Chez J Posted January 31, 2012 Share Posted January 31, 2012 My 7th grader is at a part-time school where she takes math along with several other subjects. I am unhappy with the math text. The new math teacher is too, though they won't change it till next year since everyone has already bought this one. It's Glencoe Course 2. Maybe I'm wrong about this level of math. The text has mostly computation practice - converting, adding, multiplying fractions; working introductory algebra problems; converting measurements, etc. My big complaint is there is no application of using the computation in real-world problems. Is that right or wrong? Is it still just computation like practicing long division was years ago? Is there a supplement for something like this I can buy? Is Art of Problem Solving going to have my child apply developing an algebra problem for a word problem? I dislike calling them word problems, but that's what we're missing! Based on the teacher's recommendation, I plan to have her work over the summer on the few sections of the pre-algebra course she needs to complete so that she can start algebra in the fall. Recommendations for that? I don't know what textbook series they will choose for next year. I do know the new math teacher likes McDougall Littell. She will be teaching all grades through calculus. She is a calculus teacher turned homeschool mom, so I trust she knows something about textbooks. But, I'd love to read about McDougall Littell as well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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