quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 (edited) This is a pinned thread for information to the Hive. Please ask specific questions on: http://forums.welltr...ducation-board/ Please DO add new material / sites and reviews as posts here - thank you! This is a list of popular high school math curricula and online classes (as requested in this thread). Please navigate using the following subject categories: ALGEBRA I GEOMETRY ALGEBRA 2/ INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA PRECALCULUS CALCULUS INTEGRATED MATH MATH BEYOND THE STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL PROGRESSION! Please scroll down for more resources, further comments, reviews etc. by other members. Edited December 22, 2017 by quark 25 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 (edited) ALGEBRA I AGS ALGEBRA Textbook: Algebra textbook and student workbook. Note: High-interest, grade level text designed to meet the needs of struggling learners with a lower reading level. Online Class? No. Where to buy: From Wieser Educational and Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a teacher's resource CD-Rom is available. Online Preview ALEKS Textbook: All course materials are online. Adaptive software (adapts to learner's level). Course materials are in two parts (1A and 1B) and may be taken as a regular Common Core strand, CA content standards strand or traditional strand. Online Class? No. Artificial intelligence, adaptive software. Automatically graded coursework. Where to buy: From Aleks. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: No. Free Trial Contact for more info ALGEBRA I: A FRESH APPROACH Textbook: One volume student worktext developed by a math tutor. Online Class? No. Where to buy: A+ Education Services or Rainbow Resources Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions Manual, Test Packet Sample Table of Contents Cathy Duffy Review ARBOR ALGEBRA Textbooks: Jousting Armadillos, Crocodiles and Coconuts, and Chuckles the Rocket Dog Note: Volume 1 covers PreAlgebra and Volume 2 & 3 Cover Algebra 1 Online Class? No. Where to buy: A+ Education Services or Rainbow Resources or from the publisher in the link above Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Book and Tests available. Samples: Click on each book icon here. Here are some threads on it: thread 1, thread 2. Note: Jousting Armadillos covers working with single variables. It assumes understanding of basic operations. It contains no geometry or statistics. So it is a beginning Algebra 1 or advanced PreAlgebra. The other two books cover the rest of Algebra 1 topics. ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING (Level: Challenging) Textbook: Introduction to Algebra by Richard Rusczyk. Algebra I is Chapters 1-13 of the book. Online Class? Yes, see here. 16-weeks, fast-paced, text-based chatroom (no video or audio). Well Trained Mind Academy is offering a hybrid AoPS Algebra I-Singapore Math course here. Online practice software available via Alcumus (currently free). Online videos. The textbooks are written directly to the student and may be done (self-paced) without the online classes. Where to buy: AoPS Bookstore (and sometimes, used on Amazon.com). In Europe? Buy from: UKMT Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a Solutions Guide (discount available if purchased with textbook). Placement: Are You Ready? and Do You Need This? Samples (Excerpts tab) Table of Contents Regentrude's (board member) Tests BLUE TENT ONLINE - HONORS ALGEBRA 1 Textbook: Elementary Algebra by Ron Larson. Ebook (hard copy option) offers embedded videos and demonstrations throughout. Online Class: Yes. Online live classes. A Moodle classroom, ZOOM, and WebAssign. Full-year class with live instruction 2x/week (classes are also recorded for asynchronous viewing). Class description here. Resources and objectives here. Where to buy: Register at Blue Tent Online. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: WebAssign; Desmos.com; Blue Tent OnLoan CHALKDUST Textbook: Algebra by Ron Larson. Package includes DVDs and textbook. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Chalkdust Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions and technical support. Course Outline Demo (requires flash) CK12 Textbook: Various levels available as "Flexbooks" that you can view online or download as ebooks (pdf, epub, etc.). Titles - Basic Algebra Flexbook, Algebra I Concepts, Algebra I Concepts Honors, Algebra I Honors, Algebra I Second Edition Note: Choices may be confusing. To navigate the website in a more visually organized way, you might like to use the mapview. Online Class? No. But the Flexbooks do contain interactive materials like videos. Where to buy: Free at CK12.com, just sign up to access! Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Basic Algebra Teacher's Guide, see Resource tabs for other Flexbooks. Also see the lesson plans and Q&A option via Easy Peasy All-in-One High School. CLE ALGEBRA I Textbook: Sunrise Edition Light Units - 10 slim worktexts covering Algebra 1 including a total of 160 daily lessons. Spiral program similar to Saxon. Introduces concepts in small increments and then provides mixed review practice on many topics in each lesson. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Christian Light Publications Teacher Guide, Additional Materials: Solutions Guide, Math Skill Development Worksheets (remedial) Placement Test (Level 800) Sample (2nd book) Sample (last book) DEREK OWENS (Level: Regular and Honors) Textbook: Course originally based on Algebra I: Structure and Method by Richard Brown and Mary Dolciani (2000 ed.) and is via recorded (youtube blackboard style) online lectures based on book and Derek's notes. Course materials such as practice pages, and workbook are available for download after registration. If you would rather not print so many pages, the student workbook is also available for purchase in two printed-and-bound volumes from Derek's Lulu store: Algebra 1, Semester 1 and Algebra 1, Semester 2. Note: Course is available as a regular or honors track. Honors students will be required to complete a few extra assignments and test questions. Online Class? No. All instruction is via recorded videos online. Students complete assigned work from online account, then scan and send work to Derek Owens for grading. He will return graded work in a few days' time. He maintains an online gradebook for each student. Details here. Where to buy: Sign up here. Derek's book-keeper will send monthly invoices of $58 for 9 months, or $29 if slower-paced up to a total of $58*9 payments. Details here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus. Sample Lectures DOLCIANI Textbook: Algebra: Structure and Method Book 1 by Richard Brown and Mary Dolciani. Several editions available, e.g. this older edition with only Mary Dolciani as author. Note: Problems in this textbook are offered at three difficulty levels: A for easy, B for intermediate and C for challenge. Online Class? Yes. Online, live classes at Wilson Hill Academy (uses the year 2000 edition). More information on Wilson Hill in dereksurf's post! Where to buy: Out of print. Buy used on Amazon.com or from other online vendors. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Some support materials are available from the publisher. Please match copyright/ edition information with your textbook before purchase. EdX INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA Textbooks: none Online Class? Yes, with certificate upon completion Where to Buy; Free. At EdX Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: None, all the materials are online Notes: This is a 10-week self-paced course covering all Algebra 1 topics. Each lesson is presented via a digital whiteboard and is followed by a problem set. The lessons are interactive and the student chooses a unique path through the lesson depending on the amount of review and explanation they need. The problem set is adaptive and must be mastered for credit. You can do more problems after you've mastered the topic. But you can pass a topic and move on without sufficient review for mastery, and there are no homework, tests, etc. This is a fantastic teaching tool but you would want a student using other material for additional practice, testing, etc. FOERSTER (and MATH WITHOUT BORDERS) Textbook: Algebra I: Expressions, Equations and Applications by Paul Foerster. Online Class? No. Where to buy: 1994 edition here. 1999 edition here. 2006 edition here. (All are Amazon.com links). 2006 edition from Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion (link includes product samples) from Math Without Borders, or Solutions Manual from Rainbow Resource. Sample of 2006 ed. from Rainbow Resource Maria Miller Review FOERSTER (and KOLBE ACADEMY) Textbook: Algebra I: Expressions, Equations and Applications by Paul Foerster. Online Class? Yes. Kolbe Academy. Where to buy: 1994 edition here. 1999 edition here. 2006 edition here. (All are Amazon.com links). 2006 edition from Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion (link includes product samples) from Math Without Borders, or Solutions Manual from Rainbow Resource. Sample of 2006 ed. from Rainbow Resource Maria Miller Review GELFAND Textbook: Algebra by I.M. Gelfand and A. Shen Online Class? No Where to buy: Amazon.com and various other vendors. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Hyperlinked online solutions here and pdf solutions here (many thanks to Adrian for this). 2014 Gelfand's Algebra discussion thread Review HOLT Textbook: Holt Algebra 1 Note: MarkT from post#49 below says, "the Holt series 200x Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, are easy for self study, have a lot free support material including videos. Dr Burger is a key contributor. (the down-side is too many distracting photos and side-bars which makes the textbook quite large) They are good for "typical" math students (whatever that is) which would be the middle two quartiles if I had to venture a guess. Currently they are cheap on the used market." Online Class? No Where to buy: Amazon.com (2007 ed) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Scroll down here to see workbook, teacher edition etc. Review (for Algebra 2) JACOBS Textbook: Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs. Online Class? No. But a DVD course is available from Ask Dr. Callahan. Where to buy: A few sources, including Amazon, Rainbow Resource, and Ask Dr. Callahan (with DVD support, you may need to buy textbook separately from another vendor). Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Amazon Solutions Guide (please cross-check edition), Amazon Teacher's Guide (please cross-check edition), Rainbow Resource page, Ask Dr. Callahan. Table of Cotents Cathy Duffy Review Review on Exodus Books KEY to ALGEBRA Textbook: Series of 10 worktexts covering the fundamentals of Algebra. Light version of Algebra I. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Christian Book, Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer keys (sold separately) Samples Discussion on Keys as stand alone Algebra I. Another discussion on same topic. KINETIC BOOKS Textbook: Online, digital textbook with videos, interactive problems and activities. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Perfection Learning Store (1-year license) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Sample Table of Contents Maria Miller Review LIAL Textbook: Introductory Algebra (ISBN: 9780321279217) Many editions are available for pennies for a used copy. The text is self teaching. Each topic is taught beginning to end in a mastery style. This works well for a student coming in from a weaker curriculum because it fills holes as it goes. Those with a weaker math background will find it a long course, those with a strong background will go through it more quickly. There are many problems, more than enough practice for most students can be found just by doing odds. It offers a complete on-level Algebra 1 course. Answers to odds, all review exercises and tests can be found in the back. Online Class? Yes. Boardie Jann in TX uses the edition linked above in her online classes. Where to buy: Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Student Solutions Manual provides complete solutions to the same problems that the text provides answers for. LIFE OF FRED Textbook: Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra by Stanley Schmidt Online Class? No. Where to buy: ZTwist or here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Companion Guide included in the Expanded Edition. Zillions of Practice Problems book provides extra practice. FAQs Sample LIVE ONLINE MATH Textbook: Algebra 1 by Glencoe (ISBN: 0028253264) Online Class? Yes. The Classes option is for Live classes with instructor interaction (three sessions/week). The Video courses are self-paced with no live session (but you may request tutor support). The Video Plus courses are Live with an instructor but follow a flexible schedule (one session/week). Compare classes by clicking the links and scrolling down to the green comparison bar. Where to buy: Live Online Math Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Tutor support is available. For a Free Trial click the Orange button on the website MATH in a BOX Textbook: Introductory Algebra: An Applied Approach by Aufmann, Barker and Lockwood. 5th edition ISBN: 0395907063, or the 6th edition ISBN: 0618203230. Online Class? Yes, asynchronous classes which can be started at any time. Assignments graded daily. Where to buy: Math in a Box (note that classes are divided into first and second semesters). See this page about purchasing textbook. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: No. MATH RELIEF ALGEBRA I Textbook: DVDs with the instruction and worksheets for practice. Includes review of pre-algebra concepts such as fractions. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Math Relief Teacher Guide, Additional Materials: Solutions Key Cathy Duffy Review MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Algebra 1 Student Pack. Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. MUS also recommends blocks and inserts, but they are only used in a few lessons and are not necessary. Online Class: Yes. Provided by Math-u-See. Where to buy: Math-u-See Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack contains DVD and TM with complete solutions to the workbook and tests. Placement Sample MEMORIA PRESS ALGEBRA I Textbook: Prentice Hall Classics by Smith, etc Online Class? Yes Where to buy: From Memoria Press and Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes. MP has lesson plans and a Quizzes and Tests book. Teachers edition and solutions guides may be available in the second hand marketplace. PHIL FOUR Textbook: Several choices available. Contact for details. Online Class? Yes, live class twice a week. Scroll down here for schedule and class description. Where to buy: Register by choosing an instructor here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus, Placement Solutions to Placement Exam FAQs Feedback on philfour classes POWER BASICS Textbook: Algebra by Robert Taggart. Also available: Student Workbook, Teacher's Guide and Test Pack. Online Class? No. Where to buy: From Walch. Also available from Amazon, ChristianBook and other online vendors. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: The Teacher's Guide provides an overview of each unit; including, extension activities, a glossary, record-keeping forms, and graphic organizers for instruction. Sample (Textbook) Sample (Workbook) Sample (Teacher's Guide) Sample (Test Pack) Review by Cathy Duffy SAXON Textbook: Algebra 1: An Incremental Development (3rd edition) by John Saxon. There is also a 4th edition available. DIVE offers DVD video lectures on the 3rd edition textbook. Art Reed offers DVD instruction as well. Note: DIVE CDs are not secular. Art Reed and Saxon Teacher CDs are secular. Online Class? Well Trained Mind Academy. Freedom Project Education. Where to buy: A few sources for the books, including Amazon, ChristianBook, and Rainbow Resource. (ChristianBook and Rainbow Resource sell the 3rd edition full kit as well as the 3rd edition full kit with DIVE; Rainbow Resource also sells the 4th edition full kit). Buy the DVD package from DIVE (one of the options includes the full homeschool kit). Buy Art Reed DVDs from Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key, Solutions Manual, and Test Forms (included in the full kit). Placement (DIVE) Sample from ChristianBook SAXON with Virtual Homeschool Group The Virtual Homeschool Group offers free secular online at your own pace Saxon classes with rolling admission, including voice threads (similar to Khan Academy) and online computer-scored problem sets and tests. They also have open online office hours where students can ask questions. They sometimes offer an online live class (also free) in one or more levels during the school year if a volunteer teacher is available. Currently, algebra 1 (3rd ed) and algebra 2 (2nd or 3rd ed) are fully available, while advanced mathematics is being built (available in preview mode this year). Students are required to purchase the student text to participate in the class. Where to buy: A few sources for the books, including Amazon, ChristianBook, and Rainbow Resource. updated link: http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.org/ TABLETCLASS Textbook: None Online Class? Yes, students listen to lessons. Then they work problems with paper/pencil as opposed to online. Where to buy: Tabletclass Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Everything online Free Demo TEACHING TEXTBOOKS Textbook: Algebra I Teaching Textbook and interactive lectures on a CD-Rom Online Class? No. Where to buy: Teaching Textbooks (also search on ChristianBook, Timberdoodle and a few other merchants for best price) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key and Test Bank available. Placement Sample Table of Contents THINKWELL Homeschool Version Textbook: All course materials are online via recorded lectures, notes, automatically-graded quizzes and tests. Subscription is for a period of 12 months. Online Class? Not live but instructor support is available via Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth. Prerequisites and other details here. Where to buy: From Thinkwell. Check Homeschool Buyers Co-op for periodic Group Buy savings (sometimes 50% off!). Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Quizzes and tests are automatically graded with correct solutions supplied. The homeschool version provides lesson plans. Placement Sample Course Content (scroll down) VIDEOTEXT Textbook: Package includes video lessons, course notes, and student work text covering Pre-Alegbra, Algebra I and Algebra II in one complete course. Online Class? No. But an online recorded video option is available. Where to buy: VideoText Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Extra materials such as solutions, progress tests, toll-free support (for a fee) and course schematic. Placement FAQs ----------------------------------------------------------------------- MISCELLANEOUS ONLINE COURSES/ SUPPLEMENTS KHAN ACADEMY: Free, online, interactive videos (you tube, blackboard style) with online discussion forum. SCHOOL YOURSELF: Free, online, interactive instruction (interactive whiteboard style). THE MATH PAGE: Review/ remedial help PROF. ROBBOB YouTube Playlists: ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Helpful discussion threads with textbook/ curriculum reviews: Which algebra do you love and why? (Sept 2016) Edited March 23 by quark 7 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 (edited) GEOMETRY >>> Looking for a step before high school geometry? Also see Pre-Geometry threads below <<< Pre-geometry? What's next...Math, Algebra 2 or geometry? Patty Paper geometry, Pre-geometry for younger student? >>> Also see Epic Thread of Geometry Programs <<< AGS GEOMETRY Textbook: Geometry textbook and student workbook. Note: High-interest, grade level text designed to meet the needs of struggling learners with a lower reading level. Online Class? No. Where to buy: From Wieser Educational and Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a teacher's resource CD-Rom is available. Online Preview ALEKS Textbook: All course materials are online. Adaptive software (adapts to learner's level). Online Class? No. Artificial intelligence, adaptive software. Automatically graded coursework. Where to buy: From Aleks. