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The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
Homeschooling by Subject


Advanced Math: Algebra 2, Trigonometry,  
Calculus (and more) for Homeschoolers

by Julie Shepherd knapp, copyright 2006


Maths for the Masses -- a collection of links to well-written, easy to
understand math tutorials on a variety of advance math topics, including
algebra, calculus and analysis, combinatorics and discrete mathematics,
geometry and topology, logic and set theory, number theory, probability
and statistics, etc.

GeoGebra -- a free download, an interactive, dynamic mathematics
software for schools that joins geometry, algebra and calculus


Algebra 2 and Trigonometry

Trigonometry the Easy Way” by Douglas Downing -- Kid-friendly
introductory texts that explain math concepts in a story-book format; great
for young students who are interested in higher concepts but not ready to
take full-blown courses, also helpful for those who need to understand the
reasoning behind the formulas.

Saxon Algebra 2 -- textbook, answer key, tests

AoP Intermediate Algebra -- interactive virtual classrooms

AoP Trigonometry/Complex Numbers --  interactive virtual classrooms

Chalk Dust Algebra 2  and Trigonometry -- video/DVD lessons with a
textbook and solutions manual, online samples of the video available

Life of Fred Algebra 2 and Trigonometry -- two of a series of math
books written by a retired math teacher.  Who says learning advance math
has to be tedious? These books are very charming, written in a
conversational tone, with just a touch of dry humor.  The name comes
from the main character in the series, Fred, who learns about each book's
topics thru practical, everyday experiences.  All of these books are
complete courses, with plenty of problems to work, and an optional "Home
Companion" teacher's guide.  Great for the math phobic, for those
needing review, or as a complete course. Explore the website to learn
more and see sample pages.

Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications by Paul
Foerster -- a classic text book used in high school Honors Algebra Honors
courses.  Often used by homeschoolers who have used Jacobs Algebra 1
and Jacobs Geometry.

Aleks Algebra 2 and Trigonometry -- online math program, self-paced,
when a student can complete 4 problems on a topic they are allowed to
move on, inexpensive monthly subscription, free 48-hour trial

EPGY Intermediate Algebra  and pre-Calculus/Trig -- Stanford online
distance learning courses for gifted students, must qualify to apply

Mathematics Articles by Stan Brown -- online tutorials in Algebra, Trig,
and Calculus, including use of a TI-83/84 graphing calculator

The Top Ten List of (College) Algebra Mistakes -- Prof. Edward Burger
Trigonometry -- a very helpful online tutorial by Fergus Ray Murray

Printable graph paper -- select grid size and type of paper, includes
cartesian, logarithmic, polar, engineering, etc


Calculus

Calculus the Easy Way” by Douglas Downing -- Kid-friendly introductory
texts that explain math concepts in a story-book format; great for young
students who are interested in higher concepts but not ready to take full-
blown courses, also helpful for those who need to understand the
reasoning behind the formulas.

Chalk Dust Calculus  and Pre-Calculus -- video/DVD lessons with a
textbook and solutions manual, online samples of the video available

Life of Fred Calculus -- one of a series of math text books written by a
retired math teacher.  Who says learning advanced math has to be
tedious? These books are very charming, written in a conversational tone,
with just a touch of dry humor.  The name comes from the main character
in the series, Fred, who learns about each book's topics thru practical,
everyday experiences.  All of these books are complete courses, with
plenty of problems to work.  Explore the website to learn more and see
sample pages.

Saxon Calculus -- textbook, answer key, tests

UCCP Open Access College Prep -- free online AP Calculus courses,
includes Calculus AB and Calculus BC, use as prep for taking AP tests

Mathematics Articles by Stan Brown -- online tutorials in Algebra, Trig,
and Calculus, including use of a TI-83/84 graphing calculator

Two Big Questions in Calculus -- Professor Edward Burger of Williams
College (who also teaches math in the Stanford EPGY Program and on
ThinkWell.com videos) shows the basic uses of calculus (YouTube)

Calculus in 20 Minutes (Part 1) (Part 2) -- Professor Edward Burger of
Williams College (who also teaches math in the Stanford EPGY Program
and on ThinkWell videos) gives a crash course (YouTube)

Hot and Fun Calculus links from Cynthia Lanius



Other Advanced Math Topics

Life of Fred Statistics -- one of a series of math text books written by a
retired math teacher.  Who says learning statistics has to be tedious?
These books are very charming, written in a conversational tone, with just
a touch of dry humor.  The name comes from the main character in the
series, Fred, who learns about each book's topics thru practical, everyday
experiences.  All of these books are complete courses, with plenty of
problems to work.  Explore the website to learn more and see sample
pages.

Economics U$A -- free online video instructional series on economics for
college and high school classrooms, 28 half-hour video programs

Mathematics Illuminated from Annanberg Media -- 13 units covering
high level extra-curricular math concepts (primes, topology, chaos, etc)

Investing for Life: Youth -- complete personal finance and investing
self-study course for young investors from the NAIC

Foundations in Personal Finance: Homeschool Pack by Dave
Ramsey -- empowers students to make sound financial decisions for life

National Repository of Online Classes: AP -- free, self-study, online
AP courses in science, math, and history


Related Issues

Math's Hidden Woman -- about Sophie Germain, an 18th-century
woman who pretended to be a man in order to study advanced math
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