Algebra Student Book (Power Basics)
A basic skills curriculum dedicated to total concept mastery and designed for students having difficulty with traditional courses. Lessons are self-instructional and fairly lengthy, roughly 10 student pages per lesson. Instruction is clear (written at a fourth grade reading level), doesn't assume prior knowledge, and explanations tend to be more procedural than conceptual. Student pages include instruction, drill, practice problems, and word problems. Activities develop problem-solving skills and usually involve "real" world applications, such as planning a party, comparison shopping, and balancing a budget.
While offering some instruction, these programs include less teaching material or do not cover the full range of grade-level skills that the comprehensive programs offer.