Singapore Math/Primary Mathematics is one of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks. She posted a review of Singapore Math® Live at the bottom of her review of Singapore Math. Click here (and scroll down to the bottom) to see her review of Singapore Math/Primary Mathematics AND her review of Singapore Math® Live.
Homeschool families tell me....
Ever since we started with your online video program, math seems to not be a struggle to start. In the past, he (we?) dreaded math, and I feel like we rushed in the beginning to "just get through it" for the day. But he enjoys your videos (as do I!) and for some reason, just by starting with them it has made math more enjoyable for both of us! No more fussing about math before we even open the book! Maybe just the fact that someone else is explaining things makes it better? I don't know what it is for sure, but it's working! Thank you for putting this program together! I look forward to using it throughout our homeschooling journey! Lindsey from Nebraska
Thank you for the student recordings! My girls enjoy them and it makes math so much easier for me!! Dawn (parent)
Being new to the Singapore Math approach, I was a little intimidated about attempting this curriculum, and was looking for instructional support for me and sound teaching for my son. Brenda Barnett’s video lectures and work samples helped illustrate thought processes and problem solving strategies in a simple, accessible way. Her videos provided the essential tool of help at our fingertips when we were wrestling with challenging problems. This program helped my son develop perseverance in problem solving and improved his ability to think and reason through a math problem logically, using multiple strategies. From a teaching perspective, I also benefited from Brenda’s insight and encouragement. Her enthusiasm for the subject matter is contagious and her approach is relaxed and patient. Thanks for providing the tools that made our homeschool adventure successful. M.K. Nelson (parent)
Your video recordings are excellent! My daughter loves how you simplify solving complex problems. Even though she gets a problem right, I still have her view your method of solving the problem because of all the little extra helpful nuggets you provide step-by-step in the solution. The quality of your voice, the pace of instruction, and the visual drawings that make the abstract become concrete all together facilitate the process of understanding what the problem is asking and how to properly set it up. I could go on and on but will end by saying if it wasn't for your recordings, we wouldn't be able to realize the benefit of solving all the Intensive Practice 6 problems. Even though our daughter is gifted, and I earned a 4.0 in college three decades ago, a few of the IP 6 problems have stumped us good. Brenda Barnett's Singaporemathlive.com recordings have been an indispensable tool for me and my daughter! A parent from Michigan
I am not a mathematically inclined person and have been attempting to teach Singapore Math to my children for the past few years. It has been a huge struggle for me and has gotten more difficult the further we have progressed in the curriculum. Before I heard about Singapore Math® Live, I had seriously considered choosing another curriculum, because I could not understand this well enough to teach it to my children. I decided to give Singapore Math® Live a try and am so glad I did! Teaching Singapore Math® has become so much easier. I have unlimited access to the videos for the entire school year and can go watch them over again if I need to. I understand how amazing the curriculum is and am so glad that I now have the tools I need to teach it well. I am looking forward to watching my children succeed in math and receive a strong math foundation. Esther from TX
I love Singapore Math®. The syllabus that you give has been so helpful to organize our day. Also, the video recordings have given me the confidence to teach the material. Thank you for your availability to chat and answer my questions. Emily from CA
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Brenda is a line by line, no frills, but lots of meat kind of teacher. She clearly knows her subject. Singaporemathlive.com has equipped me to tackle the hard problems and help my son do the same. In the past, I would put down the book and skip to an easier problem. Now, we take a deep breath and find the problem worked out on a video step by step.
This semester is the first time that my son finished all three books on time. (Math Workbook, Intensive Practice and Math Word Problems) We didn’t even attempt all three last year. We didn’t even finish one of them. Brenda has a syllabus that we diligently followed. With her guidance, I had felt like I could challenge my son to do more math each day. He felt good about his progress as well.
It’s hard to put into words how empowered I have felt with Brenda by my side. I am greatly encouraged by how much my son and I are learning. Math is not a stumbling block any longer.
Tami from TX
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