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    #83111 - 08/20/10 08:18 PM Go Math! review needed
    moni Offline
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    Registered: 11/29/07
    Posts: 68
    Loc: Delaware
    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone here has had experience with the Go Math Florida curriculum. It is fairly new and our school district will be implementing it I think as a pilot program this year. My DS9 in 5th grade will be one of the guinea pigs. smile Please share what you know about the curriculum. Thanks.

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    #84418 - 09/06/10 08:32 AM Re: Go Math! review needed [Re: moni]
    DorothyS Offline
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    Registered: 02/20/09
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    I'm in Broward county that is using the Go Math series this year for the first time. I must say I'm not impressed at all. Granted it has only been 2 weeks of school. My DD in 4th is using it and I don't see any new concepts being introduced that were not in the series she used last year in 3rd grade for almost 1/2 the book. The vocabulary has changed quite a bit and the methods they want the kids to learn how to do the problems, but for children who are either advanced in math or further along in their elementary years I can't say I'm very excited about it.

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    #111685 - 09/13/11 07:24 PM Re: Go Math! review needed [Re: moni]
    jisla Offline
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    Registered: 09/13/11
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    I'm the parent of a 10-year old in a Miami-Dade County school. My wife is the one who normally tutors our child and helps her through homework, but I step in now and then to change the pace, or to defuse the frustration the two experience with this "new math." I have been witnessing a most convoluted and needlessly complicated system of math since our child was first exposed to Go Math! Florida the last school year. My wife and I, two highly educated adults (a J.D. and an M.P.A.), have each been doing practical math problems throughout more than 30 years of professional life, and now have to struggle with 10-step formulas for a simple division problem that can be solved in two or three steps. Maybe I'm missing "the big picture" of this system's "deep understanding" of math, but I doubt it. I vote for the straight forward math.

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    #112624 - 09/28/11 12:19 PM Re: Go Math! review needed [Re: moni]
    doclori Offline
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    Registered: 09/02/11
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    Loc: Miami, FL
    I have kids in K and 1 in a Miami-Dade public school. Granted, they're learning K and 1 stuff, but they've both complained about the slow pace and general easiness of the math. There's been a lot of counting to five, and 0+0 type math. Nobody in my family is a fan of Go Math.

    On the bright side, the online version of Go Math has links to related lessons on Destination Math (also available on Riverdeep). Both my kids love Destination Math, and they learn the concepts readily in that format.

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