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May 23rd, 2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question How to start teaching to someone pursuing a schoolarship.

Hello everyone. First of all my english is horrible but i found this site to be a good one to help me out with this matter.

My cousin has discovered a new love in math, he start thinking in get a schoolarship to study math or physics. This happens last year when he got into a good school. He came from a bad school because he was in a very small town with a bad education system 2 years ago so his math background wasnt very good at that point. He struggle last year with math but he is very persistent and did good at the end of the schoolyear.

Im kinda good at math (logic, set's, prealgebra, algebra and a bit of calculus) because i had to study that in college, and is easy for me go back to a book (or video) and remember a lot of things so i start helping him a bit (now even more). I want to build a course for him, something he (and i) can guide from, with the topics to study and the objective we want to achieve and the time he will need to compleate a topic, specially heading to problem solving. It will be a great help if someone can point me out a good summary (in order?), of the topics. He doesnt like/have problems with high school text books so we are currently working with Allen's Intermidiate Algebra and Sullivan's Trigonometry and Geometry, both from pearson.

Right now he is 10th grade. And he did good last year with lineal equations (2x2, 3x3), problems and some arithmetic successions. But we are working with rationals, and integers because he make a lots of mistakes with signs and basic operations. Right now my idea for the next 1 and half years (outside of school's curriculum) is this:

-Logic (basics, reasoning (?), etc)
-Sets
-Review and learn up the basics (integers, rationals, operations with radicals, exponents, etc)
-Algebra
-Algebra II
-Geometry and Trigonometry (he is currently seeing this at school)
-Precalculus
-Statistics

Thank you for reading this wall of text. Good night.

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May 29th, 2015, 12:26 PM   #2
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Bump. Maybe someone can share a link to something like this? idk Ty anyways.
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