I expect to be in much the same boat as my 8 year old is finishing up SM5 and BA4 right now, but I don't particularly want to jump into Pre-Algebra right away. We do lots of enrichment already (cryptography, basic graph theory, some basic number theory, etc), and looking through a lot of other resources (Zacarro, Hard Maths, LoF, etc.) doesn't provide much that's new to him (we did all the LoF up through Jelly Beans, I think? But he did get bored with them so we quit. Same with Khan academy). I'd really like to spend some time with more fun topics (more number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, etc. I'd even consider gambling, voting methods, fair division, artsy stuff like tilings and tesselations, etc.) before moving on to Pre-Alg because I don't think he's ready for the level of attention to detail that he'd need for something like pre-Alg, even though he certainly gets the concepts (he's already finished the DragonBox Algebra 12 and Elements multiple times).
So my question is this: while I could certainly create my own "kid-friendly" version of this sort of curriculum, I feel like that could be a black hole, and so am wondering what other options there might be. Are the AoPS combinatorics and NT books accessible to a kid who can "get" algebra concepts - but hasn't actually done a full algebra course? What about the EoM ones? Are there other options?
FWIW, we do still have fine motor issues over here, and while I'm not opposed to scribing for him some, I do have four kids (2-8) all vying for my time...
Edited by 4kookiekids, 28 October 2017 - 04:38 PM.