# amys

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1. ## Need help organizing a geography course for my daughter

I am looking at the Starline Press World Geography set. Downside is it is pretty expensive; upside is it is open-and-go. I am also looking at the HMH World Geography package available through HSBC through the end of the month. At \$60 compared to almost \$200, the HMH looks like a better deal!
2. ## Help with Life of Fred trig? Page 111

Thank you so much!!
3. ## Help with Life of Fred trig? Page 111

My son can't figure out how/why a step in the problem at the bottom of page 111 in Life of Fred trigonometry was arrived at. I'm no help, either. Can anyone help? To show that 1 + cot2 x = csc2 x Changing to sines and cosines (ok here) 1 + cos2x/sin2x = 1/sin2x Adding the fractions (this is what he doesn't get) (sin2x + cos2x)/sin2x Since sin2x + cos2x = 1 (ok here too) 1/sin2x He doesn't understand how the term in the second step is derived. Anyone? Thanks! Amy
4. ## Is a graphing calculator for Larson's Algebra 1 (Chalkdust) Necessary?

You can use an online graphing utility, but you might want to go ahead and buy the calculator now. He'll need it later on, anyway. There will be other mentions/demonstrations of the graphing calculator as the year goes on. I went ahead and bought the calculator around the same point you're at because I had never used one and figured my son would be best served by taking advantage of all the instruction in its use that Dana Mosely would be providing!
5. ## Which edition of high school Conceptual Physics? Hewitt or Pearson?

I really have no idea about the question you are asking. (So, why are you responding, woman?!) ;-D I just wanted to say that I had originally intended to use Hewitt's Conceptual Physics, but I ended up signing my son up for the physics course with Derek Owens. I couldn't be happier. DS is learning at his own pace (which is sometimes fast, sometimes SLOW) and doing a great job so far. The instructor doesn't seem daunted by my smart-alek-y son's goofy comments on his homeworks/tests, and has actually responded to them in a humorous way (far cry from the beleaguered public school teachers who took immature boy humor as an immediate sign of disrespect.) Mr. Owens does the grading and is available to answer questions. The physics course is essentially a conceptual physics course with labs; prereq is algebra I. DS has recently spent some time with trig concepts on Khan Academy bc there is apparently some trig in the course; I think there is a sufficient amount of instruction in the course for what is required, but he wants to earn badges and whatnot on KA!! Just wanted to throw another option out there.
6. ## Lit analysis, annotation, options to Windows to the World

Have you looked at Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings? www.homescholar.org
7. ## High school Latin for beginner; WWYD?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? I'm sure regular readers of this board are tired of the "which Latin" question. I searched this board for a long time before posting my question, but that only made me more indecisive! Sometimes a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I thought of having the 9th grader to continue doing the LFC series, which would give him some grammar, and then also have him do the Power-Glide lessons so I feel like he's using SOMEthing that's allegedly high-school level! We're already doing double maths and lots of language arts on top of his LLfLOTR, though, so as I sit here doing next week's schedule I worry whether we're really going to have time to do two Latin courses! Amy
8. ## Kinetic books physics w/o solutions manual?

I know that Kinetic books does offer an online homework component, but I don't know if that's "enough." The lack of availability of solutions led me to decide on the Derek Owens physics class for my 9th grader. Amy

10. ## Where to buy Singapore

What do you need? You could try posting in the wanted section of the sale board! Amy (who has some Singapore stuff she ought to list for sale!)
11. ## Chalkdust algebra 2-trying to figure out what to use in Larson combined volume!!

Thank you for your response! In that case I think I am going to be best served by ponying up the \$\$ for the intermediate text. That's what I get for trying to be clever. :)