Math teacher called with good news
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|Thu, 02-07-2013 - 5:59pm|
The twins both scored well on their math assessment tests and seem bored with 6th grade math, so she's going to have them do work out of the 7th grade book for the rest of the year. They'll still have to take the 6th grade exams to make sure they aren't missing anything? I'm not sure how that will work, guess we'll have to see how it goes. They'll be moved up to pre-Algebra next year in 7th grade, which puts them on course to do high school Algebra in 8th. Devin was able to also take Geometry in 8th through their online academy, but not sure what their options will be.
This was a no-brainer for Connor, but I will be keeping a close eye on Matthew. He's not as confident in his math skills, although I was surprised at how eager he was to do this. I think I'm more worried now than he was earlier in the year when we were talking about it! Even though they are fraternal, I find it interesting that they are so different. Connor does better in science and math, while Matthew does better in Language Arts and Reading. Although there was 4th grade where they got the same exact scores for each part of state testing. Even the principal had to do a double take when seeing their scores!
Anyways, I was glad to get the call because I have been wanting Connor to advance in math since before school even started. The middle school changed things in the past few years, and I wasn't happy with how they were heading. It seems to hold kids back instead of letting them excel if they are capable.