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  1. My kids have over the years done various things independently: handwriting, CTC word roots vocabulary app, Fix-It Grammar, spelling workbooks, free reading, math review work, reading the history encyclopedia entry that goes with our SOTW chapter, typing, and some simple writing assignments.
  2. This page might help; it has timeline figures listed by chapter along with dates. If that doesn't work, there are a lot of resources on that site that may have what you need. http://da1.redshift.com/~bonajo/sotw3tl.htm
  3. She will tell me that 100 is ten tens and that 200 is two hundreds. We've used base ten blocks (both physical and drawn) and an abacus. She can regroup during addition and subtraction. It's part of why I'm having a hard time figuring out where the issue is.
  4. I played around with math with her today. She can find a number minus one as long as the first number is 100 or less. When I gave her 190-1, she told me she doesn't know what number comes before because she hasn't counted that high. I gave her 90-1 as a "helper problem", and then she could figure it out. She still couldn't tell me 200-1 though until I had her count up from 195. When asked to round something like 137 to the nearest 10, she had a roundabout way of doing it. She subtracted 7 units to get 130. Then she added 3 to 137 to get 140. Then she compared how far 137 was from the two closest tens by comparing 7 and 3. Finally she got the answer of 140. There seems to be some kind of disconnect where she doesn't immediately know the next and previous whole ten once we get into three digit numbers. Both the one less problems and the rounding problems seem to point that way.
  5. At first my daughter breezed through math. She finished her kindergarten math program so early that I had her do MEP 1A to finish out her Kindergarten year. Then she did all of MM 1 in first grade and has been doing bits of MM 2A and BA 2A+2B for the remainder of the year. But my child has a really hard time with certain problems, and I think it may be a gap in her understanding of place value. She knows her 10-facts cold from playing many games of "go to the dump". She can do problems like 188+12 or 198+2 easily in her head. She can do 200-198. She can tell me that 4+3=7 means that 3+4=7, 7-4=3, and 7-3=4. She can do 87-55 easily. She can even handle 74-6 by regrouping. But when faced with something like 200-2, she freezes. I think that if I told her to regroup twice, she could--but she really shouldn't need to regroup at all for a problem like that, especially since she knows 198+2 and 200-198. Where do you think the gap in her understanding is? How can I help her with this?
  6. If did want to come back and share that part of my decision was based on the fact that my daughter gets bored with rote computation style problems. After looking over the scant samples I could find of various spiral options, I think she would wilt with a more standard pre-algebra curriculum. She doesn't mind occasional rote computation, and it can be good for review, but a whole page of it bothers her.
  7. My daughter is up for trying AoPS PreA. So what we're going to try is to use that but add in Khan academy for spiral review. I'm not quite sure how I'll do that, I'll probably manually assign stuff for her to do that I think she'd benefit from seeing again.
  8. You could try the "do you need this?" tests from AoPS and use what they get wrong to guide you in what chapters to cover.
  9. I'm in a state that requires testing for homeschool students. I figure that if we have to take the time and money to test, I may as well choose one that gives me useful information. I've found something workable for me for elementary years, but I'm having trouble finding something for accelerated learners in middle school. My oldest did the MAP test this year. I thought that since it was adaptive and I was able to find the norms that it could be useful. When he took it, I saw some of the questions it gave him. They were definitely high school level math and reading questions that he was getting tested on, and his score is near the ceiling of what I've read the test can accurately measure. So I'm thinking this may not be a useful one to do next year. I'm debating having him do the SAT, figuring that an out of level test might be more useful. We're not interested in talent search or GT programs. How does a middle schooler with no photo ID take the SAT? Are score reports useful? Are they still useful if it is taken on the young side by someone not profoundly gifted? He'll be studying geometry next year, if that makes a difference. Are there other standardized tests that I should look into?
  10. You can get unit 1 to preview at this site: https://homeschool-101.com/generalscience
  11. I think the pace of the online AoPS PreA class would be too fast for her, and she likes having me as a teacher. Unless you were just referring to Alcumus as the online portion. I know Alcumus does some review, but I'm not sure it is frequent enough to keep things remembered. Does review come up more often if you work to green instead of blue before moving to the next topic? I'm looking for her PreA work to solidify elementary math and boost her confidence while preparing her for Algebra. At this point I'm not sure if AoPS Algebra or Jacob's Algebra will be a better fit for her. If one could go from TT PreA to Jacobs or AoPS Algebra, I'd be willing to do it.
  12. My daughter is good at math, but is also good at forgetting if she doesn't use something. A quick review brings it back, but she gets discouraged that she has to have the review in the first place. Right now she's working in Beast Academy 5C. I'm looking ahead to Pre-Algebra. I think she could handle AOPS Pre-A, but I'm also thinking she might gain more confidence if we do a spiral pre-algebra program. Other than Saxon, what spiral Pre-A programs are out there? ETA: I don't want an online or video based curriculum; I prefer a textbook, workbook, or other physical resource.
  13. I plan on using Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations (Hewitt, etc) next year with my son. It's, unfortunately, out of print, but used copies are still easy enough to find.
  14. So what would be different about this compared to just programming python on a normal computer?
  15. I like Summarized Bible: OT: https://books.google.com/books?id=FUdDAAAAIAAJ NT: https://books.google.com/books?id=4EZDAAAAIAAJ
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