Is Your Child Playing Catch Up In Math?
Every math program out there seems to have a unique approach. This is great if you’re trying to find a program that is just right for your family. Goldilocks would be proud.
Eventually, every math program does cover every concept, but there’s secret danger to the “we’re so unique” approach to math curriculum.
Change programs – or take too long of a break – and your child falls behind. Worse yet, they can develop gaps in their core math concepts that remain even when they’re working so hard on the new curriculum.
That’s exactly what happened to my kids. I loved that homeschool gave me the chance to try out different programs to see what works best for my kids. However, that freedom came at a cost.
We changed math programs a few times over the course of a couple of years. We’ve been playing catch up ever since.
The programs we tried had “unique” scopes and sequences so my kids developed gaping holes in their math coverage each time we switched. I added a mental tally mark to my running total of mom fails.