We switched to Life with Fred from using Math U See in higher grades. We thought it would be great and that it really is a math that in order to do the math you need to know how to apply the story. It seemed like they would learn their math and not have soooo many sheets. But it seems to be taken even longer and lots of sit down and help.
Considering going back to Math U See - but hard to place in some ways Life with Fred is so advanced. But Math U See is so formulas and do. Now I know Math U See has the Honors program and not sure if it will get you up to speed. For higer math prep.
Hubby does say Life with Fred does definately get you use to the way they give math in Secondary education. But it is not neat little equations, but yet Math U See does get the formula in their head better and some longer formulas.
Will Math U See have them ready for Higher Math without struggles?
Have any of you used Life with Fred, like it but really just was not worth it to have a child spend so much time on one question. Are they really learning even when they conquer the question but took so long that maybe it really is not entering their minds of what they are actually doing and why. If this makes sense.
Please help this stressed out mama on this issue. I wants whats best but also want it not to bog down.
This post was edited on Sep 09, 2010 11:43 PM