# Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus 2.0 DVD Set

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**New 2.0 Edition!**Homeschooling upper level math just got a whole lot easier! That's because Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus 2.0 not only teaches high school math but does the grading as well. This improved version of Pre-Calculus will be available in October.

**NEW 2.0 features include:**

Automated grading
A digital gradebook that can manage multiple student accounts and be easily edited by a parent
Hints and second chance options for many problems
Reference numbers for each problem so students and parents can see where a problem was first introduced
An index

*Detailed appendices*

Download the Pre-Calculus Placement Test as a PDF.

Download the Table of Contents as a PDF.

**Algebra 1 Version 2.0 DVDs only**

**DVD-Only Option for Teaching Textbooks**

While most families purchase the Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus complete set (including the instructional DVDs, consumable workbook, and answer booklet), using the DVDs alone without the workbook may work for some families. The DVDs give your student clear, interesting lectures for every lesson, along with detailed step-by-step solutions for all of the math problems.

**Less Expensive, but at a Cost**

This option will obviously be less expensive than purchasing the complete set. But keep in mind that your child will need to keep a notebook to copy the problems into to work on them, and will lose the other benefits of owning the workbook, including written lecture summaries for them to refer to while doing the problems, and the convenience of carrying their work with them away from the computer for added mobility after they’ve watched the lesson. Please note that you also will not receive the test/answer booklet with the DVD-only purchase.

**Please note,**Pre-Calculus requires a TI-83 Plus calculator (by Texas Instruments).

**Lessons include:**

**About Teaching Textbooks**

**Designed for Homeschoolers**

A number of years ago we did the unthinkable and took a poke at a sacred cow when we said that we didn't like the conventional big-name homeschool math programs. Though some families were steadfast in their defense, there has since been an increasing number of families who have come to realize that math programs originally designed to be used in government schools are wholly inadequate to meet the needs of home educators.

**You Don't Have to be a Math Teacher!**

What is wrong with adapting a school-based text for home use? There are a couple of significant issues with doing that. First, because a typical school text assumes a knowledgeable math teacher, the explanations are often meager and brief. If you double as a math teacher, this will present no problem to you. However, many parents either did not take upper level math as a teen, or if they did, the process is just a distant, unpleasant memory. So sparse explanations in typical texts can be frustrating to both child and parent. Second, government schools' math texts often contain excessive use of terminology, making simple ideas seem complex.

**Combines a Teacher and a Textbook into One!**

The Teaching Textbooks series is written with home educators in mind so it tackles those issues head-on in a rather innovative way, by combining a teacher and a textbook into one. Firstly, their textbooks, since they were designed specifically for independent learners, contain far more explanation than any others on the market, and the tone is friendly and conversational. Because the Teaching Textbooks series was designed for homeschoolers studying independently, it uses far less irrelevant jargon than other textbooks, while still retaining all the terms that students need to know for those important standardized tests. The textbook also comes with an answer key and a test bank.

**Step-By-Step Multimedia Explanations**

Secondly, and what ultimately sold me on this program, are their computer DVDs with down-to-earth, step-by-step multimedia solutions for every problem in the book, plus complete step-by-step solutions for every test problem. The lectures - one for each lesson in the textbook - provide hours of instruction. They cover the same material as the written lessons in the textbook, but many students prefer to listen to (and watch) an explanation for each lesson rather than read it out of a book. (Note that you'll still need the textbook, because it has all the homework assignments and the answer key.) This is a brilliant idea, long overdue and skillfully done, with many hours of instruction.

**Review Method**

The Teaching Textbooks series has been field-tested with outstanding results. Like other quality math programs, Teaching Textbooks uses the review method because it is a proven method for ensuring children are able to master difficult subjects such as algebra and geometry. Students using Teaching Textbooks are fully prepared for College Board examinations and college courses. Enjoyable, efficient, and effective, what more could you want from a math program?

Features

**Windows system requirements:**

**MAC system requirements:**

**Pre-Calculus DVDs**

*Number of DVDs:*4

*Number of Lessons:*95

*Total Instruction Time:*Over 150 hours

**Publisher's Information**

*Author:*Greg and Shawn Sabouri

*Version:*2.0

*Publisher:*Teaching Textbooks

*Made In:*USA

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