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What Is The Correct Math Sequence in High School?

What Is The Correct Math Sequence in High School?
So, a question many high school homeschool families ask when planning to teach math is, "what is the order of math classes in high school?" Questions may be as specific as "is geometry higher than algebra 2?", "what comes after algebra 2?", or "what grade do you take geometry?" For most students, what comes first doesn't matter. The most important thing is that your child is learning math consistently each year. What is the order of math...
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Guest — CJ
WA state does not require 4 years of math for high school graduation. taken from: Read More
Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:23
Lee Binz
Hi CJ, It's important to look at the state HOMESCHOOL law, not the public school law. What you cited was for Seattle school di... Read More
Friday, 11 September 2020 21:06
Guest — Angelina
I did Algebra 1 in 7th grade, and my mom taught me advanced geometry starting from 5th grade. I am learning Algebra 2 over the sum... Read More
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 21:39
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Ooops! Not Done With Math!

Ooops! Not Done With Math!
What do you do when you just aren't done with math before the year is done? Let me give you a few options, and you can decide which is best for your situation. One Book In One Year is Impossible You could measure math credits by counting hours spent on math. Some moms know their child can't complete a whole level each year. For them it makes sense to embrace the way God made your child,...
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Guest — Lee
If she only did the first four chapters, that may not be enough for even 1/2 credit. You can put it on the transcript as a Introdu... Read More
Monday, 27 July 2015 10:03
Guest — Lisa
My daughter worked all year on geometry and only made it through the first 4 chapters. She just wasn't getting it. We are planning... Read More
Saturday, 25 July 2015 16:00
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Top 6 Tips for High School Math

Top 6 Tips for High School Math
Do you get cold sweats just thinking about teaching your teen high school math? Did your last exposure to trigonometry leave you covered in hives? If ...
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Teaching Math the Right Way Tip #4

Teaching Math the Right Way Tip #4
Teaching Math the Right Way Tip #4Choose the Correct Speed Whatever level you are facing, teach math at their level, and continue moving forward. Complete one lesson every day, never miss a day. If your child understands a concept, skip the lesson and move on. It's extremely helpful with math-reluctant kids to include math during the summer, so they maintain their understanding.  If possible, do a math section during the summer, unless you are traveling.  Most...
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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: 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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Homeschool High School - Math is Fundamental

Homeschool High School - Math is Fundamental
Math is a fundamental skill required for college and to attract employers. My friend Don is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Seattle Pacific University.   He shares some great insights about the importance of teaching math in high school.“Math requirements vary by school. You don’t necessarily have to have extra math to get into a college, but you do need it to be well educated. Upper level math can train your mind. Math is a...
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