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  1. You can purchase the Math Olympiad (MOEMS) contest books. These are collections of their older contests. They have full solutions in the back. Hard Math series by Glen Ellison is quite good with a solution manual. The elementary has a published solutions manual. The middle school solutions are 2/3 completed online.
  2. I don't know of a chart, but I did not bother to line them up because of how I used it. I used IP books on book behind where we were in the TB/WB. I used just worked from CWP a couple of "sections" behind in TB/WB. It functioned as "review" and going deeper. So I wouldn't start a CWP book until I was two sections into the TB/WB. We do school year round so I was not focused on finishing anything at any particular time.
  3. I also am going to suggest a completely different approach to math as well. I have friends who speak very highly of this.
  4. +1 on the suggestion about looking at any undiagnosed LDs. If you say overall things just don't click for her in anything. And that would be my highest priority in ruling those things out before moving forward with high school. And I would rule out any possible vision issues as well.
  5. I liked the fraction program put out by the people who developed Hands On Equations which I also recommend to you as I think she might benefit from a manipulative approach. It sounds like these concepts are too abstract for her.
  6. Has she ever been exposed to a manipulative like this?
  7. I think what might also be useful is running her through the review sections of the latter part of the intro of algebra book (after ch. 16) so that she can get accustomed to AOPS style and to see if she is ready for something like AOPS. Going from MUS to AOPs is a pretty drastic change in style and approach for a student who may not be exposed to discovery approach or putting in the level of effort and time that AOPS requires. MUS is not generally a curricula that is commonly used with highly math adept students. Can you borrow a copy of the textbook from your library or someone? I find the reaction to AOPs is pretty much you love it or hate it.
  8. @MamaSprout Could you tell me when during your math progression did you slot those classes in, and how long did a course on average take?
  9. Thanks @MamaSprout we will likely have to follow suit. I appreciate the info!
  10. Tagging along this discussion with this question: is EMF strictly online with no physical textbook? My son does not learn as well without a physical textbook. I keep seeing discussions about EMF...
  11. I do it for community and for enrichment. It is never our meat & potatoes of homeschooling. For us, it is about relationships and doing life together. It all depends on what your family is looking for and needs. In fact, I even serve on the board of our co-op. It's a great deal of work, but I see it as meaningful work that blesses the families in our community. It is a Christian co-op of about 120 families. We run well over 100 events annually and have usually about 50-60 different classes that serve PK-12. There's something for everyone and flexibility in allowing to choose what you would like to do. Noone has to be there all day. Some just come for a couple of classes. Others join for everything but class day. We are that odd duck co-op and have a lot of teens. 3/5 of our families have teenagers.
  12. This is not a hugely commonly used resource, but you might want to look at Outling by Remedia Publications. It focuses just on the skill of outlining and writing from an outline. Another pretty good resource is the Paragraphs series (4 books) by EPS. I am specfically making recommendations that I think are doable in an afterschooling situation. Both of these are aimed at working with struggling middle school students, but I think they are pretty good for using with younger students for the purposes of explicit instruction to improve writing in reasonable chunks without being overwhelming. I would suggest ordering from Rainbow Resource Center for the best pricing.
  13. I think I would suggest Jacob's Mathematics: A Human Endeavor. It covers math topics outside of the traditional scope and sequence. It perfectly fine and challenging for someone at that level. I am just finishing this up with my son right now to go wider in math without rushing on toward calculus. Or possibly Hard Math for Middle School by Glen Ellison which is for gifted kids. Instead of C&P and Number Theory, I might suggest the AOPS Problem Solving series. Look at Kilgallon for Middle School. Google Kilgallon and Well Trained Minds forums to read about this. You can totally do one worktext in 2 months.
  14. I'm a little confused by what you are actually considering. Is it Latin Alive? Your 2nd paragraph says you don't want to jump into Latin Alive. Then it says Latin Alive is what you are considering. FWIW, my son went from LFC B (2nd edition) - vastly more interesting and engaging than 1st edition btw - into Latin Alive - 3rd edition (no idea what is different) and is enjoying it. He's a 5th grader but really loves Latin. The workload ramped up considerably though as it should because it counts as a high school credit.
  15. I didn't see the history part. The History Bee is much easier to pull off doing as you can qualify as an individual. You just have to do the option of the multiple choice qualifying test versus a school competition bee if the rules didn't change from the last time I looked at them. The website did get signicantly revamped, but it might be worth digging through as their rules are far more accomodating to individuals than the Geo Bee.
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