naturalmom Posted July 7, 2008 Share Posted July 7, 2008 As another mom who has messed up her child's math, I am wondering if ds is at a disadvantage because we'll be doing Alg. 1 this fall. We actually attempted NEM in 7th, and finally got to the geometry section during 8th. Ds wasn't really getting it, though, so during 8th I did a lot of algebra research. We finally started Lial's Introductory toward the end of the year, and ds is nearly finished with the second chapter - he'd already be finished but he's struggling with the word problems. We also own Thinkwell for supplement, and I have a Foerster's text. He is not going into a science or engineering type field, but I do want him to have enough math to be competitive at most colleges. Will he have enough math for the PSAT his junior year? Concerning Lial's - it's a great book, and we're using the DVT's as well, but the lessons are so long it's hard to schedule. Ds did some exercises in Foerster's this summer for review, and I am debating whether to start 9th grade with the 3rd chapter of Lial's, or whether to switch to Foerster's now. I didn't compare the books a lot when I chose Lial's. Basically, Lial's arrived first (I ordered both at the same time), and it looked very clear, so I went with it. Now I am not sure if it was the right choice. Help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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