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Topic: Big Ideas Math
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Robert Hansen

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Big Ideas Math
Posted: Aug 16, 2014 1:49 AM
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We had a meet-n-greet today with my son?s 6th grade teacher (he starts Monday). They have changed to a new curriculum and his textbook is Big Ideas Math Advanced 1.

https://ca.bigideasmath.com/features/pathways_ca.php?ref=static

It seems that they are focusing on the workbook which I was only able to glance through. It is pretty thick and my early impression is that it seems to have a better sequence of topics with more focus on the details of doing math compared to the EnVision series of books he had previously.

https://ca.bigideasmath.com/review/advanced1_toc_ca.php

I won?t be able to do a full analysis until I have the book in my hands next week, but I am optimistic. I note that they chose the advanced course which probably helps. I don?t have access to to a copy of the regular course. Unfortunately, a lot of the stuff we did this summer is in the 2nd (7th grade book) and I will probably buy that one as well and bounce back and forth. The school he will be attending next year will expect (and require) preparedness. It is a real shame that you cannot find that quality in the majority of our public schools anymore.

Bob Hansen



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