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Looking to my future?

May 15th, 2008 at 03:58 pm

I read the headline

Text is 10 year old in college and Link is
10 year old in college

and wondered if that would be the future of my oldest. This morning he finished his math in record time and I passed the sheet to daddy to check...because I didn't know the answers right off the bat, and would rather work with my youngest (I know all his answers!)

First off the fact that daddy was still home meant record time of completion. Second..the question ran something like this:

"There are 36 pupils in a class. 2/3 are girls. Of the girls 1/4 wear glasses. How many girls wear glasses?"

The total writing on the page? One lousy number. (the correct answer)

Course he did have trouble because he confused area with perimeter for the next problem. but we got that straightened out. By saying "perimeter...dude, what is perimeter again?" to which he said "oh..the side is 16M"..not needing to redo any math, just knew it.

The problem was along the lines of telling you the sides of a rectangle, and saying the square had the same perimeter. wanting you to figure out the length of a side. I don't recall the numbers though.

He regularly gives the answer while I am still working out the process. In some ways this is good, in others it means if he doesn't "crunch the numbers" automatically he can't find the answer. Most of the time it means mommy has to sit there and work out the problem myself where he can't see just in case he is wrong, which he rarely is). And I am considered good at math!

But after reading the full article I would say my kid prolly wont be in college anytime soon. He is a math brain, but the rest of him is pretty normal. (well normal for a homeschooler)

5 Responses to “Looking to my future?”

  1. debtfreeme Says:

    six girls wear glasses right?

  2. littlemama Says:

    My oldest son has been doing mental math since he was in first grade and still does. No working out the problem on paper, just the answer. In fact when he was in fifth grade, a teacher thought he was cheating somehow - until she saw him in action. My seven year old is the same way. It boggles my mind!

  3. Petunia Says:

    Pretty normal for a homeschooler - ha ha ha ha ha! Smile Daisy is homeschooled and so are many of her friends. Or, as I sometimes say, We're raising another quirky homeschooler. She will not be going to college at 10.

  4. Amber Says:

    The article states he is an average kid but when will he have time to actually be a kid, they say he enjoys kid things but I wonder. Don't get me wrong I think it's great that he's doing so well

  5. princessperky Says:

    Yes to the 6 Smile
    I bet he is average in many ways..he just spends time in a different school (college not elementary)

    Though many kids don't play piano...many do.

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