## Sunday, October 17, 2010

### Catching the Math Bug

"Remember that this is accelerated learning and when children catch the math bug, let them indulge it! That is the goal of the program."
Dr. Jones,  Jones Geniuses Accelerated Education

Why does Hunter have such a big, exuberant, giddy smile on his face in this picture, you ask?

Because he just finished doing almost a hundred addition equations, of course!

Hunter is really starting to love his daily practice sheets in his Math Three Super-Math curriculum. His ridiculously enthusiastic smile in this picture happens to be because he couldn't stop laughing through this whole Factsmaster sheet because he is beating his previous time.

The goal is to be able to do all 100 equations in under five minutes, with a perfect score (it's three minutes for teens and up). The worksheets are different each day, so you're not just memorizing the order.

And once he beats that five-minute mark? He gets his Factsmaster ribbon, for that subject (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division). Which he is uber excited about, to say the least.

Some of the topics coming up in his Math Three program, include borrowing and carrying, times tables up to 100, advanced auditory memory training, proper and improper fractions, powers and roots, long division and multiplication, decimal fractions and percents, and, well, a ton of other stuff.

Mom is a little bit intimidated.

But I'm just going to have faith in my child that kids are far more capable than we give them credit for. And, besides. How hard can it be if he's caught the math bug?

See my review of their Math One program here. A full review on Math Three will be coming soon!

"Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel... thou and Aaron shall number them..."
Numbers 1:2-3

Hunter is 5 years, 7 months old

I'm linking this post up here.

1. Wow! That's impressive! His smile makes me want to try it too! The program seems a lot like Kumon. I have to look into it.

2. I've heard Kumon is really good, I'm not all that familiar with the method though. But we really do love this program, it's working really good for us and I think it is very well designed. Good luck!

3. That is a great smile! And, I love, that you found the perfect verse to go with this post :)

4. Awesome!! That beautiful smile is catagious. Thank you for sharing.

5. Love that smile! At first glance I thought he was doing Saxon math.

6. Please, Please, please! Post the review for this level soon. Are you planning to continue with this math program all the way up to Math 8?

P.S. Wouldn't you say your boy is closer to a 2nd or 3rd grade level than kindergarten?

I heard him read Curious George and he's an excellent reader! What program did you use?

7. Haha... Well, "kindergarten" is definitely a relative term in this house. He has been all over the board in ability since he was young, so being in "kindergarten" really doesn't mean much other than how old he is to us.

For reading we used a lot of things, we used sight words in the beginning, phonics later on, and he was using various primers and easy-readers for a while, the "main" one we used was Sonlight's "I Can Read It!" primer.

And yes, I am very, very pleased with this math program and intend to use it all the way through. It is a dream come true for us and I would highly recommend it. Hopefully I can get a review posted very soon, I suppose it wouldn't make much sense to wait until we've finished the program before posting a review. I guess I can do a review and then a "follow up" later on. Thanks for your comment!

8. Fun blog! I just opened "How to Teach Your Baby Math" yesterday and finished it. Today I'm trying to talk my husband into trying the program on our 14 month old. And I love your Bible verses.

9. Can't wait to read the review of this level!

Maybe you could do a video review (with Hunter!) of this Math program to explain and show each part, then you don't have to type anything!