Monday, May 11, 2009

He Likes Math

My 7 year old loves math. Loves it! There's no stopping him. Heck, I can't even slow him down. I've tried.

In the past two school years, he has completed Saxon Math 1 and Math-U-See levels Alpha and Beta. He's currently working in both Gamma and Delta simultaneously so I can cover the few areas that he doesn't already know and give him some practice in what he learned on his own from paying attention to his sister's lessons. He'll finish both of these levels before the end of summer if not before. That's five years of math curriculum in just two years!

In case you think I might be pushing him, this is a kid who will get off of the computer (as in free time playing games) before his time is up and work math problems on the white board all by himself. What kind of problems does he work? The kind that I haven't officially taught him yet...multiple digit multiplication, finding area and volume, and long division.

The photo above is of him working a long division problem. In case you can't see it, the problem is 572,109 divided by 182. The the answer is 3,143 83/182. He got it correct.

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Luke said...

Awesome! Keep up the great work!