|Video lessons home page|
|!st video lesson|
- Chapter 1- Necessary tools for Algebra
- Chapter 2 - Solving Equations
- Chapter 3 - Graphing and Analyzing Linear Equations
- Chapter 4 - Solving and Graphing Inequalities
- Chapter 5 - Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
- Chapter 6 - Polynomials
- Chapter 7 - Rational Expressions (Algebraic Fractions)
- Chapter 8 - Radical Expressions and Geometry
- Chapter 9 - Quadratic Equations
- Chapter 10 - Algebra Word Problems
Additionally, you'll find:
- How to Use This Book section
- Chapter reviews
- Final Exam
- Solutions to all problems
- Resource center
When our book arrived, my 14 year old started skimming it, and I couldn't believe when she said, "Hey, this looks pretty good." Great, I thought, at least we're beginning on a positive note. The real test (no pun intended), would come once she began the lessons. So, we started with the online lectures. It's easy to access those, all of the instructions are in the book. You'll type in the web address, and the book provides an access code. After that, you're in. The lessons are all right there, separated by chapters. Click on your current lesson, and get to it!
|Taking notes along with Mr. Fisher|
|Mr. Fisher writes the notes as he teaches|
How many lectures have you watched, listened to, attended, whatever the manner, where you sat there while the instructor droned on and on, and you zoned out? Well, Mr. Fisher wants you to learn, and track with him while he teaches, so, he encourages you to write the problems out with him as he works through the example problems. My daughter likes that he does that, and she feels like that process helps her retain the information better.
Here's another question for you...how may times have you found yourself understanding the method of a math concept as the teacher provided an example problem, only to have them throw a ridiculously difficult problem in the exercises? Mr. Fisher provides both easy and difficult problems in the lessons, so you don't feel blindsided.
|Ahh, square roots! Lol|
|Working those problems|
|Order of Operations|
|The Coordinate Plane|
This class can be completed without parent help for most students, especially if they utilize the online lectures, which I strongly recommend. The book is everything that it claims to be, no-nonsense, concise, and without fluff. Now, what does my daughter think? She loves it! I'm happy and relieved to have a course that my daughter doesn't dread using. She has completed 22 lessons in this review period, and wants to keep this as her main Math curriculum. Did you hear that? It was a sigh of contentment from me, heehee. You can pick up the book for $35.95, which includes the access to online instruction. That's very affordable! Visit the website and download sample lessons, and see what you think.