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Sam I Am
07-30-2010, 10:58 PM
Hi all,

I've been reading some of the posts on this site for a while, and finally decided to join. DW & I are tired of fighting with the public school system here in Texas & have decided to home school our soon to be 9 & 12 year-old boys starting this year. They will be in 4th and 5th-6th grade, respectively.

For curriculum, we're considering K12 for English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and 1 elective of their choosing. DW is a native Spanish speaker, so she's going to provide formal Spanish lessons to fill in the gaps there.

We're going to use Saxon math for both of them, but would like something a little more hands on to reinforce concepts. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

We're all looking forward to this, but are very nervous. It's a big change for all of us, and should be interesting.

Thanks!

Sam I Am

StartingOver
07-31-2010, 12:01 AM
Welcome to the group. We are in Texas too, the Corpus Christi Area.

I like MEP Math (http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm) & Math Mammoth (http://www.secularhomeschool.com/www.mathmammoth.com/) . Many like Right Start (http://www.alabacus.com), or Math U See (http://www.mathusee.com/) although I have no experience with them. I have used Saxon for many years.

SherryZoned
07-31-2010, 12:31 AM
This is our first year of homeschooling and I too am in Texas. Arlington, way to close to the dreaded stadium.
We have been using math mammoth also for the past few weeks. This math makes my son THINK in a whole new way then how he already learned. He is starting in the 3rd grade math with math mammoth, they start teaching algebra concepts early with addition and subtraction. This works for my son. He is a thinker.