I teach college level mathematics and often encounter students who were home schooled. Many (most) are woefully weak in their mathematics skills and as a result often spend 2 or more semesters in Developmental (High School or below) math courses. Anyone here have such experiences with their home schooled children? Any ideas on how to advise parents to "step up" the mathematics and science components. I can say with great clarity, the students who come to college with stronger math skills and knowledge have more options regarding what to study in college. Mathematics is a "gateway" discipline.