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  1. Older dd received AA from CC & WA state diploma simultaneously. She enrolled at UW as a junior at age 18 but opted to double major, add a minor and study abroad. Looking down the road at master's programs currently as she's finishing up senior year. She's in no hurry to leave academia, it would appear. ? Dd15 is full-time CC and working toward pre-Nursing AA. She will hopefully receive direct-admit to dream BSN program. If not, she'll apply as freshman to many nursing schools and see what happens. She's pursuing BSN and eventually DNP so she's in no hurry as well. I'm only familiar with the way WA and OR handle CC credits. I do know that east coast schools were not impressed with CC credits a few years ago when older dd was applying. They told us they preferred IB and AP. Hope that helps ?
  2. What a hoot to find this 'old' thread on top today. I'm convinced the combo of pre alg methods helped dd adequately prepare for her current algebra 1 class this year at her public school. She enjoys helping the students at her table and considers it her favorite class. I wish she had more practice problems to work on at home -- so I recently registered her for Alcumus. I almost have her talked in to working through some of aops intro to alg. Her teacher emailed me this week: "Abi is typically the student who jumps right into the problems and completes them before the rest of the class!" Thanks for reviving this thread. I love reading how everyone is doing these days. :)
  3. I love your idea of using the MUS videos as a supplement. Regarding Ben/CR... After spending a fair amount of time with him and his boys in Hawaii, I have a much better understanding of his personality and where he gets that 'vibe' that you mentioned. He has quite a backstory. I know he rubs some folks the wrong way. He's been 'playing math' with my girls via google chat. They enjoy him and his out-of-the-box thinking. Glad to hear others are learning from his methodology. I bought his blocks to make it easier for my girls to do math with him online. The MUS blocks & C-rods have received a lot of mileage around here over the last few months thanks to MUS, CR & Rosie. These manipulative-based programs can be used with other math materials. It's ok to mix & match. :)
  4. Dh (yesterday): "Abi, What math do you want to do with me today?" Dd9: "Life of Fred Advanced Algebra. It's my favorite book!"
  5. Me to dd9 this morning: "I have to take Aly to violin. Your math is downstairs on the table. The video is ready. Just hit play." She then watches the MUS alg video for lesson 25 (difference of squares) and yells upstairs, "Can I do as many lessons as I want? This is fun!" :001_smile:
  6. I am correcting myself now. MUS is the best alg for a youngster. Thank you, 8, for unknowingly prompting me to take a look at MUS alg 1 (honors). I am adding tougher word problems to the mix from AoPS. Thanks!
  7. :001_smile: HoE is genius. Today she figured out how to add the opposite of a number -- on her own. She hadn't used the green cubes in that way before. She also chose to use the 'symbols' this time on the white board. Her mental capacity has changed so much since the last time she did HoE (6 months ago).
  8. Dd7 to me this morning (Saturday): "Mom, wake up! You said we could do Hands On Equations today!" Me: "Ok, Let me get my coffee." :tongue_smilie: Aly: "Yipee!" (Pics here.)
  9. Dh to me today: "Honey, you look nice this morning." Dd8 to dh: "Does she make your torches burn bright?" (Romeo & Juliet):tongue_smilie:
  10. Abi, age 8, Week 4, Day 1 Effie acquired a dragon in her eye, but her brother received a dragon, the size of an earwig, in his tea. They curiously peered at their new visitors as the dragons grew bigger each day. Large and small dragons destroyed houses all over the country, while most of the small ones ate the butter. The dragons as big as dogs jumped in the baths, making the water smoke. Some dragons bit and snapped, but large ones hid in the beds and ate lettuce. Many people killed and burned them, but still they failed to purge them from the country. Note: I allowed 5 sentences rather than 4. I see why SWB taught thesaurus use last week. It is dd's new best friend.
  11. Today... Me: Abi, You need a good lunch before science class. Abi: Not too much food though. "A full meal makes a slow mongoose." Me: Who said that? Abi: Rikki-Tikki :)
  12. Today.... Me: Girls, I downloaded The Elements app. Here. Abi: Thanks! You're the best mom ever! (opens the app) Aly, look! Carbon! (an hour later) Me: Have you guys been playing with it this whole time? Abi: Yes, It's amazing! We love it!
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