Report Maths: What makes an “honors” course vs. standard? in High School and Self-Education Board Posted July 19 · Edited July 19 by Kathryn 4 hours ago, 8FillTheHeart said: I am not familiar with Lials. I use Foersters with my kids. It is heavy with applied word problems. I have no qualms labeling Foerster's honors. 4 hours ago, EKS said: I agree with this. After reading through older threads, it looks like Lial Algebra I was a fine course, but it’s the Algebra II that is lacking for someone who is considering a mathy career? He should be okay moving to Foerster for Algebra II having done well with Lial Algebra I? And it looks like there is some discussion of what amount of the Foerster book needs to be gotten through for Algebra II. I think I saw generally people on old threads here saying chapters 1-12, but I also mention of the Kolbe schedule. The Kolbe sample of their schedule shows their standard Algebra II scope as chapters 1-10 while the Honors one adds chapters 13-15. What chapters do people generally cover? ETA: and it looks like Veritas Press uses the book for two years and calls it both Algebra II and Pre-Calculus?