# What to use for Algebra 2 after Jacob's Geometry?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:57 PM

Thanks,

Sue

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:34 PM

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:12 PM

You should know that KB Algebra II does not have a solution manual. Many of the problems have immediate feedback with stepped help to walk you through to the answer. The end-of-unit problems do not have immediate feedback and are supposed to be done with pencil and paper. Only the odd answers are provided for these, but the odds are plenty.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:32 PM

Dd used BJU for pre-algebra and algebra. She is currently using Jacob's for geometry and really enjoying it. I had planned on using BJU for algebra 2, but am now wondering if there is something more along the lines of Jacob's out there. I can't find that Jacob's has an algebra 2 unless I'm missing something. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Sue

Well, Foerster's is a *little* like Jacobs Algebra/Geometry (some corny/joke names in the problems; incremental). BUT... it is a whole lot TOUGHER than Jacobs -- much more rigorous, MANY more problems per lesson, much harder/more complex problems, goes WAY into trig topics, many problems have you write computer programs... Frankly, Jacobs feels like a high school program and Foerster feels like a college level course. It's been a stretch for our older "mathy" DS; I often only have him do a quarter of the problems in a lesson, and he still works for an hour. While he enjoyed Jacobs Algebra and Geometry, he's only tolerating the Foerster's. If I had it to do over again, I would have gone with something less rigorous for him.

BEST of luck, whatever you go with! Warmest regards, Lori D.

**Edited by Lori D., 31 March 2010 - 08:38 PM.**

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:58 PM

Well, Foerster's is a *little* like Jacobs Algebra/Geometry (some corny/joke names in the problems; incremental). BUT... it is a whole lot TOUGHER than Jacobs -- much more rigorous, MANY more problems per lesson, much harder/more complex problems, goes WAY into trig topics, many problems have you write computer programs... Frankly, Jacobs feels like a high school program and Foerster feels like a college level course. It's been a stretch for our older "mathy" DS; I often only have him do a quarter of the problems in a lesson, and he still works for an hour. While he enjoyed Jacobs Algebra and Geometry, he's only tolerating the Foerster's. If I had it to do over again, I would have gone with something less rigorous for him.

BEST of luck, whatever you go with! Warmest regards, Lori D.

I agree that Foerster's is quite a bit more intense than Jacobs. We only do the odds mostly (that eliminates half of the problems) and I don't deal with the computer program problems. Do you have the TM? Mr. Foerster himself only recommends that students do a fraction of the problems.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:02 PM

I agree that Foerster's is quite a bit more intense than Jacobs. We only do the odds mostly (that eliminates half of the problems) and I don't deal with the computer program problems. Do you have the TM? Mr. Foerster himself only recommends that students do a fraction of the problems.

No, just the textbook; not even the computer CD to try and do the computer programming problems. Fortunately, DS is not at all interested in math/science fields, so this was just a personal challenge for him, since he's always been good with math.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:07 PM

No, just the textbook; not even the computer CD to try and do the computer programming problems. Fortunately, DS is not at all interested in math/science fields, so this was just a personal challenge for him, since he's always been good with math.

What's weird is that the textbook keeps referring to a CD that came with it, but there isn't a CD (and I got everything from the publisher). I think I would have freaked out without the TM telling me that half (or fewer) of the problems was an adequate assignment. There are *a lot* of problems!