Originally Posted By: ajinlove
The best option is the 3rd grade advanced math, which is whole grade accelerated. I was told by the district people though, that they've never done it for anyone before, so why would they do this for us!
When advocating for your child, an answer to their question may be:
- You would choose to do this because it is in the best interests of this child.
- It is the best way to meet this child's needs for math education.
- This child has demonstrated readiness and ability.
- And then you might share the article with them, emphasizing that appropriate placement at a child's zone of proximal development provides more than an opportunity for a child to learn academics... it provides the child with the opportunity to learn important life skills (those skills being the 10 points made in the article).