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: No. Free Trial Contact for more info ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING (Level: Challenging) Textbook: Introduction to Geometry by Richard Rusczyk. Online Class? Yes, see here. 24-weeks, fast-paced, text-based chatroom (no video or audio). Online practice software available via Alcumus (currently free). The textbooks are written directly to the student and may be done (self-paced) without the online classes. Where to buy: AoPS Bookstore (and sometimes, used on Amazon.com). In Europe? Buy from: UKMT Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a Solutions Guide (discount available if purchased with textbook). Placement: Are You Ready? and Do You Need This? Samples (Excerpts tab) Table of Contents Tests: Algebra Tests in a pdf file for download - see post #8 (hat tip to Regentrude). BLUE TENT ONLINE - HONORS GEOMETRY Textbook: Glencoe Geometry Online Class: Yes. Online live classes. A Moodle classroom, ZOOM, and WebAssign. Full-year class with live instruction 2x/week (classes are also recorded for asynchronous viewing). Class description here. Resources and objectives here. Where to buy: Register at Blue Tent Online. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: WebAssign; Geometer's Sketchpad; Desmos.com; Blue Tent OnLoan CHAKERIAN (and MATH WITHOUT BORDERS) Textbook: Geometry: A Guided Inquiry by Chakerian, et. al. Online Class? No. Where to buy: See note by Math Without Borders author here. Amazon. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion from Math Without Borders. Sample (Math Without Borders) Maria Miller Review CHAKERIAN (and KOLBE ACADEMY) Textbook: Geometry: A Guided Inquiry by Chakerian, et. al. Online Class? Yes. Kolbe Academy (regular) or Kolbe Academy (honors). Where to buy: See note by Math Without Borders author here. Amazon. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion from Math Without Borders. Sample (Math Without Borders) Maria Miller Review CHALKDUST Textbook: Elementary Geometry for College Students by Daniel Alexander and Geralyn Koeberlein. Package includes DVDs and textbook. (Compare editions here). Online Class? No. Where to buy: Chalkdust Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions and technical support. Course Outline (5th ed) Demo (requires flash) CK12 Textbook: Various levels available as "Flexbooks" that you can view online or download as ebooks (pdf, epub, etc.). Titles - Basic Geometry Flexbook, Geometry Concepts, Geometry Concepts Honors, Geometry Second Edition Note: Choices may be confusing. To navigate the website in a more visually organized way, you might like to use the mapview. Online Class? No. But the Flexbooks may contain interactive materials like videos. Where to buy: Free at CK12.com, just sign up to access! Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Basic Geometry Teacher's Guide, see Resource tabs for other Flexbooks. Also see the lesson plans and Q&A option via Easy Peasy All-in-One High School. CLE GEOMETRY Textbook: The current edition is not the Sunrise version with neatly divided daily lessons and mixed review but the less user friendly older version. This older version is virtually the same as the Alpha Omega Geometry course. CLE does not provide samples due to AO copyright restrictions but you can see AO samples on Christian Book. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Christian Light Publications Teacher Guide, Additional Materials: Answer Key Set, Teacher's Guide with solutions DEREK OWENS (Level: Regular and Honors) Textbook: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding by Howard R. Jacobs, 3rd Edition (2003 ed.). Instruction is via recorded (youtube blackboard style) online lectures. Course materials such as practice pages, and workbook are available for download after registration. If you would rather not print so many pages, the student workbook is also available for purchase in two printed-and-bound volumes from Derek's Lulu store: Geometry Semester 1 and Geometry Semester 2. Note: Course is available as a regular or honors track. Honors students will be required to complete a few extra assignments and test questions. Online Class? No. All instruction is via recorded videos online. Students complete assigned work from online account, then scan and send work to Derek Owens for grading. He will return graded work in a few days' time. He maintains an online gradebook for each student. Details here. Where to buy: Sign up here. Derek's book-keeper will send monthly invoices of $58 for 9 months, or $29 if slower-paced up to a total of $58*9 payments. Details here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus. Sample Lectures DISCOVERING GEOMETRY Textbook: Discovering Geometry by Michael Serra textbook and workbook. Online Class? No. Where to buy: From Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a teacher's resource , solutions manual, assessments, online videos. Sample Student Edition Sample Teacher Edition Sue in St Pete's Review EdX INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRY Textbook: None, all materials are online Notes: This is a 14-week self-paced course covering all high school Geometry topics. Each lesson is presented via a digital whiteboard and is followed by a problem set. The lessons are interactive and the student chooses a unique path through the lesson depending on the amount of review and explanation they need. The problem set is adaptive and must be mastered for credit. You can do more problems after you've mastered the topic. But you can pass a topic and move on without sufficient review for mastery, and there are no homework, tests, etc. This is a fantastic teaching tool but you would want a student using other material for additional practice, testing, etc. Great Pre-Geometry course for a middle grader on its own, or pair with a textbook for a full high school credit. Online Class? Yes, with certificate upon completion Where to buy: Free. Access online through EdX Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: None GELFAND Textbook: The Method of Coordinates by I.M. Gelfand, E. G. Glagoleva and A.A. Kirillov. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Review GEOMETRY: A FRESH APPROACH Textbook: One volume student worktext developed by a math tutor. Online Class? No. Where to buy: A+ Education Services or Rainbow Resources Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions Manual, Test Packet Sample Table of Contents Jay Wile Review HOLT GEOMETRY Textbook: Holt Geometry by Dr Edward Burger (ISBN: 0030358280, 2007 ed.). Online Class? Yes. Boardie Jann in TX uses the edition linked above in her online classes. Where to buy: Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Thinkwell-style tutorial videos, homework help, projects and other resources available here. JACOBS Textbook: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding by Harold Jacobs, 3rd edition. Online Class? See online class option from Derek Owens above. DVD course is available from Ask Dr. Callahan. Where to buy: Amazon, Ask Dr. Callahan. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Teacher's Guide, Syllabus and Tests from Ask Dr. Callahan, Answer Key from Ask Dr. Callahan. Sample (Chapter 2) Sample (Chapter 7) Maria Miller Review JURGENSEN with DUKE TiP Textbook: Geometry by Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, and John W. Jurgensen. ISBN 0395977274 (2000 edition). Note: Problems in this textbook are offered at three difficulty levels: A for easy, B for intermediate and C for challenge. Online Class? No. (See below for online class options using the same textbook). Duke TiP's program uses video lectures on a CD, and includes interactive activities. Where to buy: Buy the Duke TiP CD and workbook package here. Textbook is out of print. Buy used on Amazon.com or from other online vendors. Students may order a copy from the publisher, McDougall Littell, by calling (800) 462-6595. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: CD includes automatically graded quizzes, and solutions to selected problems. See discussion threads here and here. Sample (Duke TiP) Table of Contents Discussion Thread about using Jurgensen without an online class. Another discussion thread about Jurgensen Geometry. Video lecture series (youtube askmrh) to accompany the text. Note: program discontinued? See this thread. JURGENSEN with Math in a Box Textbook: Geometry by Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, and John W. Jurgensen. ISBN 0395977274 (2000 edition). Note: Problems in this textbook are offered at three difficulty levels: A for easy, B for intermediate and C for challenge. Online Class? Yes, asynchronous classes which can be started at any time. Assignments graded daily. Where to buy: Math in a Box (note that classes are divided into first and second semesters. Textbook is out of print. Buy used on Amazon.com or from other online vendors. Students may order a copy from the publisher, McDougall Littell, by calling (800) 462-6595. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: No. Discussion Thread about using Jurgensen without an online class. Another discussion thread about Jurgensen Geometry. Video lecture series (youtube askmrh) to accompany the text. JURGENSEN with Memoria Press Textbook: Geometry by Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, and John W. Jurgensen. ISBN 0395977274 (2000 edition). Note: Problems in this textbook are offered at three difficulty levels: A for easy, B for intermediate and C for challenge. Online Class? Yes. See link. Where to buy: Textbook is out of print. Buy used on Amazon.com or from other online vendors. Students may order a copy from the publisher, McDougall Littell, by calling (800) 462-6595. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: No. Discussion Thread about using Jurgensen without an online class. Another discussion thread about Jurgensen Geometry. Video lecture series (youtube askmrh) to accompany the text. JURGENSEN with WILSON HILL ACADEMY Textbook: Geometry by Jurgensen, Brown, and Jurgensen. ISBN 9780395977279. Copyright 2000. Note: Problems in this textbook are offered at three difficulty levels: A for easy, B for intermediate and C for challenge. Online Class? Yes. Online, live classes at Wilson Hill Academy (uses the year 2000 edition). Live interactive class which meets 2x/week for 90 minutes per class session. Where to buy: Textbook is out of print. Buy used on Amazon.com or from other online vendors. Students may order a copy from the publisher, McDougall Littell, by calling (800) 462-6595. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: May want Solutions Manual (note that this is 1994 edition but not very different from 2000 textbook). Also an electronic pen/tablet is needed along with microphone. Sample 1: Sample 2: Discussion Thread about using Jurgensen without an online class. Another discussion thread about Jurgensen Geometry. Video lecture series (youtube askmrh) to accompany the text. KINETIC BOOKS Textbook: Online, digital textbook with videos, interactive problems and activities. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Perfection Learning Store (1-year license) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Sample Table of Contents KISELEV's GEOMETRY Textbook: Kiselev's Geometry Book 1: Planimetry, and Book 2: Stereometry. Note: Background information on the texts here. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon (Book 1), Amazon (Book 2) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Samples Table of Contents LIFE OF FRED Textbook: Life of Fred: Geometry by Stanley Schmidt Online Class? No. Where to buy: ZTwist or here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Companion Guide included in the Expanded Edition. Zillions of Practice Problems book provides extra practice. FAQs Sample LIVE ONLINE MATH Textbook: Geometry by Glencoe (ISBN: 0028252756) Online Class? Yes. The Classes option is for Live classes with instructor interaction (three sessions/week). The Video courses are self-paced with no live session (but you may request tutor support). Where to buy: Live Online Math Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Tutor support is available. For a Free Trial click the Orange button on the website MATH RELIEF GEOMETRY Textbook: DVDs with the instruction and worksheets for practice. Includes review of pre-algebra concepts such as fractions. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Math Relief Teacher Guide, Additional Materials: Solutions Key MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Geometry Student Pack Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. This course covers only the Geometry needed for SAT/ACT. There is a very small coverage of proofs, but it is extremely light. Online Class: Yes. Provided by Math-u-See. Where to buy: Math-u-See Store. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack contains DVD and TM with complete solutions to the workbook and tests. Placement Sample PHIL FOUR Textbook: Several choices available. Contact for details. Online Class? Yes, live class twice a week. Scroll down here for schedule and class description. Where to buy: Register by choosing an instructor here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus Placement Solutions to Placement Exam FAQs Feedback on philfour classes POWER BASICS Textbook: Geometry by Robert Taggart. Also available: Student Workbook, Teacher's Guide and Test Pack. Online Class? No. Where to buy: From Walch. Also available from Amazon, ChristianBook, Rainbow Resource and other online vendors. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: The Teacher's Guide provides an overview of each unit; including, extension activities, a glossary, record-keeping forms, and graphic organizers for instruction. Sample (Textbook) Sample (Workbook) Sample (Teacher's Guide) Sample (Test Pack) Cathy Duffy Review SAXON Textbook: Geometry ISBN: 9781602773059, 1st edition. DIVE offers DVD video lectures on the 1st edition textbook. Note: This is a separate Geometry text for students who prefer a dedicated text. Saxon previously integrated geometry into its Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Advanced Math texts. Google Art Reed's explanation on awarding Geometry credit (it is a youtube video). DIVE CDs are not secular. The Saxon Teacher CDs and Art Reed products are secular. Online Class? Freedom Project Education (integrated in the Algebra I (intro geometry) and Algebra II programs). Where to buy: A few sources, including Amazon, ChristianBook, and Rainbow Resource. (ChristianBook also sells the DIVE DVDs). Buy the DVD package from DIVE. Art Reed integrates Geometry in the Algebra and Advanced Math DVD instruction videos available from Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key, Solutions Manual, and Test Forms (included in the full kit). Sample from ChristianBook Cathy Duffy Review SOLOMONOVICH - EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY: A FIRST COURSE Textbook: Euclidean Geometry: A First Course Note: From RaptorDad (post #61) -- In the pre-AoPS days, Charon/Adrian and Myrtle thought it was as good or better than Kiselev. Hartshorne is Mathwonk's preferred text for interpreting Euclid and Hartshorne has a glowing recommendation on the back cover(viewable on Amazon). I like all sorts of older texts, but this one is rarely both in print and has an instructors manual. Online Class? No Where to buy: Amazon.com Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Amazon.com TABLETCLASS Textbook: None Online Class? Yes, students listen to lessons. Then they work problems with paper/pencil as opposed to online. Where to buy: Tabletclass Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Everything online Free Demo TEACHING TEXTBOOKS Textbook: Geometry Teaching Textbook and interactive lectures on a CD-Rom Online Class? No. Where to buy: Teaching Textbooks (also search on ChristianBook, Timberdoodle and a few other merchants for best price) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key and Test Bank available. Placement Sample Table of Contents THINKWELL Homeschool Version Textbook: All course materials are online via recorded lectures, notes, automatically-graded quizzes and tests. Subscription is for a period of 12 months. Online Class? Not live but instructor support at a honors level is available via Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY). Prerequisites and other details here. The Johns Hopkins CTY course uses Geometry by Jurgensen, Brown, and Jurgensen. ISBN 9780395977279. Copyright 2000. Where to buy: From Thinkwell. Check Homeschool Buyers Co-op for periodic Group Buy savings (sometimes 50% off!). To buy the Jurgensen textbook for the Johns Hopkins CTY course, go to Amazon.com. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Quizzes and tests are automatically graded with correct solutions supplied. The homeschool version provides lesson plans. Placement Sample Course Content (scroll down) VIDEOTEXT Textbook: Package includes video lessons, course notes, and student work text covering Geometry, Trigonometry and Precalculus. Online Class? No. But an online recorded video option is available. Where to buy: VideoText Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Extra materials such as solutions, progress tests, toll-free support (for a fee) and course schematic. Overview FAQs ----------------------------------------------------------------------- MISCELLANEOUS ONLINE COURSES/ SUPPLEMENTS KHAN ACADEMY: Free, online, interactive videos (you tube, blackboard style) with online discussion forum. SCHOOL YOURSELF: Free, online, interactive instruction (interactive whiteboard style). THE MATH PAGE: Review/ remedial help PROF. ROBBOB YouTube Playlists: Edited March 23 by quark 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 (edited) ALGEBRA II / INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA / w and w/o TRIGONOMETRY AGS ALGEBRA Textbook: Algebra 2 textbook and student workbook. Note: High-interest, grade level text designed to meet the needs of struggling learners with a lower reading level. Online Class? No. Where to buy: From Wieser Educational and Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a teacher's resource CD-Rom is available. Online Preview ALEKS Textbook: All course materials are online. Adaptive software (adapts to learner's level). Course materials are available as Algebra 2 and Algebra 2 with Trigonometry. Online Class? No. Artificial intelligence, adaptive software. Automatically graded coursework. Where to buy: From Aleks. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: No. Free Trial Contact for more info ALGEBRA II: A FRESH APPROACH Textbook: One volume student worktext developed by a math tutor. Online Class? No. Where to buy: A+ Education Services or Rainbow Resources Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions Manual, Test Packet Sample Table of Contents Cathy Duffy Review ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING ALGEBRA 2 (Level: Challenging) Textbook: Introduction to Algebra by Richard Rusczyk. Algebra II is Chapters 14-22 of the book. Online Class? Yes, see here. 15-weeks, fast-paced, text-based chatroom (no video or audio). The textbooks are written directly to the student and may be done (self-paced) without the online classes. Where to buy: AoPS Bookstore (and sometimes, used on Amazon.com). In Europe? Buy from: UKMT Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a Solutions Guide (discount available if purchased with textbook). Placement: Are You Ready? and Do You Need This? Samples (Excerpts tab) Table of Contents Regentrude's (board member) Tests ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (Level: Challenging) Textbook: Intermediate Algebra by Richard Rusczyk and Mathew Crawford. The book covers some standard Algebra II material as well as topics in Precalculus. Online Class? Yes, see here. 24-weeks, fast-paced, text-based chatroom (no video or audio). The textbooks are written directly to the student and may be done (self-paced) without the online classes. Where to buy: AoPS Bookstore (and sometimes, used on Amazon.com). In Europe? Buy from: UKMT Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a Solutions Guide (discount available if purchased with textbook). Placement: Are You Ready? and Do You Need This? Samples (Excerpts tab) Table of Contents BLUE TENT ONLINE - HONORS ALGEBRA 2 Textbook: Intermediate Algebra by Ron Larson. Ebook (hard copy option). Ebook offers embedded videos and demonstrations throughout. Online Class: Yes. Online live classes. A Moodle classroom, ZOOM, and WebAssign. Full-year class with live instruction 2x/week (classes are also recorded for asynchronous viewing). Class description here. Resources and objectives here. Where to buy: Register at Blue Tent Online. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: WebAssign; Desmos.com; Blue Tent OnLoan CHALKDUST Textbook: Algebra by Larson and Nolting. Package includes DVDs and textbook. