FiveOaksAcademy Posted February 22, 2012 Share Posted February 22, 2012 What would you do with him? This is the type of thing that makes me panic, a little. I see a gift and I'm scared I'll not nurture it like it should be nurtured. He just turned 6, is finishing up K. I have just started to use Singapore with him. He likes it; I like it, Here is an example of him and math: A few months ago, while he was still 5, I told him that some cookies I was baking would be done in 16 minutes. He said, "How many seconds is that?" Before I had even calculated it in my head...seriously, like 2 seconds passed...he said, "Is it 960 seconds?" I told him that it was and asked how in the world he knew. He told me that 10 minutes is 600 seconds so 5 minutes is 300 seconds, plus 60. That seemed advanced for his age. That is the type of stuff he does regularly. He likes to talk about minutes, seconds, hours, miles, things like that. I hand-wrote a sheet of number bonds for him. He loved it. He comes back to me and asks for more, says how fun that is to him. This is the type of thing he'll ask for in his free time. It's a game to him. He wants to add, subtract, he automatically knows how to multiply some numbers without really knowing how he knows. I haven't taught him. What ideas do you have for helping this type of child take off?? I feel stressed about it a little. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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