Discussion in 'Schoolgoers & Teens' started by nayidulhan, Jan 31, 2023.
@Rihana thanks again (& again) for tagging @hrastro. She is a mighty lighthouse!
The SAT and CAT exams have some awesome real life applications and stories of mathematics - But I dont recommend exploring these without some help from a retired teacher or older student who knows her syllabus and her capabilities - and can give her clues and direction if she gets stuck ... they should be selecting problems to work on and not working at all problems and getting discouraged... that would end your daughter's interest and motivation for math...
RD and RS are by default done at most private school nowadays - if teachers are not doing them at your school, I do encourage practice of either or both - Usually RS has more variety of problems, RD has more indepth practice of the same problem type - so decide what you want for your child and use accordingly - but I would consider RD and RS as school math work and not extra math work.
I have seen and used some parts (for students) of RS's reasoning books and I find them good practice too...
For extra math, all the textbooks I suggested can be downloaded in pdf/html format if you have a techie and some internet (except Trishna books)
Upkar books, mycbseguide, Arun sharma's CAT books, Saxon books, Pre-Algebra, Algebra books of US curriculum, shinglee books have Singapore maths, MYP books by Oxford, Pearson, Hease etc - you will find many textbooks ... There are some good books by Shailesh Shirali also
Just dont try all of them at once - I usually see a kids capabilities from the way they approach the CBSE Exemplar and from there, I take them through different books for different topics...
For instance - the basic ratio, percentages, variation, work&Time problems etc have some good problems in CAT books, while for algebra I would go to Singapore shiglee problems... For geometry you should check some US and Singapore textbooks...
I personally know IIT professors who recommend AMTI as an institution for teachers and authors but I have not seen their books personally - do try them out, definitely!
Hope this helps and I am not confusing you too much!
Yes...yes....I agree 100%. I have heard terrifying stories from a few senior parents about their precocious kids that were given a lot of challenging stuff but that eventually turned them off totally.
Unfortunately, my daughter's school does not refer to R D Sharma & R S Aggarwal at all (at least for the middle school grades; not sure about higher grades though). I am considering hiring a tutor like you suggested to get these 2 books and CBSE Exemplar solved.
I will try to get the links for all the books you mentioned and compile them for ready reference in future, of some curious mother like me. You have been most kind and generous with your time and knowledge. Just knowing that you know so much and are willing to share the treasure of your knowledge is so...so reassuring. May God bless you abundantly, dear hrastro!
@hrastro... are there any attachments in your last post up there? I can't seem to open them.
no no I didnt add any attachments