He started 3 months ago.
than would have been possible in normal school.
Each Concept has a mastery test.
This allows firmly stated objectives to be mastered
before moving on.
There is no moving on...or lingering...
because it follows the time line of a class.
With home schooling...
the time line serves the needs of the individual student.
He may advance upon mastery of the concepts.
a slower pace than is exciting to him.
He strives to master a concept a day.
He looks forward to achieving a milestone of progression...
and so, the understanding, so he may advance to higher peaks
of the mathematical (and other subjects) mountain range.
is learning far more than academics through his studies.
Through his studies, he is realizing a far more important lesson:
(Category / Sub-Category) and easily digestible bites.
leads to understanding of the categories and concepts.
the construction of a logic tree in the mind.
the interconnections of concepts make sense.
He will have established perspective and a deeper understanding
not only of his subject, but of its application.
but how to recognize when and what type of problem it is...
and how to formulate the correct solution.
Problem Detection...Problem Type...Problem Resolution
in the most efficient and effective manner, as well as...
the tying of it into the master plan.
(in the mind) of applied Problem Resolution...
this is the litmus test for its application.
A correct answer allows the movie of the mind to progress....
ex..the bridge span to withstand the calculated strain
or the house to be built using far less timber
while being stronger...etc.
they see the answer in their minds and merely reverse engineer.
This is possible because of a mastery of concepts.
many lessons in normal school are not structured in such a manner.
I am sure many of you have experienced the same growing up in school.
To have a lesson or course taught out of logical order is in essence....
teaching the leaves of the tree before the roots / trunk / branches.
Roots...Trunk...Branches...It is this order that allows perspective
and which allows the logic tree of the mind to be constructed.
Each section is a concept to be mastered.
With each section mastered...
it becomes easier to predict what should come next...
as it becomes intuitive.
It is this intuition of the next step that allows children
to think laterally...innovatively...creatively.
of Concept Mastery.
through the logical progression of concept mastery.
What could be more efficient?