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  1. Hello, two years ago my 14 year old sister completed 7th grade at a public school, and then moved to a different country where she was kept behind at 7th grade due to factors out of her control. She's expressed disdain at the math being well below what she's capable of (she called it "painfully simple algebra" when I asked what she was studying). Although it's an English medium school, the country's national language isn't English (hers is) so English is basic as well. She's very smart, even for her age. We're also considering this a "trial run" for homeschooling highschool. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for sources to use for catching her up over the summer. Currently, I'm considering quickly going over Foerster algebra 1 and then starting either AoPS geometry or moving onto Foerster's algebra 2. (I'm not too confident in my ability to teach geometry so we might switch it out for Kiselev vol. 1) For English, I was thinking about using writing strands level 4 or 5 (which?) along with The Best Grammar Workbook Ever. She'd like to start AP Biology this year if possible, so we might go over the important concepts from biology and chemistry along with a crash course in Anki if time permits. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions? Anything helps!
  2. All, I thought I would let you know about this online math program by TenMarks which is free over the Summer. It is an Amazon company. http://www.tenmarks.com/ I am curious if anyone has used them before? They are also aligned with the CCS like many other products. But I prefer not to go on a tangent discussing that aspect. Thanks,
  3. I thought about PMing regarding this but then decided to ask here b/c I thought others may be interested in learning more, too. :) You mentioned the concept of overteaching in a math thread recently. (And I should add that I may not be remembering exactly what it is called. Apologies in advance if I'm using an incorrect term). I would love to learn more. I have realized that I have somewhat done ds8 a disservice in this area when it comes to math. He has flown through all his math until recently. Now that we are up to more advance concepts where he is working multi-step problems issues are starting to creep in. Problems that may not have arisen if I had spent more time in the younger years really solidifying concepts and skills and not just pushing on ahead b/c he was making 100% on all his papers. When it comes to math, he has always gotten the "what and how" but I am wishing I had spent more time developing the "why". I also wish I would have spent more time working on basic drill math facts so that in these long problems a simple error wouldn't force him to rework a 4 step problem. :001_huh: I think about when dh was starting to teach me tennis. He talked about muscle memory and that I had to hit 100's and even 1000's of balls over and over with correct form so that I could begin to do it automatically without even having to think about it. Is this "overteaching" in a nutshell? Also, what curriculum areas does this apply to? I am now rethinking other areas. We dropped FLL in the younger years b/c it.was.just.so.much.repetition. I chose to wait and do JAG and AG in the older years. But does the concept of overteaching apply here too? Would it have been better to stick with grammar in the younger years and just pluck through it slowly?? Hmmm... Now I'm thinking out loud. :D All this to say, I would love to hear your thoughts on this...or invite anyone else to the party who has an opinion in the matter. I am about to start Kinder with my 5yo in the fall and looking at all we've done right as well as where we may have gotten off course with my oldest. This is something that has just been on my mind since I read that initial post of yours. TIA
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