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  1. I haven't read above replies thoroughly. AoPS Prealgebra has videos you can use to teach many of the topics. And the text is written to the student so that they can self teach. You might consider not enrolling in a class and just learning from the book and videos. Unless you really need to provide a grade or something like that? DD is 11 in AoPS Prealgebra transitioned this year from MEP 6. DS is 9 in BA 4. I think the transition from BA to AoPS should not be terribly difficult and if she's already self teaching BA, if you do not need a grade, I would think AoPS Prealgebra with the videos would be fine. That way you are not tied in to the pace of a class.
  2. We're going to try Getting Started with Latin. She's excited! Thank you for your help!
  3. We came off of MEP 6 to AOPS Pre-Algebra, which level do you think we could start looking for something interesting?
  4. I am thinking about having DD take a break from AOPS for the summer, but I think she probably won't tolerate no math at all--even easy math might be too boring to avert tantrums and "I'm BOOORED". I just feel like her brain needs to get a little more abstract reasoning capability before I move her on to Algebra. Is there anything sort of fun, but challenging (preferably NOT online) that we could use to break things up until the fall? I'm having her do some coding but I don't have enough for the entire summer--plus I'm not entirely sure she loves coding that much that she'd want to do it every day. We used to use Upper Elementary Challenge Math (which she only sometimes found challenging) but she's pretty much got that covered now with Prealgebra. Would Challenge Math be challenging enough or would you suggest something else? She might even be open to reading math history. Suggestions?
  5. This is what I am thinking, just trying to figure out which Latin/Greek curricula are good for self teaching at that age and if people find that going directly to Greek is harder than doing Latin and then Greek.
  6. We've done both levels of Caesar's English already.
  7. I can relate and am following. We've been ok about discouraging arguing for the sake of arguing. We treat it as disobedience and he gets counted (a la 1, 2, 3 Magic). We've had a LOT of conversations in our house about respectful speech (cuz my kids are both 2e ADHD so we get a lot of thoughtless words), and I will say that when he delivers his questions respectfully, it helps. Also, we've talked some about how you can be right, but the way you say it makes it wrong. However, I am the same way when it comes to words and pickiness. I am not trying to be annoying. I am trying to pick my way to understand what you are trying to say among what seems to me to be a lot of different possibilities. It bothers the heck out of my husband sometimes but I really do not understand sometimes. So I try to be gentle with my arguer and discern whether he means to be disrespectful and argumentative, or if he truly is asking for clarification.
  8. DD loves words. However, I started her early in Michael Clay Thompson and she is 11 and using Word within the Word, which is just ... too dry, too much. She's learning but she's not enjoying it. I'm thinking to stop at some point soon and come back to it later. However, she does love words! I think she would enjoy doing something vocabulary/grammar wise, just not MCT. I was thinking Latin/Greek might be good for her but I don't have the energy to learn a second foreign language (our first is Chinese and I only know enough Koine Greek to be dangerous) plus teach AOPS. She's just 11, but she might, if she's interested (and she said she was a couple of years ago), teach herself. Suggestions?
  9. Have you checked out MEP's A level materials or high school materials? I thought I saw at least a short unit on discrete math(s) there. I have only used MEP 1-6, so I don't know much about it, but it would be free.
  10. A live tutor is best. However, if that isn't in your price range and your child is alreadyin a class setting, perhaps the app Chinese Skill would be an ok supplement. I think it is probably better for spoken than written Chinese and I haven't stumbled on any totally inappropriate content (though there may be a unit on "relationships" further on). Hello Chinese is similar, but there are fewer free lessons with that. Not ok as a stand alone curric, though definitely better than Duolingo. If they are advanced, you might also try some of the material from Xuele (Ministry of Education, Singapore), however that is all in Mandarin, even the instructions. If you want to use it, you may have to understand some minimal amount of Chinese yourself, depending on how much they understand. I like the videos. They are kid friendly and good for listening skills.
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