**Required to take the course:**

**1. Algebra DVD Set **(SKU 1210): Videos of course content - Approximately 12 hours of video following *Elementary **Algebra *by Harold Jacobs.

- Disk 1 - Contains the Teachers Guide. These are PDF files to be used on your computer. They can be printed as needed. The same files can be downloaded. (See below.)
- Disk 2 - DVD covers the introduction to chapter 5.4
- Disk 3 - DVD covers chapter 5.5 to 7.7a
- Disk 4 - DVD covers chapter 7.7b to 10.2
- Disk 5 - DVD covers chapter 10.3 to 11.8
- Disk 6 - DVD covers chapter 12.1 to 17.4

**2. Elementary Algebra by Jacobs Textbook **(SKU 1212): Elementary Algebra , by Harold R. Jacobs. ISBN: 0716710471. Since this book is between printers, we currently do not have this book in stock. Most other vendors are also sold out. So the best thing to do is to order a used copy from Amazon.

Notes: Even though this text has a few print dates, their is only one edition. So do not worry about any dates. Also the new printing is NOT expected to be complete this year.

**3. Solutions Manual for Elementary Algebra by Jacobs** (SKU 1213): Solutions Manual for Elementary Algebra, Harold Jacobs with Cassidy Cash, ISBN: 978-0-615-31501-0. See sample of the first chapter of the Jacobs Solution Manual.

** 4. Printer Teacher's Guide** (SKU 1211): Printed copy of the AskDrCallahan Algebra Teacher's Guide (over 100 pages) which includes:

- tests
- test grading guide
- syllabus

The Teacher's Guide is contained on the CDs with SKU 1210 (DVDs) but this offers a printed copy of the same. Downloadable Version of the Algebra Teacher's Guide

**5. Support: We offer that FREE!**

**Other Common Questions **

**How do I konw if my student is ready for algebra?**

We get this all the time. Many of you are wanting to start in a pre-algebra to get your student "up to speed". We look at this is bit differently. If your student can understand the following, they are ready for algebra

- X + 5 = 10 and figure out what X is.
- Plot a point on a graph.
- Understands basic addition, multiplication, subtration, and division. (No, they do not have to know "math facts" such as what 6 times 8 equals without thinking about it.)
- Basic fractions. Do they know what 1/4 of a cup is and how to find it? What about 2/4ths of a cup?

Really, we are not kidding. Most prealgebra is a repeat of what they have done before. So jump into algebra and take it slow.

BUT - if you want a more quantitative (testing) view, you can have them take the **Algebra Readiness Exam.**

**Does the DVD set cover all of the book?**

Yes, our DVD set goes straight through the enire textbook.

**Does the Solutions Manual work out every problem in detail? **

It has all the solutions. Sometimes they are in detail, and other times it is just the answer. Here is a sample of the first 2 chapters of the Jacobs Solution Manual.

We know that some homeschool material works out everything in detail, and this does NOT do that. However, the solutions manual offers all you will need. When detailed answers are not given, it is because they are pretty obvious. On the rare occassion that your student (or you) does not understand how the solution was found, we will help you via our support.

Over the years, we have had very few problems from parents or students related to this issue.

**Can my son/daugher do this course on their own?**

Yes. We know, we homeschool too. There is parent overload. So we have designed these courses so that you can either do it with them or have them do it on their own. For our children, they do everything on their own until they have a question.

Furthermore, I would suggest that you DO have them work it on their own. Again, you are preparing for college and life, and you want to teach them to learn on their own as well as to have personal responsibility.