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    #240974 - 01/11/18 10:13 AM Grade 2 math club or competition
    kchow1 Offline
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    Registered: 12/05/16
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    Hi all. My son is 8, and in public school. At his school, the only gifted education is in-classroom, so basically the teacher says that once he finishes the math task for the day, then he can do his own additional worksheets. This is not really working out well for him. For reading, they have a parent volunteer that takes a few 2nd graders out, and they do Junior Oregon Battle of the Books. For math, I'm thinking of proposing something similar. So I could volunteer, and grab a small group of advanced math kids, and do something? Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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    #240975 - 01/11/18 10:28 AM Re: Grade 2 math club or competition [Re: kchow1]
    Portia Offline
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    Registered: 03/17/13
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    I would encourage math club over competition at this age as you want to foster love of math. You could, as a group, work "Life of Fred" as something fun. But I would look into some resources from Julia Robinson's site:
    http://jrmf.org/mathematical-problem-sets/

    OR work problems from Zaccaro's Math Challenge, etc.

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    #240976 - 01/11/18 10:44 AM Re: Grade 2 math club or competition [Re: kchow1]
    BenjaminL Offline
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    Registered: 06/30/12
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    I'd second the idea of math-circle activities.

    https://naturalmath.com/ has some great resources aimed at primary grades.

    Also I really like some of the material on: https://mathforlove.com/

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    #240977 - 01/11/18 10:48 AM Re: Grade 2 math club or competition [Re: kchow1]
    Portia Offline
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    There may be a local math circle already in place which would be willing to share resources/ideas.

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    #240978 - 01/11/18 12:57 PM Re: Grade 2 math club or competition [Re: kchow1]
    mecreature Offline
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    Registered: 03/14/11
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    So he gets more work. My son really took offense to that idea at that age. It also killed any after school math we tried to do.
    I too agree with the math circle if they will go for it.
    It has to be fun at this age

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    #240984 - 01/12/18 12:08 PM Re: Grade 2 math club or competition [Re: kchow1]
    kchow1 Offline
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    Thanks for the math circle idea, and of keeping things fun. I have a meeting with the teacher and principal set up for the following Monday, Jan 22. I'll have to look more into life of fred.

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