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    Default Polar opposite twins, searching for Math curriculum


    I am overly stressed about finding a math curriculum that suits the needs of my polar opposite twins.

    They are at the 6th grade level.

    He - wants something online, that has grades, but not too much work. Math is his superpower. I was thinking Teaching Textbooks, but I worry it won't challenge him. If it doesn't challenge him, he won't tell me, he'll just enjoy the free pass.

    She - wants me to do the teaching rather than online. She is good at math as well, but doesn't have the same confidence because she's comparing herself to her brother. I was thinking Singapore, but then saw that it's not amazing for higher grades.

    I'd love to find a happy medium that suits both their needs. I'd be happier to find the Math Unicorn for each of them, even if it means two different curriculums.

    They are both very good at independent work.
    Homeschooling in Baldwin County AL, 11 year old twins and 7 year old princess.

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    We have used Khan combined with parental guidance for the middle grades and liked it (my DS switched back to textbook for HS).

    I used Singapore and Mammoth Math for lower grades and liked both programs. MM is nice because it is a work text and very affordable. Many people think it is a little drill and kill, but I just assigned less work if my kiddo didn't need the practice.
    DS 14, DD 12
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    I also really like Khan Academy. I have my child keep a math notebook to write down the problems. The videos are built-in and there is no reason why you couldn't help work with them through the material. Also with Khan, you can advance as needed, so if it is easy, they can keep moving forward.

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