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My son is currently in Algebra I at WTMA and is having a good experience.  I have had nothing but positive experiences with WTMA.  

 

If you have specific questions I can follow up.

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My son is currently in Algebra I at WTMA and is having a good experience. I have had nothing but positive experiences with WTMA.

 

If you have specific questions I can follow up.

Great! And he's doing the Saxon class vs the AOPS?

Who is the teacher? How is the pace?

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Yes, he is doing the Saxon version. I briefly lost my mind and switched him to asops, but for us that was a mistake and WTMA graciously helped us untangle my mistake.

 

His instructor is Ms. Ostaff, who he has had for multiple years. She seems organized, well prepared, and caring.

 

I would describe the pace as “steady†in the same way that Saxon is a constant but not flashy march forward. There is plenty of repetition (like Saxon) but all the material gets covered.

 

Each week has two lectures, a discussion question, usually four modules of homework, and a quiz. The homework and quiz are done on MathXL. It takes a bit of getting used to, but is fairly easy to use. For homework you have three chances to get each question right, and it immediately tells you if it is right/wrong. There are examples for each problem that you can click on for a step by step breakdown.

 

 

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Yes, he is doing the Saxon version. I briefly lost my mind and switched him to asops, but for us that was a mistake and WTMA graciously helped us untangle my mistake.

 

His instructor is Ms. Ostaff, who he has had for multiple years. She seems organized, well prepared, and caring.

 

I would describe the pace as “steady†in the same way that Saxon is a constant but not flashy march forward. There is plenty of repetition (like Saxon) but all the material gets covered.

 

Each week has one lecture, a discussion question, usually four modules of homework, and a quiz. The homework and quiz are done on MathXL. It takes a bit of getting used to, but is fairly easy to use. For homework you have three chances to get each question right, and it immediately tells you if it is right/wrong. There are examples for each problem that you can click on for a step by step breakdown.

 

 

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This is extremely helpful!!!

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Yes, he is doing the Saxon version. I briefly lost my mind and switched him to asops, but for us that was a mistake and WTMA graciously helped us untangle my mistake.

 

His instructor is Ms. Ostaff, who he has had for multiple years. She seems organized, well prepared, and caring.

 

I would describe the pace as “steady†in the same way that Saxon is a constant but not flashy march forward. There is plenty of repetition (like Saxon) but all the material gets covered.

 

Each week has two lectures, a discussion question, usually four modules of homework, and a quiz. The homework and quiz are done on MathXL. It takes a bit of getting used to, but is fairly easy to use. For homework you have three chances to get each question right, and it immediately tells you if it is right/wrong. There are examples for each problem that you can click on for a step by step breakdown.

 

 

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May I ask another question or two?  The discussion question each week.....what is an example?  I've never really heard of a math class doing this and am concerned it will just add more time to an already lengthy homework assignment each day.  And what about the math journal?  That's new to me also.

I'm debating this class or just doing WHA algebra.

Thanks!

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Can I pop in and ask how the Saxon is different from the AOPS?

 

We are taking pre-algebra through AOPS on-line and I am wondering how that differs from WTF on-line AOPS??

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Saxon is a completely different approach to math than AOPS. I have one kid who has gone through high school with Saxon (at WTMA) and one who is currently completing Alg. 2 AOPS at WTMA. They recently wrote an answer to your question on their website, here: http://www.wtmacademy.com/handbook-faq/

Be sure to click on the Math AOPS tab at the top, I missed it at first. This should answer all of your questions about the differences. 

 

 

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