I am new to Rod and Staff. I have a daughter who will be doing MP4 this coming year and I wanted to see if she could handle Math4. We were using Teaching Textbooks previously and I had read that TT is about a tear behind other math programs. Knowing this, I gave her the R&S placement test from Milestone books. She did pretty well one everything except the multiple digit multiplication and division.

Example: Problem said 58*6. She forgot wheee to start. I asked her and she told me she should multiply 6*8. So she did, but then she carried the 8 and dropped the 4 into the ones place. So, we discussed 4-TY 8 and she could tell that it was 4 tens. So, the she remembered and did the next one fine.

Division Example: 84/6

She couldn’t remember how to set it up but she knew the symbol. So we drew the symbol and talked about what goes where. I had to walk her through the whole process. This was division with no remainders.

My questions is whether or not I should start her in Math 3 and just expedite any lessons she shows mastery for and just finish it as quickly as possible before moving on to Math 4.

OR

Practice multi-digit multiplication/long division problems for the entire month of August so that she is proficient in those two tough spots and just have her start with Math 4.

Keep in mind: last Spring she struggled off and on to remember how to do these problems but as we worked through it she was doing them proficiently. The division was the greater struggle for her. As for math facts, she has done Xtramath and has passed addition/subtraction and was at 98% for multiplication before we stopped.

Any tips as I have never taught this curriculum. I am hoping I can pick it up pretty quickly as I love math and am an Engineer by degree. So, I do enjoy math, but I haven’t yet found a kid who agrees with me…haha.

Thanks!

DS(16)-SC4

DS(13)-SC9/10

DD(11)-MP4

DS(8)-MP2(or SC4)

DS(2)…cutest interrupter…

Example: Problem said 58*6. She forgot wheee to start. I asked her and she told me she should multiply 6*8. So she did, but then she carried the 8 and dropped the 4 into the ones place. So, we discussed 4-TY 8 and she could tell that it was 4 tens. So, the she remembered and did the next one fine.

Division Example: 84/6

She couldn’t remember how to set it up but she knew the symbol. So we drew the symbol and talked about what goes where. I had to walk her through the whole process. This was division with no remainders.

My questions is whether or not I should start her in Math 3 and just expedite any lessons she shows mastery for and just finish it as quickly as possible before moving on to Math 4.

OR

Practice multi-digit multiplication/long division problems for the entire month of August so that she is proficient in those two tough spots and just have her start with Math 4.

Keep in mind: last Spring she struggled off and on to remember how to do these problems but as we worked through it she was doing them proficiently. The division was the greater struggle for her. As for math facts, she has done Xtramath and has passed addition/subtraction and was at 98% for multiplication before we stopped.

Any tips as I have never taught this curriculum. I am hoping I can pick it up pretty quickly as I love math and am an Engineer by degree. So, I do enjoy math, but I haven’t yet found a kid who agrees with me…haha.

Thanks!

DS(16)-SC4

DS(13)-SC9/10

DD(11)-MP4

DS(8)-MP2(or SC4)

DS(2)…cutest interrupter…

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