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This book is over 700 pages. How in the world am I supposed to schedule this in our daily routine? Overwhelming! I need examples of how you assign pages etc. (700 + pages!) Yes, I've read the pages in front, but it doesn't give a lesson plan. Thanks!

I need an online piano teacher. Who do you use?
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I just sent her a message. Thank you. 
Homeschool High School Math
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Bumping this so that others may find math curriculum. 
Algebra 1 woes and need a different curriculum
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UPDATE FROM ORIGINAL POSTER: I'm so glad that we found Math Relief Algebra I. Even more so, my daughter is happy that we found it! This has been a game changer for my daughter. Mr. Leonard Firebaugh teaches in baby steps and it's done step by step in shorter video lessons. No more 45 minute to 1 hour lessons like we had in the Chalk Dust dvds. She's doing great with her grades and is understanding algebra now! We are forever grateful to the moms that suggested Math Relief. Thank you! 31 replies

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Friendly Chemistry or Fascinating Chemistry?
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You've probably researched and found reviews, but I wanted to show you these. I hope links are allowed on WTM. Fasicnating Chemistry review: https://myhomeschoolreviews.blogspot.com/2017/07/reviewoffascinatingeducations.html Friendly Chemistry review: https://www.joyinourjourney.com/whatsnewblog/friendlychemistryforhomeschooledhighschoolersreviewandgiveaway 
Algebra 1 woes and need a different curriculum
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👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻Thank you for your advice. I just pulled up past discussions on WTM board. It looks like, as you said, we need to do Alg 1 And Alg 2 back to back. At least, that's how parents are using Math Relief. One of the replies wasn't that hip on Math Relief Geometry, though. 31 replies

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Lovemybeautifulgift, I feel like you understand where my post is coming from and we chatted over a cup of coffee. 😉This weekend we pulled things from our past curriculum, took the MUS test that a WTM mom suggested (child did good on it), ditched the Chalk Dust after talking to someone that confirmed it's too advanced, and realized my child is a right brain math learner. Of course! It makes sense to me why these 3 months of Chalk Dust algebra 1 have been a challenge! If you dig in, take a step back and take a deep breath, the clearer picture comes into view. I want parents that are in our shoes 31 replies

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My child just finished the test and did good on the Math U See. My child missed only a few topics that Chalk Dust hasn't covered yet. We talked to a former tester and he confirmed what we already knew. Chalk Dust is advanced and is fast paced. My child is a right brained thinker and math is a matter of finding the fit. The ones we've tried in the past are not for that type of learner. We talked again to my child and it looks like taking word problems/math vocabulary and creating the solution is confusing. We are going through the hint words for what means what. I think this confirms that we a 31 replies

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Kendall, thank you. It makes sense and I can see how this would help. I know we will find the right fit since we are determined to research and find what we need. Reading reviews and seeing what worked for others is helpful in decision making. I truly appreciate the detail in your reply. Thanks to all replies form others as well. 31 replies

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In case anyone is following this post, here is the link for the answers.https://www.mathusee.com/secure/teacherresources/placementtestsolutions/prealgebraanswers.pdf I guess what is hardest to watch is that my husband walks her through her math, even dvd instruction. He watches it with her, goes over examples with her on paper, assigns work, checks it and redoes the missed problems. He shows a variety of ways if needed. Chalk Dust dvd videos...she says they are too long and too much information. With Chalk Dust, she gets about 90% of the WORD prombems wrong and about 60% of the regul 31 replies

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kfeusse, thanks and I'll peek at that one. Thank you. Prairie, (hope ok to shorten name) I will do that for sure! I'll have her do that this weekend and post back here. Please look back at this post because I promise I will be back with that info. Thank you,too. If we can figure this out, I'll do whatever we can. She didn't understand CLE either, but we made it through to pass it somehow. 31 replies

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My husband pretty much hand holds her in Chalk Dust. He says it's deer in the headlights with word problems. CLE topics moved too fast. My husband teaches math and tutors her daily. He didn't like Math U See when we attempted it with 1st child (in college now) because the tricks and shortcuts were confusing. We are in Chapter 3 Chalk Dust Algebra 1 2nd edition. It's an advanced program and moves quickly, but we used it because I already owned it. My mistake. We need to slow down and regroup. 31 replies

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I've been out of the loop for a while since I've just been using what my 1st child used for math. My 2nd child isn't understanding algebra 1 at all. She doesn't have dyscalulia, but just simply is in over her head. We've used grades K6 grades CLE Sunrise math (did ok, but wanted more detail), 7th & part of 8th grade Teaching Textbooks (didn't like online), and remainder of 8th  now part of 9th grade Chalk Dust math with no luck 3 months into algebra 1. Every year we are just not getting it 100%. We repeated prealgebra. We are now in Chalk Dust Algebra 1 and getting nowhere. There are n
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Is there anything similar to Learning Adventures by Dorian Holt for high school (christian too)? Thanks!

You can write in the book or on your paper. We chose to write on notebook paper after lesson 4 because we needed more space on a few lessons.

http://www.welltrainedmind.com/J00review.html A relpy to my post did show that this is an old quote and that R & S is up to date. So........I'll stay with R & S :) since they did complete older grades for English. Thanks for the advice!

I saw Susan Wise Bauer's suggestion to move from R & S English/Grammar to A Beka English/Grammar in 7th grade to prep for the high school courses that A Beka offers. Like Susan mentioned in another post, we have used 1 yr below grade level in R & S because it did seem advanced for my child. We've been up to par in grade level 6 on all subjects but use grade 5 R & S in English and have done great since we went "down" a year in that subject. So here's the question. My child will be in 7th grade next year. If I continued with R & S, I would use grade 6 English/Grammar. But