Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:41 pmgressman9 wrote:My ds age 6 took the placement test for 1b and got about 88% on it. The main thing he didn't get was the mental math stuff that we haven't covered....like 36+8= 30 +__+4+4=30+10+__=44 Would you still start him in 1b....or would you keep testing up?
If it were my child, I'd look at his age as part of it too as well as the placement results. Given his age (6 y.o), I'd start with 1B and move through at his pace.
When my oldest switched to Singapore she was in the similar situation with placement. She could have gone into 5A, but I don't regret starting in 4B with her. And then with my 2nd daughter, she might have been able to start in 1B, but I just had this feeling that 1A was the better decision so we did that. It worked fine to learn a new method with material that was already mostly familiar to her.