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What would you do? [message #817448] Tue, 05 July 2016 18:04 Go to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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Ds3 and ds4 are in high school.

Ds4 is very far advanced. Until recently he and ds3 were at the same level of math. But ds3 hit a snag, and it seemed best to backtrack quite a bit. They were using Teaching Textbooks, which has the teaching on video, but it made more sense for me to start teaching one on one.

There is no real issue with younger one being ahead of the other.

But, should I slow ds4 down and only give him 3 math lessons a week? I would keep ds3 at the current rate of 5 math lessons a week and eventually they would be caught up and at the same level again.

It would be convenient for *me* to have them at the same place again. But I am not sure how to balance my convenience against ds4's ability to work independently and further ahead. Eventually we will have to make other arrangements for his math as he will outstrip my ability to help him.

What should I consider as I make this decision?


In Him--Tracy
Re: What would you do? [message #817449 is a reply to message #817448 ] Tue, 05 July 2016 18:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Personally, I would let them each work at his own pace. Isn't that one of the great advantages of homeschooling? The more advanced one can work more independently, freeing you to give individual attention to the one who needs it. Although I understand the convenience factor for you, it is really about the best education for each child, IMO.


Lisa T.
Re: What would you do? [message #817450 is a reply to message #817449 ] Tue, 05 July 2016 18:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jamie
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Lisa T. wrote on Tue, 05 July 2016 18:21

Personally, I would let them each work at his own pace. Isn't that one of the great advantages of homeschooling? The more advanced one can work more independently, freeing you to give individual attention to the one who needs it. Although I understand the convenience factor for you, it is really about the best education for each child, IMO.

Agreed.


Peace
Re: What would you do? [message #817458 is a reply to message #817450 ] Wed, 06 July 2016 15:01 Go to previous message
Jen E.  is currently offline Jen E.
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Good advice, Lisa T.!
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