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  1. Time Left: 6 hours and 49 minutes

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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. 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. Has anyone used DeMana et al Precalculus from Pearson? Opinions? Regular or advanced?
  4. My 10th grader has been working through Intermediate Algebra for almost a year. She completed AOPS' Intro to Algebra and Intro to Geometry. We've decided to continue with a less rigorous pre-cal text. I know that the Intro to Algebra contains material standard to both Algebra I and II. For those of you familiar with the books, at what point in the Intermediate Algebra textbook will she have covered all of the necessary Algebra II topics? My husband, who has taught college level Calculus and is helping my daughter through the course, recognizes that AOPS is much more in depth than the typical Algebra course, but isn't sure at what point she'll have covered enough to move on to pre-calculus. Is that clear? Thanks in advance for your help! Carla
  5. What precalculus course would you recommend for a high school junior?
  6. We school year round, so except for online classes, we start and finish whenever we start and finish. So it looks like we will finish AoPS PreCalculus by December. The plan is for dd15 to take AP calculus next year with an online course, starting in the fall. Since she hasn't had discrete math, I was thinking about starting her on AoPS Intermediate C&P. But I know she (ever the planner) will want to do what she can to prepare for AP Calc BC. (She has a good handle on PreCalc, solving all but the Putnam, IMO, and similar problems, lol.) What are your ideas for math for the rest of the school year and possibly the summer?
  7. One of my previous co op students is now at public school and trying to test out of precalc. He has taught himself using Khan Academy but the school just gave him a sample test and he has realized there are quite a few problems he doesn't know how to do. Do any of you know of free online precalc resources?
  8. I'm looking for a physics course (text and/or free online videos like Coursera or MIT/OCW – I'd love to have video "labs," for example) to accompany a precalculus math course (specifically, using Foerster's Precalculus text, which has quite a few physics word problems). Religious content is ok but not assuming a 6000 year earth. From the pinned thread on this board, the texts by Knight College Physics, Giancoli Physics: Principles with Applications, and Singapore Physics Matters seemed like they might work, but I'm open to others; I'm leaning toward Knight (which edition?). I've copied the details, including accompanying problems and videos, from the pinned thread for those three texts in the next post. I don't really know how long it will take to go through the Foerster Precalculus text – it could be a month and a half to a year and a half, so might it be better to wrap up the first high school physics course early and go to a calculus-based physics if the student is very gung ho about the math and physics? Thanks!!
  9. My son has just finished the trigonometry portion of his MUS curriculum. He will take the ACT in a couple of weeks. As I look ahead, the next couple math lessons involve polar coordinates/equations/graphs and vectors. I'm thinking it might help more with his test prep if we skip those and do the lessons on functions and logarithms. So my question is... does he need the polar and vector information as a building block for functions and logarithms or can we skip it and then go back and cover it after the ACT? Thanks so much!!
  10. We've been having our noses to the grindstone and now dd is just finishing Precalculus (one semester block using Foerster) in preparation for starting AP Calc AB in the next couple of days (for the test in May)...I realize this is a bit late for the question but perhaps it will help others be better prepared... There's not really any way around it, but it seems she has a B which makes me worry about readiness (or should I not be?)... But then I wonder what the 'body' of Precalc really is because in the recent past we had some long rabbit trails which turned out to be meaningless. Ie she spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do problems, for which I couldn't find help in other books. Finally I realized, if it's not in the other Precalculus books, then it's probably not really an important concept/topic (at least for Calculus)! I don't know why this didn't hit me with ds2 who used the same book, but he seemed to adjust better. Thinking she should at least have the bases covered, she'll do a quick Precalc review at the beginning of Calculus... To get to the real question - which of all the things she studied are really necessary for Calculus? and are there any free online videos for Precalc review (I'll look at Khan)? Here is the TC for Foerster 2nd ed ( I found Matoyshka's post about the contents - thank you Matroyshka!) 1. Functions and Mathematical Models 2. Periodic Functions and Right Triangle Problems 3. Applications of Trig and Circular Functions 4. Trig Function Properties, Identities, and Parametric Functions 5. Properties of Combined Sinusoids 6. Triangle Trigonometry 7. Properties of Elementary Functions 8. Fitting Functions to Data 9. Probability and Functions of a Random Variable 10. Three-Dimensional Vectors 11. Matrix Transformations and Fractal Figures 12. Analytic Geometry of Conic Sections and Quadric Surfaces 13. Polar Coordinates, Complex Numbers, and Moving Objects 14. Sequences and Series 15. Polynomial and Rational Functions, Limits, and Derivatives Thank you for any help!! Joan
  11. I'm looking for options for fall for my rising senior. If he goes dual enrollment he will be enrolled in College Algebra for the fall and Trig for the spring semesters. However, I have not been impressed with the quality of teachers our local university has hired due to the increased enrollment. So....I'm looking for options. Does AoPS have a course that would be equivalent to College Algebra? Or does the upper Singapore levels cover what would be covered in College Algebra? I know I could just get Lial's College Algebra, but I don't want to teach it, and, frankly, he probably doesn't want me to teach it to him, either :D. He has taken several concurrent classes at the local university this semester and is doing very well with just having me be "mom" at this time, but I may need to do it at home if I can't get a good professor recommendation locally. Other recommendations besides Singapore and AoPS (I've used both and they seem to click with the way I teach and the way the boys learn) are appreciated as well.
