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## MUS helpBy: kanda Oct 12, 2017 09:10:AM
My son just started MUS Algebra 1. We have used CLE math for the last several years, and he has done very well with it. He always scored very high on quizzes and tests, and learned new material quickly. But he is not doing well with MUS at all. I know it's a different approach, but I kind of thought Algebra was Algebra. I'm not really sure what to do now. He will watch the DVD, and claim he has no idea what Steve is talking about. I'm not really much of a help, since math isn't my strong point. Is it the program, or does he just need more help with math? Keep in mind, this is a very intelligent child who has never struggled with math, ever. He pretty much taught himself the lessons from CLE, and only ever asked me to help him once in a blue moon. |

## re: MUS helpBy: Farmschool Oct 12, 2017 09:22:AM
The neighbor kinds are helping my DD. Its way over my head. DH corrects it. |

## re: MUS helpBy: derf Oct 12, 2017 09:43:AM
1st of all...do take the readiness test for Algebra...if there are any gaps it will show where he needs to get things straight. remember, they all have different scopes and sequences...teaching at different timing, different things.Doesn't make one better or worse than the other BUT you must take that into account when going from one program to another. |

## re: MUS helpBy: terry Oct 12, 2017 10:34:AM
They are very different approaches. If your son did well with teaching himself CLE, I would go back to using that method either with CLE's new algebra or another math which uses a spiral approach. Some do very well with self-teaching Saxon, and there are a variety of instructional DVDs available if that becomes necessary. Be sure to give a placement test whenever you switch maths. |

## re: MUS helpBy: Melanie32 Oct 12, 2017 03:38:PM
If this same case scenario were taking place during the primary years, I would recommend sticking with CLE. However, many, many students get bogged down in Algebra, regardless of the curriculum. |

## re: MUS helpBy: faithandfamily Oct 12, 2017 08:20:PM
My ds who is normally pretty bright in math, still struggled with MUS Algebra 1. It just took him time to grasp; he even went back through the book a second time in the summer before Algebra 2. |

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