Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 6 year old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles – and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler, chronicles their homeschooling journey, while throwing in tidbits about life, reviews, and recipes. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Leann taught math at a public high school for high achieving students. She and her family currently reside in the middle Tennessee area.
Teaching Textbooks Geometry Version 2.0 includes 16 chapters and 110 lessons that teach students the fundamental basics of geometry up through more difficult topics such as coordinate geometry, theorems, properties, and postulates. Chapters cover lines and angles, parallel lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, area, solid geometry, non-Euclidean geometries, and more. Problems modeled on questions found in the SAT/ACT are also included to help prepare students for standardized testing.
This applauded geometry curriculum was written specifically for homeschoolers; because Teaching Textbooks doesn’t presuppose a teacher constantly at the student’s side, the student chapters feature clear instructions and employ an easy conversational style of writing before transitioning to more proper terminology. Illustrations, examples and graphs have a hand drawn look to them, and problems often use engaging real life illustrations. Not only is the textbook easy to implement, but there are audiovisual lecture, practice, and solution CDs for every chapter, homework and test problem. Definitions, theories and more have their own reference portion in the back of the text.
Created for the independent, homeschooling student, Teaching Textbooks has helped thousands of high school students gain a solid foundation in upper-level math without constant parental or teacher involvement. Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2 covers fractional equations, powers and exponents, second-degree equations, equations with variables, inequalities, absolute value, and other important Algebra 2 topics.
Extraordinarily clear illustrations, examples, and graphs have a non-threatening, hand-drawn look, and engaging real-life questions make learning Algebra 2 practical and applicable. Textbook examples are clear while the audiovisual support includes full lectures (reading the textbook), practice and solution CDs for every chapter problem, homework problem, and test problem. The review-method structure helps students build problem solving skills as they practice core concepts and rote techniques.
This course is designed for seventh grade students in regular classrooms or individualized learning programs in which students progress through the material as rapidly as desired or as slowly as necessary. The course consists of six, soft-cover student texts with six companion activity books in saddle-stitch format. Every lesson begins with theme art and an engaging narrative from “Professor K” designed to draw students into the lesson. The course covers basic math concepts beginning with simple properties and extending through calculations of powers and roots, percentages, volume, weight, temperature, area, and unknowns. Students receive a solid foundation in scientific notation, metric systems, basic geometry, graphs, square and cube roots, PEMDAS, grouping, fractions, decimals, percent and interest. Students learn how to understand and complete word problems, especially those types which appear on state academic assessments.
TeenCoder: Java Programming is the first semester course of the “TeenCoder” Java and Android course-year (and is followed by TeenCoder Android Programming), and teaches students in grades 9-12 how to create graphical and console applications using object-oriented design concepts. Students can teach themselves by following the user-friendly book & course CD as they complete the activities integrated into each chapter. Lessons written using plenty of screenshots and visually distinct programming language fonts ensure that instructions and code are clearly understood. Student activities and fully coded solutions for all activities are included. Plus, students can also use this course to study for the AP Computer Science A exam!
No prior computer programming or HTML experience is required; the other year of TeenCoder, the C# series, can be completed before or after this course. Students should know the basics of computer use, understand how to store and load files on the hard disk, and navigate the file system and directory structures. Course CD with set-up program is also included. 274 pages, indexed, softcover. Reproducible for personal use only. An optional Java Programming Supplemental Instructional DVD, 2nd Edition is also available for this course, which covers every chapter and lesson with fun, animated videos (sold separately). Covers one semester. 2nd Edition.
With trademark Teaching Textbook features that homeschoolers have come to love, Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus features a simple, detailed way for independent learners to tackle pre-calculus…and discover that it’s not that hard after all! Highlighted text tells students where to focus their attention, clear examples move step-by-step through complicated topics, and bold illustrations evoke a hand-drawn feel.
Each chapter features a conversational lesson and features multiple illustrations before moving on to practice exercises and a problem set-both of which include questions based on problems found in the CLEP and SAT II math tests. Function basics are covered before moving on to polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic, radical, power and trigonometric functions; vectors, polar coordinates, systems, matrices, determinants, analytic geometry, sequences, probability, statistics and calculus.
Classical Phonics is a deceptively simple little book our teachers and families use constantly in both kindergarten and first grade. It consists of phonetically arranged word lists for students to practice their growing phonics skills. In a word list there are no context clues, so the learner must rely on his mastery of letter sounds. For instance, if your child can pronounce each word in this list correctly – pot, pat, pit, put, pet – he knows his short vowel sounds, and you can move on to long vowels! If not, he needs more practice, and Classical Phonics is the most effective tool we know of to address the repetition that young ones need when learning to read. Classical Phonics can be used as a supplement to any phonics program, and covers nearly all English phonograms and sounds taught through second grade. Classical Phonics is your handy tool for phonics practice and for building confident readers.