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  1. Laurie
    October 13, 2018 @ 6:25 pm

    Singapore Math does have tests to determine placements.

  2. Heidi
    October 14, 2018 @ 8:08 am

    Thank you Laurie! I didn’t know that! Can you leave a link to where you find them so that I may add it?

  3. Brianna
    October 17, 2018 @ 11:41 pm

    Yes, singapore does have placement tests and the best description of how to use them that I’ve seen is on the Sonlight website. Also, the U.S. edition relies on the parent to determine what to do each day but the newer editions (standards, common core, dimensions divide things up more in the manuals so you know how much to do in a lesson.

  4. Heidi
    October 18, 2018 @ 11:41 am

    Thank you so much Brianna! This is great information!

  5. Joyce
    January 5, 2019 @ 10:11 am

    Thank you for this!
    We just jumped from Singapore to CTC this January, and I’m not sure how to proceed. If it was the beginning of the year, I would just see that they complete all lessons. But mid year I’m not sure.

    My 4th grader was behind in Singapore. She struggles with math and is a slow worker. If we ever get behind it seems impossible to catch up, because she’s just not capable of increasing the number of problems she does in a day. We’ve also been working daily on multiplication tables for forever, but progress is sloooowww.

    My 2nd grader likes math and was advanced, but we had him in public school for a bit and just pulled him in December. So I don’t know what he knows, and he’s lost ground while being in public school. When we sent him to public school for first grade, he just about knew all his sister’s multiplication table questions.

    Any tips on how to plan the rest of our school year with CTC math? What do your kids do in a day with CTC math?

  6. Heidi
    January 7, 2019 @ 5:18 pm

    I would suggest having them take a CTC placement test. Then just begin where they fall and work through a lesson each day. Each of my kids work differently and things have changed from year to year. Kids that math comes easy to you may want to have them work more lessons per day. Kids that are struggling may just need to work a certain length of time and what they get done in that time is what they get done. I have had 3 kids use the same math program with two needing double the time to complete a lesson than their sibling. Each child is different. It sounds random but sometimes you just need to try different variations and see what sticks. I have one who hates math – therefore my suggestion would be to do it first and get it done. But she feels the opposite. She chooses to do it last because it marks the day done when she finishes it.

  7. Joyce
    January 17, 2019 @ 8:07 am

    So that would be like 15 diagnostic tests, right?

  8. Heidi
    January 17, 2019 @ 10:09 am

    I’m not sure what you are referring to Joyce. Could you be more specific?

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