When my homeschooled-from-birth son reached the Algebra stage of Math, I was suddenly floundering. Not the kid, me, the parent who was supposed to be guiding his education. It had been years since I had taken Algebra in college and I certainly hadn’t done any work that required keeping my Algebra skills current. I tried crashing through a couple of Algebra books on the side while trying to work through his text with him, but I couldn’t find one that worked well for me. The Algebra books I could find were either too simple, covering a bunch of remedial material that I didn’t really need, too complex, or turned me off by being cute or condescending. I just muddled through and drove my Engineer husband crazy with questions (and pushed most of the Algebra tutoring off on him). It wasn’t ideal, and ever since I’ve wished for a better way, especially since my homeschooled from birth daughter is now getting into the Algebra.
Brian Robinson, a retired Canadian Math teacher, has come to our rescue with his Parents Learn Algebra (Clickbank affiliate link). It’s a book designed especially for parents who are tutoring or teaching their children Algebra at home. This a great resource for homeschoolers, afterschoolers, or parents who need help with Algebra homework help.
You can preview the first chapter before buying. I’ve bought a lot of ebooks. I know that it can be a little worrisome to buy an ebook. What if it doesn’t download right? Will there be any customer service if things go wrong, especially with a small vendor? Mr. Robinson was very prompt in answering my email when I had a question and has not drowned me in spammail since, so I feel very comfortable recommending his ebook to you. It’s an under $20 present to yourself that will benefit your kids and help save your sanity when dealing with the Maths.
This is my first attempt at an affiliate post and I want to only promote products that I think are very high quality and of significant use to homeschoolers. This recommendation comes from direct personal experience in how intimidating teaching or tutoring Algebra can be, especially with rusty skills. I get a commission if you buy through the Clickbank link, Click Here or above. If you’d like to check out the Parents Learn Algebra site directly: Parents Learn Algebra, please tell him Rebel Homeschool sent you!