Starting over at 50 — where should I begin?

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I’ve been impressed with your website and materials. Sadly, all my children are grown and gone and didn’t get the education they should have. I’m realizing I was not able to educate them well because I am not a logical person. Over the last year I have worked at it but have only made a little headway. I am 50 and would really like to learn more. Pre-logic is where I need to start. Also, it seems obvious that I am poor in math. I know the basics of math but get lost quickly after that. Would you have some suggestions for me? Thank you, Lora B.

Here are three suggestions:

1. Here is a good pre-logic course — The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning — after this book you can follow this course of study for logic.

2. Write one paragraph a day, on any subject you want. If you would like something more organized, purchase a writing curriculum geared for adults. Set up a reading program for yourself. There are many different opinions on what a good reading list looks like. But, better yet, subscribe to the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum and take their English/history/literature courses. I think this would be particularly useful to you as it would be your reading, writing, and history combined.

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3. Determine where you would be in math (maybe 8th or 9th grade) and
get a textbook. Most math curriculum have placement tests so you can determine which level you would be in.