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    We just finished up k5, and we mostly used games, and the Dragonbox Numbers game on his android tablet. He can count to 100, add and subtract very basic numbers, so it worked without a huge curriculum cost or time cost for me as the app does a lot of the work.

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    We started with just doing math games. In January we picked up Singapore's Essential Math workbooks. We've liked them and will be continuing with Singapore. Their essential math introduces graphs, number bonds, addition, subtraction, clocks, great than and less than, and such. I like that it gave suggestions at the bottom of pages. Nothing too involved and while much of it was fairly easy for my 5yo (we should be finishing up B either this week or next), it got us both used to the routine of me teaching him math and him doing practice problems. While 1A covers a lot of this too, it goes a bit deeper than the K workbooks. I didn't really want to hit the ground running with K math. Just sort of ease into it. lol.

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    We use RightStart and the elements that I think could be most helpful from it would be the abacus and the games. You could use numbers 1-9 from a few decks of regular cards and play Go To the Dump (look on YouTube to learn how to play). As for the abacus, it's probably $10 or so, but has been amazing at helping DD manipulate and visualize numbers.

    ETA: the abacus is $10.58 on Amazon and free prime shipping if you know someone with prime.
    We took the summer off as I couldnít get anything started w/o a regular routine in place. Doing 3rd grade now and so far so good.

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    MEP (Mathematics Enhancement Programme) is free if you feel like you need a textbook and money is an issue: Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching - MEP(Primary) Reception Year is the kindy-level stuff. Lots of printables, including lesson plans.

    There's lots of good stuff mentioned above- I would probably spend as little money as possible on workbooks, and buy manipulatives: Cuisenaire rods, pattern blocks, geometric solids, etc. And then I'd hunt down the following books through my library:
    Anno's - actually, all of the math-based books by Mitsumasa Anno: Mitsumasa Anno: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

    Family Math for Young Children: Family Math for Young Children: Comparing (9780912511276): Jean Kerr Stenmark, Grace Davila Coates, Brian Gothberg, Rose Craig: Books
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    Stay-at-home-librarian parenting a horde of two sons: Marauder 1 (M1) born in 2007, and Marauder 2 (M2) born in 2012.

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    We are starting with the Singapore Math Earlybirds books and plan to go from there. Definitely not a cheap program, but I've heard rave reviews about it. Mainly that it's similar to what they are teaching in the elementary schools, so if you ever have to put your kids back in public school they should be all set mathwise. Also, my 4 year old has high functioning autism so I'm hoping it will keep his attention. He's a strong visual learner.

    Best of luck finding your program

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    I am planning to just sort of make up my own thing for Kindergarten from what I have left over from other kids. I am planning to just make up a list of things I want her to master by the end of the year. We will probably use a lot of manipulatives and I do love the MUS blocks for that! You can just buy one of those cheap workbooks, or find printables on-line.
    Mom to 5 great kids~

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