Angiegal Posted January 24, 2012 Share Posted January 24, 2012 I have heard that VideoText Algebra does a review of everything before jumping into Algebra. Should we do MUS PreAlgebra first, or is that too much duplication? We are just finishing Zeta now, halfway through 5th Grade. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

dereksurfs Posted January 28, 2012 Share Posted January 28, 2012 (edited) I have heard that VideoText Algebra does a review of everything before jumping into Algebra. Should we do MUS PreAlgebra first, or is that too much duplication? We are just finishing Zeta now, halfway through 5th Grade. The thing with MUS is it uses a different scope and sequence than more traditional programs. Some important concepts are left until after Zeta. For our dc who use MUS as the spine, MUS Pre-A has important areas not to be skipped over. This is especially important with a mastery program which really focuses on one main concept like negative numbers, then moves on. I recommend taking a look at the current TOC and 30 lessons to see if this is something you feel you can skip. Does VT cover these also? If yes then it is probably ok to switch after Zeta. That is also where my ds10 is now. I decided to do MUS Pre-A before switching to something. We just got the books and it looks like a nice compliment to earlier courses. Negative Numbers: Addition Negative Numbers: Subtraction Negative Numbers: Multiplication Negative Numbers: Division Whole Numbers Integers Number Line Exponents Place Value Expanded and Exponential Notation Negative Numbers: Exponents Roots and Radicals Solve for an Unknown with Additive Inverse Pythagorean Theorem Associative Property Commutative Property Distributive Property Solve for an Unknown with Multiplicative Inverse Solve for an Unknown with Order of Operations Surface Area of a Solid Transform Celsius to Fahrenheit Transform Fahrenheit to Celsius Absolute Value Ratio and Proportion Similar Polygons Prime Factorization Least Common Multiple Greatest Common Factor Polynomials: Addition Volume of a Cylinder Polynomials: Multiplication Adding and Subtracting Time Same Difference Theorem Volume of a Cone and a Pyramid Military Time: Addition and Subtraction Measurement: Addition and Subtraction Irrational Numbers Square Root Formula Real Numbers Here is the VT outline: http://www.videotext.com/VideoText%20Interactive/Shaded%20Algebra%20Schematic%20-%20Adobe%20PDF%20-%2010-05-05.pdf Edited January 28, 2012 by dereksurfs Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Angiegal Posted January 28, 2012 Author Share Posted January 28, 2012 Wow! That was such a help to me. Thank you for looking it all up!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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