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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Maths is dd1's best subject but she is becoming bored with her lessons and a bit lazy. I've bought a couple of KS3 books for her to supplement her school work, but Algebra is her worst subject and I'd really like recommendations for a good book at her level which explains it clearly and simply. Any suggestions would be welcome as I've hone a quick search on A mazon without luck :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:16 am 
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I don't know any algebra-specific books, but I've always found the CIMT MEP material to be very clear, with plenty of examples, loads of practice questions gradually increasing in difficulty, and so on. You can buy the text books, or you can just print out the bits you're interested in (or read them from the screen), and there are also some interactive sections for ks3, which is a bit different from just working through a book.

http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:37 am 
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http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#prealgebra


I like this one, it introduces algebra but without the x and ys that can be confusing.
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resourc ... igh/1b.htm


a brilliant game!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfil ... ostie.html

The dice substitution worksheets are good too. Generates a lot of examples
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfil ... f_alg.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:36 am 
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Thank you:)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Thanks, my dd3 has played those games this morning!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Conquer Maths!

There is a free trial for a week or two.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Maths Factor website has an algebra course. It is aimed at early secondary school.
Carol Vorderman teaches very clearly; her classes are followed by online tests and there's also printouts, and motivational rewards etc.
It is £19.99 for the full course.

PS I am not connected with the Maths factor in any way so not intending to advertise! just to be helpful.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:50 am 
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Avoid Carol Vorderman - she is NOT a mathematics teacher.

She has no knowledge of the correct pedagogy for today's curriculum.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Any recommendation/experience with online couses for KS3? Thanks in advance


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