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    #89847 - 11/18/10 06:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dottie]
    shellymos Offline
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    Registered: 08/20/08
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    Loc: New York
    WTG for your DS Dottie!

    DS6 had his first math olympiads competition today and I got an email from the coordinator telling me he got a 4/5 right and beat all the 4th graders and tied for first place for the 5th and 6th grade teams! I love the fact that this thread exist as this is the only place I can share a cool accomplishment like this for DS smile

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    #89853 - 11/18/10 09:10 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    minniemarx Offline
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    Registered: 10/31/08
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    Hooray, son of shellymos!

    And congrats to everyone--all the recent brags are pretty fabulous!

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    #89895 - 11/19/10 01:25 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 08/19/10
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    My Ds6 (who would be i kindergarten/reception here in Australia if he went to school) is a perfectionist and melts down as soon as it becomes apparent he has got an answer wrong. But yesterday when working on an activity on a website when he got 50% correct he was thrilled and said "When I get something wrong, it doesn't mean that I am bad at maths, it just means I haven't learned it yet!"

    Until mid way through this year he has never done any formal maths other than the odd conversation about numbers in the car and one grade one workbook in his stack of books. He had never seen the kinds of problems he was working on (he usually enjoys arithmetic and this was matching shapes that were rotated - the differences were quite subtle). I'm so proud that he seemingly has got past this huge barrier to his learning smile
    The other thing that impressed/shocked me was that he was searching for ages for an activity using square roots. He finally found it in the grade 7 section! (I'm sure I learned about them earlier than that). He got all of the square root questions correct and the few cube root questions correct with a bit of help from me (he'd never heard of them before). But what I'm most happy about is that he is loving this stuff! I've been searching for a half decent Australian online maths program with many tears as he's found it so frustrating to get incorrect answers a he does the trial memberships. Now it finally seems worth it (even if this one isn't exactly what we are looking for, it has its limits).

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    #89920 - 11/20/10 04:07 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: GreenGully]
    ColinsMum Offline
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    Originally Posted By: GreenGully
    My Ds6 (who would be i kindergarten/reception here in Australia if he went to school) is a perfectionist and melts down as soon as it becomes apparent he has got an answer wrong. But yesterday when working on an activity on a website when he got 50% correct he was thrilled and said "When I get something wrong, it doesn't mean that I am bad at maths, it just means I haven't learned it yet!"

    Hooray, congratulations to your DS, GreenGully!
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    #89921 - 11/20/10 06:33 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 10/22/08
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    Loc: Austin, TX
    Great brag GreenGully! It gives those with perfectionist kiddos hope! Congrats to your son. That is a huge accomplishment.

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    #89925 - 11/20/10 09:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Ds7 just finished his first ever session of swimming lessons (and out of 8 lessons, he missed 2) - he was in Level 1, and to our surprise, he managed to graduate to Level 2 !! Yeah ! smile

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    #89928 - 11/20/10 01:26 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    GreenGully Offline
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    That is awesome NCPMom smile

    DS seems to have had another breakthrough with timed maths as well. I introduced him to timez attack yesterday, and after a shaky start (and one big meltdown at the end of the day - he was tired)he kept going, is learning multiplication facts and is progressing quickly. He got up this morning (after camping out in the backyard lol) and has turned on his laptop and is playing again. We've had to negotiate a reasonable time limit on it (usually I let him do maths/educational stuff as long as he likes).

    He also picked up one of his maths workbooks, on his own, and completed two pages last night. He has never done this. He haaaaates writing, especially numbers. He usually only works on this stuff if I sit with him, and he rarely completes a page. It has been a weekend of breakthroughs!

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    #89929 - 11/20/10 01:34 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    GeoMamma Offline
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    Registered: 03/10/10
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    smile Great news, GreenGully!

    NCPMom, that sounds great too!

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    #89932 - 11/20/10 01:55 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 12/16/09
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    D20 just got an email that she got a $3,000 scholarship for next semester for her college program that she did not even apply for! Just fell from the sky... laugh

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    #89938 - 11/20/10 04:50 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: intparent]
    DeHe Offline
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    Registered: 08/07/10
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    That is awesome! Congrats!! I love things like that!

    DeHe

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