[QUOTE=Shiloh]my dh is a genius - profoundly gifted in math/sci/comp. wheras me I am a generalist....I think is common in the gifted female..
Are you sure we aren't married to the same guy? Too funny. Mine too.
=But maybe its because as strong intelligent women we could only really respect a man if he was profoundly gifted
Really I'd drive a 'smart' guy nuts
Cool news. He just got a new job working graveyard shift (10p-6a) so he can be home more with the kids in the morning. We are a bit apprehensive about the hours but he never sleeps at night anyways, so he figured he'd try actually getting paid for not sleeping.
=LOL MINE TOO, 5 hours is enough for him, 7 hours is holidays and anything over 8 he's deathly sick!
On the topic of gifted math, my dd is definitely math gifted. I always loved math, sounds stupid, but I didn't do well in Calculus (never went, I think once or twice, but other than that),
=lol me too, Finite, Algebra but Calculus I got bored...
I am already worrying that I won't be able to help her with her math in a few years. Does anyone just freak out when they think about what they want to teach their kids and wonder if they can't teach it all to them?
= DO NOT HELP YOUR KIDS
my mom is a math teacher, now a math professor at university - I never let her help me
They got to figure it out on their own, or get a tutor but parents tutoring doesn't work as you know when your kid is lying, distracted, frustrated....
I read about mothers planning to homeschool and am openly wondering if you have to relearn what you knew years ago or did you just remember it all?
=HA, I think you'd be relearning alot....of things you never liked like sentence structure...or things you never learned - I never learned phonics as I learned to read at 2.5 years old, and never souned out a thing....
Hmmm.... what do you all teach your homeschooled kids? And how? Do you follow textbooks? Maybe I need to start a new thread about homeschooling gifted kids and how.
=Sure! I think gifted kids would do self study pretty easily and would want to explore/experience more than seat work.