Home Study Companion for Foerster's Algebra 2/Trigonometry - Digital Download

Home Study Companion for Foerster's Algebra 2/Trigonometry - Digital Download

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Grades: 10-12

Product Description:

The Algebra 2 and the Trigonometry portions of the course have now been completely updated with new video content. Our stock now contains updated video content for both portions.

Publisher Description:

The Home Study Companion: Algebra 2 / Trig lessons, now distributed as a digital download, are based on Paul A. Foerster’s Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications.

Pair a well-loved high school math series (Foersters) with video instruction and you have a winning combination. Math Without Borders Home Study Companions provide an element of confidence; the conviction that a challenging high school math course is completely manageable. Why? You have a teacher in your corner. One who calmly and clarifyingly teaches math. Initially programs were on thumb drives, but all have transitioned over to digital downloads. The videos provide electronic whiteboard presentations to accompany the textbook lessons plus worked solutions to selected assigned problems.

The Paul Foerster math courses are considered an excellent choice for college prep math, but were not as readily available. Sometimes, it was even hard to get an answer key. David Chandler and Math Without Borders changes all that. These excellent courses (the geometry uses "Geometry: A Guided Inquiry") provide a quality, college-prep, high school scope and sequence and they are do-able in a homeschool setting even if mom is a mathophobe.

The idea is to read the day's lesson, then watch the video. Use half of the lesson problems as a daily assignment; use the remainder if additional practice is needed. The Math Without Borders videos include explanatory videos plus worked problem solutions for either select problems or the even problems. These solutions can be used to get over a roadblock. Many of the courses include a Resources File which provides spreadsheets and material referred to in the lessons.

Each course includes material on how to set up the course, what texts to use and how to use them, as well as links for obtaining suggested free software downloads. Some courses include printable pdf material.

Although a mentoring approach to assessment is encouraged, Mr. Chandler does provide suggestions for material that can be used as self-tests or assessments. ~ Janice

Algebra I text is Algebra I: Expressions, Equations, and Applications by Paul Foerster (Prentice Hall Classics edition). The odd-numbered problems have answers given at the back of the book (use these for homework). Lessons are useful with older editions of the text.

Geometry text is Geometry: A Guided Inquiry by Chakerian, Crabill, and Stein. (several publishers and different printings but all with identical content). Demonstration files from the lessons require a free program Geogebra - (available as download).

Algebra 2 with Trigonometry text is Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications by Paul Foerster (Prentice Hall Classics edition). Mr. Chandler notes that trigonometry is rarely taught as a separate course anymore but rather paired with either Algebra 2 or Precalculus. Paul Foerster includes it in both courses. Math Without Borders strongly suggests that taking both courses (don't skip the Precalculus course) is recommended because work leading up to calculus is foundational for later math courses and mathematically based professions. Lessons are useful with older editions of the text.

Precalculus text is Precalculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications, 3rd ed. by Paul Foerster (copyright 2012). Lessons are useful with older editions of the text.

Calculus text is Calculus: Concepts and Applications, 2nd ed. by Paul Foerster (copyright 2005). Lessons are useful with older editions of the text.




Category Description for Foerster Math:

Paul Foerster is a name synonymous with math. He has not only taught math, he has a degree in chemical engineering and a Masters in mathematics along with the honor of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. He has written the successful Algebra 2 and Trigonometry course that is to be used following Harold Jacobs Elementary Algebra and Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding. Paul Foerster has also written his own Algebra 1, which is the same great quality as his other math courses.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - SECONDARY:



Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
10
Grade End
12
Author
David Chandler
Format
Other
Brand Name
Math Without Borders
Weight
0.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
0.75" x 2.25" x 0.38"
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need the video for the math book as i read great reviews on this math program!
Cari on Oct 26, 2021
Need instruction for lessons that might not be self explanatory. Trying this out for the first time.
Robin B on Aug 4, 2020
need the video for the math book as i read great reviews on this math program!
Cari on Oct 26, 2021
It gives my daughter confidence to have the additional support.
Jamila J on Sep 19, 2021
Need instruction for lessons that might not be self explanatory. Trying this out for the first time.
Robin B on Aug 4, 2020
My son is about to finish Algebra 1 of MWB. I asked him if he wanted to continue with the same curriculum (just in case), and he said 'yes for sure'. He didn't want me to look for anything else at all. I'm so glad it's working out, and that he's learning effortlessly. Thank you Prof. Chandler and Rainbow Resource for making it easy on us homeschoolers :)
Patricia on Feb 26, 2020
These are great!
Cheryl A on Aug 25, 2019
my son did Algebra 1 with this program and not only did very well but enjoyed it!
Soo M on Aug 24, 2019
Loved his Algebra 1. Looking forward to Algebra 2 with same author.
Joy on May 21, 2019
To aid in independent mastery of this subject.
User on Jan 25, 2019
This companion helps students really understand the material.
Alana K on Jan 14, 2019
My son used Math Without Borders for Algebra 1 and liked the teaching format.
Heather B on Nov 9, 2018
Chose to complement the text. I read that you don't need this resource and the solutions manual, and I assume a teacher is better than a manual so I chose this, as they were about the same price.
Heather F on Jul 21, 2018
I love the Paul Foerster textbooks but did not have the time needed to teach each lesson to my son. This thumb drive will make his algebra 2 work much more independent.
Rebecca R on Apr 26, 2018
I am hoping video lessons help my child understand the material more thoroughly before he attempts the problem sets on his own. I like that they appear to be done by the author himself.
Karen S on Nov 23, 2017
Great reviews - need a visual teaching aid to help my son understand.
Kari P on Aug 21, 2017
My son is a kinetic and an audio learner. Didactic learning can be an asset for this type of learner. I am hopeful this tool will help reenforce what my son reads about a lesson from the text and explain more complicated problems; what I call "zingers."
Marilyn Y on May 30, 2017
Highly recommended as well thought out and rigorous math program.
Kimberly D on Jan 30, 2017
We watched demos of these lectures on the author's website and my teen felt strongly that they were very helpful.
Heather D on Oct 17, 2016
The product description stated these are video solutions for problems in the text. I think video is extremely helpful in teaching when students must learn from books with no live mentor interaction.
Eric O on Aug 31, 2016
We need it for math this year.
Gregory M on Aug 3, 2016
It gives my daughter confidence to have the additional support.
Jamila J on Sep 19, 2021
My son is about to finish Algebra 1 of MWB. I asked him if he wanted to continue with the same curriculum (just in case), and he said 'yes for sure'. He didn't want me to look for anything else at all. I'm so glad it's working out, and that he's learning effortlessly. Thank you Prof. Chandler and Rainbow Resource for making it easy on us homeschoolers :)
Patricia on Feb 26, 2020
How is this course downloaded? Is it permanently kept as a document on my personal computer? Thank you.
A shopper on Dec 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: When I ordered this (about 18 months ago) we received a thumb drive with all the files on it. So yes, you can permanently keep all the files on your computer.
Will tests and solutions be in this companion or are the tests in the text book?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The tests are in the text book and the answers are in the solutions manual.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Well done
I appreciate both the depth and clarity of the explanations. I tend to be long-winded and my son appreciates the video explanation. I would definitely purchase this again - and wish that I had for his older sister!
March 24, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great format
The student first watches the lesson and then works on the assigned problems. The great part of resource is the all the assigned problems are worked out on a separate video.
September 20, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Enriched independent learning
These lectures provided more examples and discussion of lessons for my student in this subject. It saved me time trying to re-figure out the lessons in order to teach them. My student doesn't necessarily watch every lecture, but the ones where he couldn't master the problems by the book alone.
February 25, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago


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