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    Description SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN PRICES. Smoke free home. PayPal vendor preferred. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Latin: Wheelock's Latin. 6th edition. Very good condition. $5 Wheelock's Latin Grammar. 4th Revised. This is a standalone book of exercises for various grammar topics. Has answers in back. Like new, but pages have some yellowing. $5. First Form Latin Teacher Manual and Answer Key Set. $15. I will also include the partial test set I have left. We never used a Student Book. You would need to add the workbook. Used. Second Form Latin Set. New. TE, Answers, Quizzes & Tests, Pronunciation CD and Student Workbook. (The student text is reprinted in the TE, so isn't strictly necessary). $40 Minimus Secondus. Good condition. $7 Math & Science: Dolciani Algebra Structure and Method Set. 1975. Textbook and softcover answer key. Good condition, some marking on inside. $10 Saxon Algebra 2 second edition student text and solutions. Includes a print out of the homework problem lesson reference. Used with some edge fraying. Solid spine and clean inside. $25 for set. Oak Meadow Integrated Health and Fitness. TE, Student book $50. Textbook also available for the cost of shipping. Memoria Press Prentice Hall (Smith) Algebra 2 set. Text, Solutions, TE, Quizzes and Test with key. $75 Holt Geometry Burger with Teacher One Stop. Student edition is used with some marker writing inside the cover. $75 (I have other components in storage. Please inquire if interested). Zumdahl World of Chemistry set 1st edition. TE and Student text. $20. Sullivan Precalculus 4th edition PreCalculus with Solutions. (Book for Derek Owen's course). Dinged edges and corners, otherwise good used. $50. Larson PreCalculus with Limits with Limits and Solution Manual. Some pencil writing inside. Works with Chalkdust-type videos and can be lined up with the Larson website. Larson Calculus of Single Variable 8th edition. $5. Language Arts IEW Windows to the World Literary Analysis. TE. Good used condition. $10. I have two copies of the student book, both with some writing, that I will include for the cost of shipping. The teacher needs a Student copy to know what the student book says, it isn't reprinted in the TE. Lightning Lit Early American Set. Student Book, TE, and 4 novels; Ben Franklin, Moby Dick, Scarlet Letter and Frederick Douglass. I've taught with these for two different co-op classes, so the covers and spine show some wear, and there are a few notes in margins and such. $25 set. Lightning Lit Mid-Late American Set. Student Book, TE, and 3 of the 4 novels; Red Badge of Courage, Huck Finn, Call of the Wild (these are very used paperback novels). I've taught with these for two different co-op classes, so the covers and spine show some wear, and there are a few notes in margins and such. $20 set. Misc So You Really Want to Learn French. Book One Student and Answers. $8. Soft covers in very good condition. ADD ON ITEMS- Already buying something? Add these on. Just want one of these? Add a dollar to the price (plus shipping). Warriner's English Grammar and Compositon. 3rd Course (9th grade) Student Books. $2 each. I have one from 1997 and one from 1982. I used these for a co-op class. Some of the Catholic providers have answer keys relatively inexpensively. Lively Art of Writing. I have three of these (co-op class). $1 each. There is a free workbook/ answer file linked from WTM forums.


  2. Greetings! Shout out to, and question for, my fellow adventuresome math parents who were the pioneers to use Math Mammoth 7 after it's release last year. My dd (with dw) completed MM5-7 (highly recommend it), and now the age-old question - what to use for algebra? We are not directionless, but need to pull the trigger on something. DD is above-average but reluctant in math, enjoys it when the light bulb goes off and she gains confidence. She really is a wonderful, compliant kid, but math is the only battlefront (mild). DW is very algebra-competent but we think a video of someone else will help avoid the teen-mom tension, if you get me... We've seen MM's recommendations here: http://www.mathmammoth.com/complete/algebra_1.php We've ruled out some for our own reasons; ds used VideoText for algebra 1 and 2 and it's wonderful, but ds says "no way" LOL. We thought of making her use it due to inve$tment, but math is our only struggle with her so not going to fight. Anything for my baby! :-) 1) What are you other MM7 grads using for algebra this year? Why? 2) For us, we've narrowed it down to: Derek Owens (ds has done very well with him in geometry and precalc) Ask Dr. Callahan DVD's/tests/lessons with Jacobs text DO: known and excellent, videos, self-made text based on Dolciani, grading, email support (which has been great with ds). DD interested and likes DO's style and voice. Costs more. Grading isn't cheap! ADC: unknown but good reviews, videos, Jacobs text, no grading, email support. DD not so sure but I think she'd like Dr. C's daughter in the videos. Costs less.
