And Nevan (8)...
...who was dialed-in to this really simple applet I built for Dawson (11).
That's not to say Dawson has no motivation, but it's clear that he's been affected by the point- gathering-culture that is school.
Nevan spent a lot of time simply investigating integer addition and it isn't even on his radar right now as far as planned curriculum goes. He played with (+)+(+) and moved on his own to (-)+(-).
During lunch he asked, "Dad, can you teach me to add a positive plus a negative?"
Guess what my answer was. Go ahead, guess.
I built a couple of assessments in ExamView for them and Dawson was all jacked at his instant-feedback-Dad-I-got-em-all-right performance.
Now they're asking for assessments.
We're not paying them, either. With points or anything.