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Teaching a very enthusiastic and bright 5 year old

I would recommend "math enrichment" instead of straightforward math acceleration. (1) Here is one source from the US Florida school system: Math SuperStars (a.k.a. Sunshine Math). It covers grades K-...
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Teaching a very enthusiastic and bright 5 year old

Three books you can read with your young student: The Cat in Numberland. After reading it, you get to discuss orders of infinity. The Man Who Counted, by Malba Tahan. (Do you and your student speak ...
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Teaching a child time and hours in a digital world

My experience: In the early 2000's, I had my first child ($\approx$ 5 yrs) help me "build" an analog clock (it was just a paper model, no gears). We would occasionally set it to the correct time (...
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How to structure undergraduate level private lessons?

My suggestion would be that you pick a book with some difficult exercises, attempt to work through the exercises yourself, and then your tutor can help you with the exercises you got stuck on. This ...
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Teaching a child time and hours in a digital world

Have you considered buying an analog watch for your child? My parents got me one for my sixth birthday and I was able to use it to tell time. I would think the child could also use it to learn to ...
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Teaching a very enthusiastic and bright 5 year old

Have you tried KenKen puzzles? For those unfamiliar with them, these puzzles require logic and arithmetic operations to solve. One of the best sites is here. You can choose puzzles of different ...
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Teaching a very enthusiastic and bright 5 year old

I was impressed by some of the material used in the first and second grades of my son's elementary school in the USA, where I suspect the material comes from the recent Common Core standards. There ...
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How to structure undergraduate level private lessons?

I agree that you need to do a lot of the heavy lifting. Furthermore, I would try to use texts that are suitable for self-study, basically always. Feel like the teacher-salary-justifiers try to push ...
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How to structure undergraduate level private lessons?

They'll start to explain material that I can read in the book? (1) Depending on where you are in your mathematical development (which you don't make clear in your posting), you might take on a ...
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Teaching methods to make a weak student good at math? (particularly student from social science background)

I noticed that you said that he needs reassurance and many of the comments suggest that he needs drill. I would therefore encourage you to use Khan Academy. You can set up an account with you as his ...
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