Thursday, November 21, 2013

Moving Right Along...

 I've mentioned before that Gunnar is "off-cycle" with his math.
(Maybe he's on track for the Australian school year?)

Here's what he thinks about that.

At any rate, he just finished this year's math and is moving on to pre-algebra,
and his last go-round with Saxon math.

Hurray for the flexibility of homeschooling :D


Joyful Reader said...

Our son is really going to suffer in high school with their curriculum. He is in pre-algebra in 9th grade and must achieve geometry to graduate! oh my... I am so worried.

Joyful Reader said...

Oh sorry, forgot to finish before clicking publish...

Great job Gunnar! I myself have a hard time wrapping my brain around any algebra!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

We'll just see how it goes with Gunnar. I have no intention of rushing him - I'm just letting him go at his own pace. A local woman, who teaches math at the community college and for homeschoolers says not to teach kids algebra until they have hair under their arms! Generally, their brains mature along with their bodies, and they need to mature enough to handle the abstract thought that higher math requires.

I had a tough time getting Wyatt through Algebra because I was really re-learning it right along with him! It's a little easier now I'm working with Tate, and I'll have one more go-round with Gunnar and then I can lay it to rest! (Definitely not my 'native language'!)

If your son i struggling there are all kinds of resources that might help him. Just seeing the same subject taught from a different person/curriculum/point-of-view can help.

I know some homeschoolers who are using math books called "The Life of Fred" who think it's the greatest thing since slice bread. (Wonder if they're in the library?)

Good luck :D


The dB family said...

Bravo for Gunnar! Just one of the many great things about homeschooling that I miss.


melanie said...

So tempted to turn around and ask my 13yo if he has hair under his arms...

Well done, Gunnar!


Cathy M. said...

Yay for homeschooling where the teacher gets to make reasonable decisions in the best interest of her pupils.