Chemistry, need suggestions...
Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:09 PM
Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:10 PM
Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:03 PM
But high school chemistry really does require algebra. I don't see any way around it.
Yes, but I'm just wondering if there's a Chemistry curriculum out there that would be better for a student who is not to great with math.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:52 AM
Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:16 AM
Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:48 AM
But we did like the kit - made everything easier! And she preferred the text to Apologia which she used for General and Physical.
My next daughter will probably use Spectrum but not till the 11th or possibly 12th grade as she is also not strong in math.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:51 AM
When I was in high school I did Chemistry without much math. It's okay if it's just a Chem credit for a future Arts major, but it was quite a jump when I took Chemistry in university. My dd wants to major in science, so she will end up getting a lot of math, and later we may have to get a math based AP Chem course or something, but we'll check with her college choices on that first.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:02 AM
1. Merlin Science - you can do a google search for this one. (I recently lost my bookmarks). Some math with balancing equations, etc. but not too much.
2. Integrated Physics and Chemistry - Timberdoodle, Lamppost and others sell this. Lamppost has samples on their site. Chemistry and Physics with a story and not much math.
3. Joy of Chemistry, combined with some living books.
These are not for people who want to do anything with science or math later on, but it sounds like your child isn't interested in that.
Hope that helps,
Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:41 PM
Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:11 PM
We are using Contemporary Chemistry by Walch Publishing. It has some math but not too difficult. My son has a learning disability and it works very well for him.
I just looked at this on the Walch website and at Rainbow Resource where the book is only $18.50 and the Teacher's Guide is only $16.25.
Are you doing labs with this? If so, what are you using?