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Changing approaches

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From: Dan Burmeister
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: May 08, 2001 at 16:21:39
Subject: Changing approaches

For the last 8 years I have been working with my son using Saxon Math for 
homeschooling.  As you know Saxon is very popular with the homeschooling 
community.  It has become necessary to send my son to public school.  He 
is over half complete with Saxon Algebra 1.  When he took the public 
school's mid-term for Algebra 1 he got about a 50% on it.  I was shocked.  
He has skipped a lot  of problems because he didn't understand them.  When 
I sat down with the head of the school district's math department and 
looked at the Glencoe Algebra 1 book, I could see that the material and 
approach were substantially different.  I am trying to find a way to help 
my son make the transition without re-taking Algebra 1.   HELP !!!!!  I am 
looking for advice.  I have to admit that I never thought things would be 
radically different, but was wrong.  

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