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Kathy in Richmond

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  1. Yes, definitely ask whether her department might help out. Crossing my fingers for her!
  2. OK, so now I'm a little afraid to step into this conversation and say that my daughter was part of the ICCS Rome semester program as a college junior majoring in Classics back in 2012. 😄 It's gone up a bit in price in the intervening years. The total estimated cost back then was approximately $30,000, which was still scarily high! She applied for Duke's financial aid and got $12,000 from them (and we're comfortably middle class). Her college advisor (who also recommended the program highly to her) arranged a departmental grant of an additional $9,000 for her. That still left about $9000
  3. I've never used this text, but I was able to locate a brief review from the May 1967 issue of Mathematics Magazine (click on the picture on the right to enlarge the reviews section). It appears to be a 186 pg book covering limits, sequences, and series, along with some applications. So its neither precalculus nor a full calculus book, but something that could be used in between the two courses to prepare for and motivate the ideas of calculus.
  4. We just heard that my mother-in-law (in Mandeville near the lake) made it through OK. No house damage or flooding. She refused to go to any of my sister-in-laws’ homes and stayed home alone instead. She’s 86 years old & we were worried all day long...Thank goodness Zeta is a fast-moving storm. Hope everyone else is OK, too.
  5. For what it's worth, AoPS intermediate algebra classes no longer have an Alcumus component. I'm sorry that your son got stuck with that version. Personally, I've worked through both the AoPS Intermediate algebra and the Precalculus texts, and I found the latter to be easier. I used a 1990 version of Dolciani Algebra and Trig with my son, and he enjoyed the occasional coding projects built into the exercises. I don't own Dolciani precalculus, though, so I'm not sure whether the follow up text does the same. I own this version of the Shanks text, and yes, it's *very* cha
  6. Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss and what you're going through. I can relate as I went through my Mom's death during Covid. Never in a million years did I ever think I'd have to issue invitations to her funeral service 😞 It truly sucks!
  7. My kids used a combo of Miquon & Singapore for elementary, Jacobs & Dolciani texts for algebra and geometry, and my old calculus texts. They also took many AoPS classes for extra "fun" math enrichment and contest prep. This was many years ago before AoPS had textbooks for algebra, geometry, etc. I was a Dolciani kid myself, and we all did quite fine. I also have had Foerster on my shelves; he's good, too, just not my personal favorite.
  8. Oh for sure, AoPS solution books are amazing. And yeah, Stark doesn’t have answers (just 2 pages of answers to selected problems). 😔 I’m not familiar with that Roberts text, sorry.
  9. I haven’t heard of any plans for an Intermediate NT book, darn it. The text Stanford uses for its online number theory (Intro to Number Theory by Stark, MIT press) is pretty good for that level, though, if you’re looking for something. The AoPS Intermediate NT class was the 2nd hardest AoPS class my kids took ( 2nd only to Olympiad Geometry) 🙂
  10. I'd also agree that the Intro book is 1/2 credit while the Intermediate book is worth a full credit. I'm working through the latter myself, & it can be challenging!
  11. Murder She Wrote is keeping dh and I busy this summer. Prime has 5 seasons, and they are LONG seasons! It reminds us of when ds was a tot and we'd tuck him in bed & turn on the latest adventure of Jessica Fletcher. Man, those hairstyles and huge glasses crack us up! And I'll admit I'm watching Brady Bunch for kicks, too...
  12. Yep, that's right. Here's a teacher guide with some games.
  13. Since I can't like Rosie's posts, I'm just going to repeat it here with a link. 🙂 The minicomputer (and all there stuff) is quite good and fun for kids! CSMP
  14. This was always a hit when we studied the electromagnetic spectrum: Measuring the speed of light with marshmallows and a microwave
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