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Bring on the math!

Laurel's been conditionally accepted into the district-level gifted program this fall. She has to catch up in math to beginning double-digit multiplication and more consistently carry numbers in addition and multiplication.

We've just begun single-digit multiplication at home, so I'm fairly confident we can do that. I feel that this where Saxon math will help her -- doing a problem set every day throughout the summer will help make the multiplication table indelible in her head. I've sent out feelers through Mom and Amy for recommendations from their respective schools and we'll get a tutor for when she's in Colorado if we need.


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May. 14th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hooray for Saxon Math! \o/

Do you have older edition books? I've pretty much been afraid that they went to shit after being sold off to Harcourt, but I don't have any actual data to back it up. (Actually, the downward spiral started when Frank left as president of the company...)
May. 14th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
My Saxon Math books are all from the 1980s, when an aunt sent along comps she had of the textbooks. (That aunt = graphic designer.)

I'm trying to place why you have so much Saxon knowledge. You worked there, right? I went to a high school that used them and had the textbooks for extracurricular reinforcement from around age 6 thanks to my aunt.
May. 14th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, I remember. Yep, I did used to work for them, as the tutor who answered the 800 number in the front of the textbooks. :) I remember, now, talking to you about inheriting the textbooks. I still have an Advanced Mathematics and Calculus text from them...
May. 14th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the smarty-pants. :)

I got a lot out of Missouri's gifted programs.
May. 14th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
We're trying to keep it from going to her head. (:

I had a tough time in the public school system in Massachusetts, but I was in an extremely small district that was not equipped to deal with me. The school district we live in now has a well-established gifted and talented program that I'm quite fond of.
May. 14th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
yay for Laurel!

the gifted program was what kept me from sleeping through school....
May. 15th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
May. 15th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Yay, Laurel!!!! :) Congratulations on a great accomplishment!

May. 15th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
Yay for her! When I was a kid I missed the cutoff for getting into the gifted program by one point on the testing. My parents had to throw a shit fit with the school and eventually the district to advocate for me to get into the gifted program...and they did agree to allow me to take those classes. That was good, and I like to think that I was well served by taking those classes. I'm glad my parents advocated for me and it sounds as if you guys are definitely all about helping Laurel, as well :)
May. 18th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Laurel missed the cutoff last year by a few points, but since it was on a verbal skills test and she still had moderate articulation issues I understood.

My parents were really staunch advocates for us in school and it rubbed off. (:
May. 15th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
That's great! Congrats!
May. 15th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
yay, cool!
May. 16th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
i'm so proud of both of you! wow.

think she'll help me with my math, now?
May. 18th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
She keeps eating M&Ms when we use them for multiplication! (:
May. 19th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
heh, i suppose using dried beans wouldn't be as much fun!
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