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Homeschooling high school allows us flexibility in the curriculum, the subjects covered, and the orde we cover subjects.  We have learned some of the online programs go at different pace meaning our son isn’t finishing each program at the same time.  Thus our son started Algebra 2 before completely finishing all of his Geometry programs.   Talking to math professor friends, the teaching of algebra 2 and geometry at the same time made sense.  The following is a list of the resources we used for covering Algebra 2 at more than just a high school level:

Online Programs:

  • Knowre Algebra 2 (79 units, 100% completed, 98% achievement)
  • Mathletics Algebra 2 (150 activities, 100% completed, 95% achievement)
  • Khan Academy (104 skills, almost finished) 

 

Books Used:

  • Algebra and Trigonometry: Structure and Method by Richard G. Brown, Mary P. Dolciani, Robert H. Sorgenfrey, and Robert B. Kane
  • Algebra 2 by Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, and Lee Stiff
  • College Algebra: Graphs and Models by Marvin L. Bittinger, Judith A. Beecher, David J. Ellenbogen, and Judith A. Penna
  • Algebra Word Problems by The Critical Thinking Co
  • Dr. Funster’s Quick Thinks Math by The Critical Thinking Co
  • Mathematics Enhancement Programme Demonstration Project Pupil Text (4 book series for GCSE test prep: 1-6, 7-12, 13-19, & 20) by CIMT University of Plymouth {MEP GCSE is a series of 4 books covering 20 levels to help prepare British Students who need to pass their General Certificate in Secondary Education GCSE) in order to move onto A-level or college-level math.}

 

Videos Used: 

  • Learn Algebra 2 by Standard Deviants
  • Algebra II by Great Courses (30 lectures)
  • The Algebra Word Problem Tutor by Jason Gibson
  • The Advanced Algebra Tutor (Advanced Algebra 2 / College Algebra) by Jason Gibson