Karenciavo Posted March 31, 2009 Share Posted March 31, 2009 I really like the DVD back-up for me. I'm okay with math, but it's been 27 years since I've been at this level of math. Or, an online math course is an option too so if you have one to suggest please do. My other dilemma is that I'm not well versed in the sequence of math. What I remember from my school days is that Algebra II and Trig were lumped together in one year, but Chalkdust separates them. Any comments on this? Thank you, Karen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Jann in TX Posted March 31, 2009 Share Posted March 31, 2009 (edited) Algebra 2 is now a one-year course with 'maybe' an intro to Trig. Trig is a one-semester course and is usually coupled with Advanced Algbra (also called College Algebra or Algebra 3) also a one-semester course. Together they make a "Pre-Calculus" course. Analytical Geometry used to be an additional one-semester course--but now it has been integrated into the Algebras and Pre-Calc. Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Geometry (usually between Alg 1&2) Pre-Calc Calc My dds use Lial's Intermediate Algebra for Algebra 2. Edited April 1, 2009 by Jann in TX Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Myra Posted March 31, 2009 Share Posted March 31, 2009 I'm using Lial's Intermediate Algebra text & soln manual with the free on-line DVTs for ALgebra II this year with my 9th grader. It's working out really well and I recommend the program. Myra Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

MomsintheGarden Posted April 1, 2009 Share Posted April 1, 2009 My two oldest have each finished several CD high school math courses successfully. I have a good math background (BSEE) but am a bit rusty, so the CD DVDs were a great resource. I like the texts and solutions guides even though there are occasional errors. There are a lot of problems. My students usually do every 4th problem, beginning with #1 (1, 5, 9, 13, 17, etc.). The other problems are for extra practice, when needed. The sequence for CD college prep math is below. I have and have used each of these courses. Algebra I Geometry (this course has Algebra I review throughout in the problem sets) Algebra II Precalculus (Consisting of Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra, and Analytic Geometry - in that order in the book. If you can, allow up to 1 1/2 school years to complete this book.) Calculus (The DVDs cover the first half of a truly college level book. You can buy the SG for the 2nd half of the book - just ask CD for it) It's a wonderful program, that thoroughly prepared my son for his Calculus AB AP test and engineering school. HTH, GardenMom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Karenciavo Posted April 1, 2009 Author Share Posted April 1, 2009 Thanks everyone. :001_smile: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Karenciavo Posted April 1, 2009 Author Share Posted April 1, 2009 There are a lot of problems. My students usually do every 4th problem, beginning with #1 (1, 5, 9, 13, 17, etc.). The other problems are for extra practice, when needed. Did you skip problems in Geometry? I'm making my son do them all and he's a little behind. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

MomsintheGarden Posted April 1, 2009 Share Posted April 1, 2009 After I posted, I remembered that CD Geometry doesn't have as many problems as the other books. It's been a couple of years since I've had a student in that course, and I can't remember what we did. I'll get back to you on that. GardenMom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

MomsintheGarden Posted April 1, 2009 Share Posted April 1, 2009 Did you skip problems in Geometry? I'm making my son do them all and he's a little behind. Ok, here's an attempt at an answer for you. Ds: Did Geometry in the 2004-2005 school year. Very math-oriented, very fast worker, tends to make careless errors from working too fast. He did every "regular" and Algebra review problem, and I *know* this because I found his old notebook today. If there were extras such as chapter projects, we skipped them. Dd: Did Geometry in the 2006-2007 school year. Very math-oriented, slow, meticulous worker with a terrific memory. I couldn't find her notebook, but she remembers doing every other problem, so we will go with that. I wish I could find her notebook! So my answer is to do what is best for YOUR student. How's that for a non-answer? Hope this helps anyway, GardenMom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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