My ds 14yo and ds 13yo have not taken Algebra I, but instead have begun Algebra II using Intermediate Algebra (Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis, 9th ed.). We have made it successfully through the first two chapters, but slowly. We have covered the real number review, linear equations, inequalities and LOTS of applications. We are striving for mastery, not just finishing the course.

Could anyone give advice on whether we should continue with our slow and steady progress in Intermediate Algebra or switch to Beginning Algebra and progress (supposedly) more quickly. I don't think we are missing any material from Algebra I, but, of course, there is a great deal more presented in Algebra II. Also, we have more than a year to complete it.

Thanks!

Blue Willow