Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Math Books

We are finishing up the Intermediate book in Math U See this week so I can't put off ordering Lorna's next math book much longer. We did take a few weeks off to do drills using Calculadder, but there is only so much of that the kids can take before they get frustrated and bored.

You would think that after 6 years of homeschooling I wouldn't fall into the trap of looking at a new curriculum, but I have. I'm just not sure I want to continue with Math U See. I like the old version and I'm not sold on the new one. We bought the first two sets back when we used to attend homeschooling conventions so we had the time to look at it and I didn't have to pay shipping. The cost of the new books is more than what I remember paying for the old ones and is going to be a strain. Each of the older texts took us about 3 years to go through, spread out I think I spent less than $40 a year. I also made Lorna write out her problems on a sheet of lined paper so I could reuse all of the books with Malachi.

So now I'm considering if we should try something new. I'm leaning towards something more inexpensive to get us through until Lorna is ready for Jacob's Elementary Algebra which I've used for tutoring and I love. I really like the idea of the Keys To series of books but I haven't seen them in person.

As if I didn't have anything else to do with my time, now I'm spending hours looking at reviews of math books! Decisions, decisions...

1 comment:

elephantschild said...

It's the classic paradox of homeschooling.
"Yippee! I get to make all the decisions!"
"Oh, crud. I get. to. make. ALL. the. decisions."

Good luck deciding!