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#1 maize

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:48 PM

What online options are there for pre-algebra?

I have an easier time getting this kid to work on the computer than on paper.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

CTC? Khan Academy?
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:17 PM

If you want live online class, Wilson Hill has been a success here this year. They use Dolciani texts for PreA and Algebra. 

 


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

Derek Owens is wonderful!


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

I'm considering Mr. D math for pre-algebra next year. But I also have Chalkdust pre-alg. DVDs on-hand, and I do really like Mr. Mosely's teaching style.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:33 PM

Maize, are you wanting to completely get rid of paper, or is it that you just want online instruction?  We like Derek Owens, too, but there's still a lot of paper involved; notetaking, practice problems, homework problems, and tests are all done on paper.  


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:39 PM

Maize, are you wanting to completely get rid of paper, or is it that you just want online instruction? We like Derek Owens, too, but there's still a lot of paper involved; notetaking, practice problems, homework problems, and tests are all done on paper.


I think he needs to be primarily working on the computer.

I will encourage whatever paper work I can but just getting some math done on a regular basis would be an improvement from where we are at.

In the past he has done Math Mammoth and Beast Academy, with Prodigy for extra practice.

We did do CTC mat for awhile a couple of years ago, I will take another look at that.

I don't know if he is ready to keep up with a live class; I'd have to think about that one. It could be just the motivation he needs, or it could be a disaster.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:39 PM

myhomeschoolmathclass.com
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:16 AM

I think he needs to be primarily working on the computer.

I will encourage whatever paper work I can but just getting some math done on a regular basis would be an improvement from where we are at.

 

 

I don't know if he is ready to keep up with a live class; I'd have to think about that one. It could be just the motivation he needs, or it could be a disaster.

 

The WHA class still requires lots of work on paper, so would not fit your criteria. It moves fairly fast. 

 

What about Tablet Class? I think DerekSurfs has posted about their classes before. 


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:19 PM

Maize, Khan Academy has prealgebra at https://www.khanacad...ath/pre-algebra. I think Jean in Newcastle said she used it for her dc, so she might have more info for you.  

 

Have you looked at ALEKS?  https://www.aleks.com/ I believe it's all on the computer, although I'm not sure if it's really a full course.  They used to give homeschoolers a free month trial - you could ask if that's still available. 

 

Most live classes are already in progress, so it might not work to join those now.  Derek Owens is not live, so you have more flexibility and there are no other students to waste time during instruction.  If DO's program doesn't work for your ds, you can drop it.  You can choose to do the grading yourself for half price - you just need to ask for that option.  You can print out all of the notetaking pages (text) and practice pages individually to put into a binder, or you can buy them prebound from Lulu in two volumes - chapters 1-4 and 5-10.  Either way, you still have to print out the graded homework pages and tests.  FWIW, my dc is currently in DO's prealgebra and enjoys it.  You can see the syllabus here https://derekowens.c...her=Mr. Owens. The instructional videos for the first several chapters are free on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/user/derekowens    

 

I hope you figure out something that will work for your ds!


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:42 PM

What about Tablet Class? I think DerekSurfs has posted about their classes before.


My oldest is using Tablet Class Pre-Algebra. Tablet Class has lesson videos and solution videos that walk you through every step, but the problems, review, and tests are all done on paper. I suppose you could use a tablet and stylus and write on the screen, but I don't think it sounds like what you're looking for.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

What about Teaching Textbooks?
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:11 PM

What about Teaching Textbooks?


I'd consider it if they had online streaming. I think someone said that was in beta?
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 12:57 AM

ALEKS. Has worked well for both kids at our house.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:53 PM

mrdmath.com 

 

live online classes

twice weekly help sessions

excellent teacher

 


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