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Jacob's Algebras has extra credit questions in the daily assignments (Set IV) and on the tests, but I don't see any suggestion on how many points to assign. What do you think would be a reasonable amount (percentage of the total?) to offer for extra credit?. The daily assignments seem to have about 45 questions with 1-3 extra credit questions and the tests run from 20 to 50 questions with 1 extra credit question. How do other math programs handle this?
Looking for suggestions for my DD (6th) - math seems to come naturally to her. I'm wondering what to do for 6th grade - last year she did Singapore 6 and Saxon 7/6. For this coming year I'm considering jumping her right into Jacobs Algebra w Dr Callahan. Has anyone else done this without doing Saxon 8/7 or some other pre-algebra course first? Thanks!
My completely-different-from-her-sister Dd#2 will hopefully be ready for Algebra next year. She is an artsy, writing-type who hates math. (She'll be in 9th next year.) She struggles with it and has to take more time to solidify both the math concept and process. I am looking at using Jacobs Algebra for her. I already own the text. I did a search, but can't find many reviews of the Ask Dr. Callahan materials. She will either need instruction from me (daily) or a video. I will have to help anyway, so would prefer to save my time for working through problems she is having issues with. Having a syllabus and tests is a plus. My question is, how US the DVD instruction and do I need the DVDs? Anyone use them and have a review- pro or con?
I've been leaning towards AoPS for ds but now I'm leaning towards Jacobs. I know it's hard to find and have to do a search for it! I've found a couple of copies around $40. That's pretty good right? Can someone who has a copy confirm the ISBN number so I can make sure I'm buying the correct book? And what else do I need? Teacher manual? Solutions manual?
Cross-posted at High School Board I'm following the syllabus in the Teacher's Guide for Jacobs Algebra published by AskDrCallahan.com. They've broken down the lessons into a handful of problems. I don't see any advice about what to assign for homework. What have others done?
I'm following the syllabus in the Teacher's Guide for Jacobs Algebra published by AskDrCallahan.com. They've broken down the lessons into a handful of problems. I don't see any advice about what to assign for homework. What have others done?