I apologize if this repeats a question that has been asked before. I need some guidance. We homeschool, and I need to know what math should come next. My DYS DD 11 finished EPGY 5th grade math this year through CTY. It wasn't particularly challenging for her, except she hated long division.

She next took the Cryptography class through CTY that is billed as being a class for 6th through 9th graders. This class seems pretty hard to me. It is a lot of modular arithmetic, exponents, factoring, and prime numbers. DD has enjoyed it and felt challenged by it. She is doing very well in the class, but it is taking effort and TIME.

She has been working her way through the Operational Systems course through EMF, and again has been doing well. She participates in Math Circles, and enjoys those.

She is NOT a mathy kid. For the record, her VCI was more than a SD above the DYS cut, but her PRI was about half a SD below the DYS cut. Her processing speed was dead average. (I mention these WISC scores only because they do correlate with how I see her performing.) She performs like a kid who is moderately gifted in math.

She doesn't like math. (She has decided she wants to go to Brown University for college because she won't have to take math there!) She has most enjoyed Math Circle and Cryptography, I think because those two tend to be much more conceptual. Because she is strong conceptually, I have a feeling she will enjoy basic algebra and geometry. (And so far she is a lot like me. I hated long division. And I loved word problems, algebra, and geometry.) Cryptography has also been GREAT because the real world application is right there. And there is the coolness factor. I love that she has been able to take some math that is outside the regular scope and sequence.

So here are my questions.

Question one: Will 6th grade EPGY be redundant? Should I move her on to pre-algebra? For a kid like this, what course would be best? It doesn't necessarily have to follow the usual scope and sequence of "regular" school math since we don't have to get anywhere by any particular time, although it would be nice if it nudged her math knowledge along.

Question two: Thinkwell? AoPS? Live Online Math? ALEKS? What would be best for a kid like this? I would like something that focuses on concepts, that is challenging but not overwhelming, that doesn't demand too much in terms of volume or speed.

Suggestions? Advice? Thanks in advance!

Last edited by gabalyn; 06/08/13 07:26 PM.