Hello. This is my first school year officially homeschooling. I homeschool through a charter school program which placed my son at 1st grade level. He is brilliant so I'm not surprised, but after today's math lesson, I think that he has just memorized most of everything up to this point. I realize this when I asked him to put 5 random numbers ranging from 0 to 50 in order from least to greatest and he failed to do it. I can give him the assessment worksheets from our Saxon curriculum (which we've completed 97/130 lessons), and he can read the directions and CORRECTLY answer the questions independently, but I am freaking out because I want him to have a conceptual base. Rather than knowing the correct answers, I want him to know why or how he got the correct answers. I am so confused as to how he can keep up with the curriculum taught but not understand basic number order. How do I assess to find the gaps? Do you all think I have to start back at square one with preschool math? I am in tears and feel like I have failed him and putting him in traditional school setting wouldn't have had the gaps.