Through the years, I see a lot of questions and concerns hit new homeschooling parents. The biggest one seems to be teaching high school math. Homeschool math at the high school level can be intimidating so I'd like to introduce you to No-Nonsense Algebra from Math Essentials.
About No-Nonsense Algebra
No-Nonsense Algebra is a workbook that also has videos that coincide with it. The workbook provides an introduction, example, some exercises, and review for each topic covered. This book covers everything from Adding Integers to Investment problems. At the end of the book, there is a complete full review of all the material. The book also has a glossary of terms, formulas, symbols, multiplication table, commonly used prime numbers, and a few other handy resources.
The videos that are included with the book are short and sweet. They provide an example in actionable steps without any distractions. The videos hit straight to the point without any introductions.
These lessons take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete depending on how knowledgeable the student is on the topics.
I liked this set up a lot. I loved how the book encourages my student to watch the video prior to looking at each section in the book. The Introduction section of each part of the book is easy to understand. The book provides just enough examples to help a person to fully comprehend what they are doing. The actual work a student does for each topic is a reasonable amount to do.
I found the No-Nonsense Algebra is ideal for advanced sixth graders and higher. It's affordable at only $28.95. I find that is a lot cheaper than investing in a tutor. Plus, the videos are available 24/7.
We used this as a review for topics that were a bit rocky for us last year. We especially focused in on the Chapters 3 through 10. Since this system helped him to use all of his senses at HIS pace it seemed to help him. He was able to work through this without having to worry about deadlines. When the deadlines were removed and the aid of the resources in the back of the book he was able to feel like he was able to conquer Algebra.
Since the answers are in the back of the book, I can easily confirm whether or not he got the right answer. If I needed a refresher on the material, I can quickly watch the videos too.
I fully plan on using this with my other two kids. I'm confident that it will help them as well.
I truly liked the No-Nonsense Algebra program from Math Essentials. I do feel that it would help anyone struggling with the concepts.
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