  12. We are using a Prentice-Hall Algebra 2 (Bellman, et al) with our 12 year old, which is going fine, and I think it will go fine throughout the year. While we were using Jacobs Geometry, my DS read P-H Algebra 1 and did some problems as an algebra 1 review, so the P-H Algebra 2 approach was familiar. We like that both P-H algebra books show a lot of applications of the algebra being learned. I also like that it includes some data analysis and very basic statistics along the way, since that’s so important in real life and the science we’re planning next year. I also didn’t find a compelling alternative. But now I’m wondering what we’ll use next. Some possibilities are: Larsen Pre-calculus (haven’t actually seen it); Foerster Pre-calculus AoPS Introduction to Counting and Probability as a short “detour,†although we could do pre-calc simultaneously Counting and Probability. I actually have this book. Statistics. Has anyone here used the text “Practice of Statistics for AP, 4th ed†by Starnes, et al.? Anything else? We would like to learn more statistics to help with science next year. Very slowly start a calculus book and reviewing algebra 2 and filling in any gaps along the way. But we’re in no rush to do calculus. Go to AoPS’s 2nd algebra book, Intermediate Algebra. I’m a little hesitant here since we tried AoPS Intro to Algebra and it wasn’t enjoyed by DS after a while. He feels he should “know†how to do the problems he sees and the AoPS approach stresses him out no matter how much I try to explain the approach and he reads their introductory materials. We tried the Intro to Algebra a while ago, when he was 9 ½ and had a very solid background in pre-algebra, so it’s been awhile and a lot of maturing has occurred. But my DS very much likes to see how what he’s learning can be used and AoPS doesn’t seem to have a lot of that. Yes, he’ll play around with some advanced math concepts and logic, but it’s not as much fun for him when it’s assigned. Something else?? I've learned the hard way that just because the prerequisites are met and pre-tests are easy, sometimes the age and interests of the student makes a big difference too. Thanks for any and all insights!
  13. http://mdtp.ucsd.edu/OnlineTests.shtml 40 multiple choice questions with recommended time of 1hr. Comes with diagnostic scoring reports and no need to create account.
  14. Hi everyone, During the most recent Teaching Company sale, I purchased the course "Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry". http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=1005 The course starter webpage lists the following textbook, which is by the author, but also states "any standard precalculus textbook can be used for reference and support throughout the course." http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0618854630 I couldn't find any discussion on this text on the boards, and I personally feel uncomfortable with any math text which "encourages the use of graphing technology". It's just not the way I recall being taught, but I can be convinced that they are necessary. Looking forward to hearing feedback or suggestions!
  15. This packet of pre-calculus problems (with solutions) may be useful summer review for students taking calculus in the fall. http://www.harrisonhigh.org/_pdf/CalculusAB_PrerequisitePacket.pdf 'Students need a strong foundation to be ready for the rigorous work required throughout the term. Completing the prerequisite packet should prepare you for the material to be taught in the course. This packet consists of material studied during Algebra II and Analysis. Students should anticipate working approximately 10 hours to complete it properly. This packet includes • A copy of the first chapter of your textbook. Please return it in good condition at the beginning of the semester. This chapter should be used to complete the problem set from the book and as a reference if you need help on the additional problem set. • An acknowledgement of receipt of the prerequisite packet. • A “Toolkit of Functionsâ€; you should be familiar with each of the graphs. • A formula and identities section. These are for your reference and do not need to be memorized at this time. • A unit circle template with which to practice your unit circle. • A list of skills that you will need for AP Calculus. If you feel you are weak in any of the areas, let us know and we will be glad to help you. • Calculus Prerequisite Problems, please show all work. Answers are provided at the end of the packet.' Many past AP questions and solutions are at http://staff.4j.lane.edu/~windom/AP/ .
