16 January 2013

Celebration day tomorrow!

Tomorrow will be a day to celebrate, Sweet Pea is going to be finishing Algebra II. She's really enjoyed Life of Fred Advanced Algebra and will be moving on to LoF Geometry on Tuesday next week. She's already told me that she's got to get through Calculus at home (not sure I'll be able to help her with that!) because she must find out how Fred became a teacher at Kittens University at 3 years old.

Life of Fred is an interesting math series. It tells the story of Fred, in all his brilliance, and what happens in his life. The good thing about it is that it shows math in real life situations, although how some of us would ever end up in those situations, I don't know. It's also a math program that doesn't lay things out for you in detail. He gives you enough information to figure out the problem but in a way that really makes you think and work things through (and I have to say that I really like the name of the publisher - Polka Dot Publishing).

In other math news, Rosie Jane is going to be finishing her pre-algebra book next month and I've already got the algebra book ready to go. She's using a different book, LoF didn't work as well with her. She needs more...hand holding, shall we say and Teaching Textbooks is working well for her.

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