Miss Marple Posted June 30, 2008 Share Posted June 30, 2008 I appreciated Luanne's feedback about her sons' test results after using ALEKS. I have 2 sons who have finished Singapore PM6 and I'm looking at algebra programs. In fact, I have several on my shelves already; I just need to decide what to use. The boys are close in age which has caused problems in the past with the younger being very competitive and naturally more academic. The older is a great student, but math needs to be in a sort of context for him. I think he would do well with something like Life of Fred. And the younger boy still loves his Hank the Cowdog and Calvin & Hobbes so he would like LOF, too. So, has anyone taken standardized tests after using LOF Algebra? All my boys have routinely scored above the 90th percentile in math problem solving on the ITBS. I don't want to see that percentile decline and wonder if I should take the plunge with something that hasn't been tried/tested very long. These boys are 12 and 13 - still in that silly, obnoxious age where they enjoy jokes about burping, etc.:tongue_smilie: I'm afraid that the Lial's and Jacobs Algebra programs would be rather dry in comparison to LOF. Anyone??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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