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Kumon/Beestar/Gideon/Aloha etc...... Classes for kids

Discussion in 'Schoolgoers & Teens' started by Anushiv, May 21, 2007.

  1. Krishnay

    Krishnay New IL'ite

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    Re: Nice free online math service to share

    Hi
    On Beestar web site, I didnt find any practice sheets. Just the weekly tests. Am I missing the practice tests area. Please let me know.

    --Krishna
     
  2. meena texas

    meena texas New IL'ite

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    Best $20 You Can Spend - msg from my friend

    Want to give your child some extra help to excel in school? Then sign your
    child up for beestar.org programs.

    Beestar.org - Math and Reading for Kids

    The math programs are FREE. The reading and language arts programs are $20
    per semester.

    This is FAR BETTER than any book of worksheets you can buy. I strongly
    encourage you to check out the site today, sign up for the free math
    programs and test out the sample language and reading pages. This site will
    go a long way to improving your child's TAKS scores.

    **Side Note** I supplement the Language Curriculum with materials that can
    be found in regular book stores. PLEASE, please, please do NOT go buy your
    child his/her own copy of those workbooks. Doing the exact same work at home
    as we do in class will be more of a problem than it is a help.
    --
     
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  3. sprat

    sprat New IL'ite

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    Aloha Mental Arithmatics

    I am wondering if there are Aloha Mental Arithmatics classes conducted in Massachussetes (particularly nearby areas like, westborough, framingham, shrewsbury, marlborough etc).

    However it doesn matter if anyone have any information regarding the Aloha programme or any other mental arithmatics programme in conducted here at Massachussetes it will be a great help as I am looking for to enrol my kids.

    Thank you
    Sprat
     
  4. lakshmit

    lakshmit Bronze IL'ite

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    Re: Free online math in Beestar, vs paying for Kumon?

    Nancy,
    Where do u live in boston? Where do they teach this maths - u all said something about beestar... could u give me the site information and do i've to pay anything for that?

    love..
    lakshmi.
     
  5. vidhyaramkumar

    vidhyaramkumar Senior IL'ite

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    hi,
    I'm also confused in choosing with math methodology. My daughter who is 6 now, was going KUMON last year, after 4 months she lost interest saying its all repetition. From the beginning her problem is that she cant keep repeatedly do anything. Same has happened with KUMON so i stopped. I am thinking of putting her in ALOHA. Is it useful? I live in Jersey city,NJ and anybody who goes to Jersey city aloha center. Let me know how the center is?

    vidhya
     
  6. Shilpa77

    Shilpa77 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Vidhya,

    I'm planning to sign my daughter into ALOHA as well.. She's 5.5 . I've heard it is mental math - non repetitive and kids enjoy doing it and they also are given homework. I'm not aware of the one in Jersey city - I live in central NJ - so have some good feedback about the one in west windsor..

    You can actually take a tour around the center to see if she will be interested?..

    -Shilpa.
     
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  7. desigirlfromdel

    desigirlfromdel New IL'ite

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    Kumon is much much better than any other programs like Aloha , Chinese math etc ...No doubt about it! I have tried everything for my daughter
    Others is not a long term solution, Aloha is like a magic and tells you the tricks to do those calculations mentally. But Kumon is a long term solutions and builds the foundation first before moving ahead. More over Aloha just teaches 4 basic operations, but Kumon is from Pre K to College level Math and Reading program. Approach is slow, but very good. I am totally convinced with it and have seen at least 10-15 friends’ kids taking benefit from it. With others, i don’t see any benefits other than doing those 4 basics operations..
    Kumon has less of word problems, but they stress a lot upon building the foundation…So if foundation is good, word problems are nothing. they have very compressive curriculum which covers almost every topic , like fractions, algebra, integral calculus etc etc

     
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    What do they teach in kumon reading?
     
  9. kalavati

    kalavati New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    My experience with Kumon has been good. It is expensive from the financial aspect but if we can afford for education, it is one of the best we cud give our kids. My son has been going to Kumon from Grade 4, now in Grade 8 and has successfully come to Level O in Math(last level in Kumon). He has not only high scores in Kumon but also in his school. We cud see his love for Maths increase as he passed each level. Ofcourse, I need to add one thing as a parent that it is better that one of the parents should help the child throughout. It is a self-teaching method so as the child they will need our support & help. He did not go to reading so I don't have personal experience but I know from our friends that their child was reading better after attending Kumon.
     
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  10. stellaq

    stellaq New IL'ite

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    Hi, I like Kumon. The kids' attitude of study, confidence, patience and independence can be built gradually in Kumon environment. My son has been there for a long time. Since he grows older, I register him in Beestar, where he can do the free math practice, reading and vocabulary. He enjoys Beestar and gets his name on the honor roll. I think the combination of Kumon and Beestar is great.
     
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