Online math suggestions for Algebra on up?
Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:05 AM
My son is great at math but doesn’t love the Art of Problem solving format.
I am looking for suggestions. We did Saxon algebra one last year, and half of the Jacobs algebra book before he told me that he detests Jacobs. That’s when I decided to take a detour to some fun types of math with art of problem-solving, but now we want to get algebra one finished up so we can move on.
I’d love a work at your own pace option, with somebody besides me doing the teaching & grading - he is my oldest of five, and I am trying to outsource some!
From looking through the forms I have down Derek Owens to research, any other ideas or thoughts on courses you have used and loved? He’s an analytical kid who catches on quick, and I would love to find him a teacher who inspires through their obvious passion for math.
Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:33 PM
Based on your description, Derek Owens math may be your best bet.
You've previously used 2 very different programs. Saxon is very weak, while AOPS is one of the most rigorous and hardest programs. (Jacobs is in the direction of AOPS, but not as 'meaty' or thorough.)
Derek Owens Algebra 1 is based on the Dolciani textbook, which is a good sign, as this is a reputable textbook. (But you are probably looking for Algebra 2.)
Besides AOPS and Derek Owens, other choices are Stanford EPGY and imacs. Stanford EPGY may be good (but we have not tried the higher level classes). imacs looks drier and with more repitition than AOPS. IIRC, both are expensive.
Hope this helps.
Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:26 AM
Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:59 PM