Well Trained Mind Press is publishing the Math with Confidence series because we believe that Kate Snow’s methods most closely align with the principles and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind, 4th Edition. We plan to publish a grade level each year. Kindergarten was released in Spring 2020, and 1st grade is on schedule for Spring 2021, 2nd grade for Spring 2022, and so on through 4th grade.
Your student may be a grade ahead of or behind our scheduled release years. That can happen with any new grade-leveled curricula. We understand that can be disappointing. Sometimes, it is possible to become part of a pilot program to test the curriculum, but pilot testing typically occurs 2 years before the curriculum comes to market because publishing each grade level is a three-year process. Because of this, you may have missed the pilot program.
If your student is out of synch with the publication schedule for Math with Confidence, please take a look at the author’s recommendations for alternative curricula that might suit your student. Kate Snow has thought a lot about this over the years, and makes good recommendations on her website for alternative curricula and adaptations you can make to help your student excel.
We are creating and publishing Math With Confidence because we believe in its excellence. But the fact is that millions of homeschool students have learned their arithmetic before now using other curricula. Your children will be fine with a curriculum that suits you and your family and that you use faithfully.
We're sorry we couldn't make this curriculum work for you, but we hope you and your family will be able to enjoy our other curricula, including Kate's Math Facts That Stick series.