Tiffany,tiffany wrote:Do you think you would be able to get through more than one book a semester? I am certain my 10 year old will probably test at lower level than where I would like to see her. Mostly because of the sequence of the Math curriculum we use. I don't want to bog her down, but I would like to make up some time. She's already used to having a daily Math Drill and actually her curriculum now already requires quite a bit of workbook time. So, a little extra work probably wouldn't be noticeable. I'm a little hesitant to make the switch if you guys think its tough to speed up a bit. Of course we could do some work during summer, but I would like her to get a break from Math once in a while. ( Not her favorite subject.) Any input would be great! Thanks.
I have just started Singapore, so I hesitate to answer your question, but since I had the same question, I do have a little good news to share.
We just switched to Singapore with my children, who are in K and 2nd (mid-year, since we schooled through last summer). I started both my children at a lower level, so they could learn the "Singapore way" of doing math. I was concerned about either being behind with math, or else boring them. Last week, as I was setting the school books out on the shelves for this fall, each of them grabbed their new math books. That morning alone, they did 27 and 34 pages, respectively! I know that won't be an everyday occurrence, but I thought it was encouraging that they so enjoyed the "work" and that it went so quickly. When they get to concepts that they haven't covered yet, I am sure it will slow down. Hope that helps!