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How much math is too much?

 
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HSHS
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: How much math is too much? Reply with quote

OK, my DD loves math. LOVES IT. She tested as being ready for 8/7 in Saxon even though she's fourteen (9th) so we've already bought that. I've no doubt we'll finish it within a couple of weeks since she knows most of it already, then we're planning on starting Algebra I with Saxon. We're also using MindSprinting too which is covering the stuff she didn't 'get' in the assessment test. She's pleased with it so far and finally knows how to divide fractions which she struggled over for years in school.

So, my question is, how much math is too much? She loves math and would happily do it for hours per day but should I let her? She picks things up quickly and once she knows how to do it, it sticks with her. The plan was that we did an hour of math to start her 'school day' with something easy to her, then do all her other work & then I thought maybe I should let her go off and do 'her thing' even if she decides to carry on with her math. Is this a good idea?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a math lover, as well. I would sit for hours working problems just for fun. IMO, as long as no other areas are being neglected, let her pursue her passion.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I thought we'd do an hour of math to get her into the rest of her work easily, then she can do whatever she feels like after she finishes all her other work. She could very easily graduate within two/three years with calculus. It's geometry that's going to be difficult. S: But then it'll get covered a lot in mindsprinting then we'll see if she can test out of it otherwise we'll have to struggle through. She likes numbers, not shapes. xD
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with 4given. Encourage her to explore and develop critical thinking skills. It is good to have a child develop interest at a young age.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
Let your daughter do math as long as it doesn't interfere too much with her other studies. If subject X is not related to math and your daughter wants to be a mathematician or go into some math related field I truly believe that she should put more time into math than subject x.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a math teacher and teaching math at high school. Some time i also like to spend my time to solve some math question, to find some easy way to solve the question.
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