Algebra II is the crucial high school mathematics course in preparing for a college education. College students who have not mastered Algebra II find themselves taking a remedial, noncredit course called Intermediate Algebra. If you are struggling with Algebra II or are preparing to enter college or are currently in college and are struggling with Intermediate Algebra, then this Algebra II video series is for you.
The teaching of algebra in most of today’s classrooms is not significantly different from what it was 50 years ago. Certainly, there have been some attempts to change algebra instruction, such as the "new math" reform movement of the 1960s. But the changes that persist in today’s algebra curricula, as a result of that movement, are more superficial than substantial.
For more than 30 years, Professor James Noggle has been letting his students in on the secret to making the mysteries of lines, planes, angles, inductive and deductive reasoning, parallel lines and planes, triangles, polygons, and other geometric concepts easy to grasp. And in his course, Geometry, you'll develop the ability to read, write, think, and communicate about the concepts of geometry. As your comprehension and understanding of the geometrical vocabulary increase, you will have the ability to explain answers, justify mathematical reasoning, and describe problem-solving strategies.
This set of six CDs offers high school students basic and useful practice in algebra 1, algebra 2, statistics, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. In the Algebra 1 CD, for example, students choose from 12 chapters and pick a sub topic. After a written (and pictorial) demonstration of the concept (e.g. ratio and proportion), students answer 10 questions to show comprehension. Hint and Solution icons lead to useful and straightforward help, and general progress is described after each section. All things considered, although dry in format and somewhat lacking in depth, this handy set of CDs offers understandable explanations of difficult subjects.