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  1. Saylor: http://www.saylor.org/courses/phil102/ Logic Self-Taught: http://kpaprzycka.filozofia.uw.edu.pl/Publ/xLogicSelfTaught.html
  2. First, I would recommend that you and your student make a list of all the courses they wish to take through high school. For example, if your student wishes to take a biology course, look at all of the sites and their biology courses. After you have perused them and tried them out, choose the site(s) that fit your student well. I would choose a primary source, and perhaps a few supplements if necessary. If you have any questions regarding these sites, let me know.
  3. Thank you so much regentrude! You have been very helpful. I will make sure she starts documenting her work properly and I will be sure to show her your examples. For that vertical line method, I can see that ":" means division, but what is the symbol for multiplication? Thanks again everyone for all your help.
  4. Thanks regentrude. Does this mean that if she needs to, for example, add 1 to both sides of the equation, she does not have to write it out underneath? All she has to do is write the result of the adding underneath? I remember that you said the second example on the site would be fine if the distributive property was used correctly.
  5. Georgia Virtual Learning (gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedLandingPage.aspx) is an online school, but they offer their course materials online for free. The only thing that they do not have is assessments. Also, the mom who created Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool (allinonehomeschool.com) for grades K-8 also created Easy Peasy All-in-One High School (allinonehighschool.com). Hope this helps.
  6. Thanks, I will look into that. Does anyone else have more ideas?
  7. Thank you so much for that link, it is very helpful and gives us an idea of how her work should look like. When it comes to showing her work, what basic steps can she skip? I remember regentrude mentioned that you do not need to list certain steps.
  8. Coursera, edX, FutureLearn, etc. are MOOCs that have starting dates and deadlines. In other words, they are not exactly self-paced, but edX sometimes archives their courses for self-paced study. Coursera also has a few self-paced courses as well. However, if you are looking for sites that are all self-paced, I highly recommend: Saylor Academy (saylor.org): Over 300 college courses including math, science, english, social studies, and so much more ALISON (alison.com): Numerous courses in a wide variety of subjects Homeschool College USA (homeschoolcollegeusa.com): Does not offer complete courses, but it does list out a variety of resources organized into subjects so that you can put together your own course of study I have links to other sites as well, but I find that the above three are some of the best sites for free online courses.
  9. Still waiting for some more input, but in the meantime, I have found some useful resources: College zoology course: http://www.saylor.org/courses/bio309/(1 college semester = 1 high school credit) High school zoology course: http://crescentok.com/staff/jaskew/isr/botzo/zoologyintro.htm(1 high school semester = 0.5 high school credit) I am also considered using "Animal Life: Secrets of the Animal World Revealed" for supplementary reading. Any other ideas?
  10. Thank you all for your input. Yes, I will make sure she starts showing her work. Should this be done for both the problem sets and the tests? I am asking this because the problem sets are rather lengthy and I only use the tests for grading purposes. Since there are so many tests, I figured that I might as well only keep those for my records. I am wondering if she should only show her work for the tests because it would seem like a waste of time if she worked out all of the solutions for the problem sets when they are going to be recycled anyway. If she should show her work for the problem sets, would it be a good idea if she only worked out the even or odd problems?
  11. Hi there, My student is interested in taking a zoology course (she wishes to become a veterinarian). Has anyone put together their own high school zoology course before? If so, could you list the resources you used and how you went through the course? Here are the books that we might use: "Integrated Principles of Zoology" by Hickman (majors?) "Zoology" by Miller (nonmajors/mixed) "Animal Diversity" by Hickman (mixed) "Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution" by Kardong (majors) "Vertebrate Life" by Pough (majors?) "The Zoology Colouring Book" If any of you have used these books, how many credits do you recommend for each book? I have been looking at the publisher's website, and I cannot find any information on how many semesters some of these books are designed for. "Animal Diversity" by Hickman is recommended for 1 college semester, so I would give it 1 credit, but it seems to be a condensed version of "Integrated Principles of Zoology". Should I give "Integrated Principles of Zoology" 2 credits? We plan to use the quizzes on each textbook's companion sites for assessments, but I would like some more ideas Thank you all in advance.
  12. Thank you both for your replies, I will make sure she starts showing her work. Do you think getting the solutions manuals will help her to format her answers properly? We are doing fine so far with only the answer booklet, but I am thinking about the future books where she may need the solutions manual. Also, should she be writing the questions themselves on a separate piece of paper, and then work out the solutions on the same paper? Sorry to bother you two, but do you happen to have some sample work that we could look at? I would like to know how she should format her answers. Also, this is kind of off-topic, but we are using Apologia as well, and I am not sure how she should format her answers for the tests. So far, we have been using the same approach we used with Saxon. She would read the questions, and put the question number plus her answer on a different sheet of paper. Should she be copying the questions themselves as well? I am sorry if this seems so basic, but this is our first time homeschooling high school.
  13. Hi, We are using Saxon as our high school math curriculum, and it is going well. However, I do not know how to keep records for this. My student looks at the problem sets and works them out on scratch paper, although she skips many steps sometimes because she is good at mental math. After that, she checks her work, and corrects whatever she got wrong. For the tests however, we are not sure if she should use this scratch paper approach (look at questions, solve on scratch paper, write final answer) or if she should copy all of the test questions on a separate paper and show all of her work. She prefers not to do this because she can work out many of the steps in her head. For the tests, this is what we have been doing so far: Write the question numbers (not the questions themselves) on a piece of paper Solve each question on another piece of paper (scratch paper) Write final answers beside their question numbers on the first piece of paper Does anyone happen to have some completed problem sets and tests that we could look at? I want to make sure I keep good math records, as she is interested in a STEM career (veterinarian). Thank you all in advance.
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