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    Default Singapore Math--U.S. or Standards Edition??

    I need help deciding for my 10yo, 8yo, and twin 6yo's.
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    We use the Standards Edition. I buy the IG, textbook, workbook, and the TESTS book. We switched from Saxon. I'm very satisfied with it for now. Next year I plan on buying the Challenging Word Problems along with all of the above.

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    I used US, the standards is rewritten specifically to the california state standards, which i dont care about
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmamaz View Post
    I used US, the standards is rewritten specifically to the california state standards, which i dont care about
    I agree.

    The US edition is the original scope and sequence, and, IMO, it's organized that way for a reason. I'd only use the standards edition if it was in line with the standards of the state I was in and I had reason to need to follow the standards.
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    +1 for US edition.

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    Last year when I was looking into Singapore Math for my ds, I had the same question. I remember that the US edition wasn't as strong in probability as the standards edition and there was a different order in which the topics were presented. The SM website explains the differences here. I ended up choosing the standards edition.
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    I've been told that SE has a more user-friendly home instructor's guide, and I need as much help to teach as I can get. How's the US guide?
    3/2012--Started our new adventure into homeschooling.

    DD10, DD8, DD6, DS6.

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    i never used it
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    This.

    My rising 1st grader is in level 1A (just finishing the book actually), and my rising 3rd grader is just starting 2B.

    I love love love this program--couldn't be more satisfied honestly. Both my kids are really *learning* math, and I'm so impressed with the way they spend so much time on the concrete so that by the time the kids move to the abstract, they are really ready for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jess View Post
    I agree.

    The US edition is the original scope and sequence, and, IMO, it's organized that way for a reason. I'd only use the standards edition if it was in line with the standards of the state I was in and I had reason to need to follow the standards.
    U.S. History is my passion! I'm interested in spirited discussion with other HS parents trying to raise "patriots" in the USA in whatever way that is meaningful for them! Join my group: http://www.secularhomeschool.com/group/120/

    Mom to three girls: Emma (8), Lily (6) and Catie (3).

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    BTW, the reason the US standards is better (IMHO) is that the probability stuff CA insists they introduce when they insist upon it is *developmentally inappropriate.* For the life of me, I cannot fathom why the state of CA wants kids to begin learning probability when they do, or how they do. Kids at that age are simply not ready (unless they are super gifted, again, IMHO) to deal with it. CA is so heavily about "coverage," and I'm not bought into that at all.
    U.S. History is my passion! I'm interested in spirited discussion with other HS parents trying to raise "patriots" in the USA in whatever way that is meaningful for them! Join my group: http://www.secularhomeschool.com/group.php?groupid=120

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