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Need opinions on Key Curriculum Key to... series

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Posted Feb 18, 2009 at 6:55:48 PM
Subject: Need opinions on Key Curriculum Key to... series

Can anyone tell me about the Key series from Key Curriculum Press (Key to Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Algebra)?

I have a 16 yr. old son (LD - NLD) with gaps in his learning in the above areas and would like a program he can go through on his own, with some help from parents/tutor as needed. This is to prepare him for a senior h.s. math course that he is only marginally ready for but determined to take. (Vows to improve his work habits etc.)

Some questions, if you know of it/have used it:
1. Do the booklets contain placement tests/midpoint tests and end tests. (It is possible he will only need the 2nd half of the first 3 books.)
2) The company has a Key Tracker subscription with online tests and supplemental lessons that looks good - has anyone used this? (I am not sure if it is available to single users.)

3) Is it a series a kid could do independently with some supplementary tutoring and possibly an incentive plan for effort?

4) What are your overall impressions of it?

P.S. I will also post on the parent forum, but am hoping for some teacher input..


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