through it. 

I actually liked the 3rd edition books from Singapore.  I liked how they used fruits and the Asian names. 

Enjoy your new math journey!