You’re no doubt familiar with the following scenario: otherwise bright child finds himself struggling with a particular subject. Exasperated at his inability to grasp the lesson immediately, he sets himself to wailing, weeping, and the gnashing of teeth. “I don’t get this!” “It’s too hard!” “This is stupid!” “Why do I have to learn this
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Recently, my sixth grader and I went for a walk.  As we wandered around our neighborhood, I was eager to hear about his life – friends, activities, etc.  He had other plans for our one-on-one time.  He wanted to learn about imaginary numbers.  My child studying Pre-Algebra had decided he was ready for Algebra II.
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