Rebe

09-04-2014, 10:37 AM

My dd is pretty good at math, but as she gets older, she's liking it less.

She's been doing LOF -- she loved Algebra 1 and did fine with it. Now she's halfway through Algebra 2 and she says she's pretty lost. She said he doesn't explain enough and he throws problems out there and she has no idea what he's talking about. She also told me that she hasn't been using the "Zillions of Problems" books for extra practice -- only what's in the book. So that could be part of her problem.

Not sure what we should do. Just how hard does Fred get? I remember Heather said that Geometry was pretty challenging. Coming from Heather, that worries me a little ("challenging" to Heather is probably totally undoable for someone in my family).

I could try to find a tutor for her to help her through the rest of Algebra 2 with Fred and then do TT Geometry (which we own). I could just have her switch now to TT Algebra 2 (which we own) -- my only concern is that she be prepared for the ACT. My oldest didn't score well in math on the ACT, but that was no surprise. He hated math and it was his worst subject. My dd never used to hate math, and I think she could do pretty well in math and on the ACT. Is Fred just wrong for her? Would TT be good for her, or would I be doing her a disservice by switching her?

If you were in this position, or if you have experience with these programs, can you give me some advice? What would you do? I need help thinking through this.

She's been doing LOF -- she loved Algebra 1 and did fine with it. Now she's halfway through Algebra 2 and she says she's pretty lost. She said he doesn't explain enough and he throws problems out there and she has no idea what he's talking about. She also told me that she hasn't been using the "Zillions of Problems" books for extra practice -- only what's in the book. So that could be part of her problem.

Not sure what we should do. Just how hard does Fred get? I remember Heather said that Geometry was pretty challenging. Coming from Heather, that worries me a little ("challenging" to Heather is probably totally undoable for someone in my family).

I could try to find a tutor for her to help her through the rest of Algebra 2 with Fred and then do TT Geometry (which we own). I could just have her switch now to TT Algebra 2 (which we own) -- my only concern is that she be prepared for the ACT. My oldest didn't score well in math on the ACT, but that was no surprise. He hated math and it was his worst subject. My dd never used to hate math, and I think she could do pretty well in math and on the ACT. Is Fred just wrong for her? Would TT be good for her, or would I be doing her a disservice by switching her?

If you were in this position, or if you have experience with these programs, can you give me some advice? What would you do? I need help thinking through this.