# Is life of fred beginning algebra = to pre-algebra?

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Are these stand alone math courses? What would your 4 year high school plan look like using these?

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We're just starting Beginning Algebra but I think we can do this:

Beginning Algebra + Some of Advanced Algebra 8th

Rest of Advanced Algebra and some of Geometry 9th

Rest of Geometry and Trig 10th

Calculus and Statistics 11th/12th

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Jean,

LOF Fractions and Decimals = Pre-Algebra

It is not 'just' fractions and decimals, but all that is needed for a pre-algebra program.

LOF Beginning Algebra = Algebra 1

LOF Advanced Algebra = Algebra 2

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Are these stand alone math courses? What would your 4 year high school plan look like using these?

Yes. However, I must add that we also use Singapore's NEM to add practice and for their different slant on things. Skimpy practice sets are a perennial issue with LOF.

So far, my ds has done Algebra I and Geometry with LOF. For next year, his 8th grade, he will do the Statistics course.

On his high school transcript:

10th: Trig & Pre-Calc (using Singapore College Math and/or parts of LOF Calculus)

11th & 12th: Calculus at the local uni.

At least, that's the plan at this point :)

Karen

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Everyone answered you already. We used LOF as a secondary (in some cases tertiary) math course. It's fun. Anyway, so she did Algebra I through Trig after having already done those courses. She's doing Calculus but will take Calculus at the college so it was a precursor for that.

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as the others. The only differences are the presentation, the types and amount of problems. LoF has a whole lot less problems than std. algebra.

Bob Jones:http://www.bjupress.com/product/235846?path=1787&samplePage=

HTH,

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Thanks for the replies and links!:)

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