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#1 Barb_

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:52 PM

Not me, but a friend of my SIL.  I don't know anything about her except that they homeschool, she has an unexpected life threatening illness (cancer maybe?), is having surgery and is looking at a long recovery.  She needs a self-teaching Algebra I course.  She will be available for support, but can't cover Math every day on her own.  I've recommended she look into the following depending on finances and the mathiness of the student:

 

Thinkwell

Teaching Textbooks

Videotext

Math U See

Aleks (for reinforcement)

 

Is there anything else I'm not thinking of?  



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:55 PM

Derek Owens


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

In case money IS an issue: Flipped Math.  Free and, as far as I can tell, pretty complete.

Easy Peasy's High School Math links to Monterey Institute's Algebra 1

 

 


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:00 PM

Thank you for the quick answers! 



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:11 PM

Barron's EZ Algebra
Algebra A Fresh Approach

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:16 PM

Teaching Textbooks worked for us.  I loved Videotext, but I wouldn't consider that one self-teaching.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:19 PM

Derek Owens - it also has the advantages of help from him if you want and you can pay by the month and stop anytime you want if she gets back to teaching.


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:10 PM

Jann in Texas http://myhomeschoolm....com/index.html


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:01 PM

Math without Borders with Foerster's text


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:29 AM

In the situation you are describing, I agree with the Derek Owens suggestion. Help is available if the mom isn't.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:29 AM

Saxon with Art Reed. Really. He's fabulous.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:10 AM

Unlock math is self-teaching and has a teacher available for help through email or phone call, so other than checking to see that the work was done each day it is completely hands-off for the parent.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:01 PM

I loved Derek Owens.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

Saxon.  My son reads the lesson himself and only comes to me if he has questions.  Then I grade the lesson problems and any he gets wrong he redoes and we can do together if it's something more then a simple mistake.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:30 PM

Not me, but a friend of my SIL.  I don't know anything about her except that they homeschool, she has an unexpected life threatening illness (cancer maybe?), is having surgery and is looking at a long recovery.  She needs a self-teaching Algebra I course.  She will be available for support, but can't cover Math every day on her own.  I've recommended she look into the following depending on finances and the mathiness of the student:

 

Thinkwell

Teaching Textbooks

Videotext

Math U See

Aleks (for reinforcement)

 

Is there anything else I'm not thinking of?  

Do you know what math performance level? - advanced/exceeding, on-target/intermediate, or approaching/near grade expectations



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

Unlock math is self-teaching and has a teacher available for help through email or phone call, so other than checking to see that the work was done each day it is completely hands-off for the parent.

$299 for annual subscritpion
"UnLock Math is a new program out of Canada"
 
Anybody using this?


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:38 PM

Do you know what math performance level? - advanced/exceeding, on-target/intermediate, or approaching/near grade expectations

 

Unfortunately I know next to nothing about the family.  My SIL texted me to ask for suggestions for a friend of hers.

 

Thank you all for the suggestions.  SIL emailed me to say how grateful her friend is for your help.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

 

$299 for annual subscritpion
"UnLock Math is a new program out of Canada"
 
Anybody using this?

 

 

My 8th grader is using their pre-algebra and my 10th grader is using their geometry. We only started using it this fall so I can't give a full review, but so far I am extremely please with it. The courses appear to cover all of the standard topics, contain lots of review, and are definitely not light courses - my 10th grader was complaining yesterday that the problems used to illustrate the concepts in the lesson videos are a lot easier than the lesson problem sets! She said the first two problems are just as easy as the problems in the lesson videos, but then they get progressively harder. Every single problem in the lesson shows an explanation for how it was solved after the student submits their answer (whether or not the student got it wrong), so the student can compare their solution to the one in the program and see if there was a different or easier way to solve it. I do like that if the student needs to attempt a problem set for a second time, the program gives them new problems so they can't just re-use the old answers to get a good score.

 

They give a 50% sibling discount, so only the first child in a family pays full price - the rest only pay half. It is definitely worth it for me for a program that a student can work through as fast or as slow as they need, provides worked solutions to all the lesson problems, and includes all the tutoring a student needs from the program owners at not extra cost.
 


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