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    We are startng our second year of homeschooling this coming fall. Twins will be doing Kinder curiculum. I think I'm going to go with horizons math K. I've watched numerous youtube videos on diff programs and read reviews galore. Being that I have two kids I want something that is not going to break the bank. How do you do it when you have twins? Get their own workbook or buy one and photocopy the whole thing?


    year round homeschooling twins finishing up Pre K while managing a very active toddler and hormonal teen who attends public school.

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    I have twins, usually it is easier to just get 2 books if there are that many pages. The cost of printing it out myself usually isnt' that much cheaper, not to mention dealing with all those papers not in a notebook, organizing them, remembering to copy everything ahead of time, ect. Much, much easier to have it all in a workbook!

    We use Math Mammoth last year, I printed out a set for each kid and put them in a 3-hole folder one chapter at a time to keep it all contained. This way I didn't have to deal with random papers everywhere.

    Now, with reading I have not bought 2 of anything yet- if it's a quick worksheet you can get those pockets you can use a dry erase marker on, or laminate them if you will use them more than once. I do use those if it's something I will have them do on their own- one does it while I work with the other on something else, then we switch.
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    Thanks for your input freethinker. I'm going to order 2 of the math workbooks.
    How old are your twins?

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    They are 8, going into 3rd grade.
    Mom to 5 great kids~

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    I don't have twins but my youngest 2 are 12 months apart. They each get their own workbook. Sometimes I can reuse them depending on the subject. Like Reading, I make reusable file folder games from the single use page. This helps with needing to do more review with one.
    ~*~*Marta, mom to 5 boys.
    DS 1 ( 19, has his associates' degree and is off to college)
    DS 2 (17 and dual enrollment in college)
    Keegan (15 and enrolled in a PPP but still has home classes)
    Sully (10 years, 4th grade)
    Finn, (9 years, 3rd grade)

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    Like Marta, my kids are 12 months apart so worked on the some of the same things at the same time. I would also purchase 2 books if they were going to use most of them.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    I have twins. We started with MEP back in kindy. That's free, so that's a good deal. Then we did Math Mammoth - also a good deal for having multiple kids who will use it since you pay one price. I have a good laser printer so printing is cheap.

    However, I found that math was the one place that I could not keep my twins on the same program ever. For the most part, they've used the same things over the years. But not for math. It's too stressful for them - unlike other subjects, it just begs for comparisons and competition. They're in middle school now and they've never really done the same thing for math.
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    Thanks for your experience. What's MEP?

    QUOTE=farrarwilliams;213187]I have twins. We started with MEP back in kindy. That's free, so that's a good deal. Then we did Math Mammoth - also a good deal for having multiple kids who will use it since you pay one price. I have a good laser printer so printing is cheap.

    However, I found that math was the one place that I could not keep my twins on the same program ever. For the most part, they've used the same things over the years. But not for math. It's too stressful for them - unlike other subjects, it just begs for comparisons and competition. They're in middle school now and they've never really done the same thing for math.[/QUOTE]

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    ~*~*Marta, mom to 5 boys.
    DS 1 ( 19, has his associates' degree and is off to college)
    DS 2 (17 and dual enrollment in college)
    Keegan (15 and enrolled in a PPP but still has home classes)
    Sully (10 years, 4th grade)
    Finn, (9 years, 3rd grade)

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