Storm Bay Posted February 8, 2008 Share Posted February 8, 2008 We have now seen the sample videos for both Chalk Dust and VideoText and have quite the dilemna. For Algebra, dd liked Chalk Dust better, but for Geometry she found the instructor with VideoText more interesting and less confusing. However, the samples don't start off right at the beginning, and she hasn't done any geometry in a couple of years as I gave her 2 years for Algebra 1 since she had time. She liked the real life problems brought up in VideoText. We are in a quandary now, because she has finished Algebra 1 but not with either of those. She will continue with Gelfand's as soon as she turns 13, but we really need something else for days when she is being ornery because I just don't have the patience at this point in my life to work with her those days. And there are plenty of those days at this point in her life--this isn't a discipline issue, but I don't wish to get into all of that here (and she is hormonal!!!!) Is she supposed to do Algebra 2 and then Geometry, or Geometry in between Algebra 1 & 2? The systems are different, and conical work is covered after Geometery in Chalk Dust, but all Geometry is in one course with Video Text, and all their Algebra can be bought as one course and it's cheaper this way. I'm wondering what kind of results people have had with the 2 programs as far as SAT and ACT testing, how it relates to and helps other sciences, etc. I noticed that in one of the Geometry samples with VideoText it was Euclidean Geometry, but I'm not sure if it includes the same level of work as the Solomonivich book Adrian was recommending for a while on the old board. I haven't seen him here, but I know that Myrtle is here, so if you read this, Myrtle, please chime in on that part. There's no way my dd is going to listen to me teach from a book from the 1960s!! My dd doesn't like math, but wants to be a science major, so she needs all the math she can get in high school to reduce what she needs to take in college and also to be accepted into a science program. If you've read this far and I've been confusing, please let me know. Sometimes I get into these situations and can't seem to simplify what I'm asking very well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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