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...."the friendly tutor standing over your shoulder..."
That is exactly the reason why we began Teaching Textbooks 3 years ago. As I was homeschooling a number of children, it was becoming more and more difficult to keep in touch with each one of them.
So, I bought TT for my eldest sons and it has been wonderful for them and also for me.
It consists of:
Text (written as consumable  but we don't write in the text  our children write their answers in an exercise book). However, having said that, if I would buy TT for lower grades (46)  perhaps it would be easier for them to write directly into a text.
Lectures: The lectures are on CD and are a stepbystep audio visual of the lesson. The text backs up the lectures, so I ask my child to listen to the lectures (great for audio and visual learners) and then read the lesson in the text. My children also refer back to the text when they need to remember a step. (easier than going back on the computer  though that is very easy to do!)
Solutions: There is also an answer key, a Test Booklet and Test Key as well as all the solutions available on the Solution CDs.
This was a huge reason why I bought the course and love it still! It has often happened that my child has worked through a given lesson (in another progam), but when it comes to checking his answer, he becomes totally stumped as to what he did wrong. He then asks me and I need to review, reread the chapter (or previous chapters  to get up to speed).... and so on.
However, with Teaching Textbooks, all the solutions to all the problems in the book as well as in the Test Book are on the audio visual CDs!! If they don't understand what they did wrong and have checked over the problem themselves and still can't seem to get it  they return to the answer CD  find the solution and listen to a patient teacher explaining the method once again!
Do you want to be that patient teacher explaining the concept again for the 100th time in a friendly tone? Well, you can with TT!
The friendly tutor remains friendly!
Currently these courses are available:
Math 4: Teaching Textbooks Teaching Textbooks Math 4 is coming soon! Help your 4th graders (or advanced 3rd graders) tackle whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, simple geometry concepts, and units of measurement with Teaching Textbook's triedandtrue audiovisual/textbook combination. The student workbook is 669 pages with 119 lessons, while the four CDROMs provide stepbystep audiovisual solutions to every homework and test problem. The CDROM's digital gradebook grades answers as soon as they are entered and calculates percentages for each assignment; a softcover answer booklet is also provided. Windows 2000. Windows System Requirements:
 
Teaching Textbooks: Math 5 (Windows) All the fantastic features that have made other Teaching Textbooks are so popular are included in the new Math 5. Designed for independent students, the Teaching Textbooks learner will discover a wealth of instruction written directly to them, clear examples, fun handdrawn illustrations, highlighted important concepts, and of course, stepbystep solutions to every problem. Plus, a 510 minute interactive lecture is included for every lesson, and includes a print summary that reinforces the key concepts to remember. Automated grading, nonrequired additional practice problems, lectures and stepbystep audiovisual solutions to every homework and quiz problem make for a thorough and easy to use curriculum for both parent and student. Consistent review and realworld illustrations help reinforce both concepts taught, as well as the relevance of what they're learning. Fifth grade topics covered include operations with whole numbers, adding and subtracting with multiple digits, multiplication, rounding and estimation, fractions, decimals, money & measurement, division, percents, number lines and more. This kit includes:
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Teaching Textbooks: Math 6 (Windows) Expanding their bestselling curriculum into the younger math years, Math 6 retains the features that homeschoolers have come to love. A textbook written directly to the student, answer booklet and CDROM collection with stepbystep audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of homework and test problems are included to start your students on the right track to upperlevel math. Topics covered include fractions, decimals, percents, simple geometry (e.g. area and perimeter), units of measure, probability, bar and circle graphs, and equationsolving. Math 6 also features a digital gradebook that grades answers as soon as they are entered, providing immediate feedback while the problems are still fresh in the student's minds. This kit includes: a 546page consumable workbook, softcover and spiralbound; answer booklet; 4 CDs. 116 lessons and 19 quizzes. 6th grade. System Requirements: A CPU of 1.0 GHz or faster
 
