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53 minutes ago, davidst01 said:

No offense to OP but your grammar is not that great. If you are teaching English to your kids they will only be as bad as you. You should try to be more careful with your grammar when teaching your little ones. 

 plenty of things are bad about my me.

 

I am from a poor background, I mean very poor, in North Wales, I had no interest in school, only play, at the age of 11 I saw my first computer, I rose from th bottom set to the top set in everything.

 

I got only 3 O'Levels 1 B and 2 Cs.

 

I taught myself computers, past my citfy and guilds in coding and programming at the age of 14. Went straight into employment. at 17 moved to london worked  started working for news international, a year later tried for a job in unix, which is where I saw my career going, they turned me down, this went back and forth 5 or 6 times but still the answer was no,  so I asked the recruitment agency for the telephone number and said I would phone to company myself, on answering the phone I apologised for my intrusion but explained regardless of whether I get this job or not, this is where I see my carreer going, he said well then you better come in and show us what you got. I got the job.

 

I rose to the top of my feld earning £500 to £600 per day, with over times some months I took home 30k per month, which I spent only 1k per month driving round in my  R reg rover 214.  Anyway saved half a million invested into property and at 40 was able to replace my100k salary with my own business now I earn 180k per year, am a million air, the business will go on to appreciate, mortgages will get paid off, and the business will pass down to the kids, its probably they won't need to work at all.  Not sure though if this is a good thing ?  I've always had to work for my money, if your simply given a golden ticket, you may take money for granted ??  

 

I am a single father, and my latest venture now is to educate my kids, I usually find a way around obstacles and to settle on a vialble way forward. Whichs is what has happened here.

 

So its not so much what I or my children now, its the DRIVE I'm hoping will rubb off on them,  I can teach them enough until the are independant enough to take over teaching and researching themselves, anything they don't know they or I find out.  Nothing has to be perfect so long as they are happy and develop their way to survive in this world. 

 

Nothings perfect, it doesn't need to be. but you can get on and do things regardless, only thing that might hold you back is if you listen to people who midght say negative things about you, trying to oppose you or pull you down.  I suppose thats what I saw in computers, it didn't matter to the computer who was sat in front of it, wether the person was working / middle / upper class, it would give the same answer, which is why I choose it, and not people.

 

I find I diss-agree with alot of people, I do agree with some, I suppose in some way this depends on wether it fits with where I am going.

 

I find things of help I use them. If not I pay them no more thought.

 

I've scored between 132 to 142 on IQ tests on the net, not sure how credible they are, I took the mensa workset on their website, and scored 100% (18 out of 18 correct) which basically means there is some potiential to move forward onto their next tier of tests.

 

I'm in the top 2% IQ wise, and top 1% salary wise, so I gues whatever is in me, I'm hoping will rubb off on them, I'm not sure I am too concerned about a specific part of things for example a few mistakes in english grammer....

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children are happier, talk alot more about subject matter at home, and know more than before.

 

I've taken tham back to basics.

 

taken my 9 year old back to learning her 12 times table as mental arithmetic is essential when working more complex equations.

 

my 6 year old am teaching phonics and how to blend words, he needs to read by 7 to start the home school curriculum.

 

The content of the course work is provided by and marked by the tutors at Wosley Hall not I.

 

It is a curriculum they have devised to lead the children upto and prepare them for the cambridge IGSCE and A-Level exams.

 

but they will do it at home, more relaxed, take it in their stride and have fun.

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17 hours ago, pearciderman said:

 

What, as opposed to a bad advantage?

Yeah, sorry about that, Ha! Not necessary eh?

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23 hours ago, ArranP said:

taken my 9 year old back to learning her 12 times table as mental arithmetic

 

Learning times tables is not mental arithmetic, it is memorizing the answers.

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18 hours ago, pearciderman said:

 

Learning times tables is not mental arithmetic, it is memorizing the answers.

It's also an introduction to a more advanced topic.

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19 hours ago, pearciderman said:

 

Learning times tables is not mental arithmetic, it is memorizing the answers.

 

when doing the mulitplicaiton of 10s or 100s via the grid method, or additiona via the column method , she spends alot of time doing each column on her fingers.

 

 

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I got kicked out of school for having sex with my teacher. I was home schooled up until than. 

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There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind I could home school much better than even the best schools in Thailand. It’s not even a competition. The only possible missing ingredient would be the missed opportunity with interactions with other children. 

 

Good, accredited teachers are not Gods. Yes, they have degrees and are generally more adept at covering topics and different ways of learning. But in the end, people jumping in there and doing it themselves will learn fast. You’ve got an accredited, experienced teacher handling 30 students or a parent handling one and there’s just not going to be any competition in the end in my estimation. 

 

I think the home schooler has to have reached a certain certain education level themselves to be effective, but that’s the only requirement I would say. I’ve worked in Thai schools and even the halfway decent ones are loaded with “so much crap you need wings to fly above it all” as Captain Willard puts it. 

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On 11/4/2017 at 8:17 PM, pearciderman said:

 

Learning times tables is not mental arithmetic, it is memorizing the answers.

It is a priceless tool for solving problems in everyday life.  Educrats dismissing the need for Math fundamentals (and even Phonics) has been right about when things went to Hell.

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Its taken some time but I've found where my daughter and son are at in their math education.

 

My Daughter (age 9) is currently practising 

  • subtraction with regrouping
  • multiplication grid method
  • 12 times table
  • cursive writing tracing sheets

 

My Son (age 6) is currently practising

  • number grid to 100 ( fill in the missing numbers )
  • letter and number tracing
  • flash cards - simple words
  • Oxford Owl Reading Books

 

In addition my daughter has just started at her distance learning college Wosely Hall Oxford , subjects Maths, English, Science, History, Geography.  Her first set of assignments are due mid december.

 

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That's good.  Using Dollar amounts is a good intro to decimal points.  Play a "how much change" game (they will be impressed, when she catches them at 711).  When I was 8, we got certificates for doing 100 math facts in five minutes, with 100% accuracy.  Only through 9 x 9.  

 

 

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