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Chalkdust Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions and technical support. Course Outline Demo (requires flash) CK12 Textbook: "Flexbooks" that you can view online or download as ebooks (pdf, epub, etc.). Titles - Algebra II, Algebra II with Trigonometry Online Class? No. But the Flexbooks may contain interactive materials like videos. Where to buy: Free at CK12.com, just sign up to access! Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Unlike Algebra I, Easy Peasy All-in-One High School doesn't seem to offer a CK12 Algebra 2 option. See separate information on Easy Peasy's Algebra 2 course below. DEREK OWENS (Level: Regular and Honors) Textbook: Course originally based on the book Algebra 2 by Larson, Boswell, Kanold and Stiff, published by McDougal Littell (2001 edition) and is via recorded (youtube blackboard style) online lectures based on book and Derek's notes. Course materials such as practice pages, and workbook are available for download after registration. If you would rather not print so many pages, the student workbook is also available for purchase in two printed-and-bound volumes from Derek's Lulu store: Algebra 2, Semester 1 and Algebra 2, Semester 2. Note: Course is available as a regular or honors track. Honors students will be required to complete a few extra assignments and test questions. Online Class? No. All instruction is via recorded videos online. Students complete assigned work from online account, then scan and send work to Derek Owens for grading. He will return graded work in a few days' time. He maintains an online gradebook for each student. Details here. Where to buy: Sign up here. Derek's book-keeper will send monthly invoices of $58 for 9 months, or $29 if slower-paced up to a total of $58*9 payments. Details here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Course syllabus. Sample Lectures DOLCIANI Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry: Structure and Method Book 2 by Richard Brown and Mary Dolciani. Note: Problems in this textbook are offered at three difficulty levels: A for easy, B for intermediate and C for challenge. Online Class? Yes. Online, live classes at Wilson Hill Academy (uses the year 2000 edition). More information on Wilson Hill in dereksurf's post! Where to buy: Out of print. Buy used on Amazon.com or from other online vendors. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Some support materials are available from the publisher. Please match copyright/ edition information with your textbook before purchase. Solutions manual from Amazon. Not too clear on edition/copyright year but this teacher offers detailed lesson plans/homework assignments for this textbook (thanks MamaSprout!). You can watch corresponding youtube videos here. EASY PEASY ALL-in-ONE HIGH SCHOOL Textbooks and Materials: Algebra 2 Online! and Intermediate Algebra; it also uses Math is Fun, Yay Math! and Khan Academy. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Free. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: See lesson plans here. FOERSTER (and MATH WITHOUT BORDERS) Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications by Paul Foerster. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon (2005 edition). Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion (link includes product samples) from Math Without Borders, or Solutions Manual from Rainbow Resource. Table of Contents from Rainbow Resource FOERSTER (and KOLBE ACADEMY) Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications by Paul Foerster. Online Class? Yes. Kolbe Academy (regular) or Kolbe Academy (honors Algebra 2 & Trig). Where to buy: Amazon (2005 edition). Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion (link includes product samples) from Math Without Borders, or Solutions Manual from Rainbow Resource. Table of Contents from Rainbow Resource GELFAND Textbooks: Algebra by I.M. Gelfand and A. Shen (mostly Algebra I) and Functions and Graphs by I. M. Gelfand, E. G. Glagoleva and E. E. Shnol. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Algebra and Functions and Graphs (Amazon links) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Hyperlinked online solutions here for Algebra and pdf solutions here (many thanks to Adrian for this). 2014 Gelfand's Algebra discussion thread Review HOLT Textbook: Holt Algebra 2 Note: MarkT from post#49 below says, "the Holt series 200x Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, are easy for self study, have a lot free support material including videos. Dr Burger is a key contributor. (the down-side is too many distracting photos and side-bars which makes the textbook quite large) They are good for "typical" math students (whatever that is) which would be the middle two quartiles if I had to venture a guess. Currently they are cheap on the used market." Online Class? No Where to buy: Amazon.com (2007 ed) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Scroll down here to see workbook, teacher edition etc. Review KINETIC BOOKS Textbook: Online, digital textbook with videos, interactive problems and activities. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Perfection Learning Store (1-year license) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Sample Table of Contents LIAL Textbook: Intermediate Algebra (ISBN: 9780321279200) Many editions are available used. The text is self teaching. Each topic is taught beginning to end in a mastery style. Answers to odd numbered questions, and all review exercises and tests can be found in the back. Online Class? Yes. Boardie Jann in TX uses the edition linked above in her online classes. Where to buy: Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Student Solutions Manual provides complete solutions to the same problems that the text provides answers for. LIFE OF FRED Textbook: Life of Fred: Advanced Algebra by Stanley Schmidt Online Class? No. Where to buy: ZTwist or here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Companion Guide included in the Expanded Edition. Zillions of Practice Problems book provides extra practice. FAQs Sample LIVE ONLINE MATH Textbook: Algebra 2 by Glencoe (ISBN: 0028251784) Online Class? Yes. The Classes option is for Live classes with instructor interaction (three sessions/week). The Video courses are self-paced with no live session (but you may request tutor support). Compare classes by clicking the links and scrolling down to the green comparison bar. Where to buy: Live Online Math Store. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Tutor support is available. For a Free Trial click the Orange button on the website MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Algebra 2 Student Pack. Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. Online Class: Yes. Provided by Math-u-See. Where to buy: Math-u-See Store. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack contains DVD and TM with complete solutions to the workbook and tests. Placement Sample PHIL FOUR Textbook: Several choices available. Contact for details. Online Class? Yes, live class twice a week. Scroll down here for schedule and class description. Where to buy: Register by choosing an instructor here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus Placement Solutions to Placement Exam FAQs Feedback on philfour classes SAXON Textbook: Algebra 2: An Incremental Development (3rd edition) by John Saxon. There is also a 4th edition available. DIVE offers DVD video lectures on the 3rd edition textbook and also includes Geometry. Art Reed offers DVD instruction as well. Note: DIVE CDs are not secular. Art Reed and Saxon Teacher CDs are secular. Online Class? Well Trained Mind Academy. Freedom Project Education. Where to buy: A few sources for the books, including Amazon, ChristianBook, and Rainbow Resource. (ChristianBook and Rainbow Resource sell the 3rd edition full kit as well as the 3rd edition full kit with CDs; Rainbow Resource also sells the 4th edition full kit). Buy the DVD package from DIVE (one of the options includes the full homeschool kit). Buy the Art Reed DVD instruction videos from Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key, Solutions Manual, and Test Forms (included in the full kit). Placement (DIVE) Sample from ChristianBook SAXON with Virtual Homeschool Group The Virtual Homeschool Group offers free secular online at your own pace Saxon classes with rolling admission, including voice threads (similar to Khan Academy) and online computer-scored problem sets and tests. They also have open online office hours where students can ask questions. They sometimes offer an online live class (also free) in one or more levels during the school year if a volunteer teacher is available. Currently, algebra 1 (3rd ed) and algebra 2 (2nd or 3rd ed) are fully available, while advanced mathematics is being built (available in preview mode this year). Students are required to purchase the student text to participate in the class. Where to buy: A few sources for the books, including Amazon, ChristianBook, and Rainbow Resource. TABLETCLASS Textbook: None Online Class? Yes, students listen to lessons. Then they work problems with paper/pencil as opposed to online. Where to buy: Tabletclass Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Everything online. TEACHING TEXTBOOKS Textbook: Algebra 2 Teaching Textbook and interactive lectures on a CD-Rom Online Class? No. Where to buy: Teaching Textbooks (also search on ChristianBook, Timberdoodle and a few other merchants for best price) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key and Test Bank available. Placement Sample Table of Contents THINKWELL Homeschool Version Textbook: All course materials are online via recorded lectures, notes, automatically-graded quizzes and tests. Subscription is for a period of 12 months. Note: Thinkwell's Precalculus combines the course materials from Algebra 2 with Trigonometry. Online Class? Not live but instructor support is available via Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth. Prerequisites and other details here. Where to buy: From Thinkwell. Check Homeschool Buyers Co-op for periodic Group Buy savings (sometimes 50% off!). Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Quizzes and tests are automatically graded with correct solutions supplied. The homeschool version provides lesson plans. Placement Sample Course Content (scroll down) VIDEOTEXT Textbook: Package includes video lessons, course notes, and student work text covering Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II in one complete course. Online Class? No. But an online recorded video option is available. Where to buy: VideoText Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Extra materials such as solutions, progress tests, toll-free support (for a fee) and course schematic. Placement FAQs ----------------------------------------------------------------------- MISCELLANEOUS ONLINE COURSES/ SUPPLEMENTS KHAN ACADEMY: Free, online, interactive videos (you tube, blackboard style) with online discussion forum. SCHOOL YOURSELF: Free, online, interactive instruction (interactive whiteboard style). THE MATH PAGE: Review/ remedial help PROF. ROBBOB YouTube Playlists: Edited March 23 by quark Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 (edited) PRECALCULUS / TRIGONOMETRY ALEKS Textbook: All course materials are online. Adaptive software (adapts to learner's level). Course materials are available as Precalculus or Trigonometry. Online Class? No. Artificial intelligence, adaptive software. Automatically graded coursework. Where to buy: From Aleks. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: No. Free Trial Contact for more info ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING PRECALCULUS (Level: Challenging) Textbook: Precalculus by Richard Rusczyk. It covers trigonometry, complex numbers, vectors, and matrices. Online Class? Yes, see here. 22-weeks, fast-paced, text-based chatroom (no video or audio). The textbooks are written directly to the student and may be done (self-paced) without the online classes. Where to buy: AoPS Bookstore (and sometimes, used on Amazon.com). In Europe? Buy from: UKMT Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a Solutions Guide (discount available if purchased with textbook). Placement: Are You Ready? and Do You Need This? Samples (Excerpts tab) Table of Contents BLUE TENT ONLINE - HONORS PRECALCULUS Textbook: Precalculus Functions and Graphs: A Graphing Approach, 5th edition, by Ron Larson. Ebook offers embedded videos and demonstrations throughout. Online Class: Yes. Online live classes. A Moodle classroom, ZOOM, and WebAssign. Full-year class with live instruction 2x/week (classes are also recorded for asynchronous viewing). Class description here. Resources and objectives here. Where to buy: Register at Blue Tent Online. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: WebAssign; Geometer's Sketchpad; Desmos.com; Blue Tent OnLoan BROWN (Colleague of DOLCIANI - He co-authored her Algebra books) Textbook: Advanced Math: Precalculus with Discrete Mathematics and Data Analysis, 2003, by Richard Brown (ISBN: 0618250379). Note: Includes Trigonometry. Online Class? Yes. Online, live classes at Wilson Hill Academy. More information on Wilson Hill in dereksurf's post! Where to buy: Out of print. Buy used on Amazon.com. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions manual from Amazon. (1993 edition. Not clear if this matches with 2003 edition.) CHALKDUST Textbook: Precalculus by Larson, Hostetler and Edwards (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). Package includes DVDs, solutions and textbook. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Chalkdust Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions and technical support. Course Outline Demo (requires flash) CK12 Textbook: "Flexbooks" that you can view online or download as ebooks (pdf, epub, etc.). Titles - Precalculus Concepts, Precalculus, Trigonometry Online Class? No. But the Flexbooks may contain interactive materials like videos. Where to buy: Free at CK12.com, just sign up to access! Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: See here. DEREK OWENS (Level: Regular and Honors) Textbook: Precalculus by Michael Sullivan, 4th edition, published by Prentice Hall, 1996. Derek provides instructional videos (youtube blackboard style). Course materials such as practice pages, and workbook are available for download after registration. If you would rather not print so many pages, the student workbook is also available for purchase in two printed-and-bound volumes from Derek's Lulu store: Precalculus Semester 1 and Precalculus Semester 2. Note: Course is available as a regular or honors track. Honors students will be required to complete a few extra assignments and test questions. Online Class? No. All instruction is via recorded videos online. Students complete assigned work from online account, then scan and send work to Derek Owens for grading. He will return graded work in a few days' time. He maintains an online gradebook for each student. Details here. Where to buy: Textbook available from Amazon. Sign up with Derek here. Derek's book-keeper will send monthly invoices of $58 for 9 months, or $29 if slower-paced up to a total of $58*9 payments. Details here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Course syllabus. Sample Lectures DISCOVERY PRECALCULUS Textbook: Discovery Precalculus: A Creative and Connected Approach Note: This is quite an advanced and challenging class. Incomplete in terms of problem sets, tests, etc. Suggest For math scholars to take along with a regular Precalculus class. Online Class? Yes Where to buy: Free. EdX from the University of Texas at Austin Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: none FOERSTER (and MATH WITHOUT BORDERS) Textbook: Precalculus with Trigonometry 3rd edition (ISBN: 9781465212139), or 2nd edition (ISBN: 9781559537889) but videos might be less conveniently matched with the latter edition. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon (3rd edition). Kendall Hunt. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion (link includes product samples) from Math Without Borders. FOERSTER (and KOLBE ACADEMY) Textbook: Precalculus with Trigonometry (2012 copyright, and therefore, might be 3rd edition. Please check with Kolbe Academy.) Online Class? Yes. Kolbe Academy (regular) and Kolbe Academy (honors). Where to buy: Amazon (3rd edition). Kendall Hunt. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion (link includes product samples) from Math Without Borders. GELFAND Textbook: Trigonometry by I.M. Gelfand and A. Shen Online Class? No Where to buy: Amazon. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions? LIAL Textbook: Precalculus (ISBN: 9780321528841) Many editions are available used. This book has the same content as College Algebra and Trigonometry. Like the rest of the Lial's developmental series, the text is self teaching. Each topic is taught beginning to end in a mastery style. Answers to odd numbered questions, and all review exercises and tests can be found in the back. This level only comes in hardback not workbook style unlike the Algebra books. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Student Solutions Manual provides complete solutions to the same problems that the text provides answers for. LIFE OF FRED Textbook: Life of Fred: Trigonometry by Stanley Schmidt Online Class? No. Where to buy: ZTwist or here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: FAQs Sample MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Precalculus Student Pack Note: This is actually a Trigonometry course, not a Precalculus course. No college algebra topics (such as functions) are covered. MUS repackaged the course they used to call Trigonometry and appended five "Precalculus" lessons on sequences & series, and limits to the end. Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. Online Class: Yes. Provided by Math-u-See. Where to buy: Math-u-See Store. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack contains DVD and TM with complete solutions to the workbook and tests. Placement Sample PHIL FOUR Textbook: Several choices available. Contact for details. Online Class? Yes, live class twice a week. Scroll down here for schedule and class description. Where to buy: Register by choosing an instructor here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus Placement Solutions to Placement Exam FAQs Feedback on philfour classes SAXON Textbook: Advanced Mathematics: An Incremental Development (3rd edition) by John Saxon. DIVE offers DVD video lectures on the 3rd edition textbook and also includes Geometry. Art Reed offers DVD instruction as well. Note: DIVE CDs are not secular. Art Reed and Saxon Teacher CDs are secular. Online Class? Freedom Project Education. Virtual Homeschool Group (see below). Where to buy: A few sources for the books, including Amazon, ChristianBook, and Rainbow Resource. Buy the DVD package from DIVE (one of the options includes the full homeschool kit). Buy the Art Reed DVD instruction videos from Rainbow Resource. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key, Solutions Manual, and Test Forms (included in the full kit). DIVE Sample Sample from ChristianBook SAXON with Virtual Homeschool Group The Virtual Homeschool Group offers free secular online at your own pace Saxon classes with rolling admission, including voice threads (similar to Khan Academy) and online computer-scored problem sets and tests. They also have open online office hours where students can ask questions. They sometimes offer an online live class (also free) in one or more levels during the school year if a volunteer teacher is available. Currently, algebra 1 (3rd ed) and algebra 2 (2nd or 3rd ed) are fully available, while advanced mathematics is being built (available in preview mode this year). Students are required to purchase the student text to participate in the class. Where to buy: A few sources for the books, including Amazon, ChristianBook, and Rainbow Resource. TEACHING TEXTBOOKS Textbook: Precalculus Teaching Textbook and interactive lectures on a CD-Rom Online Class? No. Where to buy: Teaching Textbooks (also search on ChristianBook, Timberdoodle and a few other merchants for best price) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key and Test Bank available. Placement Sample Pages Demos Table of Contents THINKWELL Homeschool Version Textbook: All course materials are online via recorded lectures, notes, automatically-graded quizzes and tests. Subscription is for a period of 12 months. Note: Thinkwell's Precalculus combines the course materials from Algebra 2 with Trigonometry. Online Class? Not live but instructor support is available via Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth. Prerequisites and other details here and here. Where to buy: From Thinkwell. Check Homeschool Buyers Co-op for periodic Group Buy savings (sometimes 50% off!). Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Quizzes and tests are automatically graded with correct solutions supplied. The homeschool version provides lesson plans. Placement Sample Course Content (scroll down) VIDEOTEXT Textbook: Package includes video lessons, course notes, and student work text covering Geometry, Trigonometry and Precalculus. Online Class? No. But an online recorded video option is available. Where to buy: VideoText Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Extra materials such as solutions, progress tests, toll-free support (for a fee) and course schematic. Overview FAQs ----------------------------------------------------------------------- MISCELLANEOUS ONLINE COURSES/ SUPPLEMENTS KHAN ACADEMY: Free, online, interactive videos (you tube, blackboard style) with online discussion forum. SCHOOL YOURSELF: Free, online, interactive instruction (interactive whiteboard style). THE MATH PAGE: Review/ remedial help PROF. 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quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 (edited) CALCULUS ANTON, BIVENS and DAVIES Textbook: Calculus or Calculus: Early Transcendentals AP Calculus AB / BC: Yes, up to AP Calculus BC. An AP Calculus test prep book is recommended. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Calculus or Calculus: Early Transcendentals from Amazon. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: See publisher website for table of contents, solutions manuals etc. Review: My Review of Various Textbooks for Calculus by Brad S. APOSTOL (Level: Challenging) Textbook: Calculus, Vol. 1: One-Variable Calculus, with an Introduction to Linear Algebra by Tom Apostol Note: Requires a significant amount of mathematical maturity and a fair background in proofs. Preparation with inequalities recommended. AP Calculus AB / BC: Yes, up to AP Calculus BC. An AP Calculus test prep book is recommended. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Free, older edition here. Solutions guide currently unavailable. ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING CALCULUS (Level: Challenging) Textbook: Calculus by David Patrick. AP Calculus AB / BC: Yes, up to AP Calculus BC. An AP Calculus test prep book is recommended. Online Class? Yes, see here. 25-weeks, fast-paced, text-based chatroom (no video or audio). The textbooks are written directly to the student and may be done (self-paced) without the online classes. Where to buy: AoPS Bookstore (and sometimes, used on Amazon.com). In Europe? Buy from: UKMT Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a Solutions Guide (discount available if purchased with textbook). Placement: Are You Ready? Samples (Excerpts tab) Table of Contents BLUE TENT ONLINE - AP CALCULUS AB Textbook: Calculus for AP by Ron Larson. Ebook with hard copy option. Ebook offers embedded videos and demonstrations throughout. Online Class: Yes. Online live classes. A Moodle classroom, ZOOM, and WebAssign. Full-year class with live instruction 2x/week (classes are also recorded for asynchronous viewing). Class description here. Resources and objectives here. Where to buy: Register at Blue Tent Online. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: WebAssign and other interactive resources; Blue Tent OnLoan BLUE TENT ONLINE - AP CALCULUS BC Textbook: Calculus for AP by Ron Larson. Ebook with hard copy option. Ebook offers embedded videos and demonstrations throughout. Online Class: Yes. Online live classes. A Moodle classroom, ZOOM, and WebAssign. Full-year class with live instruction 2x/week (classes are also recorded for asynchronous viewing). Class description here. Resources and objectives here. Where to buy: Register at Blue Tent Online. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: WebAssign and other interactive resources; Dr. Chung’s AP Calculus BC; Blue Tent OnLoan CHALKDUST Textbook: Calculus of a Single Variable by Larson and Edwards, 9th Edition. (2010). Package includes DVDs, solutions and textbook. AP Calculus AB / BC: Online Class? No. Where to buy: Chalkdust Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions and technical support. Course Outline Demo (requires flash) DEREK OWENS (Level: Regular and Honors) Textbook: Originally based on Calculus by Paul Foerster, 2nd edition, published by Key Curriculum Press, 2005. The course now consists of Mr. Owens' own materials, including instructional videos (youtube blackboard style). Course materials such as practice pages, and workbook are available for download after registration. If you would rather not print so many pages, the student workbook is also available for purchase in two printed-and-bound volumes from Derek's Lulu store: Calculus Semester 1 and Calculus Semester 2. AP Calculus AB / BC: AP Calculus AB only (College Board approved). Online Class? No. All instruction is via recorded videos online. Students complete assigned work from online account, then scan and send work to Derek Owens for grading. He will return graded work in a few days' time. He maintains an online gradebook for each student. Details here. Where to buy: Sign up with Derek here. Derek's book-keeper will send monthly invoices of $58 for 9 months, or $29 if slower-paced up to a total of $58*9 payments. Details here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Course syllabus. Sample Lectures FOERSTER (and MATH WITHOUT BORDERS) Textbook: Calculus: Concepts and Applications 2nd edition (ISBN: 9781559536547). AP Calculus AB / BC: Please check with course provider. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion (link includes product samples) from Math Without Borders. Solutions Guide. Additional activities that go with the textbook. Review: My Review of Various Textbooks for Calculus by Brad S. FOERSTER (and KOLBE ACADEMY) Textbook: Calculus: Concepts and Applications (2012 copyright, please check edition with course provider.) AP Calculus AB / BC: AB only. Online Class? Yes. Kolbe Academy. Where to buy: Amazon. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Home Study Companion (link includes product samples) from Math Without Borders. Solutions Guide. Additional activities that go with the textbook. Review: My Review of Various Textbooks for Calculus by Brad S. JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR TALENTED YOUTH (CTY) Self-paced, online, interactive, computer-based courses. See tabs in the following links for more information: AP Calculus AB: This course covers topics in single variable differential and integral calculus typically found in a first-year college Calculus I course. AP Calculus BC: This course covers topics in single variable differential and integral calculus typically found in a first-year college Calculus I and Calculus II two semester course sequence. AP Calculus C: This AP Calculus C course covers topics in single variable differential and integral calculus typically found in a first-year college Calculus II course, intended for students who have already completed AP Calculus AB, or the first half of AP Calculus BC. AP Calculus AB / BC: Yes for both AP exams. All three syllabi are College Board approved. Note: There is an overlap with Thinkwell courses. Higher price is due to instructor support. LIFE OF FRED Textbook: Life of Fred: Calculus by Stanley Schmidt AP Calculus AB / BC: Note: Also includes some multi-variable calculus, analytic geometry, vector calculus, and differential equations. Online Class? No. Where to buy: ZTwist or here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: FAQs Sample MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Calculus Student Pack Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. AP Calculus AB / BC: Online Class: Yes. Provided by Math-u-See. Where to buy: Math-u-See Store. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack contains DVD and TM with complete solutions to the workbook and tests. Placement Sample MIT OPEN COURSEWARE (OCW SCHOLAR) Textbook: Single Variable Calculus online materials via OCW Scholar AP Calculus AB / BC: Yes, up to AP Calculus BC. An AP Calculus test prep book is recommended. Online Class? Not live. All video lectures are recorded. Where to buy: Free at MIT OCW Scholar. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus, problems sets and solutions, exams, and all other course materials available on the website. You may also download all course materials for offline use. PA HOMESCHOOLERS (Online) - AP CALCULUS AB Textbook: Calculus of a Single Variable - Early Transcendental Functions, 5th Ed. by Larson and Edwards (ISBN: 9780538735520). AP Calculus AB / BC: AP Calculus AB only. Where to buy: Online Class Registration: See here. Reviews Review: My Review of Various Textbooks for Calculus by Brad S. PA HOMESCHOOLERS (Online) - AP CALCULUS BC Textbook: Enhanced Web Assign with Calculus 10^{th} Edition eBook by Ron Larson, Bruce Edwards (2014) (available in mid-August through www.WebAssign.com for $61.25) Also available but not necessary: Calculus 10^{th} Edition Printed Version by Ron Larson, Bruce Edwards (2014) ISBN: 9781285057095. Or Calculus of a Single Variable 10^{th} Edition Printed Version by Ron Larson, Bruce Edwards (2014) ISBN: 9781285060286. AP Calculus AB / BC: AP Calculus BC. Online Class Registration: See here. Reviews Review: My Review of Various Textbooks for Calculus by Brad S. PHIL FOUR Textbook: Several choices available. Contact for details. AP Calculus AB / BC: AP Calculus AB only. Online Class? Yes, live class twice a week. Scroll down here for schedule and class description. Where to buy: Register by choosing an instructor here. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus Placement Solutions to Placement Exam FAQs Feedback on philfour classes SAXON Textbook: Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry by John Saxon. DIVE offers DVD video lectures. Note: DIVE CDs are not secular. AP Calculus AB / BC: AP Calculus AB only. requires additional prep for AP Calculus BC. Online Class: Freedom Project Education. Where to buy: A few sources for the books, including Amazon, ChristianBook, and Rainbow Resource. Buy the DVD package from DIVE (one of the options includes the full homeschool kit). Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer Key, Solutions Manual, and Test Forms (included in the full kit). DIVE Sample Sample from ChristianBook SPIVAK (Level: Challenging) Textbook: Calculus (4th Edition) by Michael Spivak Note: Requires a significant amount of mathematical maturity and a fair background in proofs. Preparation with inequalities recommended. AP Calculus AB / BC: Yes, up to AP Calculus BC. An AP Calculus test prep book is recommended. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon (4th Edition), Book Depository (3rd Edition). Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Combined 3rd and 4th Edition Answer Book. Also available: Spivak Calculus 1967 edition, full PDF at Archive.org STEWART Textbook: Calculus or Calculus: Early Transcendentals AP Calculus AB / BC: Yes, up to AP Calculus BC. An AP Calculus test prep book is recommended. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Calculus or Calculus: Early Transcendentals from Amazon. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: See publisher website for resources. Review: My Review of Various Textbooks for Calculus by Brad S. THINKWELL Homeschool Version Textbook: All course materials are online via recorded lectures, notes, automatically-graded quizzes and tests. Subscription is for a period of 12 months. AP Calculus AB / BC: See AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC versions. Online Class? No. Where to buy: From Thinkwell. Check Homeschool Buyers Co-op for periodic Group Buy savings (sometimes 50% off!). Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Quizzes and tests are automatically graded with correct solutions supplied. The homeschool version provides lesson plans (regular Calculus version). Placement Sample Course Content (scroll down) WILSON HILL ACADEMY Textbook: Calculus of a Single Variable 10th Edition, AP Edition AP Calculus AB / BC: AP Calculus AB (College Board approved) Online Class? Yes, live classes twice per week with additional classes as the AP Exam approaches. Where to buy: Wilson Hill Academy. Purchase of text through Cengage.com provides additional online resources. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Students are encouraged to purchase the solutions guide for ease, although answers are available online. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- RIGOR COMPARISON MarkT (post #63): University of Michigan Calculus 1 http://dept.math.lsa...du/courses/115/ It is taken by the majority of students intending to major in mathematics, science, or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and proof. http://www.math.lsa....th115.2014.html "Math 115 is a first course in Calculus at the college level, which is different than high school calculus, even if you took an AP course. This is an extremely hard class, and the ``curve" is tough. You need to be very disciplined to get a good grade." ----------------------------------------------------------------------- MISCELLANEOUS ONLINE COURSES/ SUPPLEMENTS KHAN ACADEMY: Free, online, interactive videos (you tube, blackboard style) with online discussion forum. SCHOOL YOURSELF: Free, online, interactive instruction (interactive whiteboard style). THE MATH PAGE: Review/ remedial help PROF. ROBBOB YouTube Playlists: REVIEWS See: My Review of Various Textbooks for Calculus by Brad S. Edited March 23 by quark Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 INTEGRATED MATH PROGRAMS ALEKS All course materials are online. Adaptive software (adapts to learner's level). Course materials are available as: Integrated Math I: algebra, linear and exponential functions, sequences, systems of equations, descriptive statistics, and introductory geometry. Integrated Math II: quadratic functions, probability, advanced geometry, and introductory trigonometry. Integrated Math III: extending algebra and functions (including radicals, rational expressions, polynomial functions, logarithmic functions, sequences and series), trigonometry, and probability. Where to buy: From Aleks. Free Trial Contact for more info eIMACS ELEMENTS OF MATHEMATICS Elements of Mathematics Foundations is a carefully planned sequence of self-study courses and allows talented students to complete all of middle and high school mathematics up to calculus, in approximately three years. Note: For motivated students. Placement test (test is free) required. MATHEMATICS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME (MEP) -- FREE! Note: These are modeled on the European (particularly Hungarian) and British education systems. MEP GCSE Level: Available in regular, standard/ academic and express tracks and integrates Algerba I, Algebra II and Geometry. MEP Step-up to A-Level: Transition between GCSE and A-Level courses. MEP Advanced Level (A-Level): Includes Functions, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Mechanics and Discrete Math topics. NCERT MATH BOOKS -- FREE! Note: These are used in India (where the education system is inspired by the British system) Multiple grade levels available for download. Click on each Mathematics link to view download link and samples. NEM (New Elementary MathematicsSyllabus - Singapore) Textbook: New Elementary Mathematics 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B (First 2 books are full year volumes, others are half-year). Workbooks for each level are also available. Integrates Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, and Trig topics. Designed for 7th - 10th grades. Program is on the more rigorous side. Online Class? Cybershala Where to buy: Rainbow Resource, Singapore Math (Lvls 1 & 2 only), Amazon (used copies) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes. Teachers Manual for each level (with answers to only some problems). Solutions Manual for levels 1 and 2 with detailed solutions for all problems. Scope/Sequence Scope/Sequence (comparison with Dimensions/Disc. Math) Sample Level 1 PHILLIPS EXETER Textbook: Series of pdfs covering Algebra 1 through Calculus in 4 courses with integrated Geometry included. Additional pdfs for Discrete Math and Multivariable Calculus are also available. The PDFs are not textbooks but carefully constructed problem sets which are used in the Phillips Exeter Academy in a socratic style called the "Harkness Method". Discussion on this program. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Free (see link above). Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer keys are not available for download. Apparently, teachers can request answer keys. VIDEOTEXT An interactive math program. Algebra: A Complete Course integrates Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II. Geometry: A Complete Course integrates Geometry, Trigonometry and Precalculus. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 (edited) MATH BEYOND STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL AMERICAN INSTITUTE of MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOKS Math for Liberal Arts majors, Precalculus and Calculus, Discrete Math, etc. -- so much to choose from here! ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING's math courses, in addition to regular middle and high school offerings Note: Texts are available in print and online editions. Samples and other information available in each link. Be sure to try the Are You Ready? (pre) and Do You Need This? (post) tests to determine suitable placement. Introduction to Counting and Probability Textbook and Online Class: for students who have mastered basic algebra (equivalent to about first half of their Introduction to Algebra book) Introduction to Number Theory Textbook and Online Class: for students who have mastered basic algebra (equivalent to about first half of their Introduction to Algebra book) Intermediate Counting and Probability Textbook and Online Class: follow-up to Introduction to Counting and Probability. Intermediate Number Theory Online Class: follow-up to Introduction to Number Theory. Volume 1, The Basics Textbook: for students who have completed the equivalent of Introduction to Algebra book (algebra 1 and part of algebra 2) Volume 2, and Beyond Textbook: for students who have completed the equivalent of precalculus (equivalent to Intermediate Algebra and part of Precalculus) Olympiad Geometry Online Class: for students preparing for high school Olympiad competitions. Group Theory Seminar: a short introduction to undergraduate level group theory. Problem solving seminars and online classes: See Contest Preparation courses here. BLITZER'S THINKING MATHEMATICALLY Textbook: Thinking Mathematically by Robert Blitzer Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon.com Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions Manual from Amazon.com BOOK OF PROOF Textbook: http://www.people.vc...ck/BookOfProof/ Online Class? No. Where to buy: Free as a downloadable pdf on the above site. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions to odd problems are included in the textbook. Click this link for a sample syllabus from the author. http://www.people.vc...h300/index.html G'DAY MATH BY JAMES TANTON Books and resources: http://gdaymath.com/ PHILLIPS EXETER Textbook: PDFs for Discrete Math and Multivariable Calculus. The PDFs are not textbooks but carefully constructed problem sets which are used in the Phillips Exeter Academy in a socratic style called the "Harkness Method". Discussion on this program. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Free (click on link above) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer keys are not available for download. Apparently, teachers can request the answer keys. FULLY ONLINE OPTIONS: eIMACS Advanced Math Logic Online Class? Yes. All materials are online and students are assigned an instructor for help. Where to buy: eimacs.com. Not cheap! Three part course materials at almost $1000 per part. MIT OPEN COURSEWARE (OCW SCHOLAR) Courses: Applied Probability, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations AP Calculus AB / BC: Yes, up to AP Calculus BC. An AP Calculus test prep book is recommended. Online Class? Not live. All video lectures are recorded. Where to buy: Free at MIT OCW Scholar. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Syllabus, problems sets and solutions, exams, and all other course materials available on the website. You may also download all course materials for offline use. MIT Primes for research projects NETMath (online college mathematics courses from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Stanford OHSx University-Level Math and Physics (Might not require Stanford Online High School enrollment) Edited December 20, 2015 by quark 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

