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    Math 1 speed drills?

    I am doing all of Math 1 with my ds, 8, who's doing SC 1, except I can't find the speed drills. Was there a small book that had those in it? I dimly remember seeing one, but I can't find it. Thanks, Lillian

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    Re: Math 1 speed drills?

    Originally posted by LillianinAl View Post
    I am doing all of Math 1 with my ds, 8, who's doing SC 1, except I can't find the speed drills. Was there a small book that had those in it? I dimly remember seeing one, but I can't find it. Thanks, Lillian
    We are doing SC1 as well. No "speed drills" (unless I missed something). We do the lessons as prescribed by the SC1 Lesson Plans and all the class time exercises and post-lesson drills included in the teacher's manual.
    Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
    Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
    Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
    Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

    “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
    ~Pope St John Paul II

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      Re: Math 1 speed drills?

      Originally posted by LillianinAl View Post
      I am doing all of Math 1 with my ds, 8, who's doing SC 1, except I can't find the speed drills. Was there a small book that had those in it? I dimly remember seeing one, but I can't find it. Thanks, Lillian
      Hi, Lillian.

      Those are optional. We do not include them in SC 1, nor does MP include them in their packages.

      However, if you think they would benefit your son, you can order inexpensively here.

      Thanks-
      Cheryl

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        Re: Math 1 speed drills?

        I will say that we do them with my ds7. We just started workbook 2. We have spent several weeks on subtraction and it surprisingly had an addition speed drill. It was a great refresher of addition math facts since he has been so focused on subtraction. We typically do time them for a minute and he enjoys the competition with himself. But, there are days when the pressure is not a good thing and we simply do the drill.

        For comparisons, my son will start SC2 next fall, but use sc3 math.

        Also, I use the older speed drill version, has a duck on the cover, and it works just fine. All the lesson numbers match up. I got mine for half price because they are the older version.
        Married to DH for 14 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

        DS11- Simply Classical 5/6
        DD9- Simply Classical 5/6 (neurotypical, but schooling with big brother to save mom's sanity)
        DD 6- Classic Core First Grade

        We've completed:
        Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
        Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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          Re: Math 1 speed drills?

          Colomama, thanks for the input.

          We used speed drills in a similar way with both of my children. Sometimes timed for a little extra intensity and motivation, the drills served to heighten awareness of a need for automaticity. Other days, untimed drills served as a handy way to practice facts as review.

          I'll see if we can offer these as optional supplements for SC Arithmetic.

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            Re: Math 1 speed drills?

            I'm looking at these now in the Milestone catalog in a redirect from the link Cheryl provided. (The stand-alone product is $5.40 here: http://www.milestonebooks.com/item/1-131713/) The description states:

            This small tablet of 72 speed drills provides timed practice of addition and subtractions facts. These drills begin at lesson 28 and continue through lesson 170. Speed drills are to be given every other day. Directions for using this tablet are in the teacher's manual.

            So I'm going to crack open my teacher's manual to lesson 28 and see what's what. We might order this supplement as well. I don't know yet if we will strictly "need" it with my oldest. But odds are that among the younger kids, someone will. I think keeping it as a supplement is a good idea, though. "Speed drill" in the same sentence with "special needs" makes me panic a little
            Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
            Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
            Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
            Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

            “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
            ~Pope St John Paul II

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              Re: Math 1 speed drills?

              Breathe deeply.

              You would only use these if you had time and if you thought they would be helpful.

              If a student responds well to a timer, they can be a nice "contest" to see how many more he can execute each time. I used a colored marker to mark the ending point when the timer rang. "Look how many you completed! Good for you."

              Then I would have the student complete the remaining items, untimed.

              The next timed "contest," he/she would try to go a little further before the timer sounded.

              All of this can be kept low-key for both student and mom. Some students enjoy the challenge!

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                Re: Math 1 speed drills?

                There's one available in their discount section for $4. It probably has a dinged corner or scuffed cover.
                Married to DH for 14 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

                DS11- Simply Classical 5/6
                DD9- Simply Classical 5/6 (neurotypical, but schooling with big brother to save mom's sanity)
                DD 6- Classic Core First Grade

                We've completed:
                Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
                Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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