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New Version 2.0
Homeschooling through high school just got a whole lot easier! That's because Teaching Textbooks Geometry 2.0 not only teaches high school math but does the grading as well.
Teaching Textbooks recommends using a TI83+ calculator for this curriculum.
NEW Features in Version 2.0 Include:
Automated grading (even on proofs!)
A digital gradebook that can manage multiple student accounts and be easily edited by a parent
Hints and second chance options for many problems
Animated buddies to cheer the student on
Reference numbers for each problem so students and parents can see where a problem was first introduced
An index
Detailed appendices
Moms Take Heart
You do not have to relearn tedious geometric proofs, because this program is designed specifically for independent learners. In addition to covering all standard school geometry topics, the 757page text also emphasizes problems found on the SAT and ACT. In fact, nearly every problem set includes several problems that were modeled after those found on actual SAT and ACT exams. Geometry Teaching Textbook is also alive with realworld examples that make the math concepts worth learning.
Each lesson includes five practice problems and 20 to 24 assigned problems, for a total of almost 3,500 problems in the book. The set of CDROMs (available separately, or purchase the complete set ) has all the solutions, the lectures, and the practice problems; about 145 hours of multimedia assistance  wow!
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 bigname 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 schoolbased 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 headon. 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 downtoearth, stepbystep multimedia solutions for every problem in the book, plus complete stepbystep 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 fieldtested 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?
How do I know if my child is ready for Geometry?
If a student has completed Algebra 1, he/she is ready for Geometry. Although you may want to read our discussion below about whether it might make sense to take Algebra 2 next.
Is it best to take Geometry or Algebra 2 after Algebra 1?
A. Well, opinions on this differ. One risk of taking Geometry in between the two algebras is that the student might forget a lot of the Algebra 1 he learned during the year he spends on geometry. Also, if a student has done well with Algebra 1, why break the positive momentum?
On the other hand, since the PSAT has geometry on it, students who take Algebra 1 in the 9th grade may want to take Geometry in the 10th if they plan to take the PSAT in the 11th grade. You should know, however, that the purpose of the PSAT is to provide a warmup to the SAT and to identify potential National Merit Finalists. Since there are other ways to prepare for the SAT (such as checking out a library book that contains several practice SATs), and since very few students ever become National Merit Finalists (about 2 or 3 in each large high school), the argument for taking Geometry before Algebra 2 is not overwhelming.
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