dbmamaz

04-27-2013, 10:29 PM

So, we are coming up on Orion's last year of homeschooling. My plan is to put him in community college and have him get a two year degree. I figure I can give him support (scheduling, organization, encouragement, whip-cracking) to get him through, then he has a degree and can get a job and earn money while he matures and figures out what he wants to do with his life.

The programs I am looking at vary as far as expected math, from 'college' algebra (which is actually more like algebra 2), precalc or calc - and all, i think, give some flexibility if you need to be somewhere else.

We started homeschooling in 8th grade and that year was a wash for math.

9th grade we started with upper level singapore. It was very slow going. I used the extra workbook a lot if he didnt understand something 100%. We finished the first and second years of (New Syllabus Mathematics), and then used Life of Fred Beginning Algebra as review.

He was still finishing up the LOF this fall. He has just finished up book 3A of Discovering Mathematics (note, this is 3rd year of upper level, not grade 3, as someone accused me of elsewhere :confused: ) and we've started 3B, which starts with basic trig functions. We are using Khan lecture and then doing problems from the book.

So . . when we finish this? which seems short to me? then what?

I'm not convinced i want to start the next level, which includes calc. I'm wondering if I want to do more review? i thought of doing review for the community college entry test, but that test only covers through algebra 2.

I THINK it makes more sense to do more review . . . but LOF algebra 2 and geometry? I think thats too much? Khan academy? SAT review books?

any ideas? I might post this 'over there' if i dont get much response

The programs I am looking at vary as far as expected math, from 'college' algebra (which is actually more like algebra 2), precalc or calc - and all, i think, give some flexibility if you need to be somewhere else.

We started homeschooling in 8th grade and that year was a wash for math.

9th grade we started with upper level singapore. It was very slow going. I used the extra workbook a lot if he didnt understand something 100%. We finished the first and second years of (New Syllabus Mathematics), and then used Life of Fred Beginning Algebra as review.

He was still finishing up the LOF this fall. He has just finished up book 3A of Discovering Mathematics (note, this is 3rd year of upper level, not grade 3, as someone accused me of elsewhere :confused: ) and we've started 3B, which starts with basic trig functions. We are using Khan lecture and then doing problems from the book.

So . . when we finish this? which seems short to me? then what?

I'm not convinced i want to start the next level, which includes calc. I'm wondering if I want to do more review? i thought of doing review for the community college entry test, but that test only covers through algebra 2.

I THINK it makes more sense to do more review . . . but LOF algebra 2 and geometry? I think thats too much? Khan academy? SAT review books?

any ideas? I might post this 'over there' if i dont get much response