OneStepAtATime 52,887 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 You totally rock, quark. :) 8 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 You totally rock, quark. :) :blush: Thank you One Step! We all have Dicentra (Connie) and Lori D to thank as role models. :001_wub: 7 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

OneStepAtATime 52,887 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 :blush: Thank you One Step! We all have Dicentra (Connie) and Lori D to thank as role models. :001_wub: SOOOO true. Goodness I love the HIVE! :) 7 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

annabanana1992 89 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Dolciani books as well as support materials are still available from the publisher. http://www.hmhco.com/search?segment=All;mm=all;q=structure%20and%20method 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Dolciani books as well as support materials are still available from the publisher. http://www.hmhco.com/search?segment=All;mm=all;q=structure%20and%20method Thank you! I've updated the post. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

dereksurfs 1,873 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Here are some more Algebra 1 providers. These same vendors have multiple math subjects like others. I'll add those as well. ALGEBRA 1 TABLETCLASS Textbook: None Online Class? Yes, students listen to lessons. Then they work problems with paper/pencil as apposed to online. Where to buy: http://www.tabletclass.com/courses/algebra.aspx Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Everything online Placement: No Sample: Free demo: http://www.tabletclass.com/homeschool/overview.aspx WILSON HILL ACADEMY: Textbook: Algebra: Structure & Method Book 1, 2000, by Richard Brown and Mary Dolciani (ISBN 9780395977224) Online Class? Live interactive class which meets 2x/week for 90 minutes per class session Where to buy: http://www.wilsonhillacademy.com/academics/algebra/ Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: May want Dolciani solutions manual. Also an electronic pen/tablet is needed along with microphone to interact with class. Placement: No Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D78kdBqppLU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yitswq-dzRs ETA: I just noticed you included WHA under Dolciani. I'll leave this here in case someone wants more info. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

