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    #159102 - 06/03/13 07:29 PM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    Also, I have already found my son a high school. It had a gifted program ( a rarity in my state) where you can consolidate some grades, so instead of taking five years to complete it can take three years; then the child can take early uni classes to shorten the degree once at uni.

    I know it's early times, but I couldn't imagine my son losing his maths abilities. He has had them since he was a baby, and they're only getting incredibly stronger.

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    #159104 - 06/03/13 07:32 PM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    Squishys, if he's really ready then there will be a way, Flinders Uni has made it work at least once.

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    #159110 - 06/03/13 08:36 PM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    Really? I was looking at age requirements and the earliest I found wad 14, but in a different state. If Flinders also allows it, that's great. Although, I don't know if I would I ready for it! Uni is so grown up. That's why I thought with OUA he would be in the safety of his home. But, it's a long way off. I'll reevaluate in a few years.

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    #159111 - 06/03/13 08:47 PM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ]
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    Originally Posted By: MumOfThree
    Squishys, if he's really ready then there will be a way, Flinders Uni has made it work at least once.

    Originally Posted By: squishys
    Really? I was looking at age requirements and the earliest I found wad 14, but in a different state. If Flinders also allows it, that's great. Although, I don't know if I would I ready for it! Uni is so grown up. That's why I thought with OUA he would be in the safety of his home. But, it's a long way off. I'll reevaluate in a few years.


    squishys, in case you didn't catch MumOfThree's reference:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Tao

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    #159113 - 06/03/13 09:01 PM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    I don't catch on to anything lol. Thanks for the link!

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    #159120 - 06/03/13 10:15 PM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    Hi Squishys, UNSW has early admission for students 15 years or younger. http://www.unsw.edu.au/future-students/early-admission-exceptionally-talented-students-scheme. My wife works there and we have DS4 who is EG so it has come across our radar. Just need to get through the next decade!!

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    #159121 - 06/03/13 11:20 PM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    I'm not sure if I could send my baby away to another state any younger than 18! My son has an ambitious goal of finishing uni at 11 LOL!!

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    #159122 - 06/04/13 01:00 AM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    Squishys my child is not a math prodigy in even the slightest fashion, so I have no experience here. But honestly I think that these kids of ours are so unpredictable that you dont want to panic too much yet. And even in our anti gifted state, truly out there kids have been accommodated successfully before, so you know that handled well, for the right child, a path can be found...

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    #159123 - 06/04/13 01:47 AM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    I'm so naive about this gifted stuff it's embarrassing. I've only just learnt that you can be verbally OR mathematically gifted, or both, in the last year *blush* I am a very organised person so I like to have a plan. I am following my son's lead, so it is good to know that there are options. I really don't think, though, that I would send him on campus, just online uni stuff for fun.

    It is amazing how anti gifted this state is. Although I find it is just the school system and teachers- the people are quite open and excited to hear about gifted stories, in my experience.

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    #159124 - 06/04/13 03:31 AM Re: Finishing school maths when not ready for college [Re: ColinsMum]
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    Squishys I would tread carefully with who you talk to socially as well to be honest, I am extremely cautious these days. I've actually found (with a psych report in my hand) that schools have not been too hard to deal with, they cant always help, but they don't deny what's on the paper in front of them. Have you looked at PAC and Saints? It's where I would start looking if I had a boy, particularly an asynchronous mathy boy.

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