Ok I KNOW this has been done a few times but I can't seem to find the threads. So apologies and thanks if anyone has time to answer this.
I have a 9 year old who finished the Singapore primary program about a term ago. Since then he's been doing some science stuff, but he's fairly keen to carry on with more maths and I'd like some stuff around for him to use.
Dp uses Challenge Math with him from time to time (he's a mathematician) but it doesn't seem to be the kind of program he can dip in and out of. But advancing is fine if that's all there is. The problem is that the next stages always seem very dry and lose the pretty pictures.
Also, he/I are not necessarily interested in more and advancing and so on, more in doing more fun stuff in more depth.
The other option would be science related stuff, since physics is what he is really into right now. In maths, specifically, he seems to be very into algebra, probability, mental maths and so on and does not seem to be so drawn by geometry (though he spends hours drawing inventions) - I think he struggles with the precision needed (he finds handwriting very hard)-so things like Vi Hart won't work (though his sister loves them). But we'd be really interested in a math-heavy physics/chemistry/programming/robotics program, since those are his current passions. Where is this stuff?
Although he can read well and fluently, reading and especially writing are still hangups for him so unfortunately I don't think he'd go for something like Life of Fred.
Any thoughts? Ideally, stuff he and I can look at online before I buy!
I'm guessing this is a pretty common problem, especially since Singapore seems to stop a year or so short of, certainly, the UK maths national curriculum. So what do you all do? What happens in Singapore-do they maybe take a year out or something?
Edited by Fillyjonk - 3/6/13 at 2:11pm