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Jon wrote at 2010-02-14 03:53:24
Hello there, I was also gifted in mathematics from a young age, so I hope I can give some light. You are right, he is exceptional. If there was one thing that bothered me when I was a kid, was having an idea of the mathematical functions, but not being able to communicate them. IE quadratic functions, series and binary. I would share some more unusual math problems with him, to see if hes thought of them before. Best of Luck!

sam wrote at 2010-04-08 04:47:25
I have a 3 year old with the same math/number obesession and abilities as yours. I wonder what you ended up doing with him regarding school. I seem to only have homeschooling options, but am feel slightly overwhelmed at the thought.  

kaye wrote at 2013-02-14 09:11:39
hi!!! i have 3.3 yrs old little girl the same way too... she can tell the answer and compute the answer in her head... addition in 4 layers like 7620 + 120 +76 +400... she just only pointing the answer.. addition subration multiplication division percent decimal fraction basic algebra opeartion law of exponents factoring finding the value of x... she teach herself to read... recognizing everything... colors shapes animal numbers letter even the hexagon octagon cylinder cone... as in lahat... but as a mom i dont know what to do... i enjoy her to play... any suggestions/ help

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I can answer most questions on parenting gifted children, from infants on. Questions can be about parenting, advocacy, and support and I can provide suggestions for toys and books gifted children love. I can even help you determine whether your child is gifted or bright, and I can point you to more information you might need. I can answer some questions about programs for gifted children, but can`t help much with information on colleges. Visitors wanting to know if their children are gifted might want to read the article "Is My Child Gifted?" before asking a question.


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