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3 Stars Out Of 5
teacher on CD-ROM doesn't always explain enough
November 23, 2010
The CD-ROM is helpful in that it goes over every problem in the book. Our frustration is that the teacher often skips steps, so if we aren't understanding how to find an answer, she doesn't really help us! We need more explanation than she gives. I'm ordering the teacher manual on top of this kit, so I have step by step answers.
I am using this Algebra II kit to teach Algebra II at our homeschool co-op. Though I have strong math skills, it's been 25 years since I've taken Algebra II, so I got the DVD to use when I get to concepts that I've completely forgotten. The DVD is really well done. The video is of a teacher teaching each lesson on a white board, clearly explaining the concepts. Then under each lesson is a menu that allows you to choose specific problems from each lesson to watch the teacher solve the problem.
Similar to Teaching Textbooks, but I prefer Saxon Teacher and Saxon's straight forward approach.
As a side note - the 3rd edition textbook has identical problems to the 2nd edition so students in my class can use either text. The 2nd edition text has nice reference info (formulas, etc) on the end pages that the 3rd edition does not have. The 2nd and 3rd edition tests are similar, but not the exact same problems.
I purchased this product for my daughter who has struggled the last two years with Algebra I. The first year we tried ABeka, that did not work at all. Last year we tried the DIVE cds which were some better but she still struggled. I am happy to say that this year she is flourishing. She is doing it all on her own and is understanding the material and is making good grades as well. This product has been great for her. I highly recommend it!