Math 7: Teaching Textbooks for Windows Designed specifically for homeschoolers, Teaching Textbooks is designed for independent students, with the "teacher" and "textbook" elements combined. The textbook offers detailed instructions, fun illustrations, realworld examples, extensive review and already highlighted important concepts; and if your student gets stuck, there's always the audiovisual stepbystep solutions for every one of the homework problems and quizzes! Students will listen to the lectures that explain new concepts, read the summary in the workbook, work each problem, effectually using all learning styles; or you can mix and match to suit your own personal needs. The CDROMs also include automatic grading and feedback on every problem (great for timestressed parents!) and animated lectures with lots of real world applications. There are even audio hints for some of the tougher problems! Fun, applicable and made just for you, the homeschooler! Math 7 covers basic arithmetic problems as well as geometry. Chapters include adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and using whole numbers in the real world; fractions; decimals; percents; geometric measurements; graphing and more. This kit includes:
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PreAlgebra: Teaching Textbooks Tired of math curriculums with little instruction, since they presuppose a teacher? This applauded prealgebra curriculum was written specifically for the independant learner; it doesn't require a teacher guiding you every step of the way, so it's very clear about instructions, employing an easy, conversational style of writing. Illustrations, examples, and graphs have a hand drawn look to them, and problems often use engaging real life illustrations. Teaching Textbooks uses the review method, helping students through difficult or new concepts, and increasing longterm retention. Another unusual and extremely helpful feature are the audiovisual lecture, practice, and solution CDs for every chapter, homework and test problem. With such a support network, you'll never be stumped again! All together, this kit includes:
System Requirements: For Windows:
For Mac
 
Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 Kit Looking for a math curriculum with enough instruction for the independent, homeschooling student? Search no more! This applauded Algebra 1 curriculum was written by two Harvardassociated brothers specifically for homeschooled students; a teacher isn't required at every step of the way! Extraordinarily clear illustrations, examples and graphs have a nonthreatening, handdrawn look, and engaging real life questions make learning algebra practical and applicable! Not only is their textbook clear, but their audiovisual support includes lecture, practice and solution CDs for every chapter, homework and test problem! With such a supporting, reviewcentered method, you'll never be stumped again! This kit includes:
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For Mac
 
Algebra 2: Teaching Textbooks, Updated Edition Designed specifically for homeschoolers, this packet includes a spiral bound 753 page teaching textbook, Answer Key & Test Bank Workbook, set of 4 Lecture and Practice CD's, set of 6 Solutions CD's, and a test solutions CD. System Requirements: For Windows:
For Mac
 
Geometry: A Teaching Textbook Lessons that require a teacher, horrifically dull examples, and forbidding language are all hurdles that homeschoolers must survive when looking at math curriculum...or do we? This applauded geometry curriculum was written specifically for homeschoolers; it doesn't presuppose a teacher constantly at the student's side, so it's very clear about instructions and employs an easy conversational style of writing. Illustrations, examples and graphs have a hand drawn look to them, and problems often use engaging real life illustrations. Not only is the textbook well done, but there are audiovisual lecture, practice, and solution CDs for every chapter, homework and test problem. Definitions, theories and more have their own reference portion in the back of the text. All together, this kit includes:
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For Mac
 
PreCalculus: A Teaching Textbook With trademark Teaching Textbook features that homeschoolers have come to love, Teaching Textbooks PreCalculus features a simple, detailed way for independent learners to tackle precalculus...and discover that it's not that hard after all! Highlighted text tells students where to focus their attention, clear examples move stepbystep through complicated topics, and bold illustrations evoke a handdrawn feel. Each chapter features a conversational lesson and features multiple illustrations before moving on to practice exercises and a problem setboth of which include questions based on problems found in the CLEP and SAT II math tests. Function basics are covered before moving on to polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic, radical, power and trigonometric functions; vectors, polar coordinates, systems, matrices, determinants, analytic geometry, sequences, probability, statistics and calculus. This Kit Contains:
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For Mac

Each level is a full year curriculum and consists of a consumable workbook, a print answer booklet, and CDs that contain stepbystep audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of homework and test problems.
The Levels 47 also have a digital gradebook that grades answers as soon as they are entered and calculates percentages for each assignment.
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