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Do Homeschoolers Really Need Algebra and Geometry to Graduate?

Do Homeschoolers Really Need Algebra and Geometry to Graduate?
Dear Lee,I am worried about math for my 10th grade son. He has struggled in math for years.  Due to some research about dyslexia in my younger son, I stumbled upon something called dyscalculia. I am wondering if my 10th grader has this and how it will affect his chances at getting into a college. My question is, do they really need algebra and geometry to graduate?Thank you for your help,~ Michelle in Oregon Do Homeschoolers...
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Guest — Evelyn Krieger
There are ways of teaching algebra and geometry in a very basic way. It is not uncommon for good schools to offer 3 levels of eac... Read More
Friday, 21 June 2013 10:24
Guest — Karleen Mauldin
Here's an idea for Michelle in Orgeon: Perhaps try to find a tutor who could tutor your son with the sole aim of passing the Coll... Read More
Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:51
Guest — Jean Lynd
While I won't say that all colleges require those levels of math, as a homeschooling mom who is trying to get a kid into college t... Read More
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 15:51
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Should Homeschoolers Take the ACT in 9th grade?

Should Homeschoolers Take the ACT in 9th grade?
Should a 9th grader take the ACT or SAT? My daughter, Faith, is in 9th grade.  NC requires we administer a nationally recognized test each year, which has been either CAT or Woodcock-Johnson. However, it had been recommended that I use the ACT from here on out to familiarize her with the test in hopes of achieving the highest score for possible scholarship opportunities.  But yesterday, while actually in the midst of composing my email to...
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Guest — Bethany LeBedz
My daughter did the ACT in 9th grade because we likewise live in NC & testing is required by state law. She did review some, b... Read More
Friday, 29 April 2011 17:06
Guest — Catherine
Lee, I hadn't heard about the PLAN until a few weeks ago, so we had our daughter take the ACT this year in 10th grade. We knew th... Read More
Friday, 29 April 2011 07:00
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Homeschooling High School: When Should I Stop for Summer?

Homeschooling High School: When Should I Stop for Summer?
Summer break is important.  Homeschoolers don't usually  follow a regular school schedule, however.  How do you know  when to stop?  When does  being hardworking and persistent  become harmful?  At what point are you just hitting your head  against on the wall? I know that public schools do not finish textbooks so I am trying to decide what to do. I see that my son is burnt out. I think he is in summer mode now plus...
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Guest — Michelle Caskey
Good points, Lee. I like how you said, "When does being hardworking and persistent become harmful? At what point are you just hi... Read More
Friday, 11 July 2014 06:50
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Michelle, I think many homeschool moms would rather err on the side of "over achieving". That's why we have to be so careful to n... Read More
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:14
Guest — Jeff Thompson
It's also not necessarily true that a student must complete Algebra I before moving on to Geometry. We had one of our kids do Geom... Read More
Thursday, 23 May 2013 09:47
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Incorporate Cartooning Into Your Homeschool

Incorporate Cartooning Into Your Homeschool
Any suggestions on how to incorporate cartooning into completing math assignments? So far, my son has come up with 1001 ways to destroy a math book. You can do anything in cartoons, but in reality, you can learn algebraic concepts.Hi Lois,There are some comics in Harold Jacob's book. I have no ideas for actually incorporating cartooning into algebra (LOL!)I have seen cartooning as an art, as occupational education (when you make it a business) and as...
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Guest — Ann
hi Lois-- If your math program is like Saxon or Teaching Textbooks, he will review that concept over and over in subsequent lesso... Read More
Monday, 24 May 2010 12:34
Guest — Lois
Thanks everybody for your comments. It's a character issue with him mostly.....he doesn't see why he needs to do something he does... Read More
Saturday, 22 May 2010 16:25
Guest — Lee
Here is the book by Lucy's son: http://mubbybooks.com/featured_book.htm Blessings, Lee... Read More
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:39
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Homeschool Math - Is Pre-Algebra Required?

Homeschool Math - Is Pre-Algebra Required?
My daughter is entering high school next year and we pretty much have her year laid out and what she wants to take.  We sat down and did this together. But my question is this - she has never had Pre-Algebra.  Is it necessary to take that or can she just go into Algebra I and be okay.  I don't remember taking Pre-Algebra in high school and am not quite sure what to do in this...
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Guest — Helga Martinez
Hi andra, my children are using teaching Textbooks and love the program. I had my daughter, 7th grade, Doing pre-algebra. She came... Read More
Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:17
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