  3. For various reasons, the scale has tipped to algebra 2 this year over geometry for this year. Dd has done some geometry, and will finish it the next year. She did well with Foerster Algebra 1, and we hope to do Derek Owens Precalculus after geometry. My two thoughts: Foerster Algebra 2, Kolbe honors. Dd wants to be more familiar with her TI84 she got from an older sib, and this is scheduled. She did well with Foerster Algebra 1, and I really like the solutions videos from MWB. I like the idea of the Kolbe syllabus because I want her to cover algebra 2 before she takes the SAT next year, rather than the 12 school months a lot of students need to do the whole book. Since she won't need a whole year for geometry, we may go back and pick up some of the parts Kolbe skips before starting precalc. Derek Owens Honors self grading. This seems like the obvious choice because we plan to use his Precalculus. She did well with his prealgebra and physical science a few years ago, but we have run into problems when she has too many screen-based classes, and she does have a couple already this year. I also sent an inquiry if the self-grading option was still available several days ago, but haven't heard back. I assume this is as easy as contacting the bookkeeper, though, right? A con for this is no solutions videos, which does keep us from butting heads sometimes. Other options we should consider? I like the Chalkdust videos, but they are very long and I'm not sure dd would go for it. I'd be watching and teaching them if she didn't get it from the book. MWB is kind of like that for us, but the videos are shorter and she usually gets what she needs from the book. And the videos are much less expensive, even compared with the Cool Math Guy version. I do have her do the examples on the board with me.
  4. Has anyone done either Rainbow Science OR Exploration Education THEN do Derek Owens Physical Science? Or would that be redundant? As I look at these three, it really looks like the RS and EE are very hands on, and DO is deeper in lecture and math. Pam
  5. I am strongly considering DO Pre-A for our middle dd who struggles more with math than our other kids. She will be finishing up MM 6 this year and is 'slowly' but surely making her way through it, though not without struggle. She is *really* ready to move on from MM. I'm still undecided what to use for Pre-A at this point. While ds14 (our math whiz) thrived using TabletClass for Pre-A, I know it would be too hard for her as it contains more actual Algebraic content than more standard Pre-A courses like DO. Because she works a bit slower than most, I would also prefer an asynchronous course at this stage over something live like WHA where ds14 is currently attending. So far, DO sounds like a good potential option. This would be her first online class as well. Any experiences with DO Pre-A are appreciated. Please try to mention any CONS as well as pros if you can think of any. I need to carefully consider all things as I tailor the best option for her unique strengths and weaknesses. ETA: Also, if you wouldn't mind, could you share how your DC does with math in the general sense? Thanks,
  6. My daughter is using Derek Owens for Algebra 1. I have worked problem #3 on 7.9 more than 3 times, and I "think" the answer key is incorrect. Does anyone here know if there is an errata sheet available? Is anyone willing to work the problem and tell me what you get for an answer? TIA ps. I get 2 over x cubed y cubed.
  7. I've read conflicting information about the geometry classes. Some posts give the impression that parents are required to grade the proofs. When I read the website, that doesn't seem to be the case. Would anyone care to share experiences? I'm trying to decide between Derek Owens (Jacobs 3rd edition) and Duke Tip Geometry (Jurgensen). My daughter plans to take physics through Derek Owens in the fall. The DO geometry and physics combo seems to be popular. I would be grateful to hear thoughts and experiences from those who have used both. Thanks! ETA: I've added Wilson Hill to the title since I'm now considering it as well.