dereksurfs 1,873 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Geometry TABLETCLASS Textbook: None Online Class? Yes Where to buy: http://www.tabletclass.com/courses/geometry.aspx Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Everything online Placement: No Sample: Free demo: http://www.tabletclass.com/homeschool/overview.aspx JURGENSEN WILSON HILL ACADEMY: Textbook: Geometry by Jurgensen, Brown, and Jurgensen. ISBN 9780395977279. Copyright 2000. Online Class? Live interactive class which meets 2x/week for 90 minutes per class session Where to buy: http://www.wilsonhillacademy.com/academics/geometry/ Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: May want Jurgensen solutions manual. Also an electronic pen/tablet is needed along with microphone. Placement: No Sample: DUKE TIP: Textbook: Geometry (2000 edition), by Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, and John W. Jurgensen. ISBN 0395977274. Online Class? CDs Where to buy: http://tip.duke.edu/node/159 Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Graphing calculator, preferably a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus, TI-83, or TI-82 Placement: No Sample: No MATH IN A BOX: Textbook: Geometry by Jurgensen, Brown, Jurgensen published 2000 by Houghton Mifflin, McDougal Littell. The ISBN is 0395977274. Online Class? Yes, asynchronous classes which can be started at any time. Assignments graded daily. Where to buy: http://www.mathinabox.com/ClassRegisInformPages/Geometrypage.html Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: No Placement: No Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zj50_nbaVg 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Thanks so much Derek! :thumbup: I've updated the Algebra post and will include the Geometry resources when I start the Geometry post. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

