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    #81909 08/03/10 04:34 PM
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    KarenDV Offline OP
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    For anyone who has had a 7th grader or younger complete AOPS' Intro to Algebra as part of homeschool, was it a struggle to finish in a year? The family's kind of swamped this year and I can only provide "class" instruction three times a week. (In fact, has anyone made a schedule or syllabus I can reference?)

    Therefore, I'm also wondering about how much self-teaching worked for you, and how you handled the challenge problems. My inclination is to require the non-starred problems and make the starred problems extra credit if he completes them himself but make sure we talk about them all in any case.

    For background: My DYS son (not quite 12, going into 7th) completed Singapore through 6B in grade 4 and Key to Algebra series in 5th grade. For 6th, he went to a one-yr. environmental school where the math was grade level but more or less self-taught. He can handle the difficulty but math is not necessarily his passion.


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    I have not tried AOPS yet, but from what I've heard, it is a four month course. If you look on their website, it gives the timeframes. I also hear that it is "doable" in that time frame.

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