  16. I don't want to do this at the local CC; we just need a high school speed class. TIA
  17. My daughter is needing some help with precalculus. I can not afford anything expensive and hope that you all can give me alternatives that I can afford. Thank you
  18. We're finishing up with Singapore Math 6 soon. Wondering what your math sequence was starting in 7th-12th, especially if you used SM. Could you list the grade, subject and text, please along w/ any changes you'd make. Also especially curious if you had a mathy child. Thanks
  19. I am looking at pre-calculus options for my dd who will be a senior next year. She is a B math student. She really doesn't like math or science and is planning on majoring in English. She needs a 4th math unit for our local state university where she plans to attend. We will need a course with a video option. I tried Lial's precalculus last year with her older sister and we made it through enough of the text to call it college algebra. I hit a wall and so did she with understanding the concepts and the DVT's that came with the text only "re-read" the lesson so it was no help. So this will not be an option for dd#2. She is currently working through Lial's Intermediate Algebra and that is going well for her. Here are the options I am considering: 1. Chalkdust (either pre-calc or college algebra) 2. BJU pre-calc with the DVD option 3. TT Pre-calc 4. Thinkwell videos Does anyone have experience with these programs? I am looking for advice on the strengths and weaknesses of these. I have never used Chalkdust or the BJU with DVD option. I am not sure how they work. I assume the teacher actually "teaches" a lesson and doesn't re-read the text. Do they assign a problem set or do I need to do that? I would do the grading of the problem sets and tests. Is there a solutions manual to show how to work through the problems if she gets stuck? I have also read on these forums that Chalkdust is difficult. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  20. I'm leaving for church in 15 minutes, but here is one more question. I just showed my oldest the AOPS site, which he thought was the coolest thing in the world. We read this page in particular: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/articles.php?page=discretemath So... what should this future computer science/math loving person do. As I said, he made a C on his chapter 5 Chalkdust Precalc test because he didn't understand how to prove verifying identities. He has understood chapter 6 except the proofs. ( He said, I don't understand. I loved proofs in Chalkdust Geometry, but I am so lost. I don't understand how to do these. He has looked at some of the KHAN videos. And we were now going to rewatch the sections of the Chalkdust videos) I am no help WHATSOEVER. He has passed me. So.. do we keep going with Chalkdust and I make him get a tutor. OR... do we drop Chalkdust and start some of these AOPS classes? He thinks they look really fun. Help. Off to church. I'll check this afternoon.
  21. My knowledge of how math progresses is based solely on what I did in high school: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Precalculus/Trigonometry. If Swimmer Dude is doing Foerster Algebra I in 7th grade along with LoF Beginning Algebra and we are taking our time, what does the progression look like over the next 5 years? Math is not his first love, yet he is careful to make sure he understands the concepts and he doesn't seem to be unreasonably stretched by the work.
  22. Can anyone lead me to a site that clearly lays out what should be covered in Precalculus? Although we have used Chalkdust successfully through Alg. 2, I enrolled my daughter in an online Precalculus class (to remain unnamed) and want to make sure the correct concepts are being covered. She plans to take AP Calculus next year. I expected the class to start out with review, but here it is November and she is not assigned much homework and spends less time on this class than any other. I expected it to be very challenging and work intensive, and so far, it is not. She says the majority of the class time is spent reviewing Alg 2 concepts and many kids still don't get the basics of logarithms, as if they didn't take Algebra 2. I have spoken to the teacher, who assures me she is on track for AP Calculus. But I'm still not sure... TIA
  23. We are starting this course today. I saw there was an optional workbook is it worth it to get it too?
  24. Hi everyone, I'm stuck on a problem from Foerster Precalculus (1-3, #13) - I just can't figure out how to input an equation into the y= editor of my TI-84. First I must enter f(x) = 4 x square root of (1-x) + 2.25 x (x-l). I put this in y subscript 1. Then I also have to enter -2 + 3f(x-6). My problem is that I can't figure out how to write f(x) in this way in the y-editor. (After I input these two equations, I am supposed to graph them and see if they match up to the graphs in the text. The topic is transformations - dilations and translations - of functions.) Hopefully this was clear. If anyone could help me, that would be great!
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