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My son is just whizzing through the Strayer Upton book 2, ahead of where I thought he’d be, so I went ahead and bought book 3. I know that only some of the book needs to be used before heading into algebra (I want to use Jacob’s), but I’m not sure of what needs to be covered. I believe it was recommended that pre-algebra was unnecessary and this is all new territory for me. From looking at the chapters, it looks like I would want to cover the geometry sections as well as solving equations, ratios and proportions etc. From reading previous threads, it looks like some mentioned covering circles and equations but not much more was mentioned. If you have experience with this transition, please help!
Bump. Still looking for an answer to this question if anyone is able to help….
I haven’t done this yet either. I have strayer Upton, but am really using mostly something elso. Here are my ideas.
Can you look at Jacobs algebra and tell what he needs to know before starting it?
Look back at past threads where Rochelle Babrina (spelling?) talks of her transition? I think she did what you’re doing with her son….
Here are a few old posts
Thanks! That is a very helpful thread. I just wish I knew which concepts she covered in the blue book and why she moved straight from the beige book into Jacob’s with her oldest son….maybe because he was developmentally ready? I’m not strong in math myself and since he’s my firstborn, I have no experience to draw on. He’s very strong in math, but also young (he’ll be 12 in 7th grade, not turning 13 till July) and I don’t want to rush it. We’re kind of picking and choosing through the blue book right now, but I’m not exactly sure which are the more important topics….
I appreciate you taking the time to respond…
I can try to look at the blue book and compare it to math mammoth (which is what my 12 yr old son is using). We went back to 6b as he wasn’t strong on fractions….this child needs lots of practice. Math mammoth 🦣 is going well. He wasn’t ready for the blue book of strayer Upton nor ready to copy problems and he’s oldest of 6 so I didn’t have time to copy…..
I like Strayer Upton alot though….and RightStart though I’m using neither this year;( OTOH math is getting done by all 4 with minimal time or tears and they are getting it;)Richele BaburinaParticipant
Hi! Please bear with me as this was a number of years ago. You’ll want to make sure your child has a strong foundation in fractions, decimals, and percentages. Reading and making graphs, equations, and ratio & proportion are the sections we covered in the blue book before heading into Jacob’s Algebra.
Yes, absolutely, that helps. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond!
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