tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post6562862184862322781..comments2017-06-12T03:37:44.245-04:00Comments on Out In Left Field: Math problems of the week: introducing algebra in 1900s vs. Singapore MathKatharine Bealshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02838879769628392605noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-28318586200503074702013-02-18T12:32:10.300-05:002013-02-18T12:32:10.300-05:00I like Discovering Math 7, but I skipped my DD dir...I like Discovering Math 7, but I skipped my DD directly to it after finishing Primary Math 5A. There is a lot of overlap between 5B-6B and DM 7. So I decided to accelerate to the book that would quickly review pre-algebra before getting into the easier aspects of algebra 1. She will do DM 8 in 6th grade and that is mostly algebra with some geometry thrown in. <br /><br />I am also incorporating some of the word problems from Larson's Elementary Algebra. I like those because they show how algebra is used in real life situations.Crimson Wifehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03254830856234479999noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-80426892759030419482013-02-09T09:35:05.573-05:002013-02-09T09:35:05.573-05:00My boys went from 5 years of Singapore to Foerster...My boys went from 5 years of Singapore to Foerster's Algebra with no issues. Foerster's is also a straight forward, no-nonsense Algebra book.Cassandra Turnerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01239123267984420065noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-90837679860872147252013-02-09T07:32:25.677-05:002013-02-09T07:32:25.677-05:00Auntie Ann, I think APS is a good book for doing i...Auntie Ann, I think APS is a good book for doing it yourself. Call me weird, but it seems like great fun to me and is very much the book I <i>wish</i> I'd had when I was that age. My boy is enjoying it as well.<br /><br />I hear you on useless school math. TERC Investigations and bullying are the reasons we stopped using school. It doesn't get any better, does it?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-40155825491466476062013-02-08T16:01:16.983-05:002013-02-08T16:01:16.983-05:00And, the school uses EM, so his homework is worse ...And, the school uses EM, so his homework is worse than useless.Auntie Annhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05777983027361603449noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-64144453783984977352013-02-08T16:00:33.129-05:002013-02-08T16:00:33.129-05:00I have that one (APS), but the sheer size of it is...I have that one (APS), but the sheer size of it is daunting! I'll take a look through it. We're not homeschoolers, so this is a supplement to his other homework.Auntie Annhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05777983027361603449noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-24631221230628103262013-02-08T14:20:59.515-05:002013-02-08T14:20:59.515-05:00My boy and I enjoy the Art of Problem Solving Pre-...My boy and I enjoy the Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra book.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-14647017886854595532013-02-08T13:37:32.864-05:002013-02-08T13:37:32.864-05:00Our boy is finishing Singapore 5. He'll take t...Our boy is finishing Singapore 5. He'll take the ISEE next December, we're wondering what to do next?<br /><br />I'm thinking of using the PurpleMath website to get him the little prealgebra things needs like absolute value, working hard on double negatives, etc.<br /><br />Any recommendations?Auntie Annhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05777983027361603449noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-90632209377431034502013-02-08T12:34:53.510-05:002013-02-08T12:34:53.510-05:00Excellent -- I was wondering which direction you w...Excellent -- I was wondering which direction you went after Singapore.TerriWhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18200629750466604443noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-5518476629942221082013-02-08T11:47:57.854-05:002013-02-08T11:47:57.854-05:00They no longer even teach the stacking method? I t...They no longer even teach the stacking method? I thought understanding place value was one of those all-important standards they try to meet. Stacking correctly requires implicit understanding of place value! Not to mention it's straightforward, efficient, and easy to remember. Why must they make something so straightforward into multiple mysterious processes? Sigh. SO glad I'm not forced to submit my children to them for their version of math instruction...I mean, discovery.C Thttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01178189190498225759noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-55858956654909794802013-02-08T11:25:56.401-05:002013-02-08T11:25:56.401-05:00Thanks for catching that, FedUpMom! Good to hear a...Thanks for catching that, FedUpMom! Good to hear about your daughter. Make sure she doesn't get in trouble for stacking at school--it happens...Katharine Bealshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02838879769628392605noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570061087276796800.post-1822743351773773772013-02-08T10:11:32.371-05:002013-02-08T10:11:32.371-05:00Katharine, you've got your titles ("Singa...Katharine, you've got your titles ("Singapore" vs, "Wentworth") reversed.<br /><br />I'm happy to report I've gotten my Younger Daughter started on Singapore Math. So far it's review, but I see it will start getting harder soon. I'm looking forward to showing her the old-fashioned stacking method, which is no longer taught in our district ...FedUpMomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00951858601020687242noreply@blogger.com