Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

(24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture) Taught by Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird

One of my favorites. You'll never see math the same way. Broad age range appeal. Skip lecture 1 and don't be discouraged by the lecture on Fermat's Theorem, just move on and enjoy the rest of the series. I kind of like Burger's style better than Starbird's, but that may be his ponytail talking ;o) They have produced a textbook based on the same course: Heart of Mathematics

**Economics, 3rd Edition,** by Professor Timothy Taylor

I LOVE this series. I am currently using it as the spine for an economics co-op class I'm teaching, and the kids (11th/12th graders) find the lectures very understandable. We supplement with other resources, but the basics are covered. Basically more of a conceptual, vs. mathematical approach, which I figure they will get if they take the course in college. He does recommend texts / resources that go well with the course.

**America and the New Global Economy,** by Professor Timothy Taylor

Another favorite of mine, great as a follow up to Economics. Taylor goes through the global economy, country by country, region by region. Fascinating series for me. Also highly accessible to high schoolers.

**Mathematics, Philosophy, and the Real World **Taught by Judith V. Grabiner

I am half way through this and enjoying it immensely. Accessible to high school, I am using some of these in a statistics co-op class I am teaching.

**Queen of the Sciences: History of Mathematics **Taught by David M. Bressoud

I have studied so much math history, so this did not add much to my understanding. But for someone who does not have the time to read a lot on the topic, this is a great tour through the history of mathematics at an adult level.

**What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear** by Michael Starbird

Nice presentation of probability with many demonstrations. My 6th grader was able to understand much of this, and several years later still remembers some of the demonstrations of probability laws.

(24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture) Taught by Michael Starbird

Not EXACTLY clear, but much clearer in my mind. Nice story intro to calculus through its history.

Heavy on graphing, you'll need a TI-83 or similar graphing calculator. Includes history and applied math. Some feel this is an accelerated Algebra I course and I tend to agree. The lecturer can be an asset or liability depending on how you like her presentation - I like it, but others have found it irritating. She does a lot of illustrations with manipulatives. One whole lesson is devoted to learning how to use a graphing calculator.

* I just purchase a new Algebra I series taught by a different teacher, have yet to see it, will post feedback when I do.

(30 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture) Taught by Murray H. Siegel

The first 13 to 14 lectures are review of Algebra I topics. May not be such a bad idea, I appreciated his clear, concise and rather quick run through of these ideas. Anything known very solidly can be skipped. I like the lecturer, although he is quite different from Monica Neagoy.

(30 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture) Taught by James Noggle

I found it a wonderful adult review of geometry and supplement for an older child wishing to study geometry formally. The teacher isn't scintillating, but he is clear, concise and organized in his presentation. It includes plenty of proof with applied geometry. We used the series along with a class, it would also work as a supplement to a textbook. There's a workbook, but it may not be enough on a standalone basis.

(10 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture) Taught by Timothy Taylor

Very good lecturer, great intro to economics through learning about the lives of the pioneers of the science

Business Statistics

(16 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture) Taught by George T. Geis

I may return this. I've tried to view it several times, and it makes me fall asleep. The material is very solid, but I have to think it could be presented more interestingly. Oh well.