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From: owen To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2008052314:46:37 Subject: math for gifted student Subject: How to discuss my son's need for more math instruction M. Lopez question is: How do I approach & discuss my son's need for more/higher math instruction at school? I certainly do not want to make unreasonable requests but also feel that is not fair for him to 'stagnate' in his math education. Do you have any ideas? I would appreciate any ideas you would have to offer! You will find material at the "dotmath for kids" web site that he can work on- at his own speed. The material is for k-4 students but the concepts are things that will help him understand math at a university level. For example: What is a number? Even the experts at a univerity level have a hard time with this but you can find the answer at the "dotmath for kids" web site and it is explained so a child in grade 1 to grade 4 can understand. You may use the charts from the site for free if you agree to the rules of the site and the copyright law. You are afraid that you may make unreasonable requests but asking if he would like to work on "The Fun Book" is not pressure- only asking if he likes to have fun. Type dotmath for kids into your search box and you can find the web site.
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