Math software to supplement HS classes

<p>ive been trying to find a forum that would be a better place to post this, but i cant seem to find anything good for highschool education topics.</p>

<p>anyways, i am more then capable of learning HS math at a high level, but my learning style is nothing like what is taught in school.</p>

<p>freshman year i averaged maybe C or B- for the year in geometry. the next year instead of math in school i took an online course with stanford, which used videos to teach you stuff. i got a 90 in the class and was ahead of my HS class in many areas. but the course is very expensive so i am back to school for hon. pre-calc this year.</p>

<p>of course, its working out just like freshman year, my first 2 test scores were a 74 and 64.</p>

<p>which has lead me on my quest to find math software or movies that will help me. if i can find a good pre-calc/trig video using visuals to teach, i just know i will be able to learn the concepts i have been struggling to learn in class.</p>

<p>so i was wondering if any of you chose the same method to supplement HS class. maybe theres a name brand software company that puts out the best stuff i can check out. if theres anything you know on this subject, lmk. Thanks!</p>

<p>Well, a lot of Universities and Community Colleges have those telebased courses where one watches a video of the maths or whatever. That is slowly being done away with because of how that was once popular prior to online courses. You could maybe try a Community College Library or a University Library and see if they have videos. </p>

<p>Also, a lot of texts at University come with CD's that illustrate every last move one makes in math and stuff. </p>

<p>There is a guy who writes University math books all the time. He is very well regarded and I have to go get my book real quick because his name is really long...</p>

<p>Hold Up...</p>

<p>His name is Mark Dugopolski</p>

<p>His math books come with this thingy called a Smart CD and that goes along with his text. </p>

<p>A long while back, your Granny Merlin had to take Intermediate Algebra and she saved the book. It took her a while to get up from her desk and use her walker to walk over to her bookcase and pull down her old math book. She saved the book because the math part of the GRE is covered in this book and the Smart CD is like a virtual teacher on a CD. </p>

<p>This guy, who has that long name which I will not be typing again, does Calculus Books and stuff too. Check his textbooks out on amazon when you have the time, because one book will be 85% cheaper than a stanford online course and tell them your granny merlin sent you.</p>

<p>this maybe? : <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Video-Tutor-Trigonometry-First/dp/0321118782/sr=8-16/qid=1159054551/ref=sr_1_16/002-6210157-5126447?ie=UTF8&s=books%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Video-Tutor-Trigonometry-First/dp/0321118782/sr=8-16/qid=1159054551/ref=sr_1_16/002-6210157-5126447?ie=UTF8&s=books&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>i also found this one that has some really good ratings:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Trigonometry-Pre-Calculus-Tutor-Hour-Course/dp/B000B51SRI/sr=8-1/qid=1159055620/ref=sr_1_1/002-6210157-5126447?ie=UTF8&s=dvd%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.amazon.com/Trigonometry-Pre-Calculus-Tutor-Hour-Course/dp/B000B51SRI/sr=8-1/qid=1159055620/ref=sr_1_1/002-6210157-5126447?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>^ that looks darned neat. You young people now-a-days have all this neat stuff.</p>