I know this is highly kid dependent so no one can tell me specifically what to do, but I need help in figuring out how to develop the feel for knowing how to accelerate math for my son. Are there tips and tricks (or old threads) on how you gauge when you hit the right pace with a kid where they are being challenged but no overwhelmed?
My son is bored. He's 6 and he understands place value, addition and subtraction although he hasn't memorized all of the facts- but he definitely is getting there quickly. I know that is something to keep working on, but I don't want to stall him out progression wise while we work on that, I feel like we can keep going. I posted on general for some ideas of fun BA like math supplements for his age and am receiving ideas, but what I'm also trying to figure out is how to accelerate him without missing anything. I left RS-B for MM1, but I placed him too low in MM apparently and he's bored out of his mind. I'm going to buy the rest of the MM collection next month if it goes on sale on HSBCO so I can try and jump to MM2 perhaps and see if it's better. We're doing Beast 2A on the side 3x a week, but we're almost done with the book and B isn't out. I have MUS Alpha for his little sister, but I flipped through it tonight and he would already ace all but maybe 5 lessons max.
I can't figure him out. He needs very little repetition or demonstration. But I don't understand how to know how far to push how fast. How do you do it? He's still so little, but he LOVES math and wants to learn more. Do I just add supplements and living books and keep going in his age progression, or do I push and skip forward and then fill in holes as they appear? Please help. I haven't had a kid like this before and don't know what to do.