  8. So we are one month into the new school year, and I am ready to chuck my current algebra plan for my 8th grade dd. After looking over several texts, I went with Lial's for Algebra I since the explanations in the text seemed so clear to me. Things started out fine when I started dd in it last spring, but she is now requiring more hand holding this year (and I already have too many hands to hold around here in other subjects!). I think she is also overwhelmed by the lengthy text and tons of problems in each section. Even just assigning the odds and breaking up the lesson over a couple of days is not helping. I think she needs to move into something that has an instructor actually teaching the material and perhaps a different presentation than Lial's. She does okay in math, but she has always been my language arts kid so I would definitely not describe her as "mathy." In looking at online courses, I keep coming back to Derek Owens. I like his presentation of the material and the fact that he grades the homework. I guess I'm just wondering: 1) How often do students submit homework? How lengthy are the homework sets? 2) He says on the web site that scanned images of the graded homework are returned. I thought I read somewhere that you receive a grade for homework but not any indication which problems were incorrect? I wonder if that is still the case though since I would imagine the scanned image of the returned homework would indicate which problems were incorrect? 3) Although he doesn't require you to buy the text, is it possibly still a good idea so that students could have additional practice problems? I really appreciate any advice you have to offer. This particular dd is feeling very stressed with her large workload this year, and I really need to find some ways to ease the burden a bit for her! Diane
  9. I'm afraid that my son [14yo] is bored by the Derek Owens Physical Science that we are using. He likes math but he says this science is so mathy that it takes the fun out of science. Can you please give me some suggestions of a more engaging Science curriculum appropriate for 8th grade? I was thinking about checking out Dive in to Science.
  10. Does anyone have experience with Derek Owens AP Calculus course? We're looking at his and Susan Gilleran's Calculus AB courses. Her class has substantial reviews on the PA Homeschoolers website, but I can't find much about Derek Owens' class. We've used Derek Owens for physics and math, and my kids love him, but AP classes require that the instructor "teach to the test" to some degree. We're wondering if he is successful in this regard and whether your AP exam experience with D. Owens was positive. Thanks!
  11. Anyone want to give me some advice? Son is about to be a senior. He's looking at engineering, and will likely be enrolled in an online engineering academy run by a local ps teacher (VERY cool resource, he's a pilot tester for homeschool students). I think he'll take 2 semesters of computer applications. Other coursework: Derek Owens Calculus, Speech & Debate with the local NCFCA team, some lit with me for senior english. Auto Maintenance as an elective, as well. I'm looking at the following options for Physics: Derek Owens Physics DIVE Physics (uses Saxon) Giancoli Physics using the Giancoli Answers website DO Physics would be the easiest for me as the teacher (I have 3 younger students), but most $$. DIVE Physics looks easy to use, but i'm not sure of quality. Giancoli looks excellent, but I'm not sure how to assign tests, etc. Thoughts?
  12. I am looking at both: I am a bit confused by Derek Owens website. There are no schedule for the online class. So is this where you would just download the lecture and do it on your own?? Also how does he approach labs? Does he do them online for students to watch or we buy the stuff and do it according to syllabus? He stated on that on the online classes you can finsih early if you wanted to save money....how does that work? I am looking at BJU physics just because I switched from Apologia to BJU for science. I never had physics in college or high school so I am scared to even teach it. That is why I am looking at Derek Owens for physics. Thanks! Holly
  13. Where is the best place through the mail to purchase an inexpensive equilateral prism for the refraction lab as well as the various electrical supplies for the circuit lab? Up to now all the labs used household supplies. TIA
  14. Can someone please compare Derek Owens' physical science with Pearson's Concepts in Action? I realize Derek Owens' class is video/workbook based (no text) and Pearson is text only (no video). Both seem to cover topics in physics, chemistry, earth/space science. I'd like to know how they compare in terms of difficulty. What kind of math is needed/used? Over-all difficulty? High school science prep? Ease of use for teacher/student? What kind of labs are done? I like to do physical science in 8th grade to help prep for high school science. I like the video teaching option with Derek Owens' class, yet I am under the impression that the CiA text might be a better prep because the student would have to learn how to read/understand/use a text-book. This is such an important skill to learn. My oldest is currently using the CPO Foundations of Physical Science book, and this has been VERY true for her. I don't want to re-use the CPO book with my next child because we have found many errors in it. Can anyone help me out? Thanks! ETA: I'm open to researching other sources for physical science. If you know of a different one that is worth me researching, please let me know.
