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  1. The reason I asked is that you said he had learning disabilities. Depending on the disability, this can make passing tests like the GED difficult even if the student knows the material. I would never suggest that you do that. The idea would be to give him credit for life stuff that you consider to be credit worthy in order to check some of the elective boxes. For example, I gave one of my sons a PE credit for several sailing courses he did through the parks department combined with a week long overnight sailing camp. I gave the other one an art credit for his improvisation work in
  2. Do you think he could pass the GED? Is there any way you could give him credit for life stuff? Could you work with him to knock out some credits in a hurry? By "work with him," I mean actually sit with him and do the work in an interactive way.
  3. I stopped making breakfast and lunch for anyone other than myself when my younger son was probably 7. Very freeing!
  4. Does he need a class that will be accepted by his b&m school or is he homeschooled? If the latter, how about one of the Bravewriter courses for high school students? If he did a class like this--https://bravewriter.com/online-classes/mla-research-essay--he could pair it with readings on a topic of interest to him.
  5. Just to clarify--I am all about kids understanding why. My memory of videotext is that it seemed to overcomplicate things for the sake of overcomplicating them. If she just wants to memorize formulas, I'd make it my life's mission to undo that impulse.
  6. I don't remember this specifically about VideoText, but what I do remember is that they tended to overcomplicate things. We jumped ship to Jacobs and it was like a breath of fresh air. If you want video lessons, take a look at Derek Owens or Math Without Borders. Neither uses Jacobs, but both are excellent.
  7. Unfortunately this sounds more like a marriage problem than a Christmas decoration problem.
  8. It seems to me that you went to the store because you had a certain look in mind for your yard, and you not only didn't get that, you got something that (at best) you don't particularly like. I think that the problem isn't whether we think this particular item is in poor taste, it's whether you think it is and are embarrassed by it. If so, it should come down. Regardless, you should be sure to add decorations that make you happy.
  9. I can't answer the poll because it absolutely depends on who I'm texting. My sons--if it's not within a few minutes, I'm thinking about calling out the National Guard. My mother--it could be a week.
  10. You just have to reduce the amount you consume gradually. Doing it all at once is a recipe for disaster. I've done it by gradually adding a higher fraction of decaf beans to make my coffee. It may take a few weeks, but it's painless.
  11. It is a college level text, so I'd expect the questions to be college level. In general, I've found it more difficult to find instructor resources for college level texts, partly because they tend to be restricted resources that are no longer available as hard copies (it used to be that the hard copies would end up in the used market) and partly because they assume that the people teaching the courses are actually experts in the field (which is not the case with high school materials). That said, thank you for posting about this book! I've been interested to find a college level America
  12. My older son used the old version of TT Geometry back before it went online. It was a solid non-honors level program. The new version is quite different in that they made practically every problem multiple choice. I've reviewed the new version extensively, and because of the multiple choice thing, I do not recommend it. I haven't used Saxon text, so I can't comment on that. I know what you mean about Jacobs. I will say that the second edition of Jacobs is much more straightforward than the third.
  13. Having taken both (not at the same time) many, many, many years ago, I vastly prefer LSD to mushrooms, since mushrooms cause nausea. I don't know if pure psilocybin would have the same problem or not.
  14. When my younger (gifted) son was in 1st grade, he did narration and copy work only. This looked like him telling me about what he was learning in history (and sometimes science), me writing it down, and him then copying a sentence or two from that.
  15. My 24yo son has dyslexia and is also gifted. When he was young his dyslexia masked his giftedness. At age 17.5 his reading score on the ACT was at the 93rd percentile, but it was split--97th percentile for social studies/science and 86th percentile for arts/literature. His ACT science score (which I consider to be related to reading comprehension) was at the 99th percentile. He had 1.5x extended time. When he was in college, he never said anything about having trouble with the reading, and I don't think he did. He has no problems in his adult life reading (and writing) highly technic
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