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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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Is Saxon Math Good for Teaching Geometry?

Is Saxon Math Good for Teaching Geometry?
I am often asked about a particular homeschool curriculum. Sandy had a great question about Saxon geometry...Lee,We recently watched your Preparing to Homeschool High School videos in our homeschool group. They were great! I have a question about Saxon Math. My 10th grader is taking Advanced Math and has already completed Algebra 1 and 2. Do you have an opinion about Saxon and the way geometry is included? Would you suggest another route? My eighth grader...
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Guest — Sally
There's so much truth in this statement, "The problem with teenagers is that you have to match their learning style AND their pref... Read More
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 20:02
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Sally, Knowing your child is something homeschooling moms do better than anyone else! You figured out what she needed, and yo... Read More
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 21:02
Guest — Lisa
Hello, My son took Saxon Alg 1 in his Freshman year, Saxon Alg 2 in his Sophomore year. I am not sure if I should have him take ... Read More
Friday, 10 July 2015 19:19
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Which Math Goes First?

Which Math Goes First?
As teenagers struggle to figure out the order of operations in algebra, parents have their own worries.  They are trying to figure out if there’s a specific order to follow for high school math.  It can be confusing!  What comes first? Should you take Algebra 2 after Algebra 1, or should Geometry come next? Each math curriculum will have a their own order of high school classes. Some textbooks do it one way, and some do...
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Guest — Lois
This is what I always thought, but my son has not finished algebra 1 yet, although he is 15. Reason being, he switched from ALEKS ... Read More
Saturday, 27 July 2013 09:21
Guest — Lee
Lynn, it looks like either Alg 2 or Geometry will be a good fit and good timing. If you are using a curriculum that you like, do ... Read More
Saturday, 27 July 2013 08:48
Guest — SoCalLynn
My daughter is 13 and entering 9th grade. She completed Algebra 1 last year and did very well, so I was planning on having her con... Read More
Saturday, 27 July 2013 08:39
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Middle School Math Credits

Middle School Math Credits
As a homeschooler, I’m sure you are wondering or will wonder at some point if math done in middle school can go on your students high school transcript. I’m here to assure you that it probably can! Math credits earned are unique to each family, so here are a few examples that you may relate to:If a 6th grader takes Algebra with Geometry over a year and a half, do we include that on their transcript?I...
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Geometry before or after Algebra 2?

Geometry before or after Algebra 2?
Karen on Facebook needed some guidance about math."I would like opinions on the pros and cons of these sequences: (Algebra 1 -Geometry- Algebra 2) versus. (Algebra 1-Algebra 2- Geometry). Your thoughts?" ~ Karen It's best to complete geometry, or at least start it, before the PSAT (when possible). For that reason, I prefer geometry first. Geometry is also a nice review of Algebra 1, so you spend a year getting those Alg 1 concepts all stuck...
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Guest — Lee
Cindy, You can get tips on math in this article: http://www.thehomescholar.com/love-of-math.php Even a child that learns well on h... Read More
Monday, 19 December 2011 08:39
Guest — Cindy
Lee, my son is gifted in math. He just finished Jacobs Geometry and loved it. Can you recommend an interesting and challenging Alg... Read More
Monday, 19 December 2011 08:22
Guest — Tina
My son switched curriculum at a point that seemed to make sense to go from the first quarter of pre-algebra, right into Alg I. Th... Read More
Monday, 23 May 2011 19:33
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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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