I used Dolciani, maybe a 1990 version, with DS a few years ago, already have the answer key, and really like it. It's what I used to learn Algebra in school so it's familiar and easy for me. DDs will hopefully be ready for Algebra this summer or fall and I'm unsure if it will be a good fit. Math is not their friend, and they have liked CLE in the past. Can anyone compare the two?
I'm assuming CLE is still in workbook style which would seem friendlier to them, but I'm more concerned about the content and if it thoroughly prepares students for higher maths. They used it for 3rd-6th and I switched to MM preAlgebra/7th this year because CLE drove me crazy because I thought it was too simplistic and many of the word problems were borderline offensive. I don't want to do word problems about dead animals or that seem to be about "those poor, poor, poor people overseas." DDs don't care about that, though, and I'm willing to go back if it would make them more successful.
Thoughts? I had planned to send them back to PS full time for 8th grade, but I'm 2nd guessing myself on that. Taking two classes at the school has worked out really well for us this year and I'm not super pleased with the admin and some of the things I see at the school. HS may be a better time to send them back full time.