Friday, April 30, 2010
Math is on my mind today. It seems I have my groups of two using different things.
Ethan and Lance will use McRuffy
Caleb and Brent I have decided on Bob Jones for 3rd through ? Edited to add that Brent will use McRuffy Math this coming year and still deciding about Caleb.
Annette is currently using Christian Light Math and will continue through the summer. Not sure about next year because it depends if we purchase Timberdoodle or not. If we don't she'll continue with CLE if we do she'll switch to TT. I did find a used TT6 so Annette, is now using that instead of CLE.
Josh is using Saxon with D.I.V.E cd's and I would like him to continue, at least through 8/7.
I want to laugh because I'm so goofy. Why so many math programs. First of all with my younger four I wanted to switch to something with more color. Children haven't complained it's me, mom.
Bob Jones is a bit pricey so I thought I would use Horizons for the first few years. Once the two youngest hit 3rd grade math they can use Bob Jones because we will already own it. Decided to use McRuffy for Lance, Ethan and Brent. It's everything I wanted in a math program and the price it right too!!!
Now my question to myself is which route to go for High School? Saxon with DIVE, Teaching Textbooks or Bob Jones? I can't imagine continuing and buying three sets of Algebra and so forth.
I really like what Dr. Shormann has to say about Saxon with DIVE. I appreciate the Christian World view. He also does a comparison to MUS, TT & Video Text. I would also like to purchase "Using John Saxons Math Books" by Art Reed
I have heard a lot of good things about Bob Jones math too. In fact my Sister-in-law's kids use to attend private school that switched from Abeka to Bob Jones.
Then I have heard good and negative things about Teaching Textbooks. Sonlight prefers Teaching Textbooks over Saxon in the high school years. I believe because of the way concepts are explained. TT really explains things.
Only the Lord knows. I still have some time before I have to choose.