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Teaching Textbook Pre-Algebra Complete Set
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This version is no longer available.
Pre-Order Version 2.0!
We are delighted to offer Teaching Textbook Pre-Algebra 2.0 the previous version is no longer available.
Pre-order Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra 2.0
and have it in hand in time for school this Fall, complete with
all the new features for 2011
Eighth graders and students not quite ready for Algebra 1 will enjoy the conversational tone to this book; no other math book we have seen has been this user-friendly. Pearl went from tolerating math to actually enjoying it!
What You Get
The 600-page Pre-Algebra Teaching Textbook will provide a wonderful foundation for any child. The CD-ROM combo includes approximately 116 hours of multimedia help, perfect for the independent learner.
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.
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?
Another outstanding component of
Timberdoodle's Eighth Grade Core Curriculum!
Click below to view Sample Lessons & Problem Sets from the Pre-Algebra
Sample Lesson 45
Sample Lesson 57
Sample Lesson 66
Sample Lesson 67
Sample Lesson 93
Sample Lesson 96
Sample Lesson 101
Sample Lesson 113
Sample Lesson 116
Sample Lesson 117
Click below to view Excerpts from the Pre-Algebra
Lecture & Practice CDs
Excerpt on Subtracting Negative Numbers
Excerpt on Multiplying Negative Numbers
Excerpt on Undoing Equations with Negative
Excerpt on Solving a Simple Equation
Excerpt on Solving a Variable with Negative
Excerpt on Order of Operations
Excerpt on Order of Operations
Excerpt on Order and Fraction Bar
Excerpt on Using the Fraction Bar in Equations
Excerpt on Solving Simple Equations
Excerpt on Metric System (Mass)
Click below to view Demos from the Pre-Algebra
Writing a Number in Scientific Notation
Solving an Equation with x's on Both Sides
Dividing Algebraic Fractions
Solving an Equation with Addition and Multiplication
Working with a Third Root
Translating an Equation
Solving an Equation with Addition and Division
Doing a Metric Unit Conversion
Solving a Work Problem
Pre-Algebra Placement Test
as a PDF.
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
MAC system requirements:
MAC OS 9.0 or later
CPU of 211 MHz or faster
4x CD-ROM drive
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