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1. ## whole to parts algebra

Clickie, thanks for the recommendations! I'll check those out.
2. ## whole to parts algebra xpost

Yes, I think I'll do that.
3. ## whole to parts algebra

Yes, I think that's basically what I'll do. I teach math and have come to this problem lots over the years. These skills have a purpose, but so many students never get to the part where they are used. I'd love to find a rearranged curriculum that focused on problems first.
4. ## whole to parts algebra

Thanks. I'll look at it!
5. ## whole to parts algebra xpost

He is in Algebra 1, but since the question in Jacobs asked what was happening to the ratios as the variable got larger, I told him about limits. That's the kind of thing he'd like to know about even if he can't do all the manipulation yet.
6. ## whole to parts algebra xpost

As an example, he is on the chapter of operations with algebraic fractions. I know he needs to have those skills to solve equations with algebraic fractions, but they don't come for 3-4 more chapters. (Also, limits and derivatives, which is what we talked about today ) He'd like to see the equations or word problems first.
7. ## whole to parts algebra xpost

Thanks! I used MUS for another child, so I'll look at it again.
8. ## whole to parts algebra xpost

I do that. This child wants to know what the individual skills are used for. Usually, I can look ahead in the book and show him, but it would be nice to have another source.
9. ## whole to parts algebra xpost

Is there an algebra program that is more whole to parts: starting with problems and then breaking down the skills? We are about half way through Jacobs Algebra, but I'm curious what else is out there.
10. ## whole to parts algebra

Is there an algebra program that is more whole to parts: starting with problems and then breaking down the skills? We are about half way through Jacobs Algebra, but I'm curious what else is out there.
11. ## Latin After GSWL

Thank you. I'll look at those.
12. ## Latin After GSWL

My 7th grader has gone through several introductory Latin books. He will finish GSWL soon. What are good suggestions for curriculum or classes to move him forward? I don't know Latin and don't want to learn, but my husband had a semester in college using Wheelock's. I need something that is going to do a decent job teaching. He likes reading Latin in GSWL but doesn't feel there is enough instruction to figure out why he misses sentences.
13. ## middle school logic curriculum

Is it helpful for kids to do Fallacy Detectives and Art of Argument? Is it repetitive?
14. ## Science for Co-op

I'm supposed to teach Apologia General Science to junior high kids at a Christian co-op next year. I don't love Apologia; it's long winded. The experiments seem not great. These kids have been using the Young Explorers books and Real Science for Kids. What would you suggest for alternatives? The leaders are young Earth, so it needs to be YE or not mention dates. Thanks!
15. ## Computer Project Resources + Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to help my new freshman deepen his interests and make them into something worth some high school credit. He is currently wanting to repair some old computers. I can see lots of potential in this, but I'm having trouble finding resources on the hardware and repair part of computers, not so much on coding and programs. Even our library system had very little. Any ideas? Also, any feedback on using Raspberry Pi would be welcome.

17. ## Too Many Moving Parts LA (xpost)

When do you drop spelling?
18. ## Too Many Moving Parts LA (xpost)

Next year, the boys will be 2nd, 6th, and 9th. 2nd - focus on finishing MP first grade reading, cursive, spelling alternating subjects between husband and myself 6th-has had FLL 4, some spelling, some IEW; narrates very well; needs to get narration on paper with increasing length and accuracy; quick learner, but dislikes writing by hand 9th - very low processing speed and attention level, but dictation and writing speeches for his co-op class are most helpful this year; He doesn't learn well with a dvd; he needs to hear it a thousand times. I think the middle one could most easily use a DVD and learn from it. The oldest needs the most side-by-side because of neurological challenges.
19. ## Too Many Moving Parts LA (xpost)

Lori D and Farrar, thank you for your thoughts. I think I would like to do what Lori said, but for one of my son's and my husband, it's difficult. Maybe I can do curriculum I'm comfortable with between semesters. (I teach at college). Then better choices for my husband.
20. ## Too Many Moving Parts LA (xpost)

We are having trouble getting all of LA done - spelling, writing, copywork, grammar, etc. Dad homeschools and has difficulty with lists, but he is literally blowing up chem lab with the 5th grader. The kids read lots and listen to lots of audio and take history and other classes at a little co-op. I need something simpler for LA that the kids can more manage themselves. For my 6th grader next year, I want to try AOPS prealgebra. I'd like to have one thing for him to work through for LA + a reading list and free reads. Ideas?
21. ## Too Many Moving Parts LA (xpost)

We are having trouble getting all of LA done - spelling, writing, copywork, grammar, etc. Dad does homeschool and has difficulty with lists and all the parts, but he is literally blowing up chem lab with the 5th grader. The kids read lots and listen to lots of audiobooks and take history and other classes at a little co-op. I need something simpler for LA that the kids can more manage themselves. For my 6th grader next year, I want to try AOPS prealgebra. I'd like to have one thing for him to work through for LA + a reading list and free reads. Ideas?
22. ## Starter Logic or Rhetoric

A friend and I would like to offer a logic class for our high schoolers at a small, local co-op. The students have had little logic - games, chess, Building Thinking Skills, a few fallacies, Chocolate Mystery Logic book. I looked at Art of Argument, but that would really be 3 courses to finish the sequence. Is there something that would be shorter or better for this age?
23. ## Opinions on Memoria Press Core Curriculum?

I want to add something that is in the guides and forum, but unclear when looking at samples. In the Highland Latin School where MP was created, students do the literature guide together. They do NOT answer every single question in writing. They do NOT do those alone. The teacher discusses with the class. Also, they read the passages TOGETHER, so the work load can look like a ton for one child. You need to help them in the younger grades. The teacher will pull the answers out, write the sentence on the board, discuss if it's a well-written sentence, then have students copy it into their guide. Obviously, there isn't time to do this for every question. Most people concentrate on the questions that will be on the tests and do the others orally. Latin should all be done. You could use the above procedure for science, classical, and Christian studies. Finally, MP fits my little because he loves to draw and write and craft. It wouldn't have fit my oldest because he needed more hands-on. Simply Classical would have been near perfect. They can always play and explore on their own time. Example, after reading about Julius Caesar, on their own, they made togas to wear and Roman towns on Minecraft.