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  1. Okay, just went back and reread the initial example of 34 tens or ten 34s. To me it seems easier to find 34 tens. I mean, I for one don't typically count by 34s. But counting by tens is easy peasy. If I know (or can figure out that) ten 10s are 100 then three of those are 300. And 4 tens are simply 40. Whatever clicks for the child though.
  2. Yes, but if the child realizes that they are equivalent then they can choose the easier one to solve. Does that make sense? With my kids they didn't necessarily initially recognize that they had that option.
  3. That is the beauty of modeling with blocks. You can use an area model and show that 34 tens is the same as ten 34s. A good exercise might be to build a model and ask if she can find two ways to represent the model.
  4. I have always thought it important to teach the whys behind math and to struggle through for an answer. Like 8filltheheart said, I just had never heard it put so plainly. Pam Harris helps by giving teachers strategies to work through problems in ways that get kids thinking outside of the box.
  5. Has anyone here heard of Pamela Harris? I just did a free 3 day challenge webinar series that she offers and it was amazing! The biggest takeaway for me was the idea that teaching kids math in a way that requires them to think through what they're doing is an excellent way to begin to teach logic to young children and promote independent thinking. Love it!
  6. Has anyone had their student take financial algebra? If so, which textbook did you use and did you purchase an instructor's edition as well? Thanks, Debbie
  7. Hello all, I have signed my son up for Experience Chemistry level C which is an online course that will begin in September. The recommended textbooks (of which I need to choose one) are Conceptual Chemistry and Modern Chemistry. Anyone prefer one over the other? I am not familiar with either. Thanks, Debbie
  8. Has anyone had their child go through the Pixar in a Box lessons on Khan Academy as a Unit Study? If so, what grade were they in and about how long did it take them to complete? My rising 10th grader would like to use this for an elective. I'm wondering if it could be a full year credit if he actually uses the principles he learns to make a very short animated film as an end of the year project. Intro to animation on the transcript? Thanks, Debbie
  9. Has anyone tried using MUS Algebra 2 after Harold Jacobs Elementary Algebra and Geometry? If so, was it a smooth transition? Thanks, Debbie
  10. Also, what would you suggest to learn the other algebra 2 concepts? Have you found anything written similarly to Harold Jacobs? Thanks in advance, Debbie
  11. You might want to start a new thread since this one is such a zombie. I'm not sure what specific topics you need to add to call it Algebra II, but I'm thinking it's going to be a lot. IIRC, Jacobs Algebra only has a chapter or two with some very introductory Algebra II content. I would personally make Human Endeavor its own course. I adore Human Endeavor, by the way. It's brilliant. But you probably need to get a Foersters or other textbook or enroll your student in an online course to honestly award a credit called Algebra II.
  12. You might want to start a new thread since this one is such a zombie. I'm not sure what specific topics you need to add to call it Algebra II, but I'm thinking it's going to be a lot. IIRC, Jacobs Algebra only has a chapter or two with some very introductory Algebra II content. I would personally make Human Endeavor its own course. I adore Human Endeavor, by the way. It's brilliant. But you probably need to get a Foersters or other textbook or enroll your student in an online course to honestly award a credit called Algebra II.
  13. Jann in TX, Dd has done Elementary Algebra, Math: a human endeavor and is working through Harold Jacobs Geometry (1e) this year. I'm trying to figure out what I need to cover in order to be able to give her credit for Algebra 1 and 2 and what to call the human endeavor book on a transcript. This child is one that needs to move slowly through the material in order to understand it. Next year is senior year for her. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
  14. Hello, Could someone with a copy of Harold Jacobs Geometry 2e Test Masters tell me if the book has multiple tests for each chapter? One of the things that I loved about his Elementary Algebra was the fact that there were four tests for each chapter. That way a child could do a redo test without me having to look for new sets of questions to use. ; ) Thanks, Debbie
  15. Purchased acting with an accent mp3 as well! The Hive saves the day!
  16. Thanks, I will add stereotypical to the search
  17. Really! Could you send me a link. Everything I was finding was considerably more expensive.
  18. Dd is especially wanting a clip of a female voice. Easier for her to imitate, especially with the time restraint. Thanks everyone!
  19. Actually, we are in South Carolina. ; )
  20. I actually ran across the first link, that was the only sample that I found without foul language. I had forgotten about that. I'll be sure to have them listen to that. Also, if your kids get bored and you don't mind I would love to have another long sample of someone speaking with a New England accent. Another thought, would I do well to look for local news reports? I figure that the reporters won't have much of an accent, but the locals probably will. Thanks for the links! Debbie
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