Math curriculum

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  1. Matt633

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    As a school we are in the process of looking for new Math curriculum. Can you please tell what Math you use? Publisher? And any general comments as to how you like/dislike it. Thanks
     
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    Next year at my new school I am starting the Harcourt "Math in Focus" which is basically the amercanized version of Singapore math. I've been taking a class to learn how it works (it is SO different). I like how it's very logic based and really reinforces number sense and place value. I struggled with math as a kid and I think I would have done extremely well with this curriculum since I was such a logical thinker (abstract formulas made no sense to me- and this really focuses on the "why" you're doing something also). However, it's so incredibly different than other math, I think it would be a struggle to go from traditional math to that and kids would only be really successful if they'd started with it in K. I know the teachers at my new school described it as "really out there" and thought it was too difficult for the kids.
     
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    We have been using GoMath Florida edition for a couple of years. Not a big fan. They give too many different ways to solve problems. Not enough depth. We are beginning common core soon and it does not address many of those skills.

    Good things about the series: Lots of remedial resources. Lots of manipulatives. Good online resources.
     
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    We use Everyday Math. (Awful) I'd love to switch to Math in Focus.
     
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    When we searched, we chose Sadlier because it presented the material simply and the workbook was straightforward. I never used the textbook, personally, but some other teachers did. I liked the workbook a lot. I augmented the curriculum with Calendar Counts math.
     
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    We changed from Saxon to Math Connects (Macmillan/McGraw Hill) last year. We chose Connects because that's what the 6-8 grade teacher uses. However, it was a NIGHTMARE! The books did not flow well from grade to grade, there were errors in the books, and some of the teachers refused to use them.

    It was a rough year, and I'm not sure this year will be better (re:math), but we have a new P, so *fingers crossed* she can help us find something better.
     
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    We use Investigations. I think you'll find pros and cons to most programs and it'll be important to have some flexibility in delivering instruction. Which programs are you looking at?
     
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    We are also going to Math in Focus for next year K-5... We have been using Harcourt Math in 3-5, and they used Go Math in K-2 this year. I'm really excited about the Math in Focus, it looks super user friendly and has a ton of resources!
     
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    We use enVision math by Pearson. While it does have some great resources you can implement in your classroom, we have found it almost too difficult for our lower-level math students. I am hoping that students will have an easier time with this math this year as they have been using it since 3rd grade, but we shall see.
     
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    We have been using Harcourt Math which I like with a few tweaks. However they are not publishing it anymore. So, we have to find something by 2013-2014! We will spend the year considering which way to go. Thanks for your replies so far!
     
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    We are in our 5th year of Math Expressions. For the most part, I really like it. Like all math programs, it is only a resource, so I pick and choose lessons and supplement as-needed.
     

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