How much math is too much?
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How much math is too much?
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?
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?
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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Same here bro. I've been doing my SAT Prepand I believe its the only subject that lets you score 100% marks. Moreover, it even don't take very huge conpets you're just required to learn some formulas and some basic thinking is enough. !

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RE: Too Much Math?
I love math, and I love it when I hear that others enjoy it too.
I think it's great when children enjoy math. The truth is, when compared to other subjects, math is a subject that requires much more time and dedication to master. Not surprisingly, many people struggle with math because they never dedicated sufficient time for the subject.
At my house one of the most important subjects is math (Bible is the most important subject). Not surprisingly then, lots of us love math. In fact, even though I have already graduated our homeschool,math is still my favorite hobby. Below are two of my cartoonfilled math blog posts :
http://plantedbyrivers.blogspot.com/201 ... culus.html
http://plantedbyrivers.blogspot.com/201 ... rules.html
All in all, I think that if a child LOVES math, and is already proficient in reading and writing, then there is nothing wrong if he/she decides to dedicate several hours to doing math.
I think it's great when children enjoy math. The truth is, when compared to other subjects, math is a subject that requires much more time and dedication to master. Not surprisingly, many people struggle with math because they never dedicated sufficient time for the subject.
At my house one of the most important subjects is math (Bible is the most important subject). Not surprisingly then, lots of us love math. In fact, even though I have already graduated our homeschool,math is still my favorite hobby. Below are two of my cartoonfilled math blog posts :
http://plantedbyrivers.blogspot.com/201 ... culus.html
http://plantedbyrivers.blogspot.com/201 ... rules.html
All in all, I think that if a child LOVES math, and is already proficient in reading and writing, then there is nothing wrong if he/she decides to dedicate several hours to doing math.
The Lord has greatly blessed me: I am the oldest daughter of ten children, and I LOVE it!
My family's blog is: http://plantedbyrivers.blogspot.com/
My family's blog is: http://plantedbyrivers.blogspot.com/
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