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    #191430 - 05/16/14 07:44 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Bostonian]
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    Originally Posted By: Bostonian
    My 10 yo boy scored 770 on the SAT math and in the upper 500s on critical reading. He is taking the AOPS Algebra II course and studying trigonometry on ALEKS, in addition to going to IDEA math classes. He is motivated by standardized tests, so I may have him take the SAT Mathematics Level 2 Subject Test when his Algebra II and trig studies are over. Then he should be ready to study calculus.


    What was his background, in terms of courses taken, and other activities, previous tests, when he took this? (I'm thinking of having DS8 take SAT in 2 years time, and want to see if he's on the right track.)

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    #191438 - 05/16/14 08:52 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Bostonian]
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    Originally Posted By: Bostonian
    My 10 yo boy scored 770 on the SAT math and in the upper 500s on critical reading. He is taking the AOPS Algebra II course and studying trigonometry on ALEKS, in addition to going to IDEA math classes. He is motivated by standardized tests, so I may have him take the SAT Mathematics Level 2 Subject Test when his Algebra II and trig studies are over. Then he should be ready to study calculus.


    I don't know how I missed that before. Most definitely brag- worthy.

    Congrats to your DS and to you for the fine support that you have shown to him!


    Edited by madeinuk (05/16/14 08:55 AM)
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    #191921 - 05/21/14 11:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Deliberately vague b/c my DD is in the top 5 in the state.


    My kid just launched herself into "elite" competitive status after quite a short period of time spent at that activity, however-- and is quite possibly going to be scouted by elite-elite, (like... elite-with-international-television-coverage) coaches as a result. Competing against people who are (generally) 2-5y older than she is.

    I'm sort of in shock. In spite of being so accelerated, and in spite of not much in the way of parental push, my DD is evidently going to be a pretty competitive college athlete. {blink-blink}

    shocked
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    #191945 - 05/21/14 01:21 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    wow HK that is awesome and so very brag worthy!! smile

    I shall be hoping to see the coverage aired here too then and trying to work out who's who laugh
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    #192664 - 05/28/14 09:20 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    WOW. How exciting, that is exciting news. Now to balance academics and athletics next year.

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    #192667 - 05/29/14 01:12 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ]
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    Originally Posted By: squishys
    DS2 just did his first "big boy" maths. He put two red triangles together and said, "One red square". Then, he had one train in each hand and said, "One train and one train- two trains". Pretty cool!


    That's great! Do you have any pattern blocks? We have a little wooden set that DS loves, and he also enjoys building with unifix cubes, which make it easy to intuit simple math concepts while making seemingly math-unrelated creations.
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    #192693 - 05/29/14 08:14 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Squishys I love the big boy maths smile
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    #192700 - 05/29/14 08:45 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD14 was told yesterday by her dual-enrollment math teacher that she is one of the strongest math students he has this year... (He also teaches two other dual-enrollment classes-- calculus and college algebra in addition to statistics). She strongly suspects that "one of the" is only because her BFF is in calculus.

    She also learned from the teacher that he thinks she is the strongest statistics student he has encountered in his teaching career (of a decade or more). He wants her permission to use her class project as an example for future students-- to show them "how to do it right."

    I'm particularly impressed given that she did this with no direction from either us or from that teacher regarding the project-- the teacher has been more or less AWOL in terms of instructional support all year.

    Somewhat amusingly, she has also heard lately from English and social studies teachers that {subject area} is clearly "her thing" and that she is "very strong" in those areas-- has she considered a college major in this... wink



    It's just sweeter to hear it from the math teacher, who is really not effusive like that-- and in the math, she has to actually think pretty hard.
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    #192701 - 05/29/14 08:51 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ]
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    Originally Posted By: squishys
    We only have coloured wooden blocks. Usually DS just builds buildings, but today he was laying them flat and making shapes. He can't be taught anything lol, he is stubborn and will purposely do things worse if I dare try to teach!


    Nah, don't teach if you get pattern blocks. He'll figure it out himself.
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    #192703 - 05/29/14 08:54 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Great brag, HK! Isn't it nice to get the external validation that corroborates what you've been telling your DD?
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