A little backstory . . .
My younger DD, who turned 12 in August, is a struggling learner. Once it fact is locked in her brain, it is in. BUT it is kind of random what facts make it in her brain to stick. For example:
* she still struggles with left and right, but can tell you without fail that there are 5280 feet in a mile BUT can't remember that there are 12 inches in a foot
* she knows her basic facts pretty well - probably ready for some review drills, but overall knows her addition and multiplication.
* she knows how to divide and subtract but often leaves out steps
* she knows her basic fraction operations, but mixes them up from time to time
* she still struggles with place value - especially anything over 1000
We have done Math U See since Primer. She really struggled with the Epsilon book and ended up going through it about 3 times.
She does not work independently at all. She needs me to coach her through each problem.
I am agonizing over this decision. We just started MUS Zeta and are already struggling with the place value for decimals/fractions. Do I take it slow and continue to work through? Do I figure we have enough emotional baggage with MUS after Zeta and switch? Our Co-op is switching to Saxon next year. I was looking at the placement tests for Saxon and have no idea where it would place her. The repetition of Saxon MIGHT help her, but I'm not sure. We went through Life of Fred over the summer and enjoyed it, but the fraction/decimals books are too much for her.
I am at a loss and really struggling with this today. Feeling pretty discouraged. Thoughts? Ideas?