Chalk Dust Math Courses (third grade through college)Courses like these from Chalk Dust are critical for many families who are deciding whether or not they can handle homeschooling through high school. The courses really do allow students to work independently, which means parents who never went beyond Algebra 1 can still provide their children with a solid math education. Professor Dana Mosely is your video instructor in this outstanding series of math courses for sixth grade through early college levels. High production quality and skillful presentation combine to make these top- notch DVD courses. Mosely's many years of teaching experience are obvious as he clarifies commonly confusing issues. He keeps the presentation moving at just the right pace, although students can always review if they don't catch it first time around. Parents with weak math backgrounds should love these courses since they really do the teaching for you. Even better, purchase of a course entitles students to free technical assistance from Professor Mosely for all students within the family that may use the course. And those who purchase complete used courses can pay a $1. The New Humanities Reader, 5th Edition Richard E. Miller Rutgers University Kurt Spellmeyer Rutgers University. Chalk Dust Math Courses (third grade through college) presented by Dana Mosely Chalk Dust Company 01 March 2016. Math for Welders is a combination text and workbook designed to help welding students learn and apply basic math skills. The basic concept behind each math operation. Teacher Login / Registration : Teachers: If your school or district has purchased print student editions, register now to access the full online version of the book. Beginning July 31, 2016, Pearson will discontinue our open-access online homework and practice website, http:// We encourage you to try one of. Online homework and grading tools for instructors and students that reinforce student learning through practice and instant feedback. Announced under the working title of D&D Next, the 5th edition of Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game is the Coca-Cola Classic to 4E's new. PSA! DoSomething.org Has a TON of Scholarship Opportunities Right Now. SPOILER: college is crazy-expensive. Sorry. Did we spoil it? There are. Courses start with Basic Math (6th grade level) and continue through Calculus I. Chalk Dust also produces The ACT- SAT Math Review which is not included in this review.) Each course has from 7 to 1. DVDs. The number of DVDs per course reflects both the size of textbooks and complexity of concepts taught. All courses include a textbook and solutions guide. Mosely follows the textbook lessons in order of presentation. In all the courses, he usually expands upon the textbook presentation, sometimes adding his own learning strategies to the lessons. He covers the main concepts then works out sample problems on a chalkboard with an occasional computer graphic or graphing calculator illustration. Students should watch a section on the DVD, then go to the text and work about 2. Each section requires about 3- 5 days to complete. In most of the texts there are far more problems than most students will ever need to complete, but Chalk Dust provides "suggested assignments" for each course. The textbooks are from Houghton Mifflin or Cengage Learning, and the lead author on most of them is Ron Larson, one of the most respected and prolific math authors in the United States and reflect college quality at the particular course level. The Basic Math text is authored by Aufmann, Barker, and Lockwood, and these authors are also responsible for the Prealgebra text. Many texts are identical to those used in colleges. Algebra 1 and 2 texts are hardbound standard. The textbooks are designed for classroom teachers, however, the combination of DVD presentations and solutions guides with the texts and student technical support from Dana Mosely result in excellent courses that work well for independent study. This series of texts is strong on real- life applications and word problems that enhance conceptual understanding. They include calculator use at all levels. In addition to lessons, examples and practice problems, textbooks also have reviews and tests. The Complete Solutions Guides for Geometry, Statistics, College Algebra, and Calculus 1 include complete solutions to all problems. The Student Solution Guides for Basic Math, Prealgebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Precalculus are student editions that have worked out solutions to odd problems from student exercises, although they have all solutions for test questions. Since each textbook section may contain 1. Solutions Guides are a valuable component in these courses. You can purchase components separately, but you really need all three components—text, DVDs, and solutions guide. Chalk Dust's website has sample teaching demos for each program available for free viewing so you can check it out before purchasing. A free “DVD Evaluation Sampler" can be ordered online or by phone. Full- set orders include a 3. Dana Mosely. Basic Math 9th Edition (2. DVDs, softbound text, student solutions guide, and student technical support - $3. The text for this course is Cengage Learning's Basic Math, 9th Edition by Aufmann and Lockwood. This sixth grade course includes one chapter each on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percents, applications for business and consumers, statistics and probability, U. S. customary units of measurement, the metric system of measurement, rational numbers, introduction