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    Hi,

    I'm using the activity scheduler to print out my son's schedule for the year. I have a couple of questions about it.

    1. He's starting in the middle of the school year, but I can't back-date the scheduler so that the year starts last Sept. I don't see how to only select the portion of the subject that I'd like to schedule (instead of the whole subject) either. That kinda makes things more difficult than necessary.

    2. I'm not sure about the other subjects, but the order that the 5th grade math lessons are scheduled in makes little sense. The basics of division are scheduled literally hundreds of lessons after the lessons on 2 and 3 digit divisors/dividends and working with remainders. That's the most clear example, but the whole schedule just seems out of whack. Could someone take a look at it and explain to me, if there's something I'm missing?

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    Being able to back-date is a great idea. I'll put in a request and see if we can modify the program to allow that. That doesn't help you now, though.

    Option B within the scheduler allows you to schedule only a portion of the available lessons.

    The math lessons are fairly new. Instead of discarding the entire old math program, it was bundled up and placed at the end of the new program, in a chapter called Practice. None of those lessons are necessary, unless your student needs extra practice with some concept. If you ignore that final chapter, you will see that the program sequence makes sense.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    After I posted I figured out that some of what I thought were lessons were labelled practice. However, it does seem to me that maybe the old lessons should be integrated with the new.

    Maybe I haven't placed him at the correct grade level or something, but my son was struggling with the interactive (new, I guess?) math lessons. They didn't seem to be explaining the math so much as showing him a problem and its answer, expecting him to just pick up on his own how they got the answer. The older practice lessons actually explain the math and he's doing much better with them. Rather than ignoring the final chapter, we're focusing on that for now, and we'll probably go back to the newer stuff as each chapter is introduced in the practice material.

    I came across some Merrill Skilltext workbooks published in the 80s that we may substitute for his math while continuing to use time4learning for his other subjects.

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    The newer math lessons begin with a few questions designed to see if the student already knows the material. If he/she gets them right, they skip the unit. If they get them wrong, the program provides instruction. It does take some getting-used-to.
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