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Subject: Calculus Recommendations?
Date Posted: 2/13/2008 3:47 AM ET
Member Since: 11/3/2007
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We'll probably stick with Saxon, since that's what we've been using since 8/7, but I wanted to see what else is out there if anyone had a book that they or their student(s) particularly liked!  :)

Date Posted: 2/13/2008 10:35 AM ET
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I have the Saxon curriculum, but my son's tutor has taught on the college level and isn't that thrilled with Saxon. I will ask her what she would recommend the next time I see here (which should be tomorrow). The nice thing about Saxon is that you can get the DIVE CD which has the lessons taught for the levels you don't feel comfortable teaching. My son has long ago outstripped my pitiful math education and a few years ago -his father's, so the tutor was a blessing.

patticom - ,
Date Posted: 2/14/2008 1:49 PM ET
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Thanks, I appreciate it!!  :)  Wonder what she thinks of Teaching Textbooks?  They have a new one they call "pre" calculus we were considering trying instead....

Date Posted: 2/15/2008 1:15 PM ET
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From what I've heard, Teaching Textbooks are very good.  I haven't used pre-calculus, but i have used several of the ones for younger grades and they are excellent!