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Not necessarily. The books have enough space to write in them, but if you want to use one set for the whole family, simply print the worksheets from our website. We offer downloadable versions of all the worksheets and tests from the books, plus a supplemental worksheet for most lessons, on our website. The password to access that page can be found on page 9 of volume 1. If you have an older student who likes to play teacher, you might want to appoint your older child as the teacher to the younger kids, so they can learn while teaching - keeping their self-esteem intact.

That depends on the age of the student. An older student (12+) will get all the math they need to enroll in college-level courses such as pre-calculus. However, topics such as telling time, the calendar, Roman numerals, and tally marks are considered math, but are not taught in the Learn Math Fast System, so those topics will need to be supplemented. When teaching a younger student, we recommend using LMF every other day while teaching those four topics on alternate days.

I've heard of two reasons why Algebra 1 and 2 are interrupted by geometry. One reason, I'm told, is because the SAT tests are taken during a student's junior year, so that order will give them some exposure to geometry before the test.

An older person told me that schools didn't originally offer Algebra 2. Since it was added afterward, it was placed after geometry. Whatever the reason, with LMF, a student can learn all three courses in one school year, giving them an advantage on the SATs.

No, but we highly recommend it for struggling students. If your student can add, subtract, multiply, and divide very well, even with a decimal point, then you may skip volume 1 and start with fractions.

We claim that if a student reads all seven volumes, and scores well on the final tests, then he/she has earned three high school credits, one for Algebra 1, one for Algebra 2, and one for Geometry.

The Learn Math Fast System includes everything you need to teach math from 2 + 3 to High School Geometry. Each book includes lessons, worksheets, tests, and answers, including fully worked-out problems. We don't just say x = 7; we show you all the steps we took to get that answer.

Once your student can count to 100, read/write numbers, and has a basic understanding of 2 + 2 = 4, then it is time to start with LMF. Keep in mind that the first lesson may take two weeks or more for a student that young.

After reading all seven books, we recommend taking several practice SAT tests online. Allow for an open-book test while the student tries to get at least 50% of the problems correct. It takes practice to get used to how the questions are asked on the test, so encourage your student to take 10 -20 practice tests. You can also pull out your old math curricula and see how well your child can answer the problems now. If your student is old enough, consider college.

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