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  1. Resurrecting an old post, but wondering if you used the TG, Merry? Or was the text good as a stand-alone?
  2. Is the Solutions manual the teacher's guide as well? I have only been able to find the Student text & the solutions manual (Rainbow Resources). It is the Classics edition...
  3. I am not sure what you mean by guess, but yes she can solve this type of equation and she knows how to put the answer in to check.
  4. Yes, she could do that without any trouble.
  5. It's the introduction of new concepts. She finds the lecture confusing. I'm not sure what I am not explaining well?
  6. Currently she's working on solving for x when there are variables on both sides of the equation. It's lesson 44 of the Alg 1 book. It isn't the concept itself that she seems to struggle with, it's the lecture, as I said. For past books (she's done TT 6, 7 & pre-alg, she's been able to watch and understand the lecture) with Alg 1 she is watching the lecture and working the practice problems and is immediately frustrated because she isn't understanding the lesson itself. So then we go over it and watch the see how to do it's and sort it out. I'd like to find something else that is cleare
  7. She completed the TT Pre-Alg book last year. I am going to look in to that test, thank you! I've really been wondering if it's a case of readiness, as these struggles are not typical for her at all.
  8. There isn't one specific concept. She's struggling with a lot of the lessons and understanding them and it's taking her longer and longer to work it out on her own. In the past she could watch the lecture, work the practice problems and have a pretty good handle on it, now she said she finds a lot of the lectures to be longer and wordier and she's having to watch the see how to do it's over and over to try to sort out the process. As a result, it's not really sticking because she's basically trying to memorize the "how's" without knowing the "why's."
  9. Will check it out. Thank you! 🙂
  10. She says she finds the Alg 1 lectures to be extremely confusing. She didn't have trouble in past TT books, but has definitely struggled with the Alg 1 book since very early on.
  11. So middle kiddo (13, Gr.8) has done BJU for grades 1-5 and then grades 6-7 she did Teaching Textbooks. This year she is working through the Alg 1 TT program (using text & videos). She's on lesson 43 and it's just becoming a constant struggle. She isn't understanding and is becoming very frustrated. Math has never been her favorite subject, but she's always done quite well up until now. We've tried to supplement, but we're ready to throw in the towel and try something else. she likes clear, to-the-point instruction she kind of hates video lessons, but will tolerate them if they ar
  12. We used EiW 7 last year and didn't notice any of these issues. I'd call them and see what's up. They have excellent customer service. 🙂
  13. No, we buy the cd/text combo. They don't write in the text, but keep a math notebook, allows me to use each level for multiple kids.
  14. Oldest is entering grade 10, so I can't comment on the end-game of TT. There are some other threads on that. I'd also search outside of TWTM. My biggest piece of advice would be to check up on your kids often and make sure they are understanding and mastering the material. We typically have the kids view the lecture, work the problems on paper and then I correct. If you don't want to correct, you can have them enter the answers in to the system. We do all tests on paper and I correct them. This allows me to see what they are learning and remembering.
  15. Some things that helped - I read the passage first, then DD highlighted the punctuation, then we took turns reading, then she read it again. Taking turns seemed to really help her, as she would automatically try to match my tone and pace.
  16. If you email High Noon they will send you a really nice ebook sample. We also got a set of 4 free books mailed out to us to try out. I can't remember if that was a promotion or not...it was quite some time ago...
  17. Sorry, my post was very vague! I was curious if it would be meaty enough for an 8th grader without adding in all of the literature elements? We have a literature program already and would probably only get to a couple of the history selections.
  18. Can this work for an 8th grader? Does it need supplementing?
  19. You can definitely skip levels. There is a lot of touching on previous topics. They usually recommend going in at grade level for this reason, but you can email them to verify. They were very helpful in placing my daughter - we ended up doing Level 8 in Gr. 9 and it was a good fit.
  20. We are planning to do similar. I found a book called Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition by Alfred Rosa & Paul Eschholz. I haven't had a chance to really dig in to it, but at quick glance it looks like it might be very useful.
  21. I believe there are changes between the editions. I'd just email them and ask. 🙂
  22. I second the recommendation for these: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Greek-and-Latin-Root-Words-Prefixes-Suffixes-Interactive-Notebook-Vocabulary-2076811 Love all of her INB's!
  23. I do a search for past sales on the company FB page. It isn't a guarantee they will run it again, but it gives you a good idea if they have an annual promotion.
  24. I think CLE is more open and go, but there is much more variety with Mosdos. CLE is also a lot of writing, which is an easy enough fix if you do some or all of the questions together. The kids found it very boring though and much preferred Mosdos. We only use the textbook and we read it aloud together and then discuss. Sometimes I add in a writing assignment from the text. They are HUGE books though and we have never covered an entire book in a year.
  25. I'll echo the NIrV recommendation. This is what we used as a transitional bible for all of our kids - it's also what I pull out for my bible study when a passage is tough to understand. And as an added bonus, the NIrV Adventure Bible has really cute covers! 🙂
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