Thank you for taking the time to give me such a thorough answer.
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, David Chandler
> 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
> > 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
> short of that for your child, that's up to you. I don't make
> between intermediate and advanced. I teach the whole text including
> Trig in my classes at school. Some people extend the course over two
> and call it Alg 2 and Precalculus, but I recommend Foerster's
> text for a Precalculus course. If you really need to know what topics
> constitute credit, such as for transfer to a public school, consult
> your local schools.
> > 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
> > reasonably be expected to complete this entire book in one school
> 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
> prior work as possible. One topic is not "harder" or "easier" than
> another. It should all be absorbed at a pace the student can handle.
> is frequently not considered a required course for high school
> so if your student is not mathematically inclined and does not plan to
> much math or science, do as much as possible and stop.
> > 935 pages, plus a 100-page appendix!!! OvO !
> It's all good math. Do it at a sustainable pace, which depends on the
> > 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
> > Finally, do your instructional dvd's for Alg 2 teach the entire
> Yes. The DVD covers the entire book.
> > Thank you!
> > Diane