trailofsparks Posted January 23, 2012 Share Posted January 23, 2012 My ds12 completed RS Math thru Level E, LOF thru Decimals & Percents, and is currently working simultaneously thru RS Geometric Approach and VT Mod B (after finishing Mod A). We have been frustrated, here and there, with gaps in the instruction. The most recent example is: VT Mod B Unit II Lesson 5, problem 9. In order to understand this problem, we referred to a separate algebra source on word problems, which taught the term "total minus". This has happened many times and ds has been asking for a different curriculum. When I go through it with him, I see the cause of his frustrations, and am inclined to "jump ship". I have loved RightStart for my kids. I have grown to trust Dr. Cotter - and she recommends VT wholeheartedly because it is as conceptually strong as RS. But I have been wondering if this is not really so. I need an algebra curriculum that is comprehensive and teaches concepts, not just algorithms. What has been your experience with VT? Also, we don't necessarily need a video program. What other curricula would you suggest I look into? Thanks for reading this and for help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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