8FillTheHeart 29,488 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Hi Quark, You might want to include info on Larson's books. Info is available on Chalkdust's website. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Mom22ns 5,725 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 LIAL Textbook: Introductory Algebra: Many editions are available for pennies for a used copy. The text is self teaching. Each topic is taught beginning to end in a mastery style. This works well for a student coming in from a weaker curriculum because it fills holes as it goes. Those with a weaker math background will find it a long course, those with a strong background will go through it more quickly. There are many problems, more than enough practice for most students can be found just by doing odds. It offers a complete on-level Algebra 1 course. Answers to odds, all review exercises and tests can be found in the back. Online Class? Where to buy: Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Student Solutions Manual provides complete solutions to the same problems that the text provides answers for. MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Algebra 1 Student Pack Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. MUS also recommends blocks and inserts, but they are only used in a few lessons and are not necessary. Online Class: http://store.mathusee.com/catalog/math-u-see/classes Where to buy: Math-u-see.com Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack DVD and TM with complete solutions to the workbook and tests. Sample 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Hi Quark, You might want to include info on Larson's books. Info is available on Chalkdust's website. Thanks 8! Will do that. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 LIAL Textbook: Introductory Algebra Online Class? Where to buy: Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Student Solutions Manual MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Algebra 1 Student Pack Online Class: http://store.mathusee.com/catalog/math-u-see/classes Where to buy: Math-u-see.com Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack Placement Sample Thank you so much Debbie! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Mom22ns 5,725 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Thank you so much Debbie! I posted too fast. I added some better descriptions. 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Thank you Debbie! Can someone help me out with Saxon and Jacobs? I can fill in the bare bones but since these are popular programs, it would be nice to have details like the ones Debbie has provided for Lial and Math-U-See. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

RegularMom 302 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Hi quark, This is awesome! For the Saxon sections, you might want to note that the DIVE CD's are not secular. The Saxon Teacher CD's are. :) 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Chrysalis Academy 39,277 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Quark, if you are including exclusively online options, we should have schoolyourself.org on here. It has online lessons for Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreCalculus and Calculus: https://schoolyourself.org/learn There are currently two classes on edX using this platform: Introduction to Algebra: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-algebra-schoolyourself-algebrax#.VOJztPnF_fc Introduction to Geometry: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-geometry-schoolyourself-geometryx#.VOJz2fnF_fc These are semester-long courses covering a year's worth of high school Algebra and Geometry, respectively. The same lessons are on the website, but the classes give you a syllabus to follow and an option of doing the interactive lessons, or skipping straight to the review for credit. This stuff is all free. 3 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

texasmama 35,650 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 Jann in Texas teaches online math courses in Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Her site is http://www.myhomeschoolmathclass.com/course-descriptions.html 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

3andme 817 Report post Posted February 16, 2015 CLE Algebra 1 Textbook: Sunrise Edition Light Units - 10 slim worktexts covering Algebra 1 including a total of 160 daily lessons. Spiral program similar to Saxon. Introduces concepts in small increments and then provides mixed review practice on many topics in each lesson. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Christian Light Publications Teacher Guide, Additional Materials: Solutions Guide, Math Skill Development Worksheets (Remedial) Placement Test (Level 800) Sample (2nd book) Sample (last book) Math Relief Algebra I Textbook: Dvds with the instruction and worksheets for practice. Includes review of pre-algebra concepts such as fractions. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Math Relief Teacher Guide, Additional Materials: Solutions Key Cathy Duffy Review Also, might want to add to Saxon listing the Art Reed DVDs. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

3andme 817 Report post Posted February 17, 2015 ALGEBRA I: A FRESH APPROACH Textbook: One volume student worktext developed by a math tutor. Online Class? No. Where to buy: A+ Education Services or Rainbow Resources Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions Manual, Test Packet Sample Table of Contents Cathy Duffy Review ALGEBRA II: A FRESH APPROACH Textbook: One volume student worktext developed by a math tutor. Online Class? No. Where to buy: A+ Education Services or Rainbow Resources Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions Manual, Test Packet Sample Table of Contents Cathy Duffy Review GEOMETRY: A FRESH APPROACH Textbook: One volume student worktext developed by a math tutor. Online Class? No. Where to buy: A+ Education Services or Rainbow Resources Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Solutions Manual, Test Packet Sample Table of Contents Cathy Duffy Review 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 17, 2015 Thank you guys! Taking a short break now and will be working on it again in a day or 2's time. Meanwhile, keep the suggestions coming! 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Erin 2,300 Report post Posted February 17, 2015 OK, so ummm...I appreciate all of the work this entails, and am utterly impressed with what's already assembled up to Algebra2, but I really need some pre-calc here, guys! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 17, 2015 OK, so ummm...I appreciate all of the work this entails, and am utterly impressed with what's already assembled up to Algebra2, but I I really need some pre-calc here, guys! I'm tackling geometry next because I feel more confident with it...I'd love some help compiling precalc resources too. Kiddo skipped a formal year/half year of precalc to go directly to calc (he is a math guy and didn't need the repetition and hasn't had issues skipping). I know of AoPS, Foerster and Gelfand's Trig. I think Kathy in Richmond has some solutions for Gelfand's? Not sure if it's a complete precalc program though. Dolciani's Algebra 2 (kiddo used this) in the algebra 2 post above also has some Trig/ Precalc in it. No experience with Saxon. We almost used Foerster but decided against it in the end. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

annabanana1992 89 Report post Posted February 17, 2015 Precalculus Info BROWN (Colleague of DOLCIANI - He co-authored her Algebra books) Textbook: Advanced Mathematics: Precalculus with Discrete Mathematics and Data Analysis (Includes Trigonometry) Note: Problems in this textbook are offered at three difficulty levels: A for easy, B for intermediate and C for challenge. Online Class? Yes. Online, live classes at Wilson Hill Academy (uses the year 2003 edition). More information on Wilson Hill in dereksurf's post! Where to buy: Out of print. Buy used on Amazon.com or from other online vendors and from the publisher's current stock. Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Some support materials are available from the publisher. Please match copyright/ edition information with your textbook before purchase. Solutions manual from Amazon. 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Mom22ns 5,725 Report post Posted February 17, 2015 Some updates/corrections for MUS Geometry and Algebra 2 MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Geometry Student Pack Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. This course covers only the Geometry needed for SAT/ACT. There is a very small coverage of proofs, but it is extremely light. Online Class: Yes. Provided by Math-u-See. Where to buy: Math-u-See Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack contains DVD and TM with complete solutions to the workbook and tests. Placement Sample MATH-U-SEE Textbook: Algebra 2 Student Pack Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. Online Class: Yes. Provided by Math-u-See. Where to buy: Math-u-See Store Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Instructional Pack contains DVD and TM with complete solutions to the workbook and tests. Placement Sample Lial's does not have a Geometry book, at least not one that can usually be found. Geometry isn't usually taught as a remedial course in CC which is what the books are designed for. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

