Yesterday I got a note to the parents from my seven year old dd's second grade teacher informing that they are piloting a new math series to see how they like it. In the past, they have used the Abeka series. This year they are going to using Bob Jones math. It would approach each concept chapter by chapter in a more concentrated way and offers extra help for those who struggle and those who are gifted. I am panicking...I only had the old traditional math that we had to memorize the addends (a new word for the numbers to find the answers) and sums (the answers...another new word for me). I only used the math that I know back in the 1970's and still use them to this day. What are the differences???????????? I've got a mental block for addition and substraction but excel at multipications and divisions, decimals, fractions and all the way up to advanced alegbra (been so long so I need to get a refresher course when my daughter reaches alegbra). If they ask us parents to help our child with "lattice" math, I would be very lost and not very helpful with my daughter. The teacher is teaching them add and substract and if they all do well, they will get into multiplication by Xmas or after New Years. HELP!