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Teaching Textbook Algebra 1 Textbook Only
Teaching Textbook Algebra 1 Textbook Only

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Ages: 12-17
Grade Levels: 7-12
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We are delighted to offer Algebra 1 Version 2.0. The previous version is no longer available. Newly Revised Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 2.0 complete with all the new features.

This approximately 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 (available separately, or purchase the complete set and save!) adds an audio-visual presentation of the 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.

About Teaching Textbooks 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?
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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: 42 Write a review.

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Understandable November 5, 2008
Reviewer: Rebecca R. from Arlington, TX  
This is a great program. The teacher actually talks the child through the problems and shows them how to work the problems in a way that they can understand.

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Teaching Textbook beats other programs hands down! November 5, 2008
Reviewer: Susan G. from Lincolnton, NC  
Before TT we used Saxon math with the help of the Dive CD's.  Though that was an excellent combo, TT beats it hands down.  I've had three of my children use it and have passed it on to a struggling friend who is no longer struggling.  With my last child, we got to lesson sixtyish and started over.  The problem was the child, and not TT.  My child had failed to follow the very important rules I gave her: She was to listen to the lesson, pause the cd to work each practice problem before listening to the solution, work the homework problems, rework wrong answers, if they still came back wrong she was to go listen to the teacher work that exact problem.  For wrong test answers she was to go listen to the teacher work that exact problem.  When she started the program over and followed the rules, she sailed through it.

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A "Godsend" October 31, 2008
Reviewer: Theresa S.  
I have recommended the Teaching Textbooks math program to many of the ladies in my homeschool group. Those who have switched agree that it is a "Godsend."

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Not good for my daughter October 31, 2008
Reviewer: Sheila A. from Genoa, WI  
The explanations in this program were good but my daughter needed more problems from the lesson she just studied and less review.  For her, there was not enough time spent working on and learning the new information for her to really understand it.  She would get confused and we wasted a lot of time in looking for the lesson explaining the problem she was having trouble with and then picking out those problems from the various lesson problem sets.  She is the type of math learner that needs at least 20 problems on the new concept to retain it, but once she has it in her brain, she doesn't forget it and therefore doesn't need as much review.  If your student is like her, this program doesn't work well.  For someone who learns things quickly and only needs a few problems to to to retain the concepts, it is great.

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Confession of a (previous) math moron October 30, 2008
Reviewer: Diana T. from Decatur, IL  
As a math moron I had hit the wall by the time we were half-way through Saxon Algebra 1. We backed up 1/2 year and purchased the D.I.V.E. program which helped our eldest to finish the Saxon textbook. Desperate not to repeat my failure with our next child we tried Teaching Textbooks. Contrary to our previous experience, both of our younger children found it to be an almost enjoyable class. Not to mention that I found myself much more interested in Algebra and plan to continue in this series.

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