Is No-Nonsense Algebra a full Algebra I course?
My daughter will be using Heart of Dakota’s (HOD’s) World Geography for 9th grade. She has never been a fan of math, though she does average work. I really like the look of No-Nonsense Algebra. Is No-Nonsense Algebra a full Algebra I course? Thanks in advance!
“Ms. Please Help Me Know If No-Nonsense Is a Full Algebra I Course”
Dear “Ms. Please Help Me Know If No-Nonsense Is a Full Algebra I Course,”
No-Nonsense is considered to be a streamlined, yet complete Algebra I course. It is very straight-forward and is especially good for those students who have struggled with math (or those who have had a tough time with Algebra I) in the past. On the flipside, it is also good for students who may be very young when first coming into Algebra I.
The online tutorials are a necessary part of the program each day. The lessons are short and to-the-point. This is a no-frills type program that covers what is needed for Algebra I without digressing into overly difficult word problems and application problems. It keeps everything very black and white and step-by-step.
It is good to note that after this Algebra I program there is not a follow-up program for Algebra II by the same author. So, there will be a need to switch to a different program for Algebra II. However, the program’s author feels that heading into any other Algebra II program will not be a problem.
One of my sons did much of this program prior to its release, and the online lessons are very clear. The only reason we had to make a switch to Videotext for him is that there was no book available for No-Nonsense Algebra at the time, and the worksheets were not done yet, so we had to add so much to the program to make it work. We actually added Life of Fred Algebra to it, but the combination just weighed us down. So, we eventually just switched to doing Videotext Algebra instead.
With the completion of the student book, the No-Nonsense Algebra program now has its place as a choice for Algebra I. When compared to Videotext Algebra, it is much less rigorous in its overall feel. Yet, the needed concept coverage is still there in No-Nonsense Algebra.