Mathematics Grade 9 LIFEPAC Complete Boxed Set
Lifepac Set plus Teacher's Guide. Algebra I - Variables & Numbers, Solving Equations, Problem Analysis & Solutions, Polynomials, Algebraic Factors, Algebraic Fractions, Radical Expressions, Graphing, Systems, Quadratic Equations & Review.
Are you experiencing the frustration that many homeschool parents feel when trying to teach algebra to their teen? At Alpha Omega Publications, we've got a solution that you're going to love! It's the LIFEPAC Algebra I Set. In this mastery-based math program, your student will focus on mastery of a single skill, and then move on to learn new concepts, laying a foundation for ever-increasing levels of proficiency. In LIFEPAC Algebra I, your student will study concepts such as: variables, signed numbers, solving inequalities, solving word problems, addition, operations with polynomials, binomial factors, radical expressions, irrational numbers, graphing lines and inequalities, graphical solutions, and much more.
Wait, there's more! In the LIFEPAC Algebra I Set, each student worktext includes daily math instruction and review, as well as plenty of opportunity for assessment of student progress. In order to encourage individualized instruction, we have included a teacher's guide designed to help you guide your homeschooling student's learning according to his specific interests and needs. The helpful Alpha Omega curriculum teacher's guide includes detailed teaching notes and a complete answer key which includes solutions!
A complete, Christian math curriculum that emphasizes skill mastery. Each Complete Boxed Set contains ten LIFEPACs and a teacher guide. The only exception is the Grade K Boxed Set, which contains two student books and a teacher guide. LIFEPACs only (no teacher guide) are also available for use with multiple students. Review and self-tests are built into the curriculum. LIFEPACs are thin, consumable student work texts. They are colorful in the elementary grades, but become less colorful as the grade level increases. Each set of ten LIFEPACs provides a year-long curriculum.
The spiral-bound teacher's guide contains a curriculum overview, teacher's notes, answer keys, and suggested guidelines (for scheduling, grading, study methods, etc). Daily lesson plans are not included. Teacher guides for grades K-1 provide more detailed teaching instruction than guides for grades 2-12. Why? Because the LIFEPAC curriculum facilitates the independent study approach. Starting in second grade, written instruction is included in each LIFEPAC so that the lessons are largely self-instructional. The teacher's responsibilities include introducing each LIFEPAC, setting a schedule, completing teacher checks, being available for student questions, administering and grading tests, and developing additional learning activities.
You might be wondering, "What's the difference between this curriculum and Horizons Math?" After all, both programs come from the same publisher and follow a similar scope and sequence up to the sixth grade. The main difference, in my opinion, is that Horizons is not self-instructional (written instruction is not included in workbooks). Another difference is that LIFEPACs offer standard practice problems whereas Horizons offers a greater variety of problems (mazes, decoding, etc) as well as standard drills, but LIFEPACs provide many more problems per workbook page. ~ Anh
Homeschoolers appreciate the Alpha Omega curricula for their ease of use and quality instruction. There are 4 different teaching options available to help you meet your math education needs: Lifepacs, Horizons, Switched on Schoolhouse (flash drive for Windows only) and Monarch (online). Please see each option for the full course description. Christian content is included in the Lifepac, Switched on Schoolhouse and Monarch curricula.