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We will begin homeschooling this fall. My son is currently doing BJU 5th grade but is capable of much harder work. Placement tests indicate he's ready for pre-A and after researching and asking questions, I'm leaning toward Jousting Armadillos for fall.

 

My question is--is there something he can begin working through this summer that could help prep the transition between 5th grade math and pre-A? He really has a good basis and I'm not concerned that he's not ready but I'm just looking for something light that he could work through. Any thoughts?

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Use this time to shore up any weakness he has. How is he with fractions? Ratios? Properties of Real Numbers?...

If I remember correctly, the author of the JA texts has an account on this board especially made to answer questions about JA, so you can contact them. Forgive me, but I don't know his name...However it was a recent (last 2 weeks?) thread about JA so just do a couple of searches and you should find it.

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Life of Fred is a great idea! Thanks.

 

Mom2bee--he's pretty strong overall. I am meeting with his current math teacher today though and I'll ask her that...what might he need work on between now and pre-A. I did note that the author of JA has an account AND he gave out his email address, so contacting him might be a good idea, too.

 

We're moving to a new state in the middle of the summer, so I don't really want to start with JA quite yet!

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I ditto Life of Fred. In DD's case, she was used to workbooks, so Life of Fred gave her practice reading and transferring math to a separate notebook, which was a skill she needed before starting PA more formally, and she LOVES Fred!

 

 

 

 

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I ditto Life of Fred. In DD's case, she was used to workbooks, so Life of Fred gave her practice reading and transferring math to a separate notebook, which was a skill she needed before starting PA more formally, and she LOVES Fred!

 

Can I ask which Life of Fred book or books you used?

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