KarenNC 3,750 Report post Posted February 17, 2015 For Saxon, I would note that the Art Reed dvds are secular. Art Reed breaks Advanced Mathematics into 2 levels: Advanced Mathematics: geometry with advanced algebra (lessons 1-90 of Advanced Mathematics) and Advanced Mathematics: precalculus with trigonometry (lessons 60-125 of Advanced Mathematics and 1-25 Calculus). The Virtual Homeschool Group www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.com offers free secular online at your own pace Saxon classes with rolling admission, including voice threads (similar to Khan Academy) and online computer-scored problem sets and tests. They also have open online office hours where students can ask questions. They sometimes offer an online live class (also free) in one or more levels during the school year if a volunteer teacher is available. Currently, algebra 1 (3rd ed) and algebra 2 (2nd or 3rd ed) are fully available, while advanced mathematics is being built (available in preview mode this year). Students are required to purchase the student text to participate in the class. 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 22, 2015 Okay, I'm almost finished up to calculus. Would really appreciate additional thoughts, especially on the calculus programs that I have left blank. Would also appreciate it if someone could help test the links (I'm sure I've made mistakes) and provide suggestions for integrated high school math programs you've loved or plan to use. Thank you! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

In The Great White North 1,692 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 For Foerster Calculus: I have this: (Solutions to all problems, with some explanations) http://www.amazon.com/Calculus-Concepts-Applications-Solutions-Manual/dp/1559531185/ref=pd_sim_b_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1HPSJ64NVA65JV11B41X and this (activities to go with the calc book) http://www.amazon.com/Calculus-Explorations-Paul-Foerster/dp/1559533110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424653612&sr=1-1&keywords=calculus+explorations 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

maize 63,954 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 I didn't see Horizons Algebra. https://www.aophomeschooling.com/horizons/8th-grade/algebra-i.html 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Mike in SA 1,589 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 For Gelfand, don't forget "Functions and Graphs" and "Method of Coordinates," which really should be paired with "Algebra," or at least precede "Trigonometry." A good review is posted at https://math.berkeley.edu/~wu/Gelfand.pdfas a pdf file. 3 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Mike in SA 1,589 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 For Calculus, I'd add in the MIT-OCW Scholar sections. These are quite good, and stand on their own. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

kiana 11,409 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 Anton: You've listed level: challenging and linked to the AOPS book -- was this a mistake? I'd consider it more of a standard university-level textbook. Stewart: Ditto, very standard university-level textbook. Chalkdust: Uses Edwards and Larson, another standard university-level textbook. Spivak: Extremely challenging in a slightly different way from AOPS. Very heavily oriented to theory and proof. Apostol: Same as Spivak. Math-lovers often find it very difficult to choose between these two texts. The last two are going to require a significant amount of mathematical maturity and a fair background in proofs. I'd especially recommend work with inequalities. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 Anton: You've listed level: challenging and linked to the AOPS book -- was this a mistake? I'd consider it more of a standard university-level textbook. Stewart: Ditto, very standard university-level textbook. Chalkdust: Uses Edwards and Larson, another standard university-level textbook. Spivak: Extremely challenging in a slightly different way from AOPS. Very heavily oriented to theory and proof. Apostol: Same as Spivak. Math-lovers often find it very difficult to choose between these two texts. The last two are going to require a significant amount of mathematical maturity and a fair background in proofs. I'd especially recommend work with inequalities. Thanks kiana, I was hoping you would weigh in. The entire thread is under construction actually (big red notice in the beginning of the calculus post!) :tongue_smilie: . I am grabbing an hour here and there when I can. :tongue_smilie: Thanks everyone, I will update later today! 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

annabanana1992 89 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 WILSON HILL ACADEMY Textbook: Calculus of a Single Variable 10e AP Edition AP Calculus AB / BC: AB, (approved syllabus) Online Class? yes, live classes twice per week with additional classes as the AP Exam approaches Where to buy: www.cengage.com; purchase through Cengage provides additional online resources Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: students are encouraged to purchase the solutions guide for ease, although answers are available online Sample 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Sebastian (a lady) 9,279 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 For the AOPS entries, you might add that the textbooks are written directly to the student and can be done without the online classes. So if the pace of the online class is daunting, it is definitely an option to do text only at a more traditional pace. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Mom22ns 5,725 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 MUS Pre-Calculus This is actually a Trigonometry course, not a Pre-Calculus course. No college algebra topics (such as functions) are covered. MUS repackaged the course they used to call Trigonometry and appended five "Pre-Calculus" lessons on sequences & series, and limits to the end. Like all MUS courses, this is a workbook with no instruction and a test book. The instruction pack including DVD and TM is needed. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Mom22ns 5,725 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 Lial's Precalculus LIAL Textbook: PreCalculus (ISBN: 978-0321528841) Many editions are available used. This book has the same content as College Algebra and Trigonometry. Like the rest of the Lial's developmental series, the text is self teaching. Each topic is taught beginning to end in a mastery style. Answers to odd numbered questions, and all review exercises and tests can be found in the back. This level only comes in hardback not workbook style unlike the Algebra books. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Student Solutions Manual provides complete solutions to the same problems that the text provides answers for. 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

3andme 817 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 Here's a few more items that might be added. Unfortunately, I'm not that familiar with them so maybe others could chime in more on these if they have experience with them. Keys to Algebra Textbook: Series of 10 worktexts covering the fundamentals of Algebra. Light version of Algebra I. Discussion on Keys as stand alone Algebra I. Another discussion on same topic. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Cbd, Rainbow, Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer keys (sold separately) Samples Arbor Algebra This is a 3 volume program that's been discussed on the Logic Stage boards. I'm not sure how you would divide the texts. It seems like you would need all 3 for complete Algebra I. Here are some threads on it: thread 1, thread 2. For Geometry: Discovering Geometry - An Investigative Approach Textbook: Geometry textbook and workbook. Review of book Online Class? No. Where to buy: From Amazon Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Yes, a teacher's resource , solutions manual, assessments, online videos Sample Student Sample Teachers 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 23, 2015 Anton: You've listed level: challenging and linked to the AOPS book -- was this a mistake? I'd consider it more of a standard university-level textbook. Stewart: Ditto, very standard university-level textbook. Chalkdust: Uses Edwards and Larson, another standard university-level textbook. Spivak: Extremely challenging in a slightly different way from AOPS. Very heavily oriented to theory and proof. Apostol: Same as Spivak. Math-lovers often find it very difficult to choose between these two texts. The last two are going to require a significant amount of mathematical maturity and a fair background in proofs. I'd especially recommend work with inequalities. kiana, I know that you linked Spivak for Ruth a while back but for the life of me, I can't find that thread. Would love that link again if you have a minute. Also, the link for Spivak solutions if you know it. I found a free copy of Apostol online! (yay!) I'm guessing it's this one on Amazon (newer edition)? I think Kathy has mentioned that there is no known solutions manual. Could you confirm this? (And while I have your attention, do you think Apostol is do-able after community college calculus 1 and 2 using Stewart and a good background in proof writing prior to that? When you say maturity, do you mean LOTS of prior exposure to calculus first?) Thanks in advance! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

kiana 11,409 Report post Posted February 24, 2015 Spivak publishes his own book and also the solutions manual. They're available on amazon but information is here: http://www.mathpop.com/mainhtms/bip.htm I don't know of any solutions manual to Apostol, but a student who wanted help on a specific problem could post a scan of their work here or on a website and probably get help. As a matter of fact (especially if you're working off the edition I have) I'd be happy to take my best shot at a critique, and I'm sure others would as well. It wouldn't be as useful if you needed help on every problem though. When I say maturity I do not mean prior exposure to calculus. What I mean is: 1) Patience at working through problems that are not immediately obvious 2) Understanding of what is and is not a proof and a reasonable degree of facility with constructing them Actually I started typing more and then I decided that I'd just go with someone else's (good) definition -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_maturity Some students are ready for this after a good algebra and trigonometry course. Others (quite honestly) will never be ready. This is a level of math that many people would find challenging even if well-prepared. The prior calculus course is often a good idea so that the student is familiar with the concepts and doesn't become lost in the formalism, able to manipulate symbols with facility but not really understanding what an integral is. But I have known other people who paired a really rigorous book like the above with either a physics book that applied the calculus or a 'concepts of calculus'-type book who did quite well. 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

quark 8,715 Report post Posted February 24, 2015 Spivak publishes his own book and also the solutions manual. They're available on amazon but information is here: http://www.mathpop.com/mainhtms/bip.htm I don't know of any solutions manual to Apostol, but a student who wanted help on a specific problem could post a scan of their work here or on a website and probably get help. As a matter of fact (especially if you're working off the edition I have) I'd be happy to take my best shot at a critique, and I'm sure others would as well. It wouldn't be as useful if you needed help on every problem though. When I say maturity I do not mean prior exposure to calculus. What I mean is: 1) Patience at working through problems that are not immediately obvious 2) Understanding of what is and is not a proof and a reasonable degree of facility with constructing them Actually I started typing more and then I decided that I'd just go with someone else's (good) definition -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_maturity Some students are ready for this after a good algebra and trigonometry course. Others (quite honestly) will never be ready. This is a level of math that many people would find challenging even if well-prepared. The prior calculus course is often a good idea so that the student is familiar with the concepts and doesn't become lost in the formalism, able to manipulate symbols with facility but not really understanding what an integral is. But I have known other people who paired a really rigorous book like the above with either a physics book that applied the calculus or a 'concepts of calculus'-type book who did quite well. Excellent and helpful. Thanks so much! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

MarkT 1,537 Report post Posted February 24, 2015 the Holt series 200x Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, are easy for self study, have a lot free support material including videos. Dr Burger is a key contributor. (the down-side is too many distracting photos and side-bars which makes the textbook quite large) They are good for "typical" math students (whatever that is) which would be the middle two quartiles if I had to venture a guess. Currently they are cheap on the used market. see <http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/524031-algebra-2-what-to-use/?p=5846174> Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

3andme 817 Report post Posted February 24, 2015 For AOPS Intro to Algebra, you might add the following link which has Algebra Tests in a pdf file for download - see post #8 (hat tip to Regentrude). For the CLE Geometry, you might revise the description. The current edition is not the Sunrise version with neatly divided daily lessons and mixed review but the less user friendly older version. This older version is virtually the same as the Alpha Omega Geometry course. CLE does not provide samples due to AO copyright restrictions but you can see AO samples on CBD Here's an addition for the Integrated Programs Philips Exeter Math Program Textbook: Series of pdfs covering Algebra 1 through Calculus in 4 courses with integrated Geometry included. Additional pdfs for Discrete Math and Multivariable Calculus are also available. The PDFs are not textbooks but carefully constructed problem sets which are used in the Philips Exeter Academy in a socratic style called the "Harkness Method". Discussion on this program. Online Class? No. Where to buy: Free (click on link above) Teacher Guide/Additional Materials: Answer keys are not available for download. Apparently, teachers can request the answer keys. I don't know if there's a Misc. category but I thought Eimacs math courses might go in there. They offer courses in Mathematical Logic and an AP Calculus. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites