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  1. I'm a year ahead in California's math system. As a freshman in high school, I've taken Math 2A(in the first semester, couldn't keep up with the workload and got an F) and I'm taking Math 2 for the second semester. If I were to stay in California, I would take Math 3 as a sophomore, Pre-Calc as a junior, and AP Stats or Calculus AB as a senior. However, I'm likely moving to Texas over the summer, and their math system follows a different curriculum. My question is, if I move to Texas, what math classes should I take for the remainder of my high school years? If I've mastered Math 2, should I stay on the accelerated track and take Algebra 2, then Pre-Calc, then AP Stats/Calculus AB? Or for my own benefit, should I move to the normal track, take Geometry as a sophomore, then Algebra 2, then Pre-Calc as a senior? I would really like to keep my accelerated track, because I want to reduce the amount of math I have to take in college. However, I'm afraid that skipping Geometry might put me at a disadvantage. Thoughts on how the California curriculum compares to the Texas one?
  2. Hi, could anyone help me understand the difference between algebra 2 + trig, precalc, and college algebra? I've seen people say that algebra 2 + trig and percalc are essentially the same thing, but I know that most highschoolers take both with a2+t one year and precalc the next. Then there is the fact that CLEP offers separate exams for College Algebra, and Precalculous, which further confuses me. If college algebra is not precalc, is it algebra 2, or something entirely different? The names may vary by region, we live in New York State if that helps.
  3. I know these editions are new. Has anyone done RS and gone on through levels G and H? My son is in level F (fifth grade) and I'm trying to figure out what to do for middle school and beyond. I emailed RS asking about the progression they used to recommend (starting videotext midway through the old level G) and I got the following response. We now have a Second Edition Level G and Level H that has taken the place of First Edition Level G. There was a lot of work done with the First Edition Level G that provides the teacher and the student with many improvements that help the student work through the program. The improvements are so vast that we are no longer selling the First Edition Level G.. In addition, more lessons have been included in Level H that will include the final elements to Pre-Algebra. So, when the student has completed Levels G and H, they will then have the Pre-Algebra math credit and are ready to start high school Algebra. No longer does the student need to work through any RightStart Math level along with VideoText Algebra Here is a sample schedule that your son can use: 5th Grade - Complete Level F 6th Grade - Level G 7th Grade - Level H 8th Grade - Algebra program of your choice Now I'm confused because the Videotext algebra sequence includes prealgebra so if we do both G and H we would have to skip the Videotext prealgebra course. I think that might be a bad idea. It makes sense to stick with the same curriculum for prealgebra and algebra so the teaching method is the same. Has anyone done RS through middle school (G&H) and gone to something besides videotext for HS? The question I'm asking may be unanswerable simply because the new edition hasn't been out long enough.... Just looking for input/suggestions from anyone who has been there. Thanks so much!
  4. Has anyone used DeMana et al Precalculus from Pearson? Opinions? Regular or advanced?
  5. So far our trajectory has been: Lial's Beg. Algebra for Algebra I Jacob's Geometry Lial's Intermediate Algebra for Algebra II Lial's Pre-Calculus What is recommended to do next? Does Pre-Calc cover the trig concepts needed or should Trig be taken with Analytic Geometry prior to Calculus? Larson's Calculus? if this, I see several editions and versions. Lial's Calculus with Applications? (is this rigorous enough for College / ACT prep? ) I am finding so many varying options and I have to account for 1 student who has goals of pre-vet med undergrad, and 1 student who would be happy if he never saw a science book again. I'd love any advice or thoughts from those of you who have already paved this road. Thank you.
  6. Hi, I am beginning to research various consumer math for my student's senior year. I like the idea of Dave Ramsey's Personal Finance course, but from what I have learned - it has little math. Can anyone recommend a consumer math that is practical, useful, and understandable? Right now, I am looking at this one from BJ Press. This student will have already finished Alg 2 by the time she takes this course. https://www.bjupress.com/product/189308 What do you like?
  7. What precalculus course would you recommend for a high school junior?
  8. Hello, I just got off the phone with the math Cheif at the most expensive, best reputation in our town, private school. I inquired as to what text they use for Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. She stated they use Glencoe for all. The edition we spoke about was Glencoe Common Core 2014 Algebra I. She said they also use Foerster as a supplement. Does anyone have any experience with Glencoe? I can not afford to send my daughter to this school, but feel she is being woefully under challenged in public school and sadly, home school is not an option.
