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Teaching Textbook Algebra 1 Complete Set
Teaching Textbook Algebra 1 Complete Set

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Ages: 12-17
Grade Levels: 7-12
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Product Code: 830-151
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Teaching Textbook Algebra 1 650-page textbook contains more student-friendly explanations than any other on the market. It comes with an answer key and a test bank.

The set of computer CD-ROMs contains 129 lectures, step-by-step multimedia explanations to the 650 practice problems as well as for every single one of the almost 3,500 problems in the book, plus an additional CD-ROM with complete, step-by-step solutions for every test problem. With approximately 120 hours of multimedia help, this is an incredible program.

About Teaching Textbooks

Designed for Homeschoolers
A number of years ago we did the unthinkable and took a poke at a sacred cow when we said that we didn't like the conventional big-name home school math programs. Though some families were steadfast in their defense, there has since been an increasing number of families who have come to realize that math programs originally designed to be used in government schools are wholly inadequate to meet the needs of home educators.

You Don't Have to be a Math Teacher!
What is wrong with adapting a school-based text for home use? There are a couple of significant issues with doing that. First, because a typical school text assumes a knowledgeable math teacher, the explanations are often meager and brief. If you double as a math teacher, this will present no problem to you. However, many parents either did not take upper level math as a teen, or if they did, the process is just a distant, unpleasant memory. So sparse explanations in typical texts can be frustrating to both child and parent. Second, government schools' math texts often contain excessive use of terminology, making simple ideas seem complex.

Combines a Teacher and a Textbook into One!
However, the Teaching Textbooks series is written with home educators in mind so it tackles those issues head-on in a rather innovative way, by combining a teacher and a textbook into one. Firstly, their textbooks, since they were designed specifically for independent learners, contain far more explanation than any others on the market, and the tone is friendly and conversational. Because the Teaching Textbooks series was designed for homeschoolers studying independently, it uses far less irrelevant jargon than other textbooks, while still retaining all the terms that students need to know for those important standardized tests. The textbook also comes with an answer key and a test bank.

Step-By-Step Multimedia Explanations
Secondly, and ultimately what sold me on this program, are their computer CDs with down-to-earth, step-by-step multimedia solutions for every problem in the book, plus an additional CD-ROM with complete step-by-step solutions for every test problem. The lectures - one for each lesson in the textbook - provide hours of instruction. They cover the same material as the written lessons in the textbook, but many students prefer to listen to (and watch) an explanation for each lesson rather than read it out of a book. (Note that you'll still need the textbook, because it has all the homework assignments and the answer key). This is a brilliant idea, long overdue and skillfully done, with many hours of instruction.

Review Method
The Teaching Textbooks series has been field-tested with outstanding results. Like other quality math programs, Teaching Textbooks uses the review method because it is a proven method for insuring children are able to master difficult subjects such as algebra and geometry. Students using Teaching Textbooks are fully prepared for College Board examinations and college courses. Enjoyable, efficient, and effective, what more could you want from a math program?
Download the Algebra 1 Placement Test as a PDF.
Download the Table of Contents as a PDF.
To view sample lessons from the text and CDs, click the "Learn More" tab above the product description.

Windows system requirements:
  • Windows 98 or later, including Windows 7
  • CPU of 133 MHz or faster
  • A 4x CD-ROM drive
  • Speakers

    MAC system requirements:
  • MAC OS 9.0 or later
  • CPU of 211 MHz or faster
  • 4x CD-ROM drive
  • Speakers

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Greg and Shawn Sabouri
    Pages: 654
    Binding: Spiral-bound
    Copyright: 2005
    ISBN: 978-0974903620
    Publisher: Teaching Textbooks
    Made In: USA
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: No

  • Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 49 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Worth the money and then some. April 18, 2011
    Reviewer: Janine Condi from Penacook, NH United States  
    This is the one piece of curricula that I splurge on; the auto-grading feature is the best!  The lectures are thorough and engaging, with clear explanations that even the "math phobic" can readily understand.  I particularly love the fact that there are practice problems embedded within the lectures, complete with explanations of the solutions to the problems.  One important note:  we use Miquon Math for our first 3 grades, and found that it was very easy to transition into TT.  Our son skipped 4th grade math altogether (per the placement test), and he is not extraordinarily strong in math.  I believe that the easy transition had to do with an early focus on fractions (rather than decimals) in each of the programs.  When our son took the placement test for another program, we found he did not do as well, as there were far more decimal-related problems than fraction-related ones on that test.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    a GREAT Curriculum! February 10, 2011
    Reviewer: Rebecca from Federal Way, WA United States  
    I have bought Algebra-Precalculus to use with my gifted child.  At age 10 we realized that he had basically taught himself up to prealgebra level.  We tried every curriculum imaginable.  I was hoping for a video like course that really showed him how to work the problems and we tried one other that didn't stick.  This one however was a PERFECT fit.  The long descriptions really resonated with my son, and he did exceedingly well, all by himself, with the aid of the courses we got from Teaching Textbook.  I'm also using the lower levels with one of my children who is developmentally delayed and he's also doing well.  Its rare that you can find a curriculum that works well for either extreme plus an average child (using lower levels with one of those too) Can't say enough about this curriculum!

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    This is a fabulous product! August 23, 2010
    Reviewer: Kathy from Burleson, TX  
    This is a fabulous product! I recommend it often to family and friends. We had used Abeka up to this point(and it worked with child #1 but not #2) then started using Saxon Algebra and it just wasn't working. Math is not my strongest subject to teach and I had to relearn many concepts just to teach my child. It was taking us 4-8 hours just on algebra most days and I just didn't have that kind of time to spend on one subject. So we decided to make the investment and switch mid-semester. This decision really paid off. My son was able to be an independant learner with Teaching texbooks.(I only grade the papers now!) He easily understands the information and is able to complete the assignments in about 45 minutes! He is also making A's instead of C's. With this program, I felt empowered because every problem has a complete explaination to it. No more groping for how to explain the process. And I mean every problem has an explaination of EVERY step and uses the correct mathmatical terms. It doesn't assume you know something, big plus for us. I wish we had started with this program initially. We wouldn't have lost 1/2 a year. If you are considering switching from your current program, Teaching Textbooks is definitely worth the investment. I wouldn't hesitate to switch at any point in the year.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Math is now her favorite subject February 24, 2010
    Reviewer: Cindy from Sachse TX  
    Do you think that you've tried every math program on the market for homeschoolers? Well, if this isn't one that your student has tried and you need a tried and true, easy to use Algebra program, bite the bullet and invest in this easy-to-use, very thorough, and academically challenging algebra program. You won't be sorry! Our daughter had given up on Algebra, 'Will I really use it anyway?', until we ordered this from Timberdoodle last fall. Math is now her favorite subject and we've been homeschooling 10 years and she's NEVER said that before!

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Our thoughts February 23, 2010
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from San Antonio, TX United States  
    It was up-beat, for us easily understood and Fun! The CD's were very helpful, not boring lectures and gave alternate info if not understanding the books lesson.  We are now using the Geometry set and liking it as well.

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