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Sunday, September 7, 2008

We Signed Her Up

Tool of the Trade

We received a call on Saturday afternoon for a Sunday afternoon meeting with UCMAS Canada. I am so glad that it's only a few minutes away. After discussing the program and seeing what my daughter should be able to accomplish - we signed her up.

There were a couple of students there for a make-up class (it started on Friday) so we left her there to start immediately. She was so excited, she was practically pushing us out the door (no need to worry about separation anxiety, lol). She stayed for about an hour and we were told that they were impressed with her ability, AlhamduLILLAH. I hope that she can keep up with the others because they are six years old and I don't know what kind of training they have had thus far.

I am glad that we decided to go with Singapore Math - I think the style of UCMAS and Singapore will complement one another.

Each week, she is scheduled to attend a two-hour session and complete homework (no more than twelve minutes) each day. The initial sign-up fee included her abacus, backpack and workbooks.

Tha Backpack

There are ten levels in the program, each lasting about three months, as long as the student passes the assessment with an average of 70% or higher.


After a few levels, no abacus is used; the students must picture the abacus and mentally perform a variety of math functions, i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in a limited amount of time. InshaALLAH she does well - although I am already proud of her for trying.


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