  9. I need help/feedback. A little background: We used Singapore for K-6, loved it, went great. Then I would switch them (my three kids) to Saxon in middle school using the placement test. All tested into pre-Algebra and on we went. My son struggled with the last half of Algebra 1 (8th) and by the end of 8th grade was ready to never do math again. So, we put it on the back burner until now (spring semester of 9th grade) to finish the last few lessons and tests of Algebra 1 as a review for entering Algebra 2, and to finish it. In the meantime, I let him do Teaching Textbooks Geometry this year for math since he has a couple tutorial classes this year that have involved a lot of writing (and he has loved it and done great!). He's aced the Teaching Textbooks and it has been easy for him. I feel like this was a bad decsision, in retrospect though, because although we have had a delightful year this year with him not having to deal with Saxon, we have to go back to it. My plan for him going forward was to finish the Algebra 1 (this has to be done, regardless), and try and put him in a tutorial class next year for Saxon Algebra 2 for tenth grade, which he has to test into. Either way, it feels like he's behind. I'm a big believer in the full year of Geometry because it's so prevalent on the ACT, but I know that's not what is popular now or what Saxon does anymore. Also, my oldest daughter, who scored a 33 on the ACT is now struggling a little with Saxon Advanced Math. She's been using Khan Academy to tutor herself, but it's been a rough go. But that's another story. Can anyone give me some feeback about my son's high school math path? I would so, so, so appreciate it! Are there other classical-ish homeschoolers that have a problem with Saxon, or is it just me and my progeny? Thanks in advance!
  10. My son is a junior this year and is taking pre-calculus/trig. He is planning to major in Economics. I think he would most enjoy a year long AP Statistics class next year, however, I don't know if he "needs" calculus on his transcript. Another option is to take a semester of Calculus followed by a semester of Statistics at our local community college. Advice?? Ashley
  11. My son is a junior this year and is taking pre-calculus/trig. He is planning to major in Economics. I think he would most enjoy a year long AP Statistics class next year, however, I don't know if he "needs" calculus on his transcript. Another option is to take a semester of Calculus followed by a semester of Statistics at our local community college. Advice?? Ashley
  12. I have used Saxon for all of our homeschooling career, and both of my oldest two have gotten really bogged down especially when we hit Algebra 1. The oldest would spend hours and hours and hours getting overwhelmed by how much work there was. We tried Teaching Textbooks, but he panicked when it was so easy, because he wanted to be prepared for public school in high school. By his choice, we (painfully) finished Saxon, and he hit public school and has had a wonderful math experience. He's good at it, and has had very little homework, yet has done very well on the county's supposedly very rigorous tests. We've thought a lot about the fact that he was able to do so well with minimal homework (his first two teachers commented that they only believe in enough homework to achieve mastery-- he hated Saxon, but loved public school math), but also wondered if he's done well because of the rigorous preparation Saxon has given. In any case, my homeschooled just-finished-9th grade daughter has just completed Algebra 1 and is about 30 lessons into Saxon geometry, and while she isn't so math resistant as he was at home, Saxon math takes her so long to teach herself the concept and do it that she is getting further and further behind our math goals. This is in large part due to the fact that she has rigorous homework with deadlines for outside teachers, so spending hours on math each day isn't practical. Yes, public school is an option, but there are definite trade-offs at our school. At the moment, signing her up for a outside class isn't an option, but may be in future years. I feel like Saxon math is kind of math 'insurance' for me-- I know it is thorough and rigorous, but getting further and further behind is not sustainable for us. Does anyone have any suggestions for curriculums that will prepare her well without quite so much time investment? Teaching Textbooks should take less time, but I'm concerned about its ability to prepare her for standardized tests, college, etc. Is it still the best bet? What are your experiences? Is it possible to be well prepared with a little less time each day? Anyone have experience with Math-U-See? Part of the problem is how long (even with Saxon's teacher DVD roms) it takes her to understand the concept. I'd love to have something solid that has video teaching directed at her, not at me. Thanks for any advice you have to offer! SaraLyn
  13. I'm still needing help choosing Geometry for my to-be 11th grader, for next year. Any opinions on Teaching Textbook v2? My son found the first version to be not very helpful when he took the ACT. Is the 2nd version better? Jacobs Geometry? I'm not a maths person, nor is my daughter, and we can't do videos unless they're on disc, because our rural internet is on satellite, so we can only download videos between midnight and 5 a.m., when they won't negatively impact our monthly bandwidth allowance(yes, this really is as much of a pain as it sounds like it would be). Thank you! Desiree
  14. Any recommendations for Algebra II and Geometry? My dd is currently doing Algebra (from Keyboard Enterprises) with a tutor. She doesn't really like the dvd portion of this curriculum much ( finds his explanations unhelpful, plus he doesn't show specific solutions to the problems), which is unfortunate because it is such a major portion of the program. My son used TT geometry, but wasn't crazy about it. He got on better w/ KE Algebra II than my dd is doing w/ Algebra I. Khan Academy isn't really a good option for us because we're rural and on satellite internet with bandwidth restrictions that videos generally blow out of the water :sad: . So...any experiences you all have to share with various Algebra II and Geometry curriculums would be great. I'm considering having her do both next year. Thanks!