  15. Has anyone used Derek Owen's Physical Science class? http://www.derekowens.com/course_info_physical_science.php I'm trying to plan jr high for ds who will be in 7th next year. He has expressed an interest in earth/space science, but I don' know how to squeeze it in. I'm pushing for life science in 7th and physical science (physics/chemistry) in 8th as a prep for high school physics and chemistry. Would this course prep for high school science effectively? Derek's physical science, however, includes some earth and space science!:party:I would be interested to know how difficult this class is, what kind of math is involved, and how much time it takes on average to use this. I think we would purchase the program to use at home to cut down on cost. Thanks!
  16. I've heard that Derek Owens courses are somewhat fast paced as well as the fact that he talks fast. I've reviewed his videos on youtube, but would like hear people's experience with his classes. How would you rate the difficulty level of his Algebra 1 class for example for younger students? I know he requires them to take notes and do homework. Does it seem like a moderate amount of homework, like an hour a day or so? I also wonder how he handles students who struggle more vs. those who simply get it right away? I can imagine he gets a wide range of ages and abilities, especially for Algebra 1. Thanks,
  17. My dd is getting close to finishing Pre-Algebra. We have used Horizons since 1st grade and I was please to see that they published Pre-Algebra just in time for us to need it. Sadly, they don't have Algebra and I'm having trouble figuring out where to go from here. I want to find a program that will be a good match and would really prefer it is a program with a DVD or online teacher that (like TT) works out every problem when they get it wrong or at least works some of the problems. I looked at TT and felt it was not really as advanced, but I only looked up to lesson 40. Alot of what I saw was review of what she has done in Horizons Pre-Alg. We have had to google and use Kahn and youtube videos several times which I don't mind doing but I would like to have a more exact match for the problems, types of problems, and exact method being taught. I would appreciate any suggestions or guidance. Thanks!
  18. We're still new to the whole online class thing, so I'm not sure how to handle grading disputes. My son took an online science class and it was going fine through Christmas, then it just fell apart. Teacher stopped posting quizzes, lab instructions and homework assignments. I sent several emails and finally received a reply that there had been a couple of deaths in the family and some other issues, but she would get it all taken care of soon. Now the class is over and my son is still trying to get all of his lab assignments so he can finish the class. She recorded his final exam grade incorrectly, but after several emails we got that straightened out. Now it seems that she is leaving out of his grade average the entire spring semester's homework assignments, and his research report grade is also recorded incorrectly. I've asked her about this and now she tells me that it is all in the average, she just isn't breaking it out for me to see. She also explained that she is officially "on vacation" but working 8+ hours per day on completing her classes. The final spring lab assignments are never going to get posted now, so he just needs to choose more labs from the fall list. Obviously, I'm frustrated. But my real question is, what should I do about his grade? Anything? I do not think it is being averaged correctly, but I can no longer find the list of how his class grades are calculated, so I guess that is just up to the teacher? It seems clear that she is through for the year and does not wanting to re-visit any grades at this time. According to her grades, he is very close to an A. When I look at his grades, I think it would be an 'A' if she were including his spring homework and correcting his research paper score in her grades. What would you do?
  19. Derek Owens has made all of his lectures for this course available for free here: http://www.lucideducation.com/Prealgebra.php He does not use a text for this course. All homework problems are in the student workbooks, and the tests and all solutions are available on a cd. Thought I was going with Lial's for ds, but I am tempted by this.:)
  20. Would you please tell me what kind of lab exercises are in Derek Owens' Physical Science course? Are there any kind of lab sheets or instructions for writing up a lab included? Thanks!
  21. The full course is now available for purchase here: http://www.lucideducation.com/PhysicalScience1.php Clicking on the Physical Science link to the left takes you to a page with all of the videos and the student workbooks for the first two chapters. You can try before you buy.:) If you purchase the full course, you do all the grading at home. You can also still take this course online, and Derek Owens will do all the grading and answer questions.
  22. I am thinking of enrolling my son in Derek Owens' precalculus course next year and I'm wondering what your experience has been. It doesn't have to be just for precalculus, any course will do. Thanks!
  23. Can someone recommend an online (perhaps honors but not AP) Physics class using the Giancoli textbook? TIA, Joan
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