to algebra, and geometry. With the addition of the last three chapters (which were not included in previous editions), this is a solid sixth grade course. Many practical applications appear in examples and word problems, and an entire chapter is devoted to business and consumer math skills such as percent calculations in making purchases, computing interest, calculating the cost of buying a home or car, calculating wages, and balancing a checkbook. A four- function calculator might be used along with this course, but it's not absolutely essential. If you are looking ahead, you might want to go ahead and purchase a TI- 8. Plus graphing calculator since it can be used with all courses. Prealgebra 5th Edition (2. DVDs, softbound text, student solutions guide, and student technical support - $4. This prealgebra course is fairly similar in content to Saxon's Algebra 1/2. The text is Prealgebra, 5th Edition by Aufmann, Barker, and Lockwood, published by Cengage Learning. This approximately 6. It comes with a softcover Student Solutions Manual that contains step- by- step solutions to odd numbered exercise problems, and all "end of chapter" and "cumulative review problems."The text first reviews basic math skills and concepts, including exponents and radicals, before moving on to topics such as polynomials, first- degree equations, the rectangular coordinate system, measurement, proportion, percent, geometry, statistics, and probability. Even though this level of math covers many algorithms with no immediate applications, this text still includes many word problems and practical applications that are listed in the left margin of the "Contents" for each chapter. Periodically, lessons include mention of how to use a scientific calculator with a few questions directing students to perform calculator operations. Calculator use is introduced at this level, and students should use a scientific or graphing calculator with the course. Courses such as this used to be considered eighth grade level, but the new math standards have advanced the math agenda, so this is now considered seventh grade level in most states. Algebra 1 5th Edition (2. DVDs, hardbound text, student solutions guide, and student technical support - $4. The textbook for this course is Elementary Algebra by Larson and Hostetler published by Cengage Learning. This is a traditional course targeted toward the average student. Mosely's thorough presentations plus the combination of DVD instruction with textbook reinforcement should make it easy for most students to master algebra while working independently through the course. In addition the Student Solutions Guide will help when both students and parents are stumped. While this text does not incorporate geometry instruction it does include algebraic applications in geometry and the appendix lists "Further Concepts in Geometry." The Algebra 1 course has lessons and exercises for using a graphing calculator. In addition, the book's appendix adds sections on graphing calculators, geometry, and statistics, but the appendix sections are not included on video. The appendix also has an Index of Applications which lists hundreds of application problems in biology, business, chemistry, and physics. Algebra 2 5th Edition (2. DVDs, hardbound textbook, student solutions guide, and student technical support - $4. The textbook for this course is Intermediate Algebra by Larson and Hostetler published by Cengage Learning. Mosely closely follows the lessons as presented in the textbook teaching concepts and working sample problems. Many first- year algebra concepts are reviewed at length, a boon for students who have taken geometry after one year of algebra and need a refresher. The Student Solutions Guide covers all odd exercise problems plus all mid- chapter, end- of- chapter, and cumulative test problems. The scope and sequence is a bit different from some other Algebra 2 courses. While it covers functions at length along with radicals, inequalities, conic sections, systems of equations, matrices, and logarithms, sequences, series and the binomial theorem it does not introduce trigonometry. The inclusion of elementary trigonometry techniques is a relatively recent trend in Algebra 2 courses and Chalk Dust follows the more traditional approach in offering trigonometry as a separate and much more comprehensive course. Instructions for using a TI- 8. DVD instruction and also appear in a separate section in the appendix. Additional calculator information appears as "technology tips" in sidebars throughout the book. Occasionally, DVD lessons actually show the calculator and its screen so that students can use their own calculators and follow along performing operations. In my opinion, this is one of the most practical solutions for covering Algebra 2 unless parents are great at math and have time to teach it themselves. Even though the cost seems high, keep in mind that everything can be used with other children then resold when you are finished, or you could share a set of DVDs with another family. College Algebra 5th Edition (2. DVDs, hardbound textbook, complete solutions guide, and student technical support - $4. The College Algebra textbook is by Larson, Hostetler and Edwards published by Houghton Mifflin. The text follows the same format as do Larson's other algebra books. As you might have guessed from the course title, College Algebra is really a college course rather than high school. However, you might use it after Algebra 2 or, in rare cases, instead of Algebra 2.
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