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Subject: I am looking for help from the home school pros
Date Posted: 10/19/2011 8:08 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2009
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...and it's for my own learning.

I have been under the impression that many homeschoolers use very non-traditional learning methods as applicable to different learning styles.

Anyway, I am needing to bone up on my algebra skills, and am primarily an auditory learner. I have ordered a book that had decent reviews (from amazon), but wondered if any of you have experienced/know of any math helps - audio files, web sites, anything extra - that I could look into utilizing?

Any help will be appreciated.

Date Posted: 10/19/2011 10:36 PM ET
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My son is an auditory learner and we use this site to help with his textbook lessons. Scroll  halfway down the pg and you will be able to locate the ones on algebra. It is a free site which is nice smiley

www.kahnacademy.org

Date Posted: 10/20/2011 9:34 AM ET
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Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 10/25/2011 9:37 PM ET
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I second Khan Academy!!! It's a great site!

 

 

Date Posted: 12/9/2011 12:00 PM ET
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http://www.khanacademy.org/

 

There was a typo in the site I noticed :)

 

Date Posted: 12/9/2011 4:02 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2006
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Before I knew about free Khan Academy I had bought a set of DVD videos from The Teaching Company. Now one of my sons uses Khan for his entire math curriculum (by logging in and doing the assignments) so now I realize that buying something was unnecessary. Good luck with Khan Academy I recommend it too!

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 1:50 PM ET
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After going through Algebra I twice with my son and him still not understanding, we have started khanacademy, and so far, it's working. We'll see as he gets farther into it.

Date Posted: 1/2/2012 10:43 AM ET
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Teaching Textbooks come with both textbooks and CDs that you stick in the computer and can listen to the lectures and have the solutions explained both audibly and visually, very handy.

Also, at the algebra level, both the textbook and the CDs are reusable, so though the curriculum is relatively pricey, it might not be that bad of a deal if you have more than one kid or can re-sell them. (Used ones go for quite a bit on E-bay)

Date Posted: 1/12/2012 11:20 PM ET
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Check on youtube, just type in Algebra for the topics you're interested in. There are lots of classroom teachers and students posting interesting and current tech. kind of teaching.

There are lots of fun exploration and explanation on different topics.  I am a long time homeschool mom and is also a certified Math teacher.  Hope this can help you find some help and fun things.