The first day of school she came home intent on dropping out of the class right away. I told her that she was naturally gifted in math and just to give herself and her teacher a chance. Several weeks have passed and she enjoys the class, although she will be he first to admit it is tough, and you should have a really good grasp on basic math before you take on Algebra.
This is why I was happy to partner with Sylvan Learning center and see for ourselves how ready Rebecca was in fact for Algebra. at Sylvan online there is the FIT 4 Algebra preparedness test with several questions that you can see for yourself if your child is on the right path to prepping for higher level math. Rebecca took the test in about a 1/2 hour, and you can see for yourself how well she did from this screenshot.
Fit 4 Algebra just confirmed what I thought about her math skills, but what she herself did not have confidence about. No one knows our children better than their parents, and we may sometimes see the potential where they may not. I would highly recommend other parents test their child to see the potential, or at least identify where weakness might lie to work on and emphasize. As for us...we are ready to take on Algebra!