  15. Algebra II and the Declining Significance of Coursetaking A friend whose kids were/are on the AP track at a local (good) high school shared this. They've been rather disenchanted with the stress and treadmill feeling their kids have had in high school. Their oldest just headed off to a strong Midwestern college for engineering. The gist of the article is that having higher level math courses on the transcript doesn't imply that the student is capable at that level (or foundational levels) of math. A significant number of students who completed Algebra II with good grades test into remedial math in college.
  16. Link to report page http://nces.ed.gov/p...p?pubid=2013451 Link to report PDF http://nces.ed.gov/n...ies/2013451.pdf Link to news article http://seattletimes....schoolmath.html It is an interesting read. ETA: another interesting read "Orange Juice or Orange Drink? Ensuring that “Advanced Courses†Live Up to Their Labels" pdf
  17. I have successfully schooled one of my six into college, she has been on the Dean's list since her first semester. My DS says is going through a rough patch as he is about to complete 12th grade this May. Thanks to family members that have never approved of homeschooling he now has concerns that he is ill prepared (nuts right? His sister has schooled with me and is taking Honors classes in college). He would like to review English and Math from 9th Beginner to 12th to confirm he measures up. Does anyone know of a curriculum that will allow him to do this to calm his fears? Something like a High School Review or Everything you need to know in HS or for each grade? One workbook or set of books that he can easily zip through would be great.
  18. Any advice on doing these two maths concurrently? Ds is considering doubling up next year (10th) so he can study Pre-Calc in 11th and Calculus in 12th. Our current thinking (as of this morning) is to schedule two credits of math and if it becomes too much bump down to one credit and rotate them, taking two years to complete both. Any tips or trick, words of advice if you have taken that route? The current plan is to use what I already own which is either Discovering Geometry or a 1985 Jurgensen Geometry text, and Lials Intermediate Algebra.
  19. I understand why in elementary - the drill and kill. But, is it the same in high school? I like the idea of a more integrated math approach. I liked the use of word problem/real world application that I saw in the sample. What we are doing right now for Algebra is drill and kill, with very little real world application.
  20. my 15 yo would like to do his geometry on-line next year. Any recommendations?
  21. We are running into a road block here as we enter the higher grades of 9th-12th Math I have to drop out beyond the first part of Algebra. My husband works all day and is teaching math at night. We are using SOS but for the high school years, I feel we need some kind of DVD program they can watch that will help teach Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trig. What do you use? Do you use the Khan Academy SAXON DIVE Teaching Textbooks, Any help and suggestions appreciated.
  22. I'm teaching a motivated 15-year-old girl who wants to be an anesthesiologist. Though she's perfectly bright, her math education has been a bit neglected so we're just finishing Pre-Algebra in March. I would like to remain her tutor throughout high school, but that may not happen due to pregnancy, a move, unforseen circumstances, etc. What I'm looking for is a curriculum that can take her through Alg. 1, Alg. 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calc. Preferably, it would have videos and the text would be written to the student. I would remain her tutor as long as possible, but she could continue on her own if I can't (with help as needed at night from math-major dad). Her schedule is quite busy with sports, family, etc. so a video teacher would give us some flexibility for her to still progress when she can't meet with me. She's planning to complete these 4 courses by June 2014 and will be doing math during the summer. Any suggestions? My DS is only 2 so I haven't been looking this far ahead and don't know what's out there.:bigear:
  23. I have noticed that a lot of WTMers use the Art of Problem Solving matherials. I looked on their website and it seems to be for really motivated or advanced math students. Is this accurate? Does anyone use it for their "average" math student? Does the style of learning only appeal to certain types of learners? Does it take a year to work through each book? My middle son has completed Saxon Alg. I and II, but wasn't able to solve a single Alg. II problem on an SAT practice cd that we have. He only scored a 21 on an ACT practice test. Ughhh!! What can I do to rectify this??? Thanks, Kirsten
  24. Hi all! I wanted to recommend a relatively new website, Slader.com. It has answers (with step-by-step explanations) for many of the popular math and science textbooks used in high school (for example, lots of the Saxon, Stewart, and Larson titles). It also has some english and history too, but the main focus is math and science.
  25. This is why I ask: There's another thread about the difficulty in enrolling in public school midway through high school and having the credits earned at home count towards the diploma issued by the public school. In VA, the CLEP College Algebra test is an acceptable substitute for the VA Algebra I SOL test. (A score of 30 rates as proficient, and a 40 rates as advanced.) But I thought "College Algebra" was something a person took after having taken lots of math in high school (through Calculus). If that's true, how would a student do on that CLEP test after completing only Algebra I in 9th grade? Will any of you math people please enlighten me? p.s. In case you're interested in the other substitute test options for more info: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/substitute_tests/substitute_tests_verified_credit.pdf
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