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    My son is dyslexic. We did RightStart Math for years, until last year we got up to the level of doing the pre-algebra along with the geometry. He had learned it all, but with dyslexia come memory issues. The pre-algebra stuff horribly hard and he couldn't remember what to do at all despite having had the stuff in the past.

    So we did Moby Max. He placed, as a 6th grader last spring...at grade level 3.3. He even had some 1st grade skills to do. Since then, I bought the program so that I could give him grade level tests for the new level as he moved into it, so we could find and fill gaps. Today, he finished 6th grade skills. He just took the test for 7th grade (his grade level,) and placed as knowing 46% of it already! So proud that he was able to do this! And loving that I can do testing with the Moby Max so that he only needs to cover the skills that he doesn't know.

    My plan is...keep going. Once we finish 8th grade math (the highest level) I will go back through and have him test again and see if there are other gaps that he has forgotten since we did the grade levels.

    He wants to go to a STEM high school if he can make the lottery and get in, this math work makes it look like he will be able to do the work once he gets there!

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    Congrats!!! Keep bragging! Love it!
    Bobo 13 yrs old - marches to the beat of her own drum, driven, out going and loud, yet she loves nature
    Booger Boy 21 yrs old - quiet, self assured, confident and laying his own path

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    Way to go for both of you!!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years

    Daughter (21), a University of Iowa junior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

    Son (20), a Purdue University sophomore majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    Wonderful! Congratulations to both of you. Please keep us posted on how it goes, and good luck in the lottery!

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    Thanks! Sometimes...it is really hard to be the parent of a kid with special needs. I hope that others don't look at this and feel discouraged. He really has worked hard, and I have worked hard to find the right thing for him. The dyslexia will always be with him. Just like the stutter that my other son has. I see posts from people who feel that their dyslexia (or stutter) has kept them from doing what they want. Both of my boys just keep plugging along and don't let it stop them from doing what they want to do, public speaking or being in book clubs!

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