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  1. Thank you Mom22ns! It's great to know that the samples are truly representative!
  2. Thanks so much. This is very helpful!
  3. I'm looking for Chemistry for 10th grade child and am wondering if anyone has experience with it or any of their classes. I'm considering also for my younger kiddos. Any input is greatly appreciated!
  4. I agree that it's a little scary! We survived 9th grade this year and I just wanted to say that I think you will love your dd's geometry and biology teachers (I think I know them!)! Have a great year!!!
  5. I realize I am late to the thread, but wanted to say thanks for this input. I wish there were a way to easily know this for books (other than pre-reading...DD reads 10x faster than I do!) because this is always my concern. It's fairly easy for me to skip a section, but I don't even want to put those things in front of her. Sigh.... Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Let the (slow) pre-reading begin....
  6. Thanks again! I know that the MM Pre-Algebra worksheets are available and we may use them, but I think we are ready to go a different direction. MM has been a solid curriculum, but our verbal, word-problem preferring daughter is ready for a change. :) The TabletClass looks interesting. I am going to look at it some more and thanks for the link to the JA samples. I don't know how I missed them. They look a little "philisophical" and DD might like that...we'll see!
  7. Thanks Derek. I actually had her try the sample of AoPS pre-A and she didn't hate it (for her that's good). Somehow I missed the one for Jousting Armadillos; I'll go back and look again. Thanks for the link to the other thread. I will take a look. Yes, I also agree that AoPS may not be the right thing for her. However, I am concerned that her dislike of math could be that it's not challenging enough, so I don't want to exclude it, but I don't think she's quite there yet in any case. In the meantime, I actually put Real World Algebra in my Amazon cart yesterday, so I think I'll go ahead and buy it. :) Thanks again!
  8. Thanks! I just ran across a middle school thread that mentioned Jousting Armadillos and it looks like it might be just right. I've never heard of it before. "In-between" is I think what we need. I just don't think she's ready to make a huge leap. Out of curiousity, what are you using now and do you/child like it so far? Thanks again!
  9. I just found this thread and we are in a similar situation, but we own no pre-algebra books. :( Some how I didn't see it coming so quickly! I think DD might like AoPS, but I'm not sure she's quite ready. I'd really rather not spend lots of money to test drive a bunch of things since we don't have them on hand. She is almost done with MM6 and LoF Decimals and in the middle of Zacarro's Challenging Math. LoF is her favorite with Zacarro being number 2. She says she doesn't like math, but I think she means she doesn't like arithmetic worksheet type math. What do you all think about Jousting Armadillos as a prequel to AoPS pre-algebra? If you have other suggestions, I'd love to hear them! Thanks!
  10. Thanks Ruth. Somehow I missed the other thread. :)
  11. I'm sure this has come up a million times already, but I'm going to ask again. :D DD10 is halfway through MM6 and working on LoF Decimals. She loves LoF, but not MM and doesn't really like math in particular, though she's quite good at it when she pays attention. :) I am not sure where to go from here, but she need something else. I think math is fun and I'd love for her to think the same. I printed the sample from AoPS pre-A for her to have a look, but I'm not sure whether she's quite ready (I could be wrong). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  12. I just found this thread and want to say thank you so much for the discussion! DD10 is a voracious reader and we are always, always on the hunt for books to try to stay ahead of her though it rarely works for us. :) I don't think I have any to add other than the Kane Chronicles, which is a mythology based trilogy. DD loves mythology, adventure and mystery with some time travel thrown in, lol. Oh, you could add War and Peace to your list; DD requested it for Christmas and has started working her way through it. :huh: ETA: I probably just missed it, but I am curious about the criteria you use to sort the books from easy to hard. If you don't mind sharing, I'd appreciate it!
  13. We've had Life of Fred for 9-ish months and both DD10 and DS7 LOVE it. For DD, part of the love is that it is 98% independent. I would say get one book and try it before doing a bunch of different things. For the record, we do LoF and MM, and I think it's going well. :) For other subjects, I'm all ears! P.S. DuoLingo and Mango have be great for Spanish!
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