--- In MathWithoutBorders@yahoogroups.com, David Chandler

<davidchaler@...> wrote:>

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> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 8:12 PM, babe4robert mamasheep@... wrote:

>

> > **

> > How much of Foerster's 2006 (Classics edition) Algebra and Trig book

> >

> > constitutes one full high school credit for Alg 2? It classifies Ch

> > as intermediate alg, then ch 9-12 as advanced alg, with ch 13-15

The

> > classified as trig.

> >

> I personally don't think in terms of "credit" in a homeschool context.

> whole text is appropriate for an Algebra 2 course. If you want to

stop

> short of that for your child, that's up to you. I don't make

distinctions

> between intermediate and advanced. I teach the whole text including

the

> Trig in my classes at school. Some people extend the course over two

years

> and call it Alg 2 and Precalculus, but I recommend Foerster's

Precalculus

> text for a Precalculus course. If you really need to know what topics

would

> constitute credit, such as for transfer to a public school, consult

with

> your local schools.

Alg 2

>

> >

> > In your opinion, would just ch 1-8 fulfill a standard high school

> > course of study for a full credit? Should an average math student

year?

> > reasonably be expected to complete this entire book in one school

> >

plans to

> Any math student should do what is right for them. If your student

> take calculus in either high school or college, they should take as

much

> prior work as possible. One topic is not "harder" or "easier" than

Alg 2

> another. It should all be absorbed at a pace the student can handle.

> is frequently not considered a required course for high school

graduation,

> so if your student is not mathematically inclined and does not plan to

take

> much math or science, do as much as possible and stop.

in

>

> > 935 pages, plus a 100-page appendix!!! OvO !

> >

> It's all good math. Do it at a sustainable pace, which depends on the

> student.

>

> >

> > And if ch 1-8 would constitute a complete Alg 2, then would ch 13-15

> > reasonably satisfy requirements for 1/2 credit in trig?

> >

> > If we leave out ch 9-12 (adv alg), would student be prepared for

> > precalculus?

> >

> I don't agree with the distinctions between intermediate and advanced

> topics. All of it (with the possible exception of the Trig) should be

> covered in Alg 2. Omit the Trig only if they are planning to take it

> Precalculus.

book?

>

> > Finally, do your instructional dvd's for Alg 2 teach the entire

> >

> Yes. The DVD covers the entire book.

>

> >

> > Thank you!

> > Diane

> >

> >

> >

>