Well, we didn't have LOTS of catching up, but I'll try to start some answers a bit.....LA in Baltimore wrote:We made the switch to Singapore this month.
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who had LOTS of catching up to do when they made the switch.
And I mean LOTS!
I've read the website suggestions and spoken with the office already.
Just want to see how it has panned out in the "real world". :)
And obviously, the one who had the most catching up to do gets the most easily frustrated and burned-out when doing math!
Only by His grace,
My oldest was in middle of 5th grade, and started in book 4B. She managed to get through the end of 6B before end of 6th grade year. It all seems so distant in the memory banks now. I guess for a long while we did math 5 days a week when we could??? I didn't do a good job of clock watching per day. sorry. Then my dd got excited about some of the units and zipped ahead and did them. sigh.
You only have to be on track to finish through end of 5B by end of 6th grade in order to be ready to start Saxon 8/7 in 7th grade. If you do 6A or 6B while in 6th grade, it's ok, but not needed to start Saxon 8/7. A lot of 6A and 6B contains review mixed with challenging word problems and a little bit of new stuff. But the new stuff is covered in Saxon. My dd enjoyed (for the most part) the 6B book with its challenging problems.