Colleen Posted June 30, 2008 Share Posted June 30, 2008 My oldest used Lial's BCM and most of the Key to Algebra series before moving on to Lial's Intro Algebra a couple of months ago. He just turned 13 and will be an 8th grader this fall. I'd planned to have him just get his feet wet in the algebra text and use it throughout his 8th grade year. He'll wrap up the fourth chapter soon, though, and at this rate, he'll finish it long before I expected. Here's the deal, though. I'm not feeling like he's actually getting enough exposure to the subject matter. He does well but I wouldn't describe him as unusually gifted with it. (Nor am I, for that matter; I need time to reacquaint myself with it all!:tongue_smilie:) I wish the answers to the even problems were included in the text or student solutions manual, because I'd actually prefer to slow the pace a bit by just spending more time on each chapter. I don't feel good about having plunge ahead so quickly. What are your thoughts? Have any of you added something to Lial's (or another algebra course) to provide more reinforcement and slow the pace? Thanks for your input! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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