UPDATE: The books and courses have been released. Here’s the new blog post with all the info.
Update: The last math books are being published this week. I will start working on getting all the new links on the site this week. Once everything is ready, I’ll have a new post here with more info specific to each course so you can be confident about the changes and what they mean to you. All the new math books have a big NEW badge on them. The new courses when they appear in My EP will all also say NEW on them. You’ll be able to know for sure you are using the new update!
Below is the information I released before on the new Math 1, 2, and 3 courses. Here’s the new info. We’re releasing updates to Math 4 and Math 5 as well. Math 4 is getting daily fraction practice for a good part of the year, and the answer key has word problems worked out as much as we could. Math 5 is getting more examples in the lessons and parent guide as well as being reworked a little in a few places. Other little updates in the books include replacing all the bug pictures. For the bug lovers out there, there are still some, but cartoon images this time. I had also asked in the Preschool and Kindergarten facebook group for your children’s names. I used that list and worked to include lots of new names into the new math courses. 🙂
In high school, Literature and Composition II is getting a whole new course. There will be books for a complete offline course as well. Geometry is in the works, but we couldn’t get that done for this year.
The new course links will start to appear on the site in April so you can begin with the new courses if you are ready. You’ll be able to add them to My EP with Parent Add-Ons, and we’ll be making more announcements as they are added officially into the course blocks on My EP.
I’ve been working to update several of our math courses. Some other courses are getting updates, but levels 1, 2, and 3 are getting whole new courses. We typically switch in new courses around the 4th of July. By then most people are finished their school year but not starting the new year yet.
The old courses will be available for you to finish if you will find yourselves in the middle of one of those courses when summer rolls around. You should just finish out the course you are in.
The change will mostly just affect those in Level 1 Math currently. The other levels are not really introducing new content. Things are just moved around to get in some more practice with multidigit addition and subtraction in Level 2 and multiplication and division facts practice in Level 3. The only real content change takes place in Level 1 Math. In the new course, they work on all their math facts up to 9 plus 9 and 18 minus 9. That means in the new Level 2 Math they will be expected to know those.
The current online course and offline parent guide both make mention of that and ask you to practice those facts over your summer break.
We will plan on releasing all the new books to match these new courses in April. In April we will also release all the updates to the other books.