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Post by lil' ladies » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:27 am

We have previously been using Saxon math, will probably be starting Bigger HFHG in a few months. Are the hands on maths lessons in HOD designed to fit in with singapore math? or can we stay with Saxon?

Also, what do people plan to use when they finish HOD, for the older years? I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but I'm a person who like to have a plan :wink:
Annie, mom to two lil' ladies 9 and 7, working our way through 'Bigger'.

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Post by Kelly » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:54 am

Hello there ! I have read that you can easily use any math program you like and do the activities only if you wish. I haven't used HOD yet, but I have read that on previous threads. We are planning on doing the same thing.
I don't know about your other question, but I am sure someone else will answer it for you!
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Post by MamaMary » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:48 am

Hi Annie,

You can use them all by themselves. I use Time4Learning math, but LOVE the icebreaker idea's.

However, they fit PERFECTLY with Singapore but can be used all by themselves :wink:
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Post by mom2boys030507 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:37 pm

As far as after HOD, you shouldn't have to worry until your oldest gets to High School. Preparing is coming out in the fall and there are plans for 4 more guides to come out over the next 4 years.

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Post by blessedmomof4 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:20 pm

If Saxon works for you, stick with it. Just skip the math activities in your HOD manual. But it's nice to know that you have a "back-up plan" in case you ever hit a wall with what you are using :wink: If you ever decide to switch to Singapore Math, be sure to use the placement test on their website, as the scope and sequence is quite different from other programs, and your child's ability may not match the grade number. Also, keep in mind that in the country of Singapore, they begin Primary Math 1A at age 7.
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Post by Carrie » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:05 pm

Annie,

The ladies did a great job of answering your questions. I'll also just point you to a previous thread that addresses the question about long-term plans for guides. Here's the link: :wink:
http://www.heartofdakota.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=190

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Post by lil' ladies » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:07 am

Thanks Carrie.

That all sounds great. I'm really getting excited about using this program, and can't wait to start.
Annie, mom to two lil' ladies 9 and 7, working our way through 'Bigger'.

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Post by Carrie » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:20 am

Great, Annie! :D We're glad to have you here! :wink:

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Post by my3sons » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:45 pm

Hi Annie! I just wanted to say that the hands-on math activities match Singapore 2A and 2B. The Appendix lists a schedule for Singapore 3A/3B as well, and otherwise, you can just sub in Saxon too. Once you get the Bigger... guide you can check out the math and see what you think. I will say we love the hands-on math activities, and as Mary said, they are great ice-breakers. Like Lourdes said, even if you stick with Saxon, it's nice to have a back-up plan!

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