Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Go Math vs My Math

Greetings everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week.
Our school is doing our math textbook adoption. We have narrowed it down between Go Math by Houghton Mufflin Harcourt or My Math by McGraw-Hill. I need some feedback from all of you in this wonderful bloggy land. If you use either of these programs, I'd LOVE to hear from you! Please tell me the good and bad, pros and cons, likes and dislikes for first grade. Just comment below.
Thanks for your help!



5 comments:

Janine said...

I love Go Math! I didn't at first, but then I was trained by the author of the book and it changed my point of view. I have held several trainings on how to use Go Math and I can share my PowerPoint with you, if you would like it. Just email me: pinksmyink@gmail.com and I will send it to you. If you have any questions after you take a look, just ask and I will guide you in the right direction.

In short, Go Math is based on metacognition. It has our students think about thinking and once you see them get it, you will know that the sky is the limit!

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Unknown said...

We are also choosing between Go Math and My Math at our school. I thought My Math had a more impressive presentation, but I still am not sure which to choose. - Heather Stewart

Sarah Robinson said...

I teach Go Math. This year in Granite, a little farther north than you, we started it and I must admit, at first it was rough. But the more I teach it, the more I see the greatness in the curriculum. So many of my kids are getting really complex concepts without a lot of outside help. I am not having to supplement a lot. There are still thing I adapt or add additional practice in a new way, but I am really liking it. For example, I am teaching time. In a pre test, my students were able to answer time questions right about 16% of the time. With 2 days, 1 on hour and 1 on half hour, my scores have risen to about 78%. There is some real power in what it does, but it also leaves a lot of room for individual interpretation that a lot of programs do not. This is not a scripted program in any way. I also like the technology component that Go Math has. It has Curious George talk them through the concepts it the to with by type format as well as really fun games that are very computer game-esque that my students love.

I hope that helps. I do not know anything about My Math, but I am really starting to like Go Math. -Sarah Robinson

cdeforge said...

I piloted MY MATH last year and absolutely loved the program!!!
Written directly to the Commom core.
I teach a Multiage first/second grade math class of lower level kids. My second graders this year are way ahead from previous years.
Unfortunately for me my school adopted Singapore:(
My first graders are way behind from what they would be with My Math!! I Loved every part of the program! The technology piece, the workbooks( problem solving is hard at first but the kids learn so much more),and the teacher manual is friendly! I'm still using parts of it because my kids last year learned everything so nicely!

Kristy said...

We use Go Math and I'm not terribly impressed with it. We are supposed to get the new common core version next year, so that one may be different, but the one we're using now does not give a lot of time to concepts. For example, they teach doubles +1 and doubles -1 in the same lesson and suggest 1 day for that lesson. Hahaha! We spend about 2 weeks on that concept. It seems to just skim over concepts too quickly.