Staci in MO Posted June 6, 2009 Share Posted June 6, 2009 My ds is going to do Dolciani pre-algebra this fall. In some of my searches for used Algebra I texts, I have discovered that I used the 1981 Dolciani in high school (I recognize the cover). My high school math teacher is one of those once-in-a-lifetime teachers that you just kill yourself to do well for. It was an accelerated class, full of really smart people that loved math. I was not one of those people. I held my own, but I had to work harder than they did, and my teacher knew it. Because it was a small high school, we all stayed together with the same teacher all four years. Anyway, this teacher required us to do all our homework in a spiral notebook. She checked to make sure we were doing our homework, but it was up to us to make sure we understood how to do all the problems when she went over them in class. I took a lot of pride in this notebook. I always made sure it was very neat and very detailed. And because I worked so hard on them, I could never bear to throw them away. So today it finally dawns on me that I basically have the solutions to Dolciani Algebra I & II, (along Geometry, Pre-Calc, and Calc - but I don't know what books we used) sitting in a box my garage. :D I'm also feeling a little sad. This teacher passed away about six months ago. I owe her so much. She really stretched me. Me, from little podunk high school was so much better prepared for college math than some of my classmates from renowned private schools. My high school education was far from perfect, and was certainly lacking in many ways, but not in math. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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