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From: Catherine <mscrusso@aol.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 1998110723:12:12
Subject: Re: My student is years ahead of class. How do I deal with this?

I had a student in my 7th grade class two years ago who could learn a
concept before I finished teaching it. He is now a freshman taking
calculus. Here's what hwe did:

     -- participated in MATHCOUNTS during 7th and 8th grade at the    
state level (www.mathcounts.org)
     -- took the end of year tests for Math 9 and completed Math 10
         during the summer
     -- went to the high school to receive instruction and is looking 
into taking a math course through Penn State online 
     -- took the American High School Math Exam and proceeded to the  
next level of competition(talk to the high school math               
coordinator in your district)
     -- applied for a position on the New York State Math League Team 
which participated in the American Regional Math League              
Competition
     
You are the key to his success. Hook him up with Mathcounts by
registering your school and talking to the state coordinator. The
deadline is November 14. If you have any questions please feel free to
email me. 

Good luck!

Catherine T

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