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05/22/2010

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C. Dwayne Shafer, MD, PhD

Several years ago, I read an article that in the area of mathematics, leaving the study of the subject for 3 months took nearly 2.5 months to get them back to the level at which they were functioning the previous May, but students who did very basic work sheets 15-30 minutes/day, 5 days a week did not require this remedial work. After homeschooling 3 sons, we found that this work on math and working a "leisure" reading list, made starting back to school much easier, and all finished high school with advance math skills, one having finished thru Calculus 3 at the local University. It also decreased resistance to starting back to school, and did not seem burdensome since we did not inttroduce any "new" materials. If your child is struggling in these areas, the few minutes/day might pay great returns.

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