Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Typical Math Day For Alex



Song:  Beautiful Day

Orchestra:  The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra



Although Alex completed Calculus II at home last year...
he still must take review classes at school, as our homeschooling is not
officially recognized curricula in the school systems.

It is fine, as he is prepared for school when he takes their courses.

At school, he had to take a Trigonometry course, as there were no openings 
in the High School for higher math, since he is still in Middle School.  
His schedule didn't synch with the higher grades except for the Trig course.

However, it is a good refresher course for Alex.

He also has a daily math competition class and a once a week school math club.

After Alex's normal homework is completed...
he then starts on his homeschooling math session.

Alex still reviews Algebra and Geometry at home to keep his skills up
with his online Alcumus daily session (part of The Art Of Problem Solving).

Alex has been practicing for the upcoming Mathcounts Nationals.

He also does some extra workbook studies with his Art Of Problem Solving texts
on a variety of subject matter designed for math competitions.

Because of his concentration on Mathcounts recently...
Alex and his mother have not been concentrating so much on the AMC 10 and 12 competitions.

After the Mathcounts Nationals...
and the ARML tryouts in a couple of weeks for the Nationals next month...
he may concentrate more on the AMC competition series.

This is pretty much his daily math schedule.



This is just one of many subjects in his AOPS texts
(Alex really enjoys AOPS books and the web site).


On Saturdays and Sundays...
after his normal daily math practice...
he usually spends extra time on his competition math studies...
and on Sundays, he goes to his math club practice session also.

Alex will use the study sheets from his Sunday practice to review
during the following week's daily practice.


One of the High School students at his Sunday math club 
had typed up a tutorial on Proofs.

The author had gone to the Mathcounts Nationals a few years ago.
There are a total of three in his math club who had gone...
or is going, to the Mathcounts Nationals...
this author (two years ago), the young man who wears the hat (last year)...
and Alex (this year).


The young man had done a very good job with his presentation on Proofs.




This is the kind of tutorial that Alex loves to type up at home for fun...
on a variety of mathematical topics.


 This is a picture of Alex's math club's old practice area.

Alex and a team mate were discussing some problems together.

Alex loves going to his Sunday math club.
It is two hours of learning fun for him.

The children are mature, and there is always something interesting to learn in his class.


On Sundays...
after his daily studies and his math club...
he usually gets to just relax...
unless there is a long term school project he must finish...
and until his Sunday workout session  :)



We ensure Alex has at least one hour of free time a day on school days...
and several on the weekends.

Although this may not seem like much...
Alex appreciates his free time.
He savors it, and so, it has meaning for him.

Don't worry...
when a child loves learning, and he is working toward a goal...
everyday is a beautiful day  :)











2 comments:

  1. Good for Alex that he loves learning so much!

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  2. It means everything. It is a key to happiness in life. It means that everything he does... will be an adventure.

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