We are using Singapore. We just happen to have chosen it, after trying a couple other things [before MFW had math recommendations].JoyfulDancer wrote:I noticed Singapore Math is suggested on the new tentative list for Adventures for next year. Has anyone used it? Why is it being suggested? I'm wondering, because we aren't happy with the math we are using, Math-U-See, and someone suggested Singapore math to me. So now I'm curious why it's been recommended here.
My ds (3rd grade) started this year in 2B and that went quickly. It has been great for ds, as he already prefers to do math in his head & says, "Finally, somebody gets how I do math!"
I think what Singapore is famous for would include its "mental math," its word problems, and it's "bar" diagrams. It also introduces a variety of math concepts from an early age, and offers a variety of ways to solve a problem.
That said, no program is perfect for everyone. I have an older dd who does not want to be given a variety of ways to do a math problem (LOL!). And it might go too quickly for kids who like to settle in a place for a while. Also, it's really up to you as the teacher to do math drill. This is usually done by the classroom teacher in Singapore, not by the textbook. (And ECC schedules it in for us!)