Beth in SW WA Posted January 19, 2012 Share Posted January 19, 2012 (edited) Dd8 started TT Alg 1 this week and is truly in heaven. For a young'ish visual learner I cannot praise this program/publisher enough for beginning alg. I recommend using TT in conjunction with a more 'conceptual' program like SM -- as well as a hands-on approach like HoE. I feel like we have a winning combo here. Dd has never complained about math -- but she does not request more math as many of the math-oriented students here on this forum do. She works hard and gets the job done so she can read. I plan to add some pages from our Aufmann text for review of decimals/percents (since TT seems weak on those elements in the prealg/alg books). Dd also does math enrichment with a tutor via Cybershala.com on Mondays and Fridays. They have done a boatload of ip/cwp in the last year. Rachna will do some creative math topics w/ dd this semester. They will dig deep into some alg concepts with a heavy focus on word problems (which TT lacks). I know TT gets a bad rap here since it is 'light' -- and I agree. It is light. For a younger student it is ideal -- as long as a parent is nearby and talks, talks, talks through all the material. HTH someone who is looking for a computer-based approach to prealg/alg for a young'ish student. :) Note...We are using TT Alg 1 as our prealg course -- NOT algebra 1 (we will most likely use Larson for alg 1). Edited January 19, 2012 by Beth in SW WA Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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