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Teaching Textbook Algebra 2 CDs only
Teaching Textbook Algebra 2 CDs only

Our Price: $154.95
Ages: 14-17
Grade Levels: 9-12
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Product Code: 830-214

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Download the Algebra 2 Placement Test as a PDF.
Download the Table of Contents as a PDF.
View Sample Lessons.

CDs-only Option for Teaching Textbooks
While most families purchase the Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2 2.0 Complete Set (including the instructional CDs, consumable workbook, and answer booklet), using the CDs alone without the workbook may work for some families. The CDs give your student clear, interesting lectures for every lesson, along with detailed step-by-step solutions for all of the math problems.

Less Expensive, But at a Cost
This option will obviously be less expensive than purchasing the complete set. But keep in mind that your child will need to keep a notebook to copy the problems into to work on them, and will lose the other benefits of owning the workbook, including written lecture summaries for them to refer to while doing the problems, and the convenience of carrying their work with them away from the computer for added mobility after they’ve watched the lesson. Please note that you also will not receive the answer booklet with the CDs-only purchase.

What's Included
137 lessons, 12 CDs, over 120 hours of instruction time. Please note that the complete course includes these CDs plus a text. The 750-page workbook is available separately, or purchase the complete set.

About Teaching Textbooks

Math 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 homeschool 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.

Designed for Independent Learners
The Teaching Textbooks series is produced with home educators in mind, so it tackles those issues head-on. Firstly, since the program is designed specifically for independent learners, it offers far more explanation than any others on the market, and the tone is friendly and conversational. What ultimately 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 complete step-by-step solutions for every test problem.

Friendly Conversational Tone
The lectures - one for each lesson in the textbook - provide hours of instruction. Students will appreciate listening to (and watching) an explanation for each lesson rather than reading it out of a book. Designed for homeschoolers studying independently, Teaching Textbooks uses far less irrelevant jargon than other textbooks, while still retaining all the terms that students need to know for those important standardized tests, and the tone is friendly and conversational. This is a brilliant idea, long overdue and skillfully done.

Workbook Includes Lesson Summaries
The Teaching Textbooks program also incorporates a workbook in which your child will do daily math assignments. Designed specifically for independent learners, the Teaching Textbooks workbook contains a summary of the lectures from the CD, which allows your child to review key points from the lesson as necessary while working the problems. The workbook also comes with an answer key and a test bank.

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 ensuring 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 2 Placement Test as a PDF.
Download the Table of Contents as a PDF.
View Sample Lessons.

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
    Copyright: 2004
    Publisher: Teaching Textbooks
    Made In: USA

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    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 21 Write a review.

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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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    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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    EVERYTHING is explained! October 24, 2008
    Reviewer: Connie M. from Everett, WA  
    After using Saxon and ABeka math for years, our children have really enjoyed the switch to Teaching Textbooks.  EVERYTHING is explained! Teacher preparation time is a minimum.  This curriculum has interesting facts about the history of mathematics woven into the lessons; witty tutorial computer CD's that visibly teach and are searchable by problem; and student-friendly grading keys. It is the perfect 4th-12th mathematics curriculum!!

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    Helpful to my whole family October 20, 2008
    Reviewer: Susan D. from Milwaukie OR  
    This product is easy to use and does a great job in explaining the lesson to the student.  The student can work independently.  That is helpful to my whole family. I will definitely purchase more for my other children.  My only suggestion would be to ofter more of the same product for younger children!

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    Scholarship worthy scores on the ACT/SAT October 20, 2008
    Reviewer: Mary Jean P. from Peachtree City, GA  
    I had tried several math programs for my reluctant high school math student.  She loved this one, it made sense and she understood it.  She scored well enough on her ACT/SAT to receive a scholarship to College